It’s this time of the year when I take out the Christmas decorations and ornate our house for the festivities ahead. Oh! How I love to unpack my beloved ornaments. I remember where and when I purchased most of them. (Laughter) my hubby cannot bear to hear one more time my l0000ng story of how I got my expensive mouth blown glass heart at Eaton’s downtown store. Literally, a few hours before the company closed their doors for good in October 1999. But if you permit I will share with you the story of how I came about making the pattern and sewing this elegant handmade Christmas stocking.
Note: This post is not a tutorial. Leave me a note in the comment box below if you would like me to do a Christmas stocking DIY post.
1 sewing pattern used with 4 different fabrics is a fun study that demonstrate how to get diversified looks using the same sewing pattern. I will also demonstrate how to fit a pattern when you are short on fabric, use fabric selvage for neckline finishes and how to copy a garment without taking it apart.
Ever had a piece of clothing you liked so much that you wore it to shreds or you wished you could replicate it in another color? Well actually to copy your clothes is a fairly easy task. In this post I will demonstrate how to copy a garment without taking it apart a simple technique that I explain in this step by step tutorial about making a sewing pattern from my favorite vest. I will also demonstrate how to use fabric selvage to sew a hand-rolled hem. I encountered difficulties with this project because of my chosen fabric but it allowed me to explain my infallible tip for sewing difficult fabrics that may be slippery, lacy, stretchy, types of vinyl or coated materials and I am sure that it will be of great use to you.
I was looking for a pattern to make a fabric toy to pair with the baby star wrap blanket I made for our most awaited little one. I found the pattern for this adorable Knot Bunny Baby Lovey Comforter on Pinterest. I was re-directed towards the Easy Sewing website where we could download the free PDF pattern for a medium size bunny or we could purchase the pattern for a bigger bunny version.
I always wanted to sew a baby star wrap blanket. I got the perfect occasion when one of our daughter -in- laws announced that she was pregnant. It will be the first grand child for both family sides; exciting times ahead! Lucky me, the mother-to-be thought that the blanket was a very cute idea.
See how I drafted my own star shaped blanket pattern and how I assembled it;
Simplicity pattern 1660 misses top in yellow linen
I purchased this Simplicity sewing pattern 1660 top. Before cutting the pattern I started by studying the image on the pattern envelope. It is a very good indication of how the garment fits. More accurate when there is an image of the garment sewn then photographed on a live person. At first glance this blouse model was loose fitting, formidable, no need to sew a mock-up (muslin). But I new that the neckline was too low for my taste.
See how I modified to pattern to raise the front neckline