Thursday, February 20, 2014
This is my latest acquisition. She's gorgeous. She works. I'm not sure why I had to have her, but I did. She's quiet and a lot cleaner for her age than I ever thought she'd be. I took the covers off the head and the back and the throat plates, and other than a little felt/lint under the feed dogs, she really looked pretty clean.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
My Uniquely You dress form needed a makeover. Instead of buying her slightly smaller than me and padding up, I bought a larger size relying on being able to sew the cover in to pull her in. But the waist wasn't at the right level and various other problems. So I ended up slicing her up with a carving knife and am covering up the damage. Need to tweak the bottom edge, add some elastic to bottom, cover and dart some at armholes, add a pin cushion to top. Lastly, I'll give her a good steam with my steamer to shrink it a little bit to smooth it out.
Overall, I'm pleased so far.
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
I know Looks like a repeat. But the deeper red goes better in my living room. These were leftover pieces from the tablecloth I finished off. Did the old puffy paint trick around edges. Still it looks great. I'm happy. I'm ready for Christmas. Need a pretty skirt to make up for the lack of gifts to hide the ground!!
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Scarlett wants to be ALL the princesses. I think this getup will do the trick. This could have been a little more refined, but seriously, it will be worn once. I had no pattern for the dress and it ended up too small. Pieced in a strip up each side of bodice and sleeve. Over all I'm pleased with it.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Yay for me! I got one off Craigslist. Now I need to make something where I need to use it. It has led a very useful life already, and I cleaned the top plate with every known method. It doesn't come off on fabric when ironing, so I think it's all right! Made a new fabric cover with what I had handy
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Thursday, July 25, 2013
This teal shrug for Scarlett was fast and a lot of fun once Sandy, www.alessandrina.com, explained how to do it. Basically a rectangle sewn into a circle. II had never used the ribber doing a tuck stitch on my kh930.
The black vest is not what I had intended to make , but still is wearable. It's made out of a wool rayon yarn on the 930. I made the back too long to make into a traditional men's vest look with points in the front and a button band. So I just made a pullover instead.
And Scarlett loves her aprons and her ladybug one in particular. When it's dirty, she doesn't like to wear the plain one I made her. So hopefully she'll like the cupcake one as well as her ladybug apron.