Friday 13 January 2017

Dress Form Arm - for Annabelle

I like the idea of having an arm (or two) for my dress form. 
I found some sources, one being on the McCall's site, but unfortunately this particular product only
 ships to the US and  it attaches with magnets.
My dress form, (which I named "Annabelle") is the 
Uniquely You pinable foam dress form, not a PGM dress form so the magnetic arm wouldn't work,  but I can easily make my "Annabelle" an arm.
I found this  great video tutorial by Diane Deziel.
I should have made one years ago!!

I'd like to  Congratulate  Andrea at "Sew-to-Fit" on getting her 
I am so excited for you Andrea. 
Your Fit Friday's have been a lot of fun as well as all your wonderful videos .
 I am sure
this new Library of yours will be a wonderful asset to all :) 
Thank You for doing what you do!

Wednesday 11 January 2017

House cleaning!!

Or should I say Blog Cleaning.

I didn't realize how many of my links are no longer current.

Updating this resource list was fun.

Definitely a work in progress!
But I will get through it.

Have a wonderful day.

Tuesday 10 January 2017

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a wonderful start to 2017!
I don't usually make new years resolutions but one thing I do know is that I need  to improve my
blogging....and  it certainly feels like my blogging and my sewing mojo have returned.....

So to start off the year I will highlight a few past projects that I made  ~ These were quick items to make but extremely fun to do.

I had made my husband a fleece jacket some time ago and 
our grandson wanted a fleece top just like Grandad. 
Apparently Grandad can only wear his top when my grandson says he can!
There are rules when you have the same jacket.

For my husbands fleece jacket I used   McPhee 420- No Sweat Shirt.
 I made the full zipped front version.
My Grandson's top is McPhee 425- Kids No sweat, and his is the pullover version.
I bought the fleece from Tonitex in Montreal. 
It is an excellent quality fleece and a pleasure to work with.
Both jackets were a hit and are favorites on cold winter days.



This next project was a Halloween costume.  
An adorable Dopey Dwarf!!
The mom had given me a picture of what she wanted and I pretty much 
made it identical to her inspiration picture.
This  fleece is from my local Fabricville.
I used Burda 9428 for the top and modified it. (yes it's a dress pattern but it worked great).
 I self drafted the neck piece (scarf) as a separate piece to wear over the top.
I also drafted the hat and ears.

For Christmas I embroidered bath towels for some special little kids.
 I purchased the embroidery appliques from
Loves Applique site. What a great find.
They embroidered beautifully and I love how they turned out.

Happy Sewing!

My little helper modelling a headband I made.