Sunday, August 30, 2015

Anniversary dress

This is my second time with this Vogue pattern . I cut out a 16 as I had previously made but took it in so much it's more like a 12-14. The fabric is a cotton stretch sateen from Mood Fabrics . I loved the color & thought it would make a great summer dress. I actually finished it in July to wear to a family reunion but never wore it as it didn't fit with the events.
So I'm calling it my anniversary dress as I first wore it out to dinner for our 42 Anniversary. It was a great night & DH loved the dress.  I underlined it with a bemberg rayon. It made it heavy than I would have thought , but also made it feel comfy to wear even in AZ heat.
I lowered the neckline about 2 inches . It rides up a bit when you sit down so I might need a vent in back if I make it again ! Nice to have a new summer dress.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Making Bears for MPS family conference

I'm having such a great time making these In The Hoop Bears for the MPS Family Conference . 
Just need to stuff them & sew a tiny seam . 
Minky makes these so soft . 
Hope they sell out !!!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Luggage tags for Bachlorette Party

In the Hoop Boutique Luggage tags - just finished 16 of these 
They are for the Bachelorette Spa party for my nephews Bride to Be . 
They have pockets on the back for your info. The pocket part gave me fits but finally 
got in a production mode & they embroidered better. I love the font which 
came with this Pickle Pie design . 

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Going Downton

This was a very fun purse to make . I didn't use a purse zipper - that would have made attaching the handle much easier . It has pockets inside & it's a great size . 
Fun make 
Part of  sewing for ME for the month  of August :)

Friday, August 7, 2015

Road trip to Denver

I finally got to see the wall hanging I made for son #2 actually hanging in his new home .
It was a great trip & nice to help him with a couple of home projects. 
I managed to fit a quick stop to Fancy Tiger Crafts in Denver. It's a wonderful store with an amazing staff. Lots of Indie Patterns  & great fabric in a small space. 
I have a crocheted afghan for my charity Layette sewing group almost finished after so much car time . 
Thanks for a great visit N- LOVE YOU !!!