Saturday, July 25, 2015

Back to Enjoying Sewing

 It took awhile to get back in the sewing mood. But once I did I couldn't stop sewing knit shirts. They are so easy when you have your machine set up and you can go down the line. Also I really like this shirt pattern. The one above was a fun project as I used Marcy's idea and used a juicy t pen to put the polk a dots on a plain fabric. No one knows that I added the polk a dots. Really fun too. My husband says it looks like my pajamas, but I avoid that comment. The vest is one of Marcy's patterns which I made previously.
 This is Marcy's pattern which I am doing the leggings and shirts from. I am also working on the pinafore which I will show you when it is done.

 You can't really see the fabric in these, but it is velvet and has some places of see it has netting and you can see through. I like the legging pattern. I found it fits well and only has one seam inside leg.
 The colors didn't come through very well. This one is rust.
 This one is orange.
This one is peach. This is one of Marcy's old patterns V8636. I have made it before and really like it.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Ventana Vest

 I made Diane Ericsson's Ventana Jacket and Vest in the Vest version this time. I had enough material left over from when I made the jacket to make a vest. A friend liked the jacket so much and the material, so I made her a vest.
I tried a little different technique with the pocket. I made a tube and hand stitched it on and stacked two buttons. She was really happy with it.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Fairy Garden

Yesterday I made this fairy garden. I used two broken pots set into a large pot. The little chairs reminded me of some that my grandparents had. Using your imagination and creating little things almost brings you back to childhood.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Fashion Show

 It was very nice to meet Rhonda Buss. She had several garments in the fashion show.
 There was a silent auction and I was able to win two of them. I found it interesting to see the pattern designers and instructors that influenced the mid-west. The women's garments were beautifully sewn. The women coordinated the color and textures of their garments so very well.
This group has been together for fifty years. They have a fashion show every year. There was a 1 1/2 hours of show of garments. Some of them must sew constantly. I was very impressed with what I saw.

Saturday, May 2, 2015


Look what they had for me to look at. 

I remember when my Father planted tulips every year in Minnesota. Their trees are beginning to bloom and leaf out. So pretty. Nothing like a beautiful spring in the mid-west. 

Friday, May 1, 2015

Haute Couture Club of Chicago

I am so excited. I am flying to LA today to be able to fly to Chicago tomorrow so I can see this Fashion Show and meet Rhoda Buss. 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015


 Really like this vest. I made it in a drape fabric so it will look nice when I put it over a knit top.
 It is easy to make and it goes fast. I have a black and white top which I think it will compliment. I made a small. I found that it runs big.