September 10, 2013

Butterfly appliqued dress

A sweet little girl's dress with a butterfly applique.

Size 2T

This dress is made using fabric I found at a local thrift store and a vintage zipper. This was a fun project.

September 5, 2013

Hexie making


My hexie making journey. Learning as I go.

Fabric scraps.

I have tried a few templates/methods and I have found that I like working with freezer paper best.

Ironing on freezer paper templates.

One inch hexies completed. I love fabric! 
These are a few of my vintage fabrics. 

    Grandmother's Flower Garden hexie blocks.

 I stop with one row on the flowers so they will fit into pattern placement for the quilt I have in progress. Or at least that's how I hope it will work out.  

I really enjoy my hexie way it's happy therapy for me. 

September 2, 2013

A-Line Poodle Skirt Dress

A-line dress made from cotton blend fabric in a mint green and soft purple. This is my design using a basic A-Line pattern. I was inspired by the old poodle skirt and blouse combo.

One silly poodle with matching bow and leash make this a fun little dress!

I enjoy mixing fabric and notions! I especially like to use vintage notions when working on a project.  The buttons, cording (leash), and ribbon are all vintage items applied by hand stitching.