Tuesday, March 24, 2015

dizzy spell quilt

A finished Dizzy Spell quilt for my husband.      I used Lotta Jansdotter's Glimma collection, which I won a bundle of in a giveaway quite a few months ago and finally found a good use for it!  I didn't use any batting in this quilt, just backed it with a flannel sheet.  I really like lap quilts without batting as I find it makes them more comfy.  I also didn't want this quilt to be too warm that my husband wouldn't use it! dizzy spell quilt
dizzy spell quilt
dizzy spell quilt

dizzy spell quilt
dizzy spell quilt

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

the lucky girl dress

Life has been busy lately with cleaning, decluttering...  We're putting our house on the market in about a month so I haven't found much sewing time.  So, when Lucy Blaire contacted me asking if I'd like to try her new dress pattern, I jumped at the chance to have a quick-sew project and another opportunity to sew with knits.  Riley Blake also sent some wonderful knits for me to work with.  The Lucky Girl Dress is a very cute play dress with a lined hood and a full circle skirt, which is great for twirling!  My daughter loves it!  I found the pattern to be easy to read and follow and came together rather quickly.

the lucky girl dress by lucy blaire
knit dress - the lucky girl
lucky girl dress by lucy blaire

I then decided to make my youngest daughter one as well using some fabric I had on hand.  I didn't have enough to make the circle skirt so I just extended the bodice pattern piece and made an A-line dress.  It's a little big on her (especially the sleeves) but I'm hoping it will fit her nicely this fall.

luckey girl dress variation
lucky girl dress variation

If you want to see more wonderful Lucky Girl dresses, click on the links below to see what the other bloggers came up with:
5th: Melissa (Sew Like MyMom)
6th: Remona (The StitchingScientist)
12th: Amanda (Jedi CraftGirl)
13th: Becca Duval (BeccaDuval Photography)
19th: Ren Murphy (TheInspired Wren)
20th: Maryam (Hi and Hello)
26th: Julia Frazier (Riley Blake)
27th: Lucy Blaire

Lucy Blaire and Riley Blake are also having a giveaway!  To enter for your chance to win 3 yards of Riley Blake fabric (2 yards of Aztec black knit and 1 yard of Aqua solid knit) plus The Lucky Girl pattern, go to Lucy Blaire's website and join her mailing list.  The giveaway closes at midnight eastern time on Feb 26th.

Lucky Girl Dress | Sew Like My Mom

Thursday, January 29, 2015

fabric destash

Hello again!  Not a whole lot of sewing happening here, although I did recently get back into the groove after the Christmas break (took me awhile!).  I have been doing a bit of cleaning and decided to do a little destash.  I have a few scrap fabric bundles listed in the shop.  Stop by if you're interested!
happy to lucky scraps
scrap pack
I spy squares

Monday, October 27, 2014

heidi & finn color block tunic

I used the heidi & finn color block dress pattern to make my daughter this linen shirt.
I changed it up by making it a tunic length.  I also did not line it so I had to change the closure at the back too.  I installed a short zipper, which actually worked out quite well!
heidi & finn color block tunic
heidi & finn color block tunic
heidi & finn color block tunic
heidi & finn color block tunic
heidi & finn color block tunic

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

fireworks quilt top

My fireworks quilt top done is done!  I have been working on these blocks for a long time, doing a little here and a little there when I could find time.  I am happy to have those blocks done and all sewn together into a quilt top.  Now I have to decide on a backing fabric and then comes the job of quilting it.

Fabrics are mostly Happy-Go-Lucky by Bonnie and Camille with a few others thrown in.
Fireworks quilt top
Fireworks quilt top
Fireworks quilt top

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Wildwood super tote

I was happy to be selected to participate in the Sew Mama Sew Cloud9 Wildwood challenge. I received this lovely fabric to make myself a super tote. I have used this pattern before and it works great as a diaper bag.  The last one I made is starting to look a little worn so I decided it was time to make another one.super tote cloud9 wildwood
super tote
For the bag exterior, I used Navy Deco Petal, the bag lining and pocket lining are Ivory Forest Floor, the straps are Coral Full Bloom and the interior pockets are Pretty Posie Coral.  All such pretty fabric!  The gray you see for the gusset and straps is gray linen I had on hand that went well with this Wildwood fabric.
super tote
super tote diaper bag
super tote diaper bag
super tote wildwood
super tote - wildwood
Thanks to Sew Mama Sew and Cloud9 Fabrics for letting me play with this beautiful fabric!

To see what the other challengers made with this fabric, visit their blogs listed below.   
 Kirsty Cleverly from Bonjour Quilts
Carolina Carero from Love, Lola
Elizabeth Singler from Mama Can Do It
Heidi Staples from fabric mutt
Ren Murphy from The Inspired Wren

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

every day top

Some of you may have seen this shirt already over on Instagram but here are a few more pictures.
I made this Every Day Top in a gray and cream polka dot fabric...the only back-to-school clothes that have been made so far.  I love how this turned out!  Such cute detailing with the cuffs and the piping.  I also ended up adding some gray binding along the bottom as I felt it would be too short if I hemmed it the normal way.  I used some mint-colored buttons on the back, and of course, I had to go out and find some mint-colored jeans to match.  Now she has a cute little outfit for this fall and winter.
every day top (tie dye diva pattern)
polka dot top
every day top buttons
polka dot shirt

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