Monday, March 29, 2010

a great resource for the beginning seamstress

I think Tori and I will be using this book as a textbook for our Mom's Sewing classes. Chic & Simple Sewing by Christine Haynes. It has such great, modern, super-easy, and (even modest) patterns that even the beginning seamstress will feel like a pro and look like a million bucks! A friend of mine, who is just learning to sew, received it as a gift and wanted me to take a look at it. FAB!

Now, to find some quality apparel fabric.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

what a silly waste

Does anyone else think 5/8th seam allowances are excessive? Does it make you feel a little crazy, especially when the pattern then tells you to clip the seam to 1/4th inch?!

Monday, March 1, 2010

more burp cloths

Second set of burp cloths today.

The friend who ordered these burp cloths wanted them edged with ribbon. I'm thinking it was a really great idea! What a lucky little baby, if I do say so myself.

burp cloths

This morning's project was embroidering three burp cloths for a friend of mine to give as a gift. I love how they turned out. The bunny is my all-time favorite design to sew out.