Saturday, 26 October 2013

Tilton Tee

Here is a t-shirt I made using Vogue 8793.
I purchased and  followed a Craftsy course to construct the tee with the Tilton sisters,
Katherine and Marcy.
I had a problem with the neckband wanting to roll away from the body, and I see on Craftsy photos others have done, I am not the only one. Too fix this I just turned the neckband to the inside and stitched it down close to the original stitch line. Now it looks like black piping added to the neckband.  My black fabric did not have enough stretch in it to stretch it onto the neck.  I will also go down a couple of sizes next time as this is a bit big for me, I did take it in but still too big. I like the different fabric for the sleeves that the sisters used for this tee. This tee also had hip "wings" that I sewed out and will cut the pattern straight to get rid of the 'wings' next time. My hips are 6 inches smaller than my bust or waist, so I don't need hip wings.

Monday, 14 October 2013

Skinny Bitch and Curvy Chick patterns

Here is a free pattern I downloaded through Pattern Review. I made this using black knit and made it as per the pattern, with no alterations. This fits me very well.

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Charm Pack Skirt

A skirt I made for my 5 YO Granddaughter, it was made using a charm pack.
Which are 6x6 pieces of fabric. I made two rows than added two bands of 4 inch fabric
for the waist and bottom hem.

Friday, 30 August 2013

This is a quilted table cover I made using quilted fabric, I just cut a rectangle and turned up one edge to form pockets to hold sewing stuff like measuring tape, sewing feet, rulers and scissors. I serged all the edges of this. I cut a strip of fabric the size of my sewing machine to make a cover, I serged the edges of this too and sewed on ribbons for ties to tie it on the machine. As you can see, I used leftover fabric that I had made the cutting table skirt  from.
Sewing table covers

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Another Sure Fit Designs top for DGD. This is a knit fabric, with small roses formed in it, it is a lovely lavender color. Very plush and will be warm for winter. DGD is 5.5 YO

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Sure Fit Designs sweatshirt and skirt I made for my 5 YO DGD. I used the dot 22 again for the sweatshirt as I did for the skirt.

Friday, 16 August 2013

 I made a skirt for my 5 YO DGD. I used Sure-Fit Designs pattern from the Childrens Kit.
She picked the fabric from my stash, she loved it and wore it all day.
I made an A-line skirt  and added an  elastic waist, very simple. Also stitched a row of fancy stitches built into my machine on the hem. Used a linen blend fabric.

Sunday, 7 July 2013

New PJ bottoms for DH

 Butterick 5286. I'm sure this is an  OOP pattern that's been in my stash a long while now. It also has T-shirts and boys sizes in the envelope too. I used a Med size

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Shirt for son, Kwik Sew 3792

My son said that this is the most comfortable shirt he has ever had. I plan to make more.