Thursday, September 30, 2021

A Little Strip of Fur

 What can you do with a little strip of faux fur?

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The Store is in Rockville, MD and you can find many more furs that are not on the website... We are a large warehouse with much more fabrics of all types, that we cannot take pictures of everything.... Come and touch and feel the fabric.

Have fun with a little strip of faux fur....

It is at least 60 inches wide- 5 ft....

1/4 of a yard is 9 inches....by 5 ft... most tear easily so you can make long strips and use them:




At the edge of a yoke on a jacket....




Around the whole edge of a Jacket or 






Used Snaps on the sweater and fur strips so you can use with or without the fur trim.  This was a sweater set I made, then added the fur..fur cuffs were also detachable with elastic inside.  OR

Reversible Raincoat with strip of fur added..





OR  
This simple reversible Berber/Sherpa Jacket becomes


Fabulous Fur Reversible Coat


Front scrap pieces hand added for a muffler for hand warming.

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Mans Knit shirt and Baby Tux Bib today

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M6251   Knit Shirt and Birthday Boy is loving it!!! So Soft.


To make it appear Custom as it was






Another Tuxedo Bib in Process



Reversible to Dilbert Work Shirt

Back to quilting tonight!! and little dress


Thursday, September 9, 2021

Fancy Masks

 

Make a beautiful Facemask with a small amount of our fabulous embellished fabric-I DID!

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I double the pocket and then I have 3 layers in front  or 

put face mask in the keyword block up top of this blog and see the many facemasks with detail that I have made...


This was a piece from the scrap bag-I had to make and wear with my black and gray chevron knit jacket as my co-worker bought the scrap bag so I would be forced to make some more masks-she must like looking at them.  The Gold one below and the matte silver one on top.  

I have one more I will be adding that she gave me a scrap of a shiny silver one... I have to finish the shiny silver sequined outfit before I care about wearing the shiny silver mask.  I will post it when I finish all...



https://www.unitypoint.org/cedarrapids/filesimages/Coronavirus/003902oo-1%20Olson%20Mask%20V07.pdf


When I do the filter pocket I double it with 200 count muslin so it is soft on my face and light weight but gives me 3 layer barrier.  I sew the sides of the pocket and flip it before sewing it on the mask- then I have smooth edges all around the filter pocket.  Then I topstitch the whole mask.

and my inserts are these items




I use 2 white flat plastic nose inserts and tape a piece of 22 gauge floral wire inside of them and do a very spaced wrap tucking the end back inside the 2.  This bends - stays and is removable for washing.  The insert will totally conform to your face for comfort and staying power.

The nose casing is however long the insert is and is between the filter and the front directly over the middle of the mask.



Where the masks elastic casing is mine has one more stitching so there is a second casing to put a tie or slide through so you can tighten the mask when the crazy unmasked come near you, or just hang the mask when you are driving so you can slip it on faster.

I now put the adjusters that I use on the ear elastics on the hanger cord to slide


Make a Little skirt for winter with minkie

 

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Little Girls Swirly Skirt

Minkie Fabric attached to a wide elastic band
Can easily be cut to exact length without fraying

We have these Sunflowers in Minkie....sooo fun

Many other designs make wonderful blankets and buntings and cozy backs to quilts and quillows

Saturday, September 4, 2021

He likes it- he loves it!!!

 



                 I made this Lambie Pie before the Baby was Born!

 I thought-probably won't even like it- a lot of work... But This 

was the reward!!




TRULY WORTH ALL THE WORK FOR THAT ONE KISS PICTURE!!

Coat With Simple Shawl Collar

 Now Making

Fur Coat with Simple Shawl Collar and Side Pockets

Lined with Black Satin

Supplies:
Faux Fur
Heavy Satin Coat Lining
Firm up/Hair Canvas/Batting for Wide Lapel To standup when wanted
Pleather for Belt if wanted and Large accent button, maybe edge trim on side seam pockets

The perfect feel fur:



 


 




At this stage, I am adjusting level of side pockets-add on and I am making them fur for warmth.  I had two choices of pocket styles

So(sew), here is the traditional pocket piece you can take from any pattern and use on any other pattern in the side seam---or you can use a box shape which gives more room for your hand in a coat.  I prefer the hidden pocket, instead of the front rectangular box pocket.


Unless your pocket is a different fabric and it adds design-it is better hidden in my opinion.

Nice Satin for Lining

Nice Pleather for Sash Belt and Large Button - maybe trim on Side seam pockets.  The Pleather I am going to use is suede on one side and pleather on the other.  Non-stretch... I believe I will try to rouche the middle of the belt and use a leather look buckle that is a pull through without eyelet holes, so It can be reversible.
I will make it adjustable in size that way as I don't have an exact measure and then the leftovers can go to accessories.  

I covered some large buttons, but I don't believe that will enhance the look of the fur.  I am experimenting as I go and everything I do with the coat has to be hand stitched before it is machine stitched to give it perfect look at seams.


Patterns to get the right lapel, flow and look











Batting-Hair Canvas-Black Firmup for ingredients for best large lapel collar Stablizing


This is the look we are going for... with optional pleather covered large buttons (2) and or Large Rouged back pleather belting with a pull through buckle.---Large Side Seam Pockets---Rounded edge lapels that are full.

Take all the best parts of three patterns and cut out.... and sew...
After sewing together before lining and some hand padding stitches


Interlining at hem has to be sewn in before the hem can be sewn to it and then the lining.
Kickpleat has to be sewn to interlining strip before lining can be sewn in

Nice kick pleat in back of long below calf coat will add design to the coat back

Pockets sewn into side seams have to be trimmed and then sewn down and toward front to flatten and also made out of fur for warmth will be hidden by lining








If there is leftover Fur

A Purse?... remember this one?


I can try this purse or clutch or both with the fur.. and Pleather combo






Maybe a Hat?  or a Hooded scarf?


This will be long with Optional use one Pleather Button and wide

Pleather wrap Belt.