- I am a Homemaker and Freight Broker (with my husband) who has a love of needle crafts, sewing, crochet, cross-stitch. I learned to sew in 2007, really love using vintage patterns (1940's, 50's, 60's) & and seeing how I can modernize them with fabric choices and trims). I need 25 hours in a day to get to everything I want to do!
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Finishing up red dress, etc.
Now that life is returning to normal (what's that?) I have been working on daughter's red dress, which I substituted the bias facing for bias binding made from one of the prints. I always put this on by hand, so it takes awhile. I got some compliments on the black cherry dress at the funeral, so I have made some fabric stash orders (oops!) and bought Moda's bluebonnets on yellow (hey, it's Texas' state flower) and plan to do another of that pattern with a royal blue collar and sash. I also have some Aunt Grace large scale grandmothers flower garden "cheater" cloth, I may do a 40's dress in that. I bought some DuBarry's on Ebay and have a McCall as well, so whichever I can fit on the yardage as it is only 2 yards and planned on doing the bodice yokes, ties, etc in a contrast solid (red or bright blue) to have enough and facings out of the Aunt Grace pieced if needed. I need to iron the cherry dress; once I do, I will take a photo. I also need to fix my new dressform, a uniquely you, so I can use it.