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Developing a Bunting Pattern

April 23rd, 2017 at 2:45 pm » Comments (0)


Fabric Bucket Class

April 21st, 2016 at 10:37 pm » Comments Off

I taught a class on how to make fabric buckets at Craft Makers Studio craftmakersstudio.bigcartel.com/ We’ll be having another class on May 14th, 2016. www.meetup.com/Craft-Makers-Studio/



I made a tuffet!

April 20th, 2016 at 3:25 pm » Comments Off

My Tuffet Last December, SIL and I walked into In Between Stitches quilt shop in Livermore and saw the tuffet class sample. It was really cute. I decided to take the class which is taught by West Coast Tuffets.



A New Top

April 12th, 2016 at 8:48 pm » Comments Off

After using the pink pique to make a yoke, I only had enough to make a shell or tank top. I decided a shell top from Burda World of Fashion from December, 2003. The first step, after choosing the pattern, is to cut the pattern sheets from the BurdaWOF magazine, separate them, and iron them. [...]



Petite Plus Patterns Jean Jacket

April 6th, 2016 at 7:37 pm » Comments Off

Pattern: Jean Jacket at Petite Plus Patterns This pattern has really great instructions. I lucked out in that I didn’t have to make any alterations. (Usually, I choose a pattern that fits my shoulders/neck, and do an FBA and maybe add room in the bicep area.) I did not have to lengthen this. I’m 5′ [...]



Another Burda 7219

April 5th, 2016 at 10:54 am » Comments Off

Me in Burda 7219 showing off my finished tuffet. I had some 100% cotton pique. It’s a lovely fabric, soft, and the pique weave hides wrinkles. Sadly, I did not buy very much of it and did not have enough to make a TnT top, Burda 7219. In the image to the left, you can [...]



Painted Denim

April 3rd, 2016 at 10:03 pm » Comments Off

This is heavy weight denim that my husband bought to cover windows while we were deciding whether or not to redo a wall and take out the windows. I painted these scraps with watered down acrylic paint to see how that worked. It is colorfast. It does not come out in the wash. I recommend [...]



New Jean Jacket

January 20th, 2016 at 10:03 pm » Comments Off

This is the Jeans Jacket (pattern #204) from Petite Plus Patterns. This pattern has really great instructions. I lucked out in that I didn’t have to make any alterations. (Usually, I choose a pattern that fits my shoulders/neck, and do an FBA and maybe add room in the bicep area.) I did not have to [...]



Bunting

January 14th, 2016 at 10:28 pm » Comments Off

Do you know what bunting is? I knew, but I didn’t know it was called bunting. I made a sample for a class. We tried to fit in in before Xmas, hence the Xmas theme in the sample, but that didn’t work. We have not scheduled the class. I’m not sure how I feel about [...]



Class Samples

January 13th, 2016 at 10:31 pm » Comments Off

I’m thinking of teaching a class on beginning sewing. These samples are not compelling.



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