Friday, January 10, 2014

Dresses, Pants, and Quilting...

I have been quite busy sewing!
First, I've been working on a quilt made out of a panel. And, I'm trying free motion quilting for the first time. It's not perfect, but I love the results so far.
I had to put it on hold though because I ran out of the thread I was using for the bobbin--a lovely turquoise color.
While the quilt was on hold, I whipped up this dress using the pattern from Randomness by Petchy.
The fabrics I used are, Safari Soire by Dan Stiles for Birch Fabrics, and the red I can't find the info on anymore, but as soon as I had seen these two fabrics together, I knew they had to be made into a dress.
The only problem was that there was a very limited amount of both, so I finally decided to do some color-blocking.
And, the red bias tape is just plain store bought bias tape.

Next up is two little dresses using the Itty Bitty Baby Dress from Made by Rae.
I love this pattern--it's cute and quick.

The fabrics for this one are: bodice--Pam Kitty Pull Out Dot by Holly Holderman for Lakehousedrygoods. Dress: Chinoise by Studio K for Clothworks.
And, the rick rack is a thin light pink.

This second one has Butterflies by Ann Kelle for Robert Kaufman as the bodice and again the Pam Kitty Pull Out Dot by Holly Holderman for Lakehousedrygoods as the dress.
The rick rack on this one is a thicker darker pink.
Instead of using bias tape for the bottom I just hemmed with a narrow hem.
My oldest son came up with the idea of putting these two dresses on a stick--his jousting stick to be exact, to take the pictures.

Finally, a cute little pair of Basic Newborn Pants again, by Made by Rae.
Here I used the Oink a Doodle Moo fabric by Jenn Ski and the bottom is Toy Tales by Melanie Dekker for Windham Fabrics.
All the fabric on this post is from the Fat Quarter Shop which they graciously donated to us to use for the Pregnancy Care Centres! (Only the backing of the quilt and the 'batting' which is flannelette is from my own stash!)

Whew! All caught up on pictures and blogging!
I'll be resuming work on the quilt soon as a friend had some of the turquoise thread left when I couldn't find any at Walmart and don't have time to make the trek to the city. Especially to a fabric store with 4 kids....(and you know what happens when you go to a fabric store for 'just some thread,' right???) Thanks, Jess :)
Have you taken a look at some of the lovelies popping up in the Flickr group??
Also, today is your last chance to enter the giveaway if you are planning on joining us! (I'm picking a winner tomorrow--Saturday!)
FABulous Home Sewn


  1. love it! Thanks for linking to my very neglected blog, I admire your dedication to yours! Can't wait to see that quilt up close :)

  2. I love all of these finishes,the dresses are adorable. With all of the information you provide about the fabric you should link up to Sunday Stash, it would be fun.


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