Sunday, July 27, 2014
I am posting a Giveaway to see if anyone is actually reading anything on my blog!! I will give someone a sweet zippered bag that I have sewn. In order to enter the Giveaway, you need to post a comment on any of my other posts. I will draw a name randomly in one week. Thanks for stopping by and well wishes to you!!
Monday, July 14, 2014
So here is the before photo.....ewwwww. This dress is a size small...really? It was very baggy, much too long and the sleeves, well let's just say a sad fashion decision.
Next whack off that length. Then I took in the sides and I also took in the princess seams a bit. It was still not fitting well at the top, it was much too low, so I sewed the shoulder seams up a bit. Then I took red bias binding and stitched it to the armholes and neck line to jazz it up. Unfortunately, I don't have a photo of me wearing it yet. I'll get the DH to take one later because it is a sweet little summer dress now! I purchased this dress at a thrift store for 50 cents. I already had the bias tape so this little number was cheap!!!
Friday, July 11, 2014
Another craft by Alicia. We used some fabric stash, kind of a linen type fabric for some of the flowers and an old sheet for a few others. We bought the pink and blue burlap and she raided my button stash for the accents. She also added a few pearls for the center of the flowers. The wreath was an old one that I stripped a long time ago and was hanging around in the garage. So this wreath was pretty cheap to make. We saw some on Pinterest from Etsy shops that were similar for $70. Yikes! Thanks for saving money, Alicia!!!
The quilt has been long armed at the quilt store and I have sewn on the binding to the front. The instructor believes in hand stitching the back of the binding which I believe is the route to go after all this hard work. I don't want it to look messy on the edge and I just know I would not catch all of that binding with a sewing machine! So it may take a few evenings to complete.