I started with a love of stitching and sewing for babies that has stretched to encompass smocking, heirloom sewing, teaching, sewing for myself and my friends. Most importantly, this has given me many friends that I have met along the way who all share in this love of creating something with our hands, our minds, and our hearts!
Sunday, February 7, 2016
February Newsletter just posted with GREAT Fabric Finds!!!
I was in the LA Garment district last week, and found these that I would pass along! 100% cotton, 60" wide, and only $3.50 /yd!
I also found a great piece of fabric that is a remnant from the bolt that they used to make one of the costumes on Dancing With The Stars! It is a powder blue, polyester, silky, and has a faint shimmer here and there. There is only 2.75 yds, so I will only sell that as 1 piece.
`I also have news about the OOP (out of production) scissors from DOVO for 2016. See this and more in my February Newsletter that I just posted.
I am going to be doing a S²titch Along (Smocking and Sewing), later this spring. I will be using the double dot fabric that I posted before. I will be pleating by hand, using the dots.
For the Sewing part, using a basic yoke pattern, I am going to show you step-by-step how to alter the back of the dress to put a placket all of the way down the back, with some decorative touches. I have a very full schedule the next couple of months with traveling, teaching and projects with deadlines, as well as a trip to the Boston area for one of my daughter's graduation, so I will not start to post anything until sometime in May! Stay tuned.......