Saturday, September 24, 2011


I am going to take a pause from sewing for a while. I got a new job at a bridal store and
I dont have a machine that works at the moment. So goodbye for now!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Purple Dress

So I went to JoAnns for the Labor Day Sale and picked up a new pattern See & Sew B5478 and a beautiful purple fabric with shiney thread running thru it. 
So here it is!

Front and Side views

Unfortunate back view, I don't know why there is a pucker at the end of the zipper, I have tried to steam and iron it out but its stuck.

I had some issues with this dress:

The neck is way to wide, I don't have football shoulders so the dress is almost falling off.
The neckline was too low for me, but I think a wider seam on the shoulder will help that.

Lets take a look at the inside.

Zipper that I am so proud of. It turned out perfectly!


Hand stitched understiching on the armholes and hem.

Well that's all for now, I have to make some jackets for work!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Some exciting news!

I am starting a job at a wedding dress store this week, I am super excited. I think that my skills will improve so much, and I am happy to be doing work that I love.

I went on a little trip with my In Laws and husband and Miss Emily up to Indianapolis. I saw a Hancock's and decided to hop in and see what they had. I don't usually shop at my Hancock's (shame on me) because I am on a tight budget and they are known in my area to have some of the higher prices. But when I walked in this Hancock's you could tell that it was vastly different from mine. At mine its mostly quilting fabrics and huge piles of fleece, here they had the dressmaking fabrics front and center. It was clean and well spaced. The staff was very nice, and there was always someone at the checkout and the cutting table. At my Hancock's you have to wait for someone to finish cutting and come to check you out. I was so happy with the store and Miss Em was behaving like an angel so I broke down and got some flannel for a pair of pj pants, 1 1/2 yards of an on sale purple print for a dress for Miss Em (with pink flower buttons she picked out herself) and a Halloween remnant.

Here is the skirt I made from leftovers from her zoo shirt and the Halloween remnant.

It looks so good with the zoo shirt and she enjoys wearing it!

Well that's all for now but I am trying to catch up on the stuff I have sewn in the last couple of weeks, so expect some more posts!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

So little sewing...

I haven't been sewing much this year, I don't know if its because I am not inspired or my daughter isn't asking me for a new dress every other day. But whatever it is I am glad to finally feel like sewing again.

I made these shorts for Emily's friends at church.

I also made a few things for Miss Em this week but have yet to take pictures because my camera needs to be recharged. Hope to see y'all soon!

PS.  Before I forget, Happy Birthday to my wonderful Aunt Driddle Who always comments on my posts! Love you!