Monday, October 10, 2016

Monday, October 3, 2016

When I first saw this cute fabric I knew I needed to make this skirt.  Here it is--just in time for another granddaughter's birthday!

The fabric is from the Modern love collection by Lizzie B Cre8ive .

Here's the birthday girl trying on her new skirt.  Looks like she saved a little birthday cake for later!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Something For Me!

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!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Simplicity #8147 Again!

I liked this little dress so well I made it again!  

Monday, August 15, 2016

Time For a Change

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.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Eyelet Love

I found this beautiful blue eyelet and knew I had to make something for a granddaughter.

Pretty cute!

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.

Monday, June 20, 2016

New Sewing Machine

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! 

Monday, May 23, 2016

 I just loved this cute little pattern Butterick pattern #6239 .  I followed the pattern exactly and think it looks great!

Monday, May 9, 2016

Guess I've got a thing for corduroy jumpers!  Here's my latest.

I used McCall pattern # 6983 and didn't change a thing.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Monday, February 22, 2016

Off To Neverland!

A Wendy costume for the beautiful Lucy!

Monday, February 8, 2016

More Summer Fun

We had a lot of super heroes living with us this summer!

Monday, December 28, 2015

Unexpected Summer Projects

Because of a few unexpected events, this past summer did not go as planned.  Instead of a summer catching up on quilts and other projects, I had a lot more time with grandchildren.  What started as a simple Barbie house turned into a fun summer project with lots of Barbie sewing!  Unexpected, but lots of fun!

I think planning and making things for the house was more fun for the kids than actually playing Barbies!

Monday, December 14, 2015

The Birthday's Just Keep Coming!

It's Birthday time again!  I made this cute little dress for Ellie using McCall pattern # 6781.


Monday, November 9, 2015

Something for a little chef

Macy really likes to help in the kitchen so she needed her own little apron.  Super simple!

Monday, August 31, 2015

Summer Dress

Here's a cute easy summer dress for a beautiful little girl.

I used New Look Pattern # 6205.  I made the pattern with no changes except added eyelet lace and buttons.  This pattern was super simple and looks great!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Easter Dresses

My daughter in law picked the style and fabric for these cute Easter dresses.  Not as cute as the little girls that wore them, but pretty cute!

Monday, April 20, 2015

A Quilt For Gus

We still haven't been to visit Gus yet!  I can't wait to hold him!  Since I can't cuddle him yet, I sent this baby quilt.  It'll have to do for awhile!

I used the Life in the Jungle collection from Riley Blake and made a simple double slice layer cake quilt.  Instructions here.  Super easy!  I did some straight line machine quilting.  Not exciting, but it seemed to fit this quilt.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Gus Has Arrived!

Our newest grandson has arrived! I don't usually do much boy sewing but decided to make Gus an outfit to wear for his blessing.  I used a lightweight cotton fabric and McCall's pattern #6221.  

Monday, February 2, 2015

Six Little Dresses

I decided to make all six granddaughters the same dress for Christmas this year. Here's the dress I designed. The navy dresses are a pinwale corduroy and the light green are a washable velveteen.  I think they turned out pretty well!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Dolly and Me Dresses

Here's a little dress I designed for Macy's and her doll.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Another Birthday

I'm finally catching up on my end of the year blogging.  Here's a birthday dress from November.

This was a very easy dress.  I followed the pattern with the exception of added belt loops. I used McCall Pattern # 6882.  I did lengthen the dress a bit--it is quite short!  Anna looked adorable and very grown up in this dress.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Happy Birthday Darla!

I love this cute little pattern and made it with absolutely no changes!  That does not happen very often!  This was McCall Pattern # 6689.  Easy and adorable!  

I used a light-weight denim lined with a cotton print.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Monday, November 3, 2014

Happy Birthday Norah!

 A little late, but here's Norah's birthday dress:

I really love this fabric.  I used the same pattern I used for this dress.  Obviously, I really like this pattern!

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