Monday, 17 June 2013
Thursday, 13 June 2013
Tuesday, 11 June 2013
Can be so useful to help free up sewing time
This is what the skirt looked like just before dinner. All it needed was the waistband.
After a quick trip to the haberdashery this morning to get elastic (why do I always run short of something when I am making something) we have a skirt. Now I just need daughter 2 to come home from school, so that I can make the elastic to size.
Daughter 1 is having the same but different.
Must get cutting on the next skirt.
Monday, 10 June 2013
I was not a good girl on Saturday. I went to the fabric shop. My excuse was I needed a back for scrappy trip quilt. Also I wanted some fabric for skirts for the daughters. Somebody has allowed them to grow, I am sure it wasn't me.
Today I am going to play with these fabrics. They will become simplicity pattern 1816. Skirt A.
Friday, 7 June 2013
This week has been a good week for finishes. There was the new summer dress.
Then I made two drawstring bags for my friend's little ballerinas.
Their mother chose the fabric. It's suitably pink for her youngest but I think the eldest ballerina was after purple.
I got the impression that the older girls at ballet wear purple, so she needed a purple bag. Alas our local haberdashery did not have purple ballet fabric. I have sewn in their name tags, so that should at least help them to pick up the right bag.
Remember I made a pencil case for daughter 1? Guess what? Daughter 2 needed one too. I do like the little animals she has chosen. Good news, it was from the stash, so fabric reduction is still on track.
And I made a square pouch for myself.
Now for boring sewing. Husband has a hole in his trouser pocket... I have been putting it off. Better fix it.
Thursday, 6 June 2013
I like this pattern (Simplicty 4721) easy to sew, clear instructions and there are three/ four different styles in one pattern.
Onto the next project.