Monday, October 17, 2016

Christmas Table Runners

Hi it too early to be doing some Christmas sewing?  I hope not!  

On YouTube, I came across a couple of videos by Teri at Fabric Junction in Sturgis, SD.  She has several tutorials posted.  The ones that drew me in were the Last Minute Table Runner, found here, 

 and Last Minute Table Runner 2, found here, 

I really like the Reindeer Prance fabric by Northcott that came out last year and used it to make green, blue,  and also cranberry table runners.  I failed to take pictures of the green ones before gifting them.

These table runners are quick and fun to make, and while they are not reversible, they could be made that way if one wanted to put a bit more effort into the construction of it.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

The Moose Table Runner

A friend of mine loves Moose.  I mean, she eats, sleeps, lives Moose.  When I came across a yard of Moose fabric on Etsy, I knew I had to get it to make something for her.  For 10 months, it sat in my stash.  Yesterday I came across it and pulled it out.  It was the day to make something Moosey. 

A table runner seemed right.  Using the yard of fabric, I cut the sections I needed, the width of the fabric.  I used 2 strips of a darker fabric as an accent. 

Today I delivered it, and my friend was beyond happy.  So excited!  Now she wants a tote bag out of the same fabric.  I have searched for it, none to be had.  Maybe one of these days some more will show up.  At any rate, I am happy with what I have done.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Looking to Fall

Hi there!  My sewing is going in the way of Fall now.  I wanted to make a top out of the burn out knit I got from Fabric Mart.  It is a rosey red, shades of gray, and light black, with an occasional black sparkly dot. 

I chose McCalls 9898, view B,  for the pattern.  A pullover top with a cowl neck.  The cowl is very full.  I made up a muslin from some inexpensive lace, and there was a great deal of fabric on my front.  I folded about 3" out of the front center, from tummy up to neckline.  If I make this again, I may fold out a bit more.

I had to figure out the application of the cowl.  The instructions on this were lacking.  The rest of the top construction was standard, and easy.  Wow my pictures are bad.  I will see if I can't do better.  :/


I do think I will make this up again, in a bit heavier fabric.  :)

Friday, July 29, 2016

Pillow Case Dress for 18" Doll

A few posts back, you will see the Minnie Mouse Pillow Case Dress I made for my great niece.

  I had a few scraps left over from the project and decided to make a matching dress for Kinsley's doll.
I just kind of winged it and the dress turned out cute.

Today I am delivering it.  :)

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Cool Summer Blouse

I just love this pattern, and have made View A on a number of occasions.

See & Sew 3886

Since I like a longer top, I always add 4" to the bottom.  I just put the buttons on this green and white cotton blouse.  I will wear it with white shorts or capri pants.  Sorry I am not personally modeling the blouse, when you are alone, you do the best you can.  :) 

Friday, July 15, 2016

Colorful Pattern Weights

Joy, over at Joyful-Expressions, gave me an idea for pattern weights.  She uses large Hex Nuts wrapped in grosgrain ribbon for hers.  I could not find nuts large enough to make me happy, so I looked at large washers.  Ended up getting a couple of boxes of the largest flat washer Lowe's has.

  A single washer is not thick enough for me, so I taped stacks of 4 together.  Then I wrapped the washer stacks in ribbon.  An 18 ft. roll of 3/8" ribbon will wrap 2 washer stacks with some left over.  I used a bit of glue and a clamp to anchor the tails.

I am looking forward to using them.

Thanks Joy, for the great idea!