Saturday, November 30, 2013

Dyeing Clothes

 My friend Nancy wanted me to dye these clothes for her granddaughter for Christmas. It was a fun project.
 It will be fun to see how she looks in them.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Plaza Jacket

 Last weekend I attended a workshop and trunk show of Marty Manzo with our PenWag. A wearable art group in Campbell/SanJose area. She was so inspiring. I couldn't wait to get home and complete the jacket from a workshop pattern/Plaza Jacket. She opened our eyes to ways to design a commercial pattern to serve many purposes. I can't wait to go through my stash and see what else I can make from this pattern. Thank you Marty for sharing your gifts with our group.
I took this pattern in 2 inches by folding out both sides from shoulder to hem. I made the back longer then the front by adding 7 inches in the back and 21/2 inches in the front. Since my fabric was a knit I found that my cover stitch machine did the hems best. Now off to some more creating.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Mayor's Place

We met some friends for breakfast today at this place. It is a small cafe in a old house with a building like Knots Berry Farm in Orange County. It is decorated with old pictures and newspaper clippings on the walls. They barbecue tri tip and it is delicious. It is a good place to take visitors to the area. Our get together with our friends is always inspirational. We do it once a month and pick a different place to meet.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Marcy's V8813

 I really like this pattern of Marcy's, so I made it again. It is her little French dress. It does run big. I think I could of taken it in even more then I did. I am afraid it is hard to see the detail because it is in black. I had some wooden buttons from Paris that worked out really nice. I used a polyester crinkle fabric. It has nice drape. The droopy pockets really add to it.

 I used piping to accent the seam across the back. You can see that I switched the way the buttons were sewn across the back. I could not get the line straight, up and down.