Thursday, January 8, 2015

Sewing ..Blouse Pattern from Singer Perfect Plus book- Plus--Taking Craftsy Classes

 I am  taking 2 fitting classes from Craftsy. Both are by  Kathleen Cheetham.
 Adjust a bust   and  Adjust back/neck.  I will do another blog post
about these classes later. But now...let's get to Sewing for Judy.. I am

I have blogged about this book some time ago. I really like the author
Kathleen Cheetham's approach to fitting. This book came with
4 changeable patterns. I am making a button up blouse.

This is the blouse , I will be making. It is called, "shapely blouse"
It is fitted with front and back darts. It is button up, and  has
either rounded/square or no collar versions. I will be doing
the rounded collar one, With long sleeves. This will be a  good
basic blouse , and I can see  lots of rotation with it.
Sorry, I forgot to take photo of the fabric I am using. I have
already cut it out, and am now in the sewing process.

I have lots of  sewing plans for me.. I am just looking forward to
spring sewing.. [I know/I know... I must  force myself to realize
it is NOT  spring.. definitely  WINTER.. eeeeh it is 8 degrees today!!]

This will be for my MAGAM  January Challenge. I had  stated that
I would challenge myself to  a pair of pants.. But...  my plans changed.
I  hope to add them either the end of the month, or February. Our goal
for January MAGAM was something new to you, or an Indie pattern
company. This pattern is an indie pattern company, and new to me..

Happy sewing..

Monday, December 29, 2014

Sewing 2014-- Some fun..some mess ups...some Blessings..

I would like to say thank you to each of my followers 
in 2014. I read every message and  love your feedback.
I  have not sewed a lot for myself this year..but, thought
I would share a few makes with you.
Emily's [granddaughter] Frozen costume,  I would have to say, was the "most work".. But, I think the most appreciated/fun..She loved it .So, I totally enjoyed making her happy..[even all the glitter. lol]

                          Lots of Children's Clothes


   I made lots of  dresses/skirts and monogrammed t-shirts
for  the kids.. All was fun and sweet. Some for my grandchildren,
some for friend's kids.

This chambray  top [grainline  scout tee  pattern]was made during the summer. I have worn it so much.. Love the lace inset yoke.

Christmas " Happy" for a special friend!!

Easter dresses for Emily and Callie. These were very time
consuming,  getting the fitting issues done.. But, the girls
were very happy on Easter. The dresses looked so good
on them.. Such  a special sew.

Amy [twin granddaughter]. Made her costume for a play at school. She got sick , and didn't get to use it. SO sad..She
was very disappointed. This was one costume of approximately
150 this year.

Many/many  costumes for Churches and Schools all over
the world.  This sewing was such a blessing to me. God is awsome!!  and I feel so blessed  to  be able to do this ministry.

2014 was not  a big sewing year for me.. I  really didn't need anything,  But 2015, I hope to share lots of Me sewing.ha
Happy New Year..

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas To Each of You..[Christmas 2014]

                It is Christmas Eve ... Such a blessed and Wonderful

          Lots of  "stuff" going on around  here!   Today is  our
          Dinner day with the kids and their  families. I have
          been cooking and making preparations for several 
          days...but,  I still see  lots to do.
          I wanted to take a few minutes to say  I pray you 
          and your families have a very blessed and Merry
          Christmas. May God be with each of you,, Have

          Thank you all for being such wonderful friends..

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Christmas Tree Apple Pie

My hubby loves apple pie.. Now... he has been
really sweet to me lately!! [Christmas is in the air]
So.. I made him a "pre- Christmas pie"

NOTE: the reason the title says Christmas tree
apple pie-- uuuumh.. my friend Cathe, is
a baker and  so talented.. she makes pies all
the time,and puts leaves and all kinds of
designs on them. GORGEOUS!! so.. I tried
it. All  I can say..........there really was a
tree on top.. it faded..hahahha

This photo shows  a little bit of the Christmas
All in all.. I had fun trying, and Hubby totally
enjoyed the pie.. Said it was the best one , I ever
made?? ha  [He even laughed at my Tree]

Merry Christmas ...Have fun and enjoy your

Friday, December 5, 2014

Fun Christmas Sewing-- Making a Small Table Runner

Christmas  Presents...So fun to Make
 small table runner--One end has a
machine embroidered present

The other end has a machine embroidered

I added Red gingham check ribbon to
each end.. [Nothing says Christmas like
 red checks!!!] -and my old antique milk
bottle holding  pretty  red/white/green
paper straws..

Pillow wraps...[Have you seen these floating
around Pintrest and Etsy?] I doubled this
one so it could be turned to the other side ,
to change the looks.. Just slip it on a matching
throw pillow.. so cute...

Inside is red/white/green mini stripe.

I have made several of these for  Gifts..
I embroidered an initial on   some of them..
[sorry forgot to take photo, and they are
already packaged..]

Fun to be doing some fun sewing.. I have
a few more Christmas gifts to make..

Hope each of you are enjoying your Christmas

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Sewing Christmas Dresses for 3 Sweet Sisters...and Costumes

Christmas Owl Dresses for 3 Sisters

The  green/white polka dot border with
their names embroidered on it,
just says  Christmas 

Lots & lots of them.. I have really lost
count this holiday season.. but  I have
done approximately 30-35.. I make these
for churches and schools for their Christmas
biblical plays.. Such a blessing.

Sewing for me in 2014 , has not been
very much.. My plans for 2015 is to
do some sewing for me.. I have missed
my sewing.

This week is  filled with getting preparations
for Thanksgiving . I pray that you and your
families have a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Sewing Birthday Presents for Twin Grandaughters

Sisters Forever [Frozen] Skirts  for
Amy and Ashlee

Chevron    Purse for Amy

                                              Happy 10 th Birthday Amy & Ashlee

                                       So hard to believe the girls turned 10 yrs old
                          this month.. They love the movie Frozen.. I found
                          this  fabric, and it was barely enough for the 2 
                          skirts. I bought  matching rtw t-shirts  to go with 
                          them. I also made Amy a chevron initial purse.
                          Ashlee doesn't like purses, so I bought her another
                          present.. Also, got the girls outfits for their
                          American Girl dolls.

                    Sewing... I have done a  few sewing things,  a tunic
                    for me,  an initial pillow .. Just need to photograph 
                     them.  Sorry for the lack of post, I  got in a lull, after
                     Callie got sick.. But , I am hoping to get to sewing
                     more real soon..Miss it!!!

                Update on Callie... She went back to Children's Hospital
                 yesterday, and  had another EEG and blood work.. Have 
                not heard from blood work..But the EEG was normal. 
                Meaning the seizure meds is working.. She is still  having
                some problems, but we thank God for this news.. Please 
                continue to pray for her. and thank you all for your