sensory blanket

sensory blanket
(I made this sensory blanket for my best friend mary anne) Praising Him with the work of my simple hands

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

100 Acts of Sewing dress done!

 My bioGranddaughter/daughter Kitty. (I have raised her and her birth sister since birth) Once I asked her to try something on I had sewn, and now she insists on trying on everything I make! Well except her brother's shirts I made him! :o)

What could I say when she asked to model my dress for the blog pictures!! ;o)
Above- The changes to the pattern front- my bias around neck/arms shows instead of tucked under, lace on my pocket tops, pockets placed lower, and front of dress done in 2 pieces instead of 1 pattern piece.
                                              Side view.

                                              Back view.
My applique heart that says "Good Old Mom", the heart has gold fabric glitter around the edge, my binding I made around arms/neck, my ruffle back piece I added. The little "dot" midway down that you can see is actually a tiny gold heart. When I opened the fabric paint (it had sat so long) was separated and a drop of it fell on the back, so I made it into a heart! (mental note to self- never open paints over project!)

I love the dress. Very comfy! And very Grandmotherly for me I think!

On pattern review I noticed quite a few negative reviews about my new sewing machine. Especially about the drop in bobbin. I have not had any problems with the bobbin or the machine.

However, I do not like a drop in bobbin, the thread on top lying sideways, or the way you change stitches. For example, if I want a zig zag stitch I have to not only set the bottom dial to zig zag, but I must set the middle dial to stitch length and the top dial to stitch width. If you set only the bottom dial to zig zag without any other adjustments, it will straight stitch. ugh. It makes changing stitches take too long!

I had quite a few African prints I splurged on for several of my kids. Of course years ago. I donated the ones that had a more masculine look, my grown boys would never wear them now.

I could never decide what to use them for. My married daughter Grace said I should make pillows for her home. (I said to myself- boooring! LOL!) So I decided to make her a skirt. She loves the skirts with tulle under them, that to me look like Cosplay. Sadly I just haven't had time yet to do anything that "involved". (and my dislike of zippers :o) I can do them well enough, I just think they need time.

She also mentioned she liked shirt dresses and wrap dresses; when I complained to her how much I hated them! :o) (there's a glut of patterns for them right now)

Knowing how much I loved my Cashmerette Springfield top pattern, I decided to make her a Cashmerette wrap dress!!

I have cut it out. It was a bit harder to grade the sides out from the arms. (at the side seams) But I'll have her try it on inside out with the seams sewn to fix my errors. It is a super easy pattern. I love it already. I'll get pictures next post.

I'm doing the 3/4 length sleeves. I think it will need a slip. I hope Grace has one! :o)

Now if only Cashmerette would design another style that I liked! :o)

Happy Creating! God Bless!!
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