Friday, October 16, 2015

Another Skirt Finished

Hi friends!

I did tell you on my last post that I was sewing up a skirt for myself. I have been on vacation and am now back and have finished my skirt.

So first I'm going to tell you a little about the pattern. I got this FREE skirt pattern from craftsy

There is a link on the designers web site.

You can search her website for: Flouncy Bouncy Skirt
On the tutorial page there is the link to the craftsy pattern. 


This is a PDF pattern you can print and tape together yourself. It has multiple sizes.

I used a knit. And I need to add here that I bought the material at a big box store for 2 bucks a yard. So let me also say you get what you pay for. That being said I have not sewn garments very much so I did not want a lot of money in this skirt just in case it didn't work out. 


I do like the skirt and the fit is pretty good for me so I will buy some better quality fabric and make this skirt again. 

I hope this helps some of you who are considering garment sewing to step out and try something new.

Hope you all have a great weekend.

Hugs and best stitches to you,
a.k.a. Mrs. Sew & Sew

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

A Finish and what I'm working on

I finished a baby quilt over the weekend.
I thought I was going to have to throw it in the trash. It was in the shape of a retangle but I decided to spiral quilt it to just give visual interest. 

See all the wrinkles? Actually they were more like peaks. amount of pulling would make it lay flat. I was about to throw it in the trash. I just threw it in the washer and hoped for the best.

Here it is after the wash. Just a few ripples on the boarder. The mother sent me a message to tell me she was in love with it. 

So now to what I'm working on.

Finally decided to cut out a skirt.

I used knit for this skirt. I will post more about the skirt when I finish it.
I did get half of it done.

The next picture is of my design wall. No designs just some of what I have worked on over the summer while I haven't been posting over here. 

I hope you have a great end to the summer and a wonderful week.

Hugs and best stitches to you,
a.k.a Mrs. Sew & Sew

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Verse for Sunday

Today I don't have a verse for you as such but a line from a song.
Today the church that I attend's choir along with 4 other church choirs will blend together to preform in concert to end the summer.
It's called: Celebration of Praise 
There is a song we will sing called: Victor's Crown
And in that song there is a line that is written: Hallelujah  Jesus You have over come the world

This ran through my head so much this week until I had to put that in my journal. 

I hope you have a great week and find a song to sing.

Hugs and best stitches to you,
a.k.a. Mrs. Sew & Sew

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Verse For Sunday

I hope you have a great week.

Hugs and best stitches to you,

a.k.a. Mrs. Sew & Sew

Friday, July 31, 2015

Saturday, June 6, 2015

A New Sewing Adventure

I know, I know I normally talk about quilting or some sort of patchwork on here but......

I started sewing garments...well one so far. I made myself a skirt.

This is the pattern that I choose.
It is made by the pattern company NewLook and is # A6288 U.S. sizes: 8-20
I bought this at a big box store for you guessed it $2.97 I figured when I bought it if I never used it I would not be out that much money.

Now I wear a size 12 in store bought clothes. That being said using stretchy fabric I cut this skirt out at a size 18.

The skirt I made is just like the one the model is wearing. It is almost the same as the popular "Maxi Skirts" that you have seen in stores and online. 

You might notice that the pattern says just 4 knits. That is what I choose to use. Now I know what you are thinking for your first garment you choose KNIT! 
I did but......not without doing much research. I found a video on you tube that explained how to sew with knits.

It is from Vanessa from Crafty Gemini you can click the link to see her blog but I found her on You Tube.
Here is the first video of her's I watched to find out all about knits.


Monday, May 18, 2015

Scrappy Log Cabin Table Topper

I made a Scrappy Log Cabin table topper recently so I thought I would share it with you.

There was a Scrappy Log Cabin Quilt Along going at one time over on instagram and I decided to take part.

Just a note here most of the fabrics I used in the table topper were not my scraps. I purchased them from Sew Deerly Loved on Etsy.

So here we go.

Things started out o.k. but if you look close you can see that some of the "colored" logs ended short and some ended long. So I tried to fix them.

This looks better now ending with the colored logs on the long side.