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Saturday, June 1, 2013

Is She Lovely Made from Love?

This is my granddaughter all dolled up for her 6th grade dance. She graduates this year to middle school and we(the family) are so proud of her accomplishments. She plays the flute and aspires to run track in jr high school. I self drafted this dress for her on Monday night and by Friday morning this is what it came out to be!! I love this dress on her and as you can seeeeeee, She loves it too!! The dress is made of silk essence and the flowerettes and sash is made of organza. I put a side zipper in of 7 inches but I need to change it to something longer because it was a little bit of a tight squeeze to get into. Otherwise, I am very please with the outcome and will try to make this again.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

V8745 | Misses' Top | View All | Vogue Patterns

V8745 | Misses' Top

 
 
 
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 I made this top last summer and I love the collar!!  I didn't add the sleeves as you can see. I thought the collar was enough to cover my arms for the summer. There is a lining to the top and I added seam binding to the armholes. I must say, it sewed together really fast. Thanks to my son for taking the pic. I did have some nice brown heels to match but had been on my feet all day and just couldn't bear to put those puppies back on for the pic!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Butterick5709 with some changes

Hello Fellow bloggers!!

I made this dress from the top of Butterick 5709 and added to the sleeves a diamond shape. I also self drafted the skirt, gathered it in the waist with double stitching. The fabric is a burnt out velvet and lined in the bodice and skirt. The sleeves are not lined.  The dress pulls over my head, no elastic, no zippers or buttons. I bought ribbon for a tie belt and Voila!!! Cest fini!!. I wore it to our church's Valentines Day party and danced all night!!!


Happy Valentines Day!!

Leslie

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Vogue 8452

Hello Blogger World!!! Although, I haven't been out here posting. I have enjoyed reading your blogs and viewing all the beautiful projects that have been created. I am glad to finally connect.             
 My life has been so hectic and although I have been sewing there just doesn't seem time enough to take pictures and post.  Well, I finally pulled an inspiration picture as you can see below, with that I pulled from my stash of patterns this very easy Vogue 8452, view C.

It was very easy to block since the top is already in two pieces I just cut the pattern at the lengthen line to create the third color. Even though my inspiration pic has five different colors, I chose three for time sake.  I got up at three in the morning and by noon I was done. For adjustments,  I took it in another 5/8 of an inch under the arm to my waist to give it a little more shape.


. Happy sewing and God Bless!!!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mothers Day!!

           To all my blogger friends have a Happy Mothers Day for the rest of the year!!!! Celebrate every day as if it were yours and thank God he gave another day to celebrate it!!!!!!!

Monday, April 30, 2012

GwenSews

First I want to thank GwenSews for making a comment on my page.  I don't get very many comments and when I do I am elated that someone wants to acknowledge that I am out here trying to connect with the sewing world. So Thanks sooooo  much Gwen for your comment, it was really appreciated. I was trying to reply to the comment and my cursor was pointing on the delete, although I never pressed delete, your comment was deleted!!! NOOOOOO, I don't want that!!! Someone was kind enough to take the time to talk to me and I accidently deleted the comment. Then I tried to find out if there is a way to undelete. Looks like there is no such button!!! Then I tried to send an email to Gwen Sews and clicked on her box and attempted to befriend her and it added  another block to my followers!!! I am confused!!! What happened????. Blogger.com help me out!!!

Ok I am signing off  because I am frustrated as you can see.


Enjoy your day. Happy Sewing. God Bless and all that other Good Stuff!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Its Done!! And Another Twist to the same two patterns has evolved!!

 This took me forever!! The top is fully lined and has sewn in interfacing. The pattern did not require a lining but I thought it best for my taste. I still have to put hook and eyes on the skirt and top but I have to move right along to the next variation.
 This would look a little better if I had the hook and eyes attached. When I changed the pattern to a top I didn't consider that I would need a separating zipper in order to get into the blouse. Ouch!!! I opened up the darts a little rather take the zipper out . Its ok for me but if I made this for someone else I would use buttons like I did in the top you see below. That's a bit of a pain because you need someone to button you up!!!
In this top I added the peplum from B6582 to the top instead. The skirt is the same as above w/o the peplum of course. I have sewn a few other pieces for the show but they are not complete. If I don't get pics before the show I will certainly post pics of the actual show. It's just a small tea party show like last year but I still need to get a lot of sewing done in this small space of time.!!          

Happy Sewing and Have a Blessed Day!!