Thursday, April 13, 2017

Tunic Bible Muslin & Easter Embroidery

Busy sewing week !
 I finished this Easter Bunny table runner . It was a Sweet Pea Embroidery design . I've also been working on & have fine tuned my muslin for a tunic from The Tunic Bible . 
I had hoped to make a tunic dress for Easter , but the muslin took longer than I thought. But I wanted to make the muslin work correctly to hopefully save time the future ! 
I've only made one other muslin in all my sewing years , but feel this important step will take my sewing to the next level. 
I also had Embroidery club this week as well as Gourmet sewing ,oh , and also CCS charity sewing . 
I almost have last months Gourmet sewing project done . I didn't opt to make this months as I didn't want another unfinished project 😜 I also didn't make the Embroidery club project, but bought the pattern as I  Thought it was very cute . 

Happy Easter, Passover or other holidays you may celebrate! 

Happy Sewing 

Friday, March 31, 2017

Finishing up projects & more embroidery!!

Just finished up my February Embroidery Diva club project . 
The Rollie Pollie case
It was a challenge , but fun to sew . The club leader is a huge piping fan & encouraged us all to add piping to the ends of each piece of the case. I'm so glad she did as it really makes the pieces pop. 
Not sure if you can really see the piping in the top photo. 
I ❤️ Batiks so it was a natural to use them for this project.! 
I had a discussion with one of my favorite teachers at Bernina Connection ( actually have several favorites) anyway -she loves Batiks also an said the same as I did . I usually just get more because I hate cutting into the ones I have !!! Ha ha 
The bottom picture is of my great niece . I made her a "chocolate " bunny for Easter. You can just barely see the monogram on it . It's from Pickle Pie & ive made many of these for gifts ! 
On to a few Easter projects including a dress for ME. 


Monday, March 13, 2017

New top

 I made a new top last week . It's a Sandra Betzina Todays Fit pattern . 
It's my second version . I like the fit much better than the first one , but I'm no sure I Love this version . 
It's a brighter color than I normally wear , but hey different can be better too. 
The knit is pretty thin ITY I got at Stone Mountain & daughter last year. The pattern needs fabric with drape , but I do fiddle with the "knot" part . 
So I'll wear it a few more times to decide if it's a keeper .
Happy Sewing 

Friday, March 3, 2017

Garment mojo is back

I finally got my garment sewing mojo back this week .
I have been sewing a ton , but seem to always put myself & sewing for myself on the back burner. 
I made this Sandra Betzina Today's Fit pattern . I was fitted for this pattern by Sandra at her recent workshop I attended . It is a very flattering pattern & her fitting tips were great. I need to make a few tweaks next time, but nothing too major . The fabric was a combo knit set I got from Marcy Tilton fabrics when I attended Sewing Expo in Puyallup 2 years ago. 
I had never sewn with mesh & had been very intimidated. But I followed Sandra's knit tips & it sewed like a dream . 
I have another version cut & ready to go ! 
I'm taking advantage of the sewing mojo being back & making another version . 
Happy Sewing 

Friday, February 10, 2017

My sisters Christmas gift is finished 🤗

Yeah I finished my sisters Christmas gift 2106 
I've made the London City Bag 4 times now .
My sister wanted it in brown , and I did a brown & teal lining . 
It's a fun purse to sew, but even after the 4th  time I still have to follow the directions . 
I think it came out great & I'm giving it to her tomorrow. 
I've also been busy catching up on sewing onesies for the Layette bags my group gives to the hospital. 
I've done 60 in the last few weeks . 
Next up is finished up  the Sandra Betzina tunic I started at her workshop in January . 
Happy Sewing 

Monday, January 30, 2017

Sandra Betzina Sewing Retreat pictures

 
 
 
 
Google didn't like these as a collage , but here are some of the many items I purchased at Sandra Betzina's sewing retreat.