Wednesday, 23 April 2014

New Projects

Easter is a great time to get together with family and friends.  I hosted my family for Easter dinner this year.  It's amazing how much work goes into feeding 10 people.  What is strange for me is that I am more stressed about setting the menu then actually preparing the meal.  Once the menu is set, I can easily execute.  I LOVE to cook and I LOVE to entertain.  Needless to say, this weekend went beautifully.  With all the hustle and bustle of the long weekend, I still managed to make a few pieces.

Item #1- Casual Zip UP

I love this casual Zip up jacket.  I used McCall's 6614.  This pattern is very easy to make and it provides you with a variety of options that are great!  I wanted a light jacket that I could throw on when I was running out the door.  The pattern also gives you options for sweatshirt styles with and without a hood.

Item #2- Cotton Printed Dress  

This dress I made before combining two patterns and making some minor adjustments to the pattern.  This dress is fun and playful.  I am really enjoying the printed on the dress.  I discovered that it is important to lay out your pattern pieces the right way when you working with printed patterns, especially when there are words on it.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Bright and Yellow

I said I would create these pants in every colour of the rainbow, didn't I! :)  This time, I used a stretch yellow cotton.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

My Muse!

I finally got up enough courage to make something for someone else.  My mother has always supported my sewing and so I thought what better person to sew for than her.  I figure she will wear it even if she doesn't like it!

Saturday, 5 April 2014