Friday, August 26, 2011

Working on a Skirt

I've been working on a skirt for my GD. You would think this would be a quick and easy project but since I spend most of my time watching my grand kids I haven't had much time for sewing lately.

I have designed the skirt (I'm sure its not much different than any other little girls tiered style skirt), cut it out, and started the stitching.  See pictures below.

Stitching for gathered edge.

Gathered edged pinned to one of the tiers.

Waistband - I sew it with the elastic in place.
My GD loves butterflies so I chose two different colors of the same cute butterfly print and some bright yellow fabric to go with it.  I hope to have it done in the next couple of days.  (If I can just find the time.)

I've also been teaching my grand kids a love of gardening this summer.  We now have three blueberry plants, and we had two tomato plants we grew in pots on the back porch.  

One of our new blueberry plants - they even produced this year!
Our tomatoes before they ripened.

Just before picking!
My GS and GD had so much fun checking the tomatoes everyday since the first tiny tomato showed until we picked the last tomato this past week.  Such fun.  We also planted marigolds - natural pest deterrents, didn't see a single horn worm near my tomatoes this year and was able to stay completely organic.  

Planting marigolds!

They had lots of fun planting and playing in the dirt!
 Although the grand kids are back at school, summer heat isn't over yet!  It's still hot and humid - today it's 94 out and shows no signs of cooling off any time soon.  If you are in the path of Irene our prayers are with you.

May your evening be full of sewing,

Thursday, August 11, 2011

It's Not Much But It's Something!

It's true!  It's not much but it is something.  I finally sewed something!!!  My three year old GD loves to wear dresses and she had this adorable dress but the little lining/slip had pink tulle at the bottom.  She kept saying "Nana it's scratchy."  She wouldn't even wear it so.....out came the scissors and off came the tulle.  I turned it under and put on this cute little decorative stitching with my wonderful Bernina sewing machine.  She loves it and wore it on her first day of preschool this year.  YIPEE! 

That scratchy pink tulle is out of here!

New decorative trim on lining/slip.  No more "scratchy"!
 This is a picture of the dress color and a small portion of the lining with the decorative trim.  Sorry I don't have a picture of the dress.  You would think I would have taken that picture!  The dress was store bought, I was just fixing the "scratchy" problem.  It just felt good to sew again!

I have designed a cute little skirt for her that is cut out and ready to go.  Hope to get to that soon.

Have a pieceful evening,