Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Have a wonderful holiday! I hope to post some photos AFTER the holiday is over! Thanks to all of the wonderful people who share their expertise via the blog world. It has helped me immeasurably to read and see the great ideas shared here!

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

New Skill!

I have a Janome 900 CS Machine which has given me fits! I had one short lesson on it and that was my fault for not pursuing more assistance. I went and got a personal lesson--thanks to the great dealer whom I have previously maligned without really giving them a chance.

Jerry taught me a few tricks and helped me to get the binder to work. I made DGD a long sleeved t shirt with a bound neckline--I am quite pleased with the outcome, but have wrapped the shirt for Christmas. I'll get a photo after she unwraps the goodies.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Complete Ensemble

Here is the complete ensemble--I am pleased with the two garments together.

The shirt is from the Ottobre pattern #301 made in a size 116 from Chez Ami cotton lycra knit. The jumper is from a special Burda Kids' Fashion magazine...not sure of the year as I could not find one on the magazine. Ah--it says c 2003 on the pattern sheets. I have been keeping this pristine for quite a while! I stole an idea from Lyra on Stitchers Guild copying a jumper she made for her niece recently. I love the piping idea so I included a strip of the knit between the bodice and skirt pieces of the jumper. It just gave it some punch. I can't wait for Christmas to give the goodies to DGD!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Works in Progress

Here's a shirt that goes with a jumper--shirt is done, jumper isn't!

The fabric is chez ami too--I am using up my stash--I figured that I should use this up while I have a little one who might appreciate the fabric! The next 2 are boys, and I think that's the end of the trail for our grands!

Here's the shirt--jumper to follow :>)

Monday, December 1, 2008

More Pretties

First, here is my dog--Brandy Bear the poodle. He is most often known as Bubba. He will soon be 10. He was a birthday gift to me when he was a year old. Go figure--he loves me but he LOVES DH. Silly boy!
Next are two outfits I made for DGD for Christmas using patterns from Ottobre 4-2008 designs 18 and 19 in size 116. The red is from the previous post, but shows the leggings. These have a flared hem. The blue is the same combination, but the tunic is made from the scraps from the leggings and some scraps I had from a tunic I made for same DGD last Christmas. I know DGD will like them because they are soft and comfy!