Monday, June 27, 2011

Sewing extravaganza

Hey all!

I thought I'd catch you up on my latest sewing adventures.

First off, I made a blouse from a past patterns teens era pattern... (don't ask the number...) I bought some pale green material to make it up with. But we were having a cookout at my aunt's that weekend and I needed something to wear. I didn't want to use my good material since I knew I didn't have time to make it up properly. So I found this peach print and plain lining in my stash, and gave it a try. I LOVE IT!!! It's one of my favourite things in my wardrobe now!

Next though, I have to tell you how I made the piping around the collar, cuffs, and down the front.

On my, New to me, 1912, Mason Rotary treadle machine!!!

Isn't it great! It came with a box full of attachments! My favourites are the ruffler (seen above, on the machine) and of course, the piper! I can just see the CW dresses I'l create!! :D

Finally though, I can't sign off without showing you the quilt I'm working on.


Brooke said...

Nice! Your teens era blouse is stunning!!!! I love it. :)

Your new sewing machine sounds awesome. :)

And last, but not least the quilt is amazing! You must have alot of pateince. :)

Hope your having a great evening!


Mrs. V. said...

Your blouse is so pretty! I remember when I was younger small floral, feminine prints were "in." I am noticing that they seem to be coming back into favor and I'm so glad because I missed them so much! I took my daughter shopping this weekend and saw several things in those patterns. :)

I also think it's so lovely that you are using the old fashioned machine. I wish I had some sewing skills! I think I'll have to stick with my cross stitching. :)

Anonymous said...

Awww, I already saw these on your camera when you came up.. but this was a LOVELY post anyways!
I can't WAIT to get down south and see your machine :)
I get to use it too, right?(say yes):D
I love your blouse, that pattern made up so dreamy.. Don't let anybody stop you from wearing it!
love ya!