I’m still around – sewing, designing and such. There’s always something going on in the sewing room and the drawing board. This weekend I managed to get 3 Christmas a-line dresses made for the little girls. I’ll work on the matching little brother outfit soon.
The dresses are all made from the Chez Ami twill fabric, bought when they were getting rid of a lot of fabrics. It has a bit of spandex. Not my favorite to work with, but I loved the weight of the fabric and the colors. I have the same large gingham in a royal blue/light blue combination for the little brother outfits. I love when that all works out! Before you’re too impressed, I have to let you know that the smocked inserts were purchased. I didn’t make them! They sure are cute though! Of course, the dresses are the Children’s Corner “Lucy” – my go to pattern.
Do you see the new girl??? I scored big with this purchase and am so excited about it!!! I happened to be on Craig’s List this past weekend and imagine my surprise when I saw a Wolf size 5 dress fitting mannequin listed for sale. I’d love to own an Alvanon professional fitting form, but that definitely isn’t in my budget. So, this was the next best option. I was a bit skeptical about completing the purchase – you hear some pretty scary stories about purchases that are scams. But, the form was being held at a bait and tackle shop. She was quite out of her element there. I’m sure that she will be much happier here! Honestly, it looks practically new. Sadly, the arm wasn’t with the form, but I took her anyway.
Other exciting news is the smocking design that I’ll have in the new Classic Sewing Magazine that is scheduled to come out in December. You’ll definitely want to subscribe to this magazine! It promised to be a beautiful magazine dedicated to quality heirloom and classic sewing with many favorite designers included. Signing up now also will allow you to get in on the beautiful machine embroidery monogram design that they are giving to subscribers. It’s beautiful! Here’s a sneak peek of the dress…
You’ll have to wait for the magazine to see the rest of it!
So, that’s what I’ve been up to this last week. Have you started your Christmas sewing yet?