Tuesday, May 27, 2014

New Shirt

 Here is a mesh shirt that I just finished. I have had this fabric that I got from Marcy about four years ago. I used a black mesh doubled around the neck and sleeve cuffs. I used some bias fusible tape on the neckline and hemline from Lyla Messinger. It really helps with keeping the mesh from stretching when sewing on it.
 I wore a black camisole under the shirt. It should be cool for the summer.
Looking at the back. I feel accomplished as I am trying to work on some of the things that I have had around for a long time. I didn't like the color of this fabric, but when I combined it with black it looks good to me.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

New Purse

 This purse took a long time. There were a lot of pieces and interfacing to do cut. The pattern has you make your own bias tape, but since it was black I think I would buy it already made next time. It took a long time to make and put on.
 This is the front of the purse.
This is the back. I put pockets inside for my billfold and IPhone and a pencil. I figured once you dropped them into a big bag like this you would never find it again. Especially the phone when it rings. I really like the design of this purse. The only way to get into the purse is on either side of the handle. So I put a zipper in the section of the handle on the lower part of the circle. Then I can put in my IPad, otherwise the two side entrances are too small for a IPad.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014


I just had to share the new addition to my garden. Aren't these frogs just cute? Notice that one is on a cell phone. Loving it.