Only the binding left on one of four little quilts for the bunk beds where our grandkids sleep. I used the same fabric and pattern, but didn't worry about making them exactly the same. I hand quilted one of the quilts and then used the other three as a good excuse to practice with my new Bernina Stitch Regulator.
I made this cute dress six times this Christmas. I Didn't manage to get pictures of the last couple.
I think the girls look adorable in their dresses, although the youngest (not pictured) doesn't like "those things on the sleeves!" I told her I'd make the ruffles smaller or take them off. She's still trying to decide!
I've been finding some super cute knits lately and I love sewing with them! I made this cute little dress was made using McCall's pattern # 7274. I followed the pattern but left off the top ruffle and the net trim. I did adjust the ruffle length for better proportion. Very easy!
We have a cute little granddaughter that just turned eight! I told her I'd make her a dress for her baptism. I really envisioned a lace dress, but had trouble finding
what was in my mind. Isn't that always the case! Anyway, I just happened to see this pretty eyelet the other day and knew I'd found the right fabric. Here's what I came up with. Hope she likes it. Also, hope it fits! It's hard sewing long distance!
The first time I saw New Look pattern #6487 I thought of one of my granddaughters. I love shirt dresses and thought this was a pretty cute one! I followed the patterned exactly and added a little belt with a D-ring closure. Hope she likes it!
I made this dress for the second time starting with Simplicity pattern #1433. I added some decorative stitching along the neckline and a little ribbon belt. This dress is not hard, but watch the seam allowances--some are only 3/8".
On a recent trip to New York I made a quick (because I had husband and son along) visit to Mood Fabrics. I found this beautiful silk and finally got a cute simple top put together. It's perfect! Just what I wanted!
I realized I've been sewing with a lot woven fabrics lately and thought it was time for a change. Here's a cute little knit dress that I fell in love with. It was made from Simplicity pattern #8147.
My Cute granddaughter requested a dress with pockets and sleeves just below her elbow. This dress was perfect. The only change I made was to lengthen the sleeves just a bit. If you have some experience with knits, this is a pretty simple dress.
I found this beautiful blue eyelet and knew I had to make something for a granddaughter.
I used Simplicity Pattern #1433. The dress was pretty straightforward with a couple of exceptions. First of all watch the seam allowances! Some of them are only 3/8". Secondly, I found the armholes to be super large for the size so I had to make adjustments. Other than that, I think it's really a great little dress.
I got a new sewing machine! I love it! I am a true blue Bernina girl so I finally decided on a special edition 530. I wanted to experiment with my new toy so I took a little break from work sewing and made these cute pillowcases for the grandkids. I think they made a cute Valentine's Day Gift!