As a Martha Pullen licensed sewing teacher I love to learn new sewing techniques and I equally enjoy teaching sewing techniques to others. You can also find me teaching Bernina Customer Courses at my local Bernina dealer. In addition, I demonstrate Stampin' Up products. I am a servant of the Lord of Lords and King of Kings, wife of one, mom of two, and grandma of five. Welcome to my sewing and crafting studio!
Saturday, December 31, 2011
She used this tutorial. Thank you my dear daughter, I love every one of them and I have many outfits with which they will look terrific.
Monday, December 26, 2011
This was the first Colette pattern that I've used and I have to say . . . . I am hooked! I love everything about the pattern from the fit to the packaging. The pattern does not have instructions to add a lining, but that's a really easy addition so I did put one in this skirt. I prefer to line most of my skirts.
Rather than hemming the bottom of the lining, I added lace to it and tacked it down at the front, back, and side seams. I like the feminity that the lace adds.
Monday, December 12, 2011
I purchased very inexpensive containers at my local craft store and embellished them with scrapbook papers and little items I had on hand. Isn't that boot die cut just too clever? I used my Silhouette craft cutter to cut the boot and the double-layered rosette on the bottom right container. The rosette is from the Silhouette online store and the awesome boot is from Kerri Bradford.
Okay, back to sewing. I'm in the process of cutting a skirt for Christmas Eve. The cutting is going slow because I'm using a plaid fabric. The pattern I'm trying out is the Ginger skirt from Colette Patterns.
Have a great week.
Friday, December 9, 2011
It fits nice and I did not make any alterations to the pattern (since it is made from a knit, I knew it would stretttttch over my lumps!) The neckline also sits nice. I thought it might be a bit “gapey” because of how it fit before I applied the neck band, but when it was finished, it behaved itself nicely.
Here's a photo of the neck before I added the band. I was concerned that it would gape like that after it was finished and I planned to take in the neck line, but I decided to wait until I got the neck band sewn on. I'm glad I waited, because the neck band made the neck line lay down nice and flat against my skin.
It is difficult to see because of the busyness of the print, but the front ruching detail is quite flattering for my small bust. Here's a close up (under poor indoor lighting).
The fabric is a polyester/lycra knit that I purchased at Jo-Ann Fabrics. It's part of a fabric collection by April Johnston (for those of you who are Project Runway fans, she was on season 8). All in all, I really like this top and I plan to wear it quite often during these cold, winter months.