Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Chiffon Dress with Adjustable Banding at Lower Waist

 Creating a Chiffon Dress With
Adjustable Waisting

Totally Chiffon

With Rayon Chemise Under

Friday, June 18, 2021

Rayon Chemise to wear under Chiffon Dresses

 Simple Chemise Pattern made with drapey Rayon

Used large Flat Straps to hide Lingerie straps and extended length to go under ankle length long Chiffon Dress

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.

Sew Many Things -Sew Little Time

Finishing Up

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

Making Stuffed Toys


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

Draw the Body first... and then legs and hooves are little tubes sewn shut on one end and tucked in and hand sewn on the legs... Legs are drawn with a bend and stuffed and then sewn on at the top with an X, so they can bend back and forth for sitting and standing!

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...