Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Some Garments I Made in 2013

                                                     Sewing in 2013

                                      I didn't sew as much "for me" this year.. But thought I
                                      would share a few of the things , that I have worn the most.

Indygo Junction Tunic
Love this tunic.. Have worn it alot.. I have
another one  already planned out,
when spring gets here..

I  finally got over my fear of  knits, and made
t-shirts..  And I really wear them a lot.

Another T-shirt. 

[Terrible photo sorry]
 I took the Fitting class on Craftsy, and made
this peplum top.. Vogue 8815
 I have worn it a lot.. and I really learned
a lot from this class.

Easter Dresses for my 5 granddaughters.. Always
so fun to sew for my sweet girls.
Love this skirt, Even though , I just finished it,
I see it getting lots of wear. I have worn it
twice already.. So super comfortable and warm.

The other 2 Easter dresses.. Such fun..

 Pray that you each have a blessed and  Happy
New years..  May God richly bless you..Thank you
for  reading my blog, and being such an
inspiration in my sewing life..


Sunday, December 29, 2013

Simplicty 5104 - December 's Garment of the Month

                             December rolled in here so fast..  Lots of sewing going
                             on, but not for me.. I really didn't expect to post a
                             December garment.. But. I made it.. Yea!!

Aline Skirt
Red and Black Corduroy

Tiny waistband, elastic in back. Side zipper.
Used 2 1/2 yds from stash.
 I have made this skirt several times.. So the fit
was already done. It will be a nice  /warm
skirt . I have several sweaters that I can
wear with it..

Happy sewing to each of you.. And hope you
have a wonderful New Year.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

The Dresden Plate Quilt that Took 30 Years

                                     I can remember the shopping trip and the fun that Cindy and I
                                     had ,about 30  yrs ago.. We went to the fabric store, and Cindy,
                                     who was 9 or 10 at the time, picked out the fabric to make
                                     this quilt ..It was going to be a comforter for her bed.. I pieced
                                     each block by hand.  I even sewed all the strips together and
                                     got the  quilt top made..
                                     It never got quilted?  Why--- you ask?  I don't know!!
                                     It ended up  in a box , put away, and rarely thought
                                     About.  I saw it a  few months back,and decided to have
                                     it machine quilted by a friend of mine. Yesterday, I decided
                                     to get it out  and hem it..
                                     After 30 years.. I will be giving this quilt to my baby
                                     girl .[who is now 40]
Can't wait  until she comes to visit , so I can give it to her.
She will be shocked!!! She has teased me for years, about
never finishing her quilt!!! ha

Friday, December 27, 2013

Christmas 2013

                                   Christmas  was  wonderful. The kids and grandkids were home.
                                    We had a lovely meal [I probably gained 10 pounds.eeeeh]
                                     May God bless each of you with a wonderful New Year.

The  redone PJ's were a big  hit.. Callie  loved them.
And said , she hoped that any  pj's in the future,
would be too short, so she would get more
like this..[ I think all the grown girls wanted
some too.. ha]

Amy & Ashlee  modeling their  Duck Dynasty dresses.\
 They made the  sweet Christmas banner ,while
here, and added to our decorations.. Such sweet

Kenny, our oldest grandchild, with his new Duck Dynasty game.

Emily and Kenny our 2 oldest  Grandchildren.
 Emily will be 15 in May and Kenny will be
15 in April.. Our sweet babies are growing up
on us.. 

Papa is having fun with his Best Buddy. She
just gave him a  heated blanket for his recliner.
He is wearing the  label on his head.. [What
he wouldn't do for this  girl... She most
definitely has him wrapped around
that little finger]

Christmas is all cleaned up, the tree and decorations are
packed away again, waiting on another year. SO ,
now it is time to get the sewing machine back out.
I will be posting a sewing  post, real soon..

Happy New  Year to each of you.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Christmas Gifts are Wrapped/Sewing Machine is Put Away

                                               Christmas  Presents are all wrapped and under
                                               the tree, Just waiting for those Grandchildren
                                               & Children to arrive.
                                              Candy & Cookies and Special Treats are
                                              Beginning to smell   in the house.. Christmas
                                              is on it's way.

                                              The sewing machine is put away  , until Christmas
                                              holidays are over. The last of the Christmas
                                              presents are made.

Amy & Ashlee my twin granddaughters  love the
Duck Dynasty show. I found this Duck Dynasty
fabric the other day, I just knew I had to make them
 quick little jumper.
 [it has ducks all over it, and  the words "Duck  
 Dynasty" all over].

I added brown piping between the yoke and skirt
part of the dress.  Embroidered the  words
"Duck Dynasty Girl".. I hope they like them.

Christmas tree is up and  presents are wrapped!!!
Now Santa is watching over the tree [just for a
little while- Then he will move on to the
Coke Museum...] For you that don't know,
Kenny is  a big coke collector.. and has a big
shop full of coke stuff. I found this display for
him.. He wanted to sit it in the Living room
and admire it.. But it has to be taken
away , before the hustle and bustle
of children playing /running /jumping
and ENJOYING  Christmas..

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to each of you.!!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

                                           Christmas  British Sewing Bee 

  Watch it on you tube:

 The British Sewing Bee was so fun to watch... And  they just did a Christmas
special.. When I heard about this special, I was hoping , they would download
it to  You Tube, for us  USA watchers.  And they did.

It was a great  special.. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did..

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Fixing PJ's--Why You Should Never Buy Christmas Gifts Early?

                                                    Fixing Callie's Pj's

               I have 6 grandchildren to buy Christmas for.. So..what does a good
               Grandma do? Well, all through the year, as she sees things, they will
               like, she buys and puts away until Christmas..[Hint: you always buy
               clothing, a size bigger- works every time=well that is until this year!!!]
Cute Cozy Pink Flannel Pj's
{oops-- Callie hit a growth spurt and  got
much taller!!]

So, what does Maw do? I head to Wal mart , with
too- short pj's in hand, to try and match some flannel
to these.
Callie's New Personalized Pj's

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Sewing Christmas Gifts

                                                         Sewing  In November

                                               I have  not done any sewing for me in November,I    
                                               have been sewing some Christmas gifts. And lots and
                                               lots of costumes for different Churches and Schools.
                                               I didn't post photos of the costumes...I have done
                                               that in the past..and they all look alike.ha.

Cross Pillow cover.. Made from an off white linen fabric,
for a friend of mine.. She just built a new house, and
has an antique church pew in her entry way.. She
wanted a pillow cover, with  a cross on it.. Hope
she likes it!!

Christmas pocket t-shirts ..

Remember , the snowmen dresses that I made for
my friend's daughters.. Well, I had some scrap
fabric left.. and thought I would do them a
matching purse for Christmas.

Log Cabin Quilt block
I made 2 of these for my sister.. I am going to make them into
pillow covers.

Sorry for the bad photo..
Young fellow at my post office just had twin girls.
So I made the mama a pocket t-shirt with the yellow
gingham check. Appliqued the foot prints, and put
the girls initials inside the feet prints. The dresses
are yellow check with navy check trimming and ties.
I did the same applique as Mama's. This was fun
to make.

RTW scarf, that  embroidered Initials  on ,
for Cindy [my daughter]

Christmas Skirt for a special little girl!!

Hunting theme Christmas stocking ornaments..
now.. I couldn't leave Kenny out.. Yes...... I
went and bought a cheap tree for the hunting
cabin, and make  these stockings and   I also
made some pine cone ornaments for it.

I have been super busy sewing.. Just no garments for me..
Hopefully, I will make a Christmas outfit before
December is over???

Happy sewing to each of you..

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

 Happy Thanksgiving

 I  want to wish you  all a very blessed Thanksgiving.

I have been super busy this week , preparing for
my children and grandchildren's visit.. The turkey
is thawing in the refrigerator,  The  grocery
shopping for all the  sides , has been done.

Baking has begun.. Pies  and Cakes.. Yummy!!!
 [And it is smelling really good around here!!!]

The house has been cleaned and now is  time
to sit back, and enjoy my family..

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Poodle Skirt for Emily

Dress up week at school..  this was 1950's day

Emily called me and said, 'Maw , I need a poodle
skirt for dress up day.. It is 1950's Day!"
She was really excited about it. And chose the
black/white check with the pink poodle.

This outfit made Emily very happy, and  I used
3 1/2 yds fabric from my stash.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Thanksgiving "Turkey Dresses" for my Friend's Girls

Turkey Dresses for   a Friend's Girls

Thanksgiving is such a special time of year. My friend's
little girl, ask her mom, 'why don't we have any
Thanksgiving dresses? Why does the stores have  all that
Christmas stuff out , and it is Thanksgiving? Why don't we
 celebrate  and be thankful for what our forefathers did ?

I am sure  she got all her questions from  studying about
the pilgrims in school .[she is 7].
Let's be thankful for our many blessings , that God  gave us.
Happy Thanksgiving.. and sending prayers that you and
your families will have a blessed  Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Snowmen Dresses-- Christmas is on it's Way

Snowmen Minky Dresses

                                I have been doing tons of sewing.. Just really nothing to
                                blog about.. [Lots and lots of costumes for churches and
                                schools -- but I have posted photos of these before, and
                                they all look .HA]

                                However , a friend ask me to make snowmen dresses  for her.
                                This is #1- and I have 2 more to go.. The snowmen faces are
                                 appliqued on via my embroidery machine..The dresses are made
                                from minky fabric. So soft and cuddly!!![and my sewing room floor
                                looks like it is snowing.ha]

                                Sorry about the red shirt  I put up under it..It most definitely
                                is the wrong color red.. It is all I had here, and the little dress
                                form ...didn't look good sleeveless.ha

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

November Plans -Indgo Junction 807 Day Shift Dress/Tunic

Indygo Junction 807
Day Shift  Dress /Tunic

This is my plans for November  Make a Garment a Month Challenge.

I  am not sure which fabric I will  use. I really want to  make
the blue linen,however, I don't have as much  fabric as the pattern
calls for.. We will see??
If not:
I will make it from this pink stripe shirting fabric.
Both comes from my stash, so will go for
my Stash Busting Challenge also..

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Callie Makes Cupcakes

Callie   Just has to try out these yummy chocolate cupcakes.

How about another dip into the chocolate?

Callie came to spend the weekend with us.. Her sister and mom
went to Jackson for Band .. We missed making
cupcakes for Halloween, so she decided this
weekend,would be perfect... Do you see all that
candy , on top of those cupcakes?? [I feel my sugar
going up. just looking at them,ha]

But...we had lots of fun!!!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Sewing Memories--- Wizard Citation Sewing Machine

Wizard Citation Sewing Machine from the early 70's

Singer  Alter & Fit  Booklet from the 60's

 I found this little  Singer booklet on ebay , last week.
When it arrived in my mail box.. I was amazed at how
well  written it was. And some of the same basic rules
of  altering ,as we use today.

This  made me think of my sewing. I took Home Ec in school, as
all girls did back then [in the late 60's]. I loved it.
Kenny and I married as young kids. I wanted to sew,
so the first year we were married, he bought me this
sewing machine at Western Auto..
They are not made like this any more.. All metal parts.
Very basic machine..None of the thrills of  the modern
day machine. I sewed on this machine for  25 years.
 And , if I remember correctly... it only went to the shop
for minor repairs twice. It still sews to this day.

I had put it away , but just could not part with it.. It sewed my
daughters wedding dress, My daughter in law's wedding dress.
And many dresses for Cindy growing up.  I needed a belt
for it, and could no longer find  them in the fabric shops.
I found one on ebay.  I put it on and  sewed a little on
it. Brought back such fond memories..

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Indygo Junction 823 Tunic - October Garment of the Month Challenge

Indgo Junction Tunic
October  Garment of the Month Challenge

This was an easy sew. Very enjoyable.  It not only met my
Garment of the Month Challenge, but also the
Stash Buster Challenge. I used  3 yds of fabric
from my stash.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Indygo Junction Tunic [0ver the top tunic -IJ823]

 Indygo Junction Tunic---Over the Top

 I bought this tunic pattern , last fall and never
got around to making it..  During Kenny and my
mini Vacation to the Camp house, My  intentions
was to  make it.. But, as I told you in my last
blog post, things changed..

 I did  get a muslin done.. And got this one cut out.
I  will be sewing on it this weekend.

This will be my  garment  for the One Challenge a
Month, with Sarah Liz, Check  it out.


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Little Cabin Vacation Turns into Sewing Costumes

Kenny and I , decided to take a little  mini vacation.. Stay a few days at his
Camp house.  He was going to work on  one of the old sheds out there,
and go hunting on Monday. I was going to bring my sewing machine, and 
work on me some fall tunics.. All the plans were made.  but--- plans
do change.ha

I got a request from a school in VA, To make some costumes for their
church school program. [For those of you , who know me, I do this
each year for churches and schools. Such  a blessing for me.-[- They pay
for my fabrics and shipping]

 I completed 4 costumes while on our mini vacation. 

Plus, I did a tunic muslin for a new pattern. And I have one cut out and 
ready to sew. Will show photos soon.

We had a good time.. The weather was beautiful. We rode  the 4-wheeler.
Went on lots of nature trail  walks. Cooked out and snacked ---way tooo
much!!!   Just plain ole fun!!!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Make a Garment a Month Challenge

Sarahliz from http://sarahlizsewstyle.blogspot.com/, is hosting  another challenge.
It is Make a Garment a Month and starts today, October 1-2013. Check it out.

 Sarah is such a fun/nice person. She does some amazing fitting on her garments. I
have really learned a lot from her.

My  sewing has been so scarce this summer, due to so many other things
going on.. I have really missed my sewing.. SO hopefully, things are going
to settle down,and I will be able to get some fall/winter sewing done.

I will be sharing my next garment, with you real soon..
Happy sewing.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Fall is in the Air

Callie is visiting ..We made her a fall
chevron pocket tee.. SO she modeled
it in front of  the flowers.

Fall is in the air.. So cool and pretty..
 Callie is modeling her shirt in front of the
pumpkin . She is so sweet!!