Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Love Me, Love My Dog

Are you sure there are only two?

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New Skirt

True to my word, I made myself this skirt last night:

I've had this pattern for awhile. I liked the simplicity and the nice clean line of the skirt. (The blouse - not so much. It's just bizarre). The skirt was very easy to fit and make. I also shortened it quite a bit.

I had some gray denim that SIL and I picked up at a strange, off the wall fabric store in another part of town - one of those places with bolt ends and such, piled on tables. We had a great time digging around in all those mountains of fabric. I got several pieces, like some moleskin for $1.00 a yard. I think the denim was about $1.00 / yard. They would cut the fabric for you but at that price, we just took whatever was there. (I need to get back out there).

You can't really see in this picture, but the skirt is cut so that the side seam is on a diagonal. I like the yoke, too, which is in one piece.

The blouse, though - that's another story. Where on earth would you wear that thing? It is strange, don't you agree?

Friday, May 15, 2009

Fabulous Fifties Fashions

You know I have a thing for vintage patterns and clothing, especially my favorite decade, the 1950's.

Here's a great WIKI featuring all sorts of Vintage patterns and links.

Here's Dana Winters in one of my favorite fifties movies, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, wearing a gorgeous strapless number! "Oh, Miles!"

Check out this fab slideshow of 50's fashion!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Last Band Concert....ever

Hoskins ROCKS!

Best Friends - Seniors are recognized.

"It can't be my last band concert!"

Warming up.


Here's the QOV I have just about completed. I think it needs a border, and I need to tweak a couple of blocks, but overall I'm pleased. It's very scrappy but that's what these quilts are pretty much about.

The star blocks in the corners, and the embroidered Lady Liberty in the center were donated by Debra, as was much of the fabric.

It's really been fun and an interesting challenge to make quilts using only donated or stash fabric. I did buy fabric for the Lone Star but it just evolved into that kind of quilt. I was luck to find more of the same fabric that had been donated.

My stash has really been reduced but it was great to find a use for all that old fabric I'd been hanging on to for years.

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As much as I've enjoyed this, I'm going to take a quilting hiatus for awhile and do some garment sewing.

My SIL is such a generous person, and all I can do for her he make her some clothes. Also, I love to make clothes!

I'll be sending this to Deb later this week. Thanks for all you do, Deb! You inspire us!