Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Simple Cotton Slip

This is a very simple cotton slip.  It had a real tendency to ravel!!  So I did French seams.

I did a search for a slip pattern to no avail.  Do they not make little cotton slips any more??  

This is a little summer sun dress pattern that I've had and thought it would work...  I would like to find a nice pattern for slips - I'll have to check out the thrift stores for some vintage patterns.

Granddaughter #4 has a beautiful new Christmas dress that has a metallic thread running through it, it sparkles and is so lovely, but she said it was a bit scratchy at the waist.  My thought was a little full slip would be the ticket.

We are going to their house tomorrow.  I'll take it with me and have her try it on so I can attach the should straps in the back where they will fit her.

Needle Books

The four older granddaughters have been wanting to learn to sew.  I thought embroidery would be a good way to start learning their hand stitches.  So Needle Books were in order.


I am hoping to make cotton slips as well for the girls. 
We'll see if  time allows.

Happy sewing!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Aprons for Christmas

I planned to go out shopping Friday but we had snow and super slippery roads so I decided that a homemade gift might be in order.

I went through my fabric stash to see what was there and I had success.

I have two gifts that I needed for co-workers.  (I purchased the other gifts last year at the after Christmas sales, shhh, don't tell.)

One co-worker loves pink!  And I like to give usable gifts not just 'stuff'...  So I thought this would work for her.

The other gift was for the name I drew from our Christmas gift exchange.  She likes to bake so I'm hoping this will work for her.

This material was a bit thinner so I decided to line it.

I had a blast making the contrasting and matching bias tape.
Happy sewing, Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Some fun projects for fall.

I really haven't been fitting much sewing into my schedule.  We are busy with the bees, granddaughters, gardening, canning, and working at my 'pay money' job.  This fall I'm sure sewing will begin again.  Some ideas I would like to make for the girls are shown below.  They still love dress-up.  And these are so pretty.

    Handmade Historical Civil War Costume Victorian Colonial Pioneer Girl Dress