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!