Monday, February 17, 2014

Growth tucks as originally intended

Back when she was tiny, I made the kidlet (now 2!) Chery Williams' Baby Square Yoke dress in a 6 month size.  My first dress on my mother's Bernina that she kindly gave me, with sweet decorative stitches on the collar and lots of exciting work with the edgestitch and rolled hem feet.  My first attempt at heirloom sewing.
(Photo from last July - ignore the mess!)
It was quite big (though she wore it much of her second spring and summer, just after turning 1), and very long (especially for a crawler), so I put in a big tuck that made the dress look even cuter.

Going through clothes to put away as too small, I found this one still fits, so out came the seam ripper, out comes three inches of growth tuck, and my kidlet's wearing a size 6 month dress comfortably into her second year!

(Now where'd I put that iron?)

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

Simplicity 1745
Simplicity 1745

In honor of the day, here's two cute views from a 1956 Simplicity pattern I picked up at the Quilt Show!  1950s kids' clothes are excellent.

Simplicity 1745
Simplicity 1745

And it's a size 4 (back when patterns came in one size), and my monkey wears a 1, so I have lots of time to get around to making it!

Thursday, November 7, 2013


Well, except for tearing out the Bs in the corner, as the boy this was originally for is now big and our cousin just found out she's having a boy!  But in general quilted and bound. Used thread to match the top, so the back looks fun.  Real non cellphone camera photos coming once I get them off the camera!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Quilt Festival!

Last year the preview night for the quilt festival was Halloween, in downtown Houston, so I skipped it, just going in a frenzied pace the following day.  

This year, I went on preview night - SO MUCH FUN!  

(One of my favorite quilts from last year - couldn't take a straight-on photo.)

Just hit up the vendor room last night, but going back tomorrow - and seeing if a class I'm interested in is open.  So excited!

This was my favorite quilt last year - love the background, love the variety, love the triangles (I like triangles), love the whole thing.  It's been my phone lock screen wallpaper for a year.

Vendors last night, quilt displays tomorrow - so excited!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Sleep sack

My monkey sleep-crawls, so blankets are a ways off still, but she's outgrown her sleep sack.  Easy enough to make a new one, though.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Wise men

Well, progress on one at least!