Monday, September 23, 2013

Brighton Blouse Class

This blouse has fitting darts at the bust line, a flattering asymetrical neckline and hem,

Class is Oct.12, 2013

Head over to Quilting Adventures to register!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Colonial Dancing Vest

A customer of mine from at least 20 years ago, asked me to copy his old vest that I had originally made for him.  It was fun seeing it again and seeing how my methods have evolved over time.  The new vest is pictured here with Alice.

I like the back lacing because it makes it adjustable.

My current machine makes nice eyelets so I used them instead of buttonholes.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Feline Friday 13th

Happy Friday 13th!  I'm not superstitious but here is a black cat for good measure!

She keeps coming inside, uninvited.  I would let her stay in, but our other two cats hiss at her.

She will just have to be content being a yard cat.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Time to Sign up for Fall Sewing Classes!

I am offering two classes this fall through Henrico County Adult Education- Sign up soon as spaces go quickly! Get more details here.
Here is the first class from the catalogue:

Fresh Out of the Box -
Beginning Sewing

Is your sewing machine still in the box it
came in? You want to get started but don’t
know how? This sewing class is for the
complete beginner. Students will learn the
basics: machine threading, using the feet
and attachments and different stitches,
while completing a drawstring bag.
Supplies to bring to class: sewing machine
and everything that came with it, machine
manual, bobbin, machine needles, thread,
1 yard of broadcloth, 1 yard of 5/8” wide
ribbon, seam ripper, hem/seam gauge,
scissors, pins, tape measure. You will be
able to sew after help getting started.

Course #054

Hermitage Tech Center
4 sessions @ 2.5 hours each
Tuesday: 10/1 -10/22 6:00-8:30 pm
Registration deadline: 9/17
See you there!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Feline Friday- Cat Charm

My daughter has been making charms out of oven bake clay.  That is a sewing eye for a hanger.  She likes cats too.  I wonder where she got that from!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Owl Plates from All Fired Up

My daughter and I had a girl's day out recently and we went to All Fired Up.  We both did owl plates.  It was a lot of fun and her plate (top) was a Facebook Favorite!
I haven't decided where to display them yet.  We could eat off them if we wanted.