Monday, 23 November 2015

Granny Squares

A stress relief project.

Nightie marathon Kwik Sew

Two Kwik Sew Ladies nighties. Made as per instructions except for french seams on the sides.

Seamworks Magazine Projects

These are my recent sewing projects. They are all seamworks Magazine patterns.

They are print at home patterns.

Everything went together well, my only issues were with sizing.

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Mermaid costume for Barbie

Every Barbie doll wants to dress up like a mermaid at least once.

I used a green embossed double knit with just a little stretch, a row of sequins at her waist and both the skirt and top have snap closures.

mermaid tail costume modelled by Barbie

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Embroidered bracelet DMC mini kit

I used to embroider regularly so this was like going back in time.

The kit contained pre-printed ribbon, thread and instructions. It took an evening while watching TV.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

New Look 6356 easy 2 hour tops

Both tops are made with cotton fabric from my stash. Both pieces were too short to cut the back from one length so there is a join at the back waist.

The pattern says to insert a back zipper which I did for the bird fabric, but after trying it on I decided I didn't need a zip for the fox fabric version.

I tried using bias binding instead of facings in the first version but didn't get it to sit quite right. So the fox fabric version has a neckline facing as per pattern instructions.

Monday, 23 March 2015

My first cutwork embroidery

I have two cutwork embroidery cards for the Janome memory craft 5700.

Memory card no. 107 cutwork designs
Memory card no. 29 cutwork series

Today I tried a small design from card 29.
The sample used a lightweight cotton fabric with one layer of water soluble film.  The bobin thread was ordinary sewing thread and the needle thread was ordinary machine embroidery rayon.