Sunday, September 26, 2010

Pure Sweetness

I made two dresses out of Sweetwater's new line, Pure. I am working on my third dress out of this fabric. I love this fabric line and have other plans for it. This is an easy pattern from a Japanese pattern book I bought from Etsy. I serge my edges using a zigzag stitch on my machine.

And look, a sleeve!

Here is the top back. So easy but so pretty. . A gathered waistline with elastic cuffs.

This is the blouse I made from Heather Bailey's line, Far Far Away. It's a lovely linen/cotton blend so it's a bit heavier for the cooler weather. I used shell buttons by Moda for the back.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Another GO! giveaway

Wow these things are definitely the hot, new item. Get over to Millie's and check out here giveaway. I'm seriously hoping to win one.

Accuquilt Giveaway

The GO! Cutter seems to be THE new quilting item. There are so many giveaways out there. I personally would love to win one and so in hopes of winning I'm letting you know that Jane is giving one away. Check it out here.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Scrap Quilts

I finished the tops of these quilts some time ago but have just recently finished quilting them. I cleaned out my scrap bags for them. And still have a TON of scraps left. I love making quilts from my scraps then looking at all the different fabrics in one and remember where it was used before.

This first one is the Road to Oklahoma pattern. The only part that is not from my scrap basket is the border

This second is made up of strictly Christmas scraps. I made the Log Cabin block (one of my favorite blocks) then found this setting for them that I thought looked sort of like a Christmas wreath. I'm not sure what the layout is called but I like it.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

I've been sew busy!

Sew busy making clothes that is. I've been bitten by the clothes bug hard. It helps that my daughter needs clothes for school and frankly everything they sell in the stores either looks like it came from a garbage dump or I'm outfitting a tramp-in-training! I can't believe the clothes out there. I wanted clothes that look like little girl clothes, sweet and original, no sparkles/sequins, suggestive words or words on the butt, no midriff or skintight, etc. Well it seems my only option was make them. And it's been fun. The best part is my daughter loves them. So for now I'll keep making them ;0).

Here is a little top, just a simple pull over made with organic cotton.

This outfit features a kimono style top and slip on shorts.

This top has a simple yoke and three buttons on the back. I had fun with the buttons let me tell you but I'm learning as I go. I'm making this one again in the new Far Far Away fabric. I hope to finish it this weekend. The shirt in this outfit is the same as the pullover (the first shirt) with an added waistband of elastic for a little flare. The jeans are a simple pull-on crop jean with eyelet lace around the bottom.

But I've still found time for quilting. This was a small quilt challenge with the Small Quilt group that I am a part of. I hand quilted this in Baptist Fans. I'm very proud of it.