One more Easter outfit finished. This is for Vivian Rose to wear to the Bunny Lunch/Easter Egg Hunt at church on Saturday.
The pattern is Children’s Corner Callie, made from some anonymous pink fabric from my stash and trimmed with this sweet vintage Liberty bunny print. It has been aging in my stash for so long that these playful rabbits are elderly by now.
More details later. I still have Easter sewing to finish. Tick tock tick tock…..
The past two weeks have been very, very hectic. Aside from an increase in the busy-ness of everyday life, I’ve been learning more about my Brother Quattro sewing/embroidery comb machine. This little sundress is the result of my first attempts at using a few of the amazing features. I’m just blown away with the impact of technology on today’s sewing machines.
Somewhere, I have a booklet printed in 1900 which celebrates the advances in Singer sewing machines up to 1900. In that little publication, it was stated that every advance possible had been included in the newest Singer sewing machine model. Again and again, it stressed that there were absolutely no more improvements possible! The machine stitched forward and backward and stitch length that could be adjusted. What more could sewing women want? The machine of 1900 was perfected.
They were wrong.
But first, here are the specs on the dress. The pattern is Martha Pullen’s Summer Separates. Now that my granddaughter, Laurel, is 8, I am happy to have a pattern that reaches up into the big girl sizes. Continue reading
Quillows have been featured in previous posts, but most were of polar fleece. I find quillow projects to be universally useful and always fun to make.
Recently, while plundering through my Liberty of London scraps, I was reminded of this little quillow. It is currently among the missing and presumed to be residing in the depths of one of my grandchildren’s dressers. An all-points-bulletin has been issued and I hope soon to have news of its whereabouts.
Some time ago, it was featured in an article I wrote for Creative Needle magazine. All of the photos and parts of that article are included in this post.
A uniquely contemporary version of the Great American Quilt, a quillow is a small quilt which folds up into its own pocket to create a pillow. One of simple design, such as a whole cloth with no piecing, can be made in as little as three hours.
My grandchildren love having special holiday pillowcases. My personal favorite for bed linens is pima cotton, so I normally use pima for the pillowcase body and a seasonal or novelty cotton print for the contrasting hem.
Photo courtesy of Creative Needle magazine
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