Monday, October 29, 2012

Pattern Review- Butterick 5030 Dress

This pattern features 6 easy variations of a very flattering flared wrap dress.  I chose view A with contrast bands.  Easy to sew.  The waist is secured with two hooks inside.  I used a knit that is printed to look like lace and a black knit contrast band.  This really started as an inexpensive test fit garment, but I like it so much, I will definitely be wearing it often!  I plan to make another one soon, in a woven peacock print without contrast bands for a different look.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Feline Friday

Because we are so close to Halloween, I had to include a black cat, glaring down at me!

Cloud the rat and Alice.  I wonder what they are thinking.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Alterations and Repairs Class

It comes in very handy knowing how to alter and repair your own clothes.  You can save money as well as make some when sewing for others.  Don't miss my class at Hermitage High School.  Starting Nov.6, Alterations and Repairs class through Henrico County Adult Education.
 If that isn't convenient, remember, I also offer private lessons!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Feline Friday- Cats in High Places

Here is a glimpse into my sewing room/exercise room/laundry/homework/extra freezer- you get the idea!  Alice is as high up as she can get, without standing on the roof.

I have a problem overloading these shelves.  They fell down once.  I'm trying to do better, but looking at this picture... Somehow I don't notice the mess as much in person!  My problem is, I'll need it if I get rid of it!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Free Motion Quilting

Teri Lucas is the featured expert for SewCalGal's Free Motion Quilt Challenge.
First I practiced my doodling, then I stitched on silk- totally changing my design!
I tried out some different threads that had been haunting a back shelf.  Most worked fine, but the gold in the upper right hand corner stretched as I stitched and caused the fabric to pucker.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Monday, October 8, 2012

Skirt Class

I will be teaching an easy skirt class starting Oct.19, 2012 at Quilting Adventures. 
They have all the details!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Feline Friday

Alice, on my To Do List.

A rare moment- the sisters have compromised and are sharing their favorite basket.

Emma- I love a sleeping ball of fur!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Bag Class and Alterations and Repairs Class

Be sure and sign up soon for the Barbados Bag class at Quilting Adventures on Oct.15 and 22, 2012.
Also, starting Nov.6 is an Alterations and Repairs class through Henrico County Adult Education.
Both taught by me!  If those aren't convenient, remember, I also offer private lessons!