Creating a Chiffon Dress With
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Friday, June 18, 2021
Simple Chemise Pattern made with drapey Rayon
Used Bias to finish edges of top of Chemise and made wide straps to cover under garment straps.
Attached rayon seam binding and hemmed bottom.
Ottoman Slipcover.... Looked sew easy....Not Sew True
Antique hand loomed Rug which was already in the top of an old slipcover...
Had to removed from previous sides and matte frame in with Crypton Velvet and miter corners...
When removing from previous slipcover the ends had been cut off and were unweaving the rug...
Machine finished the edges all around and backed with a piece of the black Crypton and then framed in with a strip and mitered...
Now that the rug was backed for strength-went back in and hand tacked the strips to make sure it did not fall apart.
Made self welting out of the black Crypton and then attached all around the top to fit the top of the Ottoman....
Made the Crypton skirt with pleated corners
Made the lining with Cotton Sateen-attached skirt to Slipcover top...attached lining to inside of the slipcover...
Attached rayon seam binding to Crypton and hand hemmed.
Pressed lining and hand hemmed
Put on Ottoman
Thursday, June 3, 2021
This is Buddy the Magical Butterfly Pony -
EYES are Shank Buttons securely sewn on through each other to make them flatter on the head
Butterfly wings were drawn by me on paint and printed on Polar Fleece
Tail is braided embellished tulle with Rainbow stars securely sewn on.
The pony body fabric with colorful ponies on it and the colorful galaxy legs plus the red bumpy minky hooves came from my favorite place-
The Rainbow star tulle was found in the 'Treasure Hunt Room' at 2.97 a yard.... a great stash find when you have grandchildren or little toddlers that like you to make things.
There are three sizes of Eye shank buttons on the Turn table stands in front of the cashier...
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Copying Something that Fits You
I use Create-A-Pattern Pellon type material that I buy from GStreetFabrics...
lay dress on the create a pattern and cut out leaving a seam allowance.
I trace each piece with a 5/8 seam so I can alter if off a little. I number the pieces as you would a bought pattern and write if the edge is on a fold and how many pieces I need and trace the Darts (important to add the Space you need for each dart or fold) I write dart or fold where needed and draw a line or dot. Add extra for hem so you can adjust. Take or draw a picture and put in the ziplock Gallon bag with the pattern for future use.
changed from buttonholes to loops like original
Then baste together.
Be sure to pre wash your fabric before cutting out and sewing so it doesnt shrink and change size after laundering.
Saturday, May 15, 2021