July 2014

Doing Stuff for Other People Continued

I finally got 2 skirts made up for Skirting the Issue.  I made two very simple gathered skirts.  I really like the stripes.  My 5 year old picked out this fabric.

I love the flowers in this next one.  

Summer of No Pants 2014 - Post #5

Last week, I quilted during the day and worked on this dress at night.  I bought the awesome Ghastlies fabric at least 2 years ago, and I always figured I'd make this dress which is a Kay Whitt design!  It's a McCall's pattern #6123.  I am done with patterns from McCalls for awhile I think.  I ended up putting on some decorative buttons to cover up a mistake.  You can't see it in the picture.  

Doing Stuff for Other People

In the past couple of days some things have come together for me about helping others.  In my last quilting post, I discussed wanting to listen to the Anxious and Angry podcast, and I linked to an Off With Their Heads song.  Today, Dying Scene posted a link to an indiegogo campaign started by Ryan Young of Off WIth Their Heads.  

Summer of No Pants 2014 - Post #3

Yesterday I dug out some scraps of fabric and made a skirt.  I didn't have too high of hopes.  I really just wanted to keep moving on my Summer of No Pants list.  I found some fabric that was gifted to me, and I pulled out my hemp/cotton/recycled poly muslin that I've been keeping around, and I drew out a pattern.  I knew that the muslin was VERY see through, so in my head I envisioned a skirt with the gifted fabric sort of laying on top of the muslin to cover my rear end.

Summer of No Pants 2014 - Post #2

 

I finally finished my first dress for Summer of No Pants 2014!  This is the Naomi from Kay Whitt.  You can find the pattern here.  I love Kay Whitt's patterns and have made quite a few over the last two years or so.  I found this one challenging.  I struggled with the bias trim under the sleeves and with the waistband. I am usually mini skirt or ankle skirt kinda woman, but I made this one fall just below the knee.