Saturday, September 25, 2010

A little outift.

I was at Joannes one day and found this interesting little leaflet that had instructions on how to make this cute little ruffled outfit for a girl. I picked it up and was intent on making it right away.  I set out to wrok over the summer working on this cute little pattern when I realized that I was supposed to have bought a specific pattern to go along with this little leaflet.  But I thought I am going to make this work. 

I used a pair of pants in my daughters closet as a pattern to make the pants.  Then I used the bodice of one of my patterns to make the top of the shirt.  Then I tweaked everything else.  I was so excited to see it turn out- turn out well.  I have been such a sub par sewer all my life.  Things just never really turn out for me.  SO this was truly a triumph.  Wahooo.  I am glad I kept on trudging along.  I guess making all those curtains at our previous house gave me the experience I needed.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Block 1 for class

I am so into my class.  My teacher is phenomenol and my classmates are very nice.  I am learning so much.  What a pleasure. 

We are doing a sampler quilt, aka legacy quilt.  I wanted some neutral colors that were autumn like and relaxing.  So funny as soon as I picked them out and brought them home I didn't like them.  What a bummer.  But of course after spending all that money I am moving forward with the quilt.  Honestly, it is growing on me a bit.  I found a tiny piece of scrap fabric that will jazz it up.  Now I have to see if I can find it out in the stores or something similar. 

The first square for the quilt is above.  I learned piecing which I have never done.  But so many things by the way of quilting I have never done. We have five squares to complete by next class.  Whew! 

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Backpack for Back to School

I saw this backpack here.  I knew I had to make it.  My daughter who just entered PreK just loved it.  She is all into polka dots.  I bought this canvas and she loved it.  The dog is her touch to the backpack. It sewed up so fast.  The thing that took the longest was the flowers and embroidering her name on it.  You can check out the tutorial here.

Here is the back view: