In the days leading up to April's sew-along with the Violette Field Threads Facebook group, I bought the pattern, selected some fabric from my stash and waited for the week to start. The day before the sew-along began was a bright, sunny Sunday, and it felt like spring had finally arrived in my neck of… Continue reading April Sew-Along Becomes A Snow-Along
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.
I love this photo of my sister and me walking near the ocean in Watch Hill, Rhode Island, one night about eight years ago. My husband was just a few steps behind and caught us slowly coming together until we put our arms around each other. It was a very natural thing for us to… Continue reading I’m A Sewing Surrogate, Creating Special Gifts For My Sister’s Granddaughters
I must say, I've been on a real sewing bender lately. I've been putting all my skills to the test and challenging myself to expand in every way possible. How have I been doing this, you may ask? Well, I joined an online sewing group working on creating a children's wardrobe designed by my favorite… Continue reading A Sewing Journey Leads To Pure Joy
While sewing more back-to-school dresses for my granddaughters this month, I came across some new and exciting patterns at Violette Field Threads and just had to indulge as these were no ordinary patterns. They were vintage styles, and my heart sang as I saw all the pictures of the pattern testers' girls wearing lovely pinafores… Continue reading My New Dresses Exude Vintage Vibes
In my corner of the world, the first week of September can still feel like summer, but there's no denying that it also brings with it a few early hints of autumn. For instance, there are local fairs, apples galore and, of course, lots of new back-to-school clothes. It should come as no surprise that… Continue reading Back-To-School Sewing With Style
I've been on a little-girl-dresses sewing kick this past week. And because I used the same pattern and the same material, I was able to make them all assembly-line style. Talk about efficiency! I sew regularly for my two granddaughters. I'll also occasionally sew clothes for other children in my family as desired. In this… Continue reading Dresses, Dresses And More Dresses!