Thursday, September 29, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
The twill fabric is a nice weight for cooler weather and pleats up nicely. Some basic geometric two step waves were all that was needed in shades of green.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
The beauty in this dress is the collar details. A tiny bias band is attached with a Bridging (Faggoting) stitch and a Bullion rose adds a little color. Detailed instructions can be found for the Bridging and the Bullion rose in the "Heirloom Embroidery Book."
Sunday, September 18, 2011
A very special thank you to each and every one of you who took the time to enter the free giveaway by leaving a comment "When do I find time to sew?" And just think.......while you were writing your comment you could have been sewing! So, I do appreciate you sharing your time with me! :)
I work full time so I sew the most in the evenings and on the weekends. But we are expecting our first baby so I have kicked the sewing into high gear and try to do as much as I can whenever I can!!!
I typically sew early on Saturday mornings while my crew sleeps in. I also have a sewing buddy and we will sew one night a week from about 7:00 until 10:00. My brain turns into mush after that. Wish I had the energy to sew after I get home in the evenings on my own but that just isn't the case. Love your blog. We are expecting our first grandchild in a few weeks and your blog gives me plenty of ideas for our little man. Thanks for all you do.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
Friday, September 9, 2011
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
To print these instructions on a full page click here.
Monday, September 5, 2011
Instead of opening in the center back, the dress opens on the left shoulder. The next two blogs will give you a tutorial for the "Shoulder Closure Bishop" and the "Candy Corn" smocking design.