I hope everyone had a lovely holiday! We should be thankful and give thanks EVERYday!
I have been working on building my wardrobe and get sidetracked by other crafty things to do, like embellished small clutches, which are addicting! (I’ll share later, but here’s a peek!) Anyway, I need more dresses in my life – I live in Florida and wear dresses a lot! Although the temps can be steamy (understatement) during summer; I still underline, and sometimes, also line my dresses and am still cool (in more ways than one)! ;D
So, I’ve been wanting to give the Pastille dress from Colette’s Sewing Handbook a go! I love how it’s turning out! Not quite completely done, but here’s where I am…
I will show completed version soon!
Until next time…HAPPY SEWING!
Things are much better, thank you! Well, I became a great-aunt for a second time…I can’t wait to meet her! Times like these are nostalgic and these 1300 miles get the best of me.
Ok, (wiping the solo tear from my face); on to upbeat things!
Check out this vintage pattern! Cute dress! I will sew-up this lovely pattern some time. Probably for my oldest daughter, she likes to play dress-up like her mama! Look, postage was 8 cents…”We’ve come a long way, baby!”
My sewing sister and I traveled a long way to a wonderful, and much needed quilt retreat! (Well, not such a long way, more of a scenic route to a quaint small town, Geneva about 40 minutes from Orlando.). We had a blast! Instead of working on the planned Project-In-A-Day, I opted to work on my Qbert Quilt (aka, Tumbling Blocks). It’s only been a couple of years. Still working on it and it’s coming along quite nicely!
Well, I’m off to finish sewing a tunic out of this luscious fabric! Such an easy peasy pattern…a Top-In-A-Day!
The past couple months have been trying times, on a personal level. But, with God’s love, I’m getting through it!
Sewing is my therapy and here’s what I’ve been up to: found a curtain panel, 100% linen by Pottery Barn at a thrift store and made elastic waist pants! My recycle project! My next project was binding a quilt that had been waiting for 6 years. I finished a dress that I’m planning on wearing to a special occasion (shhhh, it’s a secret)! I’ll fill you in after-the-fact! Lastly, I’ve always wanted to try and make my own notebook cover! I measured for a composition notebook, but when all the sewing was done, it was an inch too small. All was not lost, I had a smaller notebook that fit! I will make more!
Until next time, HAPPY SEWING!
Bag Lady has on a cute vintage summer hat from my Granny, while she holds all, but one bag! Two batik and one floral #japaneseknot bags, a funky #messenger bag, and a #knitted Tote bag, a Lion Brand pattern!
The one thing she could not hold…the #soapsack! Making lots of these in pretty colors!
Oh, here’s a me-made dress from my go-to top/dress pattern I drafted!
…market bags, messenger bags, and Japanese knot bags is what’s on my table!
Completed yet another peasant top for moi!
So many ideas…more to come!
To be continued…
Visit to The Sewing Studio, a local fabric and sewing shoppe today! Vogue pattern clearance $3.99. I found a sloper pattern and was a happy girl!
I browsed around at the sewing machines, they mainly carry BabyLock brand. As I was enjoying my visit, one of the ladies asked if I’d seen the new beaded fabric that just arrived? Of course, she laid it across the table for me to get a better look at it…beautiful!!! They (the shoppe) have two big sales events per year (4th of July and New Year’s Day) and that’s when I’ll purchase (for myself) some beaded and beautiful fabric!
Okay, my recycle project is from-bed sheet-to-peasant top. Peasant tops are an attractive style on me, but, the empire waist never falls where it is supposed to. So, I drafted a pattern for myself and it was perfect, along with my blue with white polka-dot bed sheet! I also made slim stretch denim pants to complete an ensemble .
Update on the bag I’m knitting, Green Living Tote a free pattern from Lion Brand. The yarn I started with (Martha Stewart cotton hemp) is discontinued, so to complete I’m using a slightly lighter color and it is a cotton blend. Albeit, this bag feels and is looking good! I’ll show the completed bag when finished!
Now, onto sewing a dress…