I hope to inspire and entertain you with a lot of sewing and a little of everything else!

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Floral Raglan Dress with a 60's Vibe


I fell in love with Collar's Etc. Raglan Sleeve Dress pattern when it came out, but at $13.50 per size for the paper pattern, I did not buy it. Recently, the PDF version was released with all 5 sizes included, so I was happy. 

I made this size 2 from poly/cotton pique I found at Joann's. It was a hidden gem at about $4/yd. The floral is a recent find from Hobby Lobby, so this was all-around an inexpensive dress! 

I started by embroidering the flower on the front before construction. When it was done, I thought it looked wide/short to be hemmed and I also don't care for gathering and turning up a curved hem. So, I added some rick rack. Someday I might do something different, but it looks ok for now. I would like to make some bloomers from the floral to match, but haven't done so yet. The raglan sleeves are cut in 2 parts, to give a nice cap shape. Construction is easy and I really like the look of the finished dress. I substituted a ruffle for the included collar. Definitely something I would make again!!

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Mask Roundup


I haven't posted in awhile! But we've done OK during this pandemic. I have certainly made a lot of masks! I have done them from surgical cloth and novelty fabrics; pleated and contoured and even origami; for holidays and workplaces; for us or to donate. Here are a bunch of pictures of masks I've made that will help clear out my backlog of photos! Hope you are staying well.

Monday, August 17, 2020

Shell Museum Quilt

This is a quilted wall hanging I made for my Mom for Mother's Day. I previously made her the Oyster Shack Quilt for Mother's Day and it looks great in her kitchen. There are a series of 4 buildings that go together, but I knew I wanted to do the Shell Museum next.

It is made on the embroidery machine in 3 parts and then sewn together and bound. The top part is the roof and lookout tower.

The middle section has the shell museum. I had fun choosing colors for the shells. I used a brown variegated that looks cool. I also like the white sailboat in the window. 

The bottom panel has the most going on. The pie in the window was supposed to be lemon meringue, but I changed it to Key Lime because my Mom makes a scrumptious scratch Key Lime Pie. I remember one summer I accidentally knocked one out of the fridge onto the floor. What a waste of deliciousness. There is a little ice cream shop in walking distance from their house and we like to ride bikes too. My Mom hung this up, but I haven't seen it in person due to Covid Quarantine. It will be fun to see it when we can visit again!!