Friday, September 29, 2017

The Handmaid's Tale

I have not seen this show.  I hope to, someday.  The costume pictures and descriptions are everywhere, though, so when a friend asked me to make her a red cape, of course I was up to the job.
I found a freebie cape pattern online, and we picked up some red gabardine from, and that was that.

Here are the cut pieces. 
Then I sewed the sides to the back.

Finished the edges by just turning and sewing down, and sewing a large hook and eye to the neckline.

And then she tried it on, with the bonnet that she picked up.  I did fix the shoulders later, and open up side slits for her arms to come through (marked by the safety pin).  I'll try to get more pictures later and post them, but here it is.   Really easy job, and she looks good!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Sewing on a rainy Saturday

This is the Ultimate Wallet, found at
Yes, I paid actual money for this pattern. 

 It was an interesting pattern, but I was lost until I watched the Youtube video.  While I like videos just fine, I hate that the directions weren't clear enough that I couldn't sew the wallet without it. 
However, now that I know all the tricks, I may make it again, just for the fun of it. It took about 4 hours, with a lot of ripping and re-doing. 

And then I made the Hedgerow Book Bag, found here:
This was a free pattern, but really great.  This one took about 45 minutes the first time.

This was a quick and easy pattern.  I like it a LOT.  I will probably make more of these.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Where have I been?

It's been a full year since I last posted.  I have a good reason - I bought a house!

It's a tiny house, actually a condo,and it all came about in a totally unexpected way, but here I am.  Moved, unpacked, and more or less settled.  Two bedrooms, two baths, which means.
I HAVE A SEWING ROOM!   Yes, an actual, real room, dedicated to sewing!  It's small, and I've rearranged it 3 times already, but I'm loving it.
So I've been sewing.  I have a lot of fabric that I want to sew up into little things quickly that can sell at a craft fair, and I'll give the money to my church's youth group. 
Here's some of the stuff:

That's all for now.  I'll post more pictures, maybe if/when I ever get my sewing room settled and ......well, it'll never be neat.  Everyone who sews knows that.