Sunday, August 13, 2017

Diane Ericson's Raven Bag Pattern


 My version of Diane's bag. I used some of my dyed fabrics and my hand painting on silk.
This is the back and put a pocket inside. I think it will be fun to use.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

New Tunic Top

 This is a Tessuti Pattern Olga Tunic Top that I downloaded from the internet and taped together. Viktorya Allen suggested it on Facebook in the wearable art group.
 This wasn't that bad to tape together as it is pretty basic. I would say that it runs small. I had to add a couple inches to the sleeves and inch and half on the sides. I shortened it a inch. It has two other views and I hope to try those as well.
 I didn't have enough material to make the sleeves as long as I wanted. So this is the add on.
 Adding a bias stripe around the neck really makes it pop.
I didn't have fabric to make a full pockets so had to piece that as well. Added a couple of buttons. I really like this pattern.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Another Dress

 I decided to try the same pattern in another fabric. I was disappointed because the fabric that I chose this time wrinkles easily, so I probably won't wear it much.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

A nice summer dress

 This was a vintage voile fabric that I had in my stash. It was only 36" wide so I had to put a steam in the front to get the width of the front of the dress. I shorten the pattern 2". I lengthen the sleeves and then was able to turn them up and sew a button at the top of the fold.
 I like the ruffle in the back. I lined the dress with a white muslin. I found some old buttons that my Mother had saved and it gave it a nice detail.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Silk Flowers

 I took a workshop from Sue Keys in making silk flowers. Sue Keys is a very talented artist in my PenWAG group. It was so inspiring. This is the one that I made. She had a crimping machine that she would do some of the silk ribbon with a wire edge for us.
 These are some of the examples she brought along for us to get some ideas from.




I enjoyed learning this method of flower making.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

It is time for the Cactus to bloom

 This one is from my yard.
 These are just beautiful and are in a neighbors yard.


Then another neighbor has some sunflowers blooming.
So fun to enjoy the blooming flowers of plants.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Cactus Flowers


Cactus always surprise me when they bloom. Aren't they pretty?