I saw this beautiful fabric and knew it was just what I needed for another granddaughter dress! I made it pretty simple to show off the pretty embroidery. It has buttons up the back.
Monday, August 27, 2018
Here is Simplicity Pattern 8329. I made this dress just like the pattern with the addition of a 1" band and some piping to length the bodice. Of course she needed a matching dolly dress!
Doll dress is Simplicity 8360. Both of these were pretty easy to make.
Monday, August 20, 2018
Monday, May 21, 2018
Monday, January 29, 2018
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.
Time to concentrate on prom dresses now!
Monday, January 22, 2018
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!
Monday, November 20, 2017
Monday, October 2, 2017
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!
Monday, September 11, 2017
Monday, August 28, 2017
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
Monday, August 21, 2017
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Monday, December 26, 2016
Monday, December 5, 2016
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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
Monday, August 22, 2016
Monday, August 15, 2016
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
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.
Monday, June 20, 2016
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!