sewing

Snack Bags and Failure

I finally sat down at my sewing machine today.  I made up these snack bags, since we don't have enough.  I actually made a lot more than are here.  I had not sewn anything in 3ish weeks until today.  It has been awful.  I am ready to jump back in.  Gates is calling to me.

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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 #1

My friends gift fabric to me now and again.  It's wonderful.  I have gotten sheets, tables linens, curtains, and new fabric.  A friend of mine gave me some knit fabric, already cut out, that she bought a long time ago.  She never got around to making the pattern, so she decided to give it to me.  I am not one to wear knit on the bottom half of my body, but I really wanted to make a skirt out of what she gave me.  Here is my new old skirt.

Almost ready to quilt

Last week while waiting for my backing fabric to arrive, I pulled out the last shirts I bought at the thrift store.  At least a month had passed since I bought them, and I only remembered what one of them looked like.

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