Friday, January 31, 2014

The Nature Of The Fabric

As I prepared to gather the skirt to the jumper bodice, I realized that because of the stiffness of the fabric this was going to be a very full skirt!  I pulled the gathering threads out and cut off 8" from the width of the skirt front and back, and started again.  A bit of trouble, but the look was worth it.  


Sunday, January 26, 2014

A Week In Pictures

A little of this and a bit of that.


Thursday, January 23, 2014

A Daygown for Boy or Girl

Good quality lace and the best cotton fabric should always be used for a true heirloom garment.  A daygown suitable for boy or girl, with tiny tucks, and a bit of lace.  A daygown that can be treasured and passed down through the family.


Friday, January 17, 2014

Featured Box Pleat

 Add interest to a plain yoke by adding a box pleat.  Instructions can be found in Sew Beautiful Magazine Feb/Mar 2014.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Simple Applique'

Before embroidery sewing machines were available, I enjoyed adding simple applique's to my children's outfits using a few basic tools.  A scrap of fabric, machine embroidery thread, "Heat n Bond", and a heart shaped cookie cutter were all that were needed for this simple heart.  I set the zigzag stitch at 3.5 width and .05 length and then followed the instructions on the "Heat n Bond."


Friday, January 3, 2014

Free "Tiny Hearts" Smocking Design

The "Tiny Hearts" smocking design works up quickly and is perfect  for those new to picture smocking. Click here for the free down loadable design.

A few sketches just to get your creative juices flowing.  I'm leaning toward the jumper for our girl and I just happen to have the perfect pink fabric!



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