For my first sewing project this month, I decided to try a pattern from a new designer, Vintage Little Lady. I'm a big fan of vintage-style dresses, so the Opal pattern for girls was an easy choice. Since both of my granddaughters are taking a break from dresses, I needed to find someone new to… Continue reading A Sweet Little Girl Gets A Special Vintage-Style Dress
If you've seen my recent blog posts, you'll know I was under the weather for much of February. On the days I felt half human, I pushed myself to get some sewing projects done. One such project was the February sew-along organized by Violette Field Threads. As announced at the onset of 2019, I committed… Continue reading My, My! February’s Sew-Along Flew By!
Things have been a bit slow on the sewing front lately, but that doesn't mean I'm completely without some accomplishments. One project I started in January, my mini wardrobe capsule, was finished the last day of February. It's a collection of four pieces that can be layered, giving me a complete outfit for wearing together… Continue reading I Made Myself A Mini Wardrobe Capsule
February 2019 has not been kind to me or my health. I've been sick for just about the whole month, with my sweet husband serving me many meals of homemade chicken soup to help me get better. With so much time devoted to bed rest and/or sleep, I've been able to accomplish little in the… Continue reading My Sewing Suffers When I’m Sick
I recently completed my second sew-along of the year, and the results are in: It was a huge success. My goal was to make two zip-up pullovers, one for each of my granddaughters. Not only did I complete the pullovers, but I also added leggings to match. And now, here's the photographic evidence! This sew-along… Continue reading Well, It’s Groundhog Day — Again. And That Means Six More Weeks Of Sewing.
My first sew-along with Violette Field Threads for 2019 used the Reese Pattern, and it gave me a new opportunity to demonstrate how I use lacy zippers. Here's how it went. Since I've yet to send this to the sweet 3-year-old grandniece for whom I made it, I don't have any "strike a pose" pictures… Continue reading My Latest Sew-Along Has A Neat Closure! Don’t Miss My Helpful Zipper Tutorial, Too!
One of my planned sews this month was matching cardigan sweaters for my daughter-in-law and my youngest granddaughter. The project was supposed to be easy and fun. Even though I finished the sweaters in only two days, I'd hardly call them easy, and I certainly wouldn't call them fun. Why not? Because I was making… Continue reading My Fabric Is Made Of Dead Dinosaurs. Should I Be Concerned About That?