I made a minky scarf as proof that a faux fur scarf can be stylish and easy to make. Young women would especially like this piece, especially if chosen in a minky print that is soft and fun. See the photos for the one I made. I found a pattern that has an opening on one end of it to string the other side through, thus holding it in place.
The caddy is finished and looks so pretty. It’s especially nice with the oranges in the fabric; just when you’d want a warm casserole to take to someone (I mean in Fall and Winter!) See the photo which shows my 9×13 pan in it. The edges fold right over the pan, and the handles (not shown) will not allow it to open up. A tip: There are 4 curved edges
All the pieces of the caddy were put into place, so now I had to cut out the shape of it, just by following the lines on the printed cotton batting. FIRST, though, you will want to pin the edges down so you can cut out the curves without the fabric moving. Next, flip the caddy over; the back should be facing up. Cut out the shape of the caddy
Sewing right onto the cotton batting This is a new project for me. Judy asked for a casserole caddy for her “Blitzen” event on November 7. (A casserole caddy is a quilted “envelope” of sorts for carrying a hot casserole to an event). I volunteered. She handed me an all-in-one package that included instructions and a large piece of cotton batting. It is called a “Quilt as You Go” pattern;
I found tips even inside the “learn to sew” pattern used for this. I put them into practice. All the tips are listed below, then the photos for each one follow. DARTS: This skirt has ’em! The pattern discusses how to eliminate the “bubble” typically created at the very tip of the dart. This was a new learning for me!! First, trace the darts onto the wrong side of the
The Island Vacation skirt has scenery on it … it has a yellow sunset on the horizon, a line of purple mountains, and then the ground, before it explodes into poppies. The skirt has 3 separate pieces in order for it to wrap around, and you’ll want an unbroken line of horizon to go around the waist and hips. So, you’ll want to lay out the 3 pattern pieces to
I made this skirt for a couple of reasons. First, I loved the fabric and wanted to use it as a long skirt because the panel/border is so long. I haven’t worn an everyday long skirt since they were called maxi-dresses. Isn’t the fabric absolutely stunning? It’s at the Bungalow, in store and online here, along with several other designs with panels that can be long or short. Note the
My dress for my daughter’s wedding is finished! See the photo. It shimmers in the daylight. What beautiful fabric to work with. Though it ravels on the raw edges a lot, you can alleviate the stress of that by using a zig-zag or overlock stitch on the edges. Regarding the gathering I wrote about: Lots of gathering in this pattern to make the skirt very flaired and “twirly”. If I