Friday, April 9, 2010

Sewed all Morning!

I made two dresses today using old t-shirts and two yards of fabric. Nice, comfy Spring dresses! I was so happy to find they were so easy to make. I used two t-shirts that no longer fit, I took them in, removed the sleeves on the white one, seamed up the fabric, and sewed it together. I let the stretch of the shirts gather the skirt fabric for me. Now all I have to do is hem them. I was inspired by the dresses at Lil Blue Boo and other sites that showed upcycling t-shirts.

I was so pleased with my wonderful self that I went forward with the next item on my mental list of things to make: a baby bib for a baby shower that my daughter is going to tomorrow. Her friend from high school is now a teacher, too, and she is due in June. I thought the bib would take about 10 minutes to make but it turned out to take about an hour and a half (had to rip out all the binding and start over!) Grrr! Next one I make will be flip and sew! Stupid binding!
Here it is:

Linking to Show and Tell Friday on amylouwho and Get Inspired at sewdangcute!

Monday, April 5, 2010

My Latest Wall Quilt

I went to my local quilt shop and wandered around for an hour lusting after the gorgeous fabric. Seminole Sampler has all kinds of beautiful selections. I fell in love with the Folklorica by Julie Paschkis for In the Beginning. I bought some fat quarters and this week I put them all together in a quick top. It is very intense! I am thinking I will put a white or cream border next.

First, I cut out 3 1/2 inch squares and sewed them together randomly into groups of three.

Next, I attached each group of three to another rectangle, 6 1/2 by 9 1/2.

I arranged the resulting squares on the floor until I liked the arrangement. I am guilty of rarely pinning anything. I sewed the squares into rows and then attached the rows.

I like it so far!