Friday, July 14, 2017

FRANNIE PART 2

                     some Frannies are getting done.

Kathy D, has finished her sew along dress.  She even added a doll dress.

 I love her sewing.  She always adds a designer touch, probably because she is a designer.  
Kathy also added a step by step of doing those trickie sleeves.  I was having so much trouble trying to figure out how to reach in a small space and turn right sides together, sew a complete circle and still have it all work.
I can not show you mine yet, although with Kathy's instructions I was able to do the chore.

I will get mine all done and then be brave enough to take a picture.

 
 This is karens dress so far.  It is going to be so pretty when finished.

I hope you are also doing the sew along, and will get your project done and share with us.

Friday, July 7, 2017

FRANNIE SEW ALONG

                                           Sew along with us


 We will be putting together the Lyn Weeks pattern, Frannie.
the instructions leave a lot to be desired in putting this sweet dress  together.

 I do not know if this pattern is still available, so you might want to check Ebay and see if there is one available.

 This is the fabric I have chosen for mine, not sure if it was a good idea, it is very light fabric.

follow along on Everythingsewing  http://everythingsewing.net/

You will see the button for the forum, sign up and find the sew along under the topic " on topic talk". 

Hope you will join us.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

FINALLY SOME SEWING

                                            Madi models her new clothes

Sewing long distance is hard.  I have always had the little ones close by and that has made sizing easy. 

 Her bee dress is a size two, so it will fit for awhile. I am just glad she had her model it.


                         Her pillowcase type dress.  This was fun
                         to make once I wrapped my head around
                         how to do it.  I did use the measurements
                         her mom sent. Probably good it is not
                          Shorter. 

 Madie models her sunsuit.  This one I think I got right.

Always fun to sew for little ones.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

WHO IS REALLY IN CONTROL?

                               NOT ME, THAT"S FOR SURE

I will start by asking for prayers for Mr.and Mrs Sweet. 
she, is also known as BJ, owner of the blog sweet nothings.
                          
So, here I am in an argument with of all people GOD! 
I was told to post asking for prayer, I said " I did already, I posted on noniesparadise."   This has been going on for a few days.  Of coarse over those days, I found I had no motivation, none!!   I delayed as best I could.  I read books, and all the time there was this voice saying "Post asking for prayer, BJ needs prayer".   
BJ, is the sweetest person, here is a couple of post from her blog.




Then I went over and read her blog and it came through loud and clear, please pray.  Bill is fighting cancer and is fighting hard.  I know you will hold them in your hearts.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

WHAT I AM UP TO NOW!!

                            Next Project

I am starting on Christmas presents.  I know it seem early, but it really isn't when you have a lot of families to sew for.  I like getting things made with love over anything from the store.   Well, there are acceptations to that!  when the grand-kids find something for me, then it becomes very special. 
As most of you know I love boating, and so do some members of our family.  They either love it and have a boat or they are total land lovers.

 So what does this have to do with Christmas sewing?
I did these stitch out yesterday.  right before my eye Dr. but that's another story. 

 Not well hooped, I just wanted to see how it stitched out.

 So, place mats, towels what ever will work.  
Have you started thinking about Christmas sewing?

Monday, June 5, 2017

PLACEMATS ARE DONE

                                               All done


 I used the quilt as you go, strip method.  They make up pretty fast and make great gifts.  if you are thinking Christmas presents these make great gifts.

Friday, June 2, 2017

ANOTHER PROJECT DONE!

                         Pillowcase dress

This is the first pillowcase type dress I have made that ties in the back.  The mom wanted it to tie on the shoulder but I have had enough experience with little ones to know they will pull on anything tied in the front or the ones that tie on the shoulders.  Older girls seem to leave them alone.
So with help from Angela who owns the blog justgivemeaneedle , I am now finished with this dress.  we will have to see if she likes it before I make more but it was fun.