This little outfit has moved on to a new home. I made it for little girl last summer before I started to blog. I love the color so much. It reminds me of the home where I grew up. The blue … Continue reading
As often happens, KCW comes but circumstances conspire to keep me from fully participating. I did get to sew at least an hour a day but couldn’t get pictures taken or write about it. I will be posting about what I did as I can.
As I mentioned in the last post I took Julianne’s FDOS dress apart and made this outfit. I also used some of the leftover fabric from the dress. Oh, and the plain green is new Tutti Frutti fabric.
The Sassy Shorts are blogged about here. They fit her very well. I was worried about using elastic that wide (1 inch) on a little girl’s shorts but she says they are very comfortable.
The top is the Ruffled Halter by Oliver and S. It is a very easy pattern. It took me two days to make because I wanted to do things my way. My OCD kicked in and I didn’t want to leave the ruffle edges unfinished. I tried to put a narrow hem on the ruffles but that made them too short. My trusty seam ripper and I got to work and took out the three hems. I knew the edges wouldn’t fry much because they were cut on the bias. But I had never left edges undone before. Well, I came up with a compromise and used one of the mostly unused decorative stitches that are on my sewing machine and sewed close to the edge. It looks pretty good. I guess you can teach an
old less than young dog some new tricks. You can find a great tutorial for this top here.
I really wanted to preserve this dress. I remember my First Day of School Dress my grandmother made me. It was light blue check with a removable reversible collar. The collar was white on one side and blue check on the other. It had a full gathered skirt and I loved it. My grandmother sewed it for me with love. She made me other pretty dresses when I was little but that dress was special. I hope my granddaughter will remember her dress with the same fondness fifty years from now.
When we finally got a warm enough day for pictures Julianne danced all around the yard.
Oh, to feel such freedom!
Kids Cloths Week is here! One whole week to concentrate on sewing for children. I love KCW and look forward to it each time. I plan for weeks. I pick out patterns and fabric and all the little findings for … Continue reading
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Just a cute little honey drop ready for school. I made that for her last fall. She has already outgrown it. So it is now on its way to my grand-niece.
This cute ghostly trio is on the way to the Ball. They are all decked out in their best Halloween finery looking forward to a night of tricks and treats. I made this for JJ to wear to school and … Continue reading
This Sunday we didn’t have the grands so I planned to get an early start and work on the Halloween outfits.
I got a good start. Cutting out done. First applique’ applied. Then, the thunder rolled and the lightning flashed and the power went out. No air, no sewing machine, no surger, no iron and no fun. It was out for over 4 hours. But I could work on my crochet. My crochet hook is powered by only me, me, me. So I sat on the porch and worked on slipper socks.
I promised to show something special for the grands Halloween but sad to say I’m not done. So I am sending you this little tease and hurrying back to work.
Kids clothes week is coming soon. Are you ready?