Monday, May 31, 2010

McCall's MP340

Here's the tee shirt I finally finished to go with chiffon skirt. I made a few little flowers to coordinate and pinned them to the neckline of the tee shirt. If you click on the picture it will enlarge and you can see the flowers. A fun little accent.
Directions for the flowers were also in the pattern.
Last shot of a wild flower that has become a repeater in our back garden. I LOVE the color of this one!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Photo Update--Double Chiffon Skirt

Here's the photo--windy day so I took a quick shot on the front gate! I see you can see my shadow and a tiny poodle head above the top of the gate, so I'm including one shot inside as well. I can sew, but I am no good with photos!!!

I used some poly chiffon (can't remember from whom) I found in the stash with a nude lingerie fabric from Casual Elegance for a lining. Feels great against the skin and provides a nice modest lining!

Friday, May 28, 2010

A Little Sewing--Loes Hinse Double Chiffon Skirt

I am going to try the cut and paste method of blogging today—we’ll see if I am technologically able. I made the double layer chiffon skirt from one of Loes Hinse’s past newsletters. How easy and cute! I had to pick off the waistband because I thought I KNEW what to do without looking at the directions. Well, when I followed the directions I got a great finish and fit.

I still have some things cut out that I had hoped to finish—the tee shirt that matches the skirt for one. I have 3 more days of work as an elementary principal then I am free again. I am so grateful that I am a retired educator because today’s challenges are truly formidable.

Hope to post a photo tonight!

I love reading about everyone’s projects. I hope to get back to creating a few of my own. It is not like I NEED any clothes—I just enjoy the process of making them. I also think it helps me to keep the old brain cells working. Problem solving when sewing is a good spatial relationship challenge.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Thinking about Sewing

I am still working, so not doing much sewing. This is the time of year when schools have evening activities, so that means the principal should show up! Not a bad thing, just eats up my personal time for a while. I have been thinking about sewing, however. I even have some black linen on the cutting table to make into some version of Loes Hinse pants. Easy sewing and I am pretty sure of the fit. Kind of no brainer sewing.

I went to visit my dad yesterday so we are on the road. We'll spend some time at the Happiest Place on Earth today and then head home tomorrow. The kids know that there are 12 more days of school left, so the end is in sight. Next year I think I'll stay retired!

My next post will be with a photo of something I've made!