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Sewing Wish List


So, yesterday I shared just a smidgen of my homeschool wish list. Here is just a tad of my sewing wish list! 😉

 

 

M6642

McCall’s M6642 

It has Halloween, Christmas, Easter and Valentine’s Day! I’m thinking I could maybe do it without a pattern… maybe… 😉

 

 

Dinosaur Dig Cotton Knit Fabric

Dinosaur Dig cotton knit from The Fabric Fairy. You KNOW Colin would LOOOVE that!!! LOL

 

 

B5045

Butterick’s B5045 – LOVE this! All the views look so comfy!! And if I am going to be living in Georgia, I’m gonna need cool and comfy… LOL

 

LONDON

LOVE this fabric!!! It is London by Amy Walters for sale on Spoonflower!

 

Red/Beige Floral Jersey Prints  Product #:	FC19737C  Price:  	$8.00/Yard - Mood Fabrics

This is a floral jersey print from Mood!!!  One day I would love to go to Mood. SIGH… This would be after I win the lottery, of course…. 😉

 

 

Hollywood Monster Robert Kaufman Fabric

How cool is this Robert Kaufman print???? I have NO clue what I would make out of it but I love it anyway! LOL Ohhh, maybe some curtains for Joshua’s room??

 

 

 

Retro Vintage Fifties Kitchen Dishes Tea Pots BY YARDS Michael Miller Fabric

This is from Micheal Miller on sale on Ebay.  I can just see a kitchen done in this!!! SIGH…..

 

 

Paul Frank!!! This is at Joann’s! SOOOOO cute!!

 

 

Holiday Inspirations-Believe In Chocolate Glitter Fabric

I would LOVE to make some book covers and tote bags out of those!!! They are also at Joann’s.

 

I ❤ this print but it’s no longer available at Joann’s!!! WAH!!!!!!

 

 

Vintage 1950's Girl's Teen's Junior Misses Walk-Away Dress Extremely Rare Sewing Pattern Butterick 6204 Size 12

SIGH… I love this so much! I have the adult pattern for this! This one can be found on Etsy.  It would be sooooo cute to matchy-matchy with Cailey! LOL

 

 

Wildflower Trees with Red Birds on Cotton Fabric

I am in love with this pattern from Hancock’s. It is just PERFECT for winter!! Can you see the cardinals in the trees?? AND it’s on sale right now!!! WAH!!! I need some money people…. LOL

 

 

1930 Kitchenette Pajamas

SIGH……. SIIIIIIIIIIIIGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH………. I want this pattern in a BAD, BAD way. It is the 1930’s Kitchenette Pajamas from Decades of Style pattern company.

 

 

1960s Girls' dress or jumper Vintage sewing Pattern, Simplicity 6903 size 7

 

1960’s Simplicity 6903 for sale on Etsy and terribly cute!!!!!

 

I'm dying to make a Halloween quilt from this collection. Ghastlie's Family Reunion in Mold Green by Alexander Henry

This is Ghastlie’s Family Reunion by Alexander Henry for sale on Fabric Envy. It’s supposed to just be for Halloween but weirdo that I am, I would use it any ole time of the year! LOL

 

 

 

Lounging at the Lido- 1930s Beach or Lounging Pajamas and Eton Jacket - $24

Wearing History Patterns, SIGH………… I want ALLLLLL of their patterns!!! LOL But especially this one!!

 

 

M6159

McCall’s 6159 I think this is such a cute look!!!! So great for fall and winter!!

 

B7227 Burda Style Jumpsuit & Shirt & Pants  A: Jumpsuit with straps, casual cord casing and big pockets. B: light top with straps. C: shorts with elastic casings. Three styles to enjoy your vacation.

I absolutely LOVE the overalls here. SO stinkin’ cute!!! And, yes, I would definitely wear them!!! LOL  I know it says Burda YOUNG, but really, young by whose standards?????

 

 

Playing Kimono Girls in Red - Japanese Fabric Kawaii, Half Yard

This is such a darling print!! I know exactly what pattern I would use it with!!! It’s Playing Kimono Girls in Red by Mwendas.

And this is the pattern I would use it with, I already have it in my stash. 😉

Photo

Simplicity 3588 It would look SOOOO cute with view B!!!

 

 

Soft Satin Fabric #UU-91

Soft satin fabric from TrimFabric.com. Y’know… this would look fabulous with that pattern, too!!! LOL

 

 

To DIE for!!! This is from The Scientific Seamstress. SOOOOOO cute!!!

 

 

This is the Miss Elizabeth pattern from Squiggly Twigs Designs and it is gorgeous!! I am really loving it in the toile!!!!! Just fabulous!!

 

Anyway, this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to my sewing wish list! LOL I hope you enjoyed it and found some things to add to YOUR wish list!! 😉

 

 

OHH!! Maybe I should do my book wish list next??? LOL

 

Right now I am working on the Snoopy costume for my friend! It is going VERY well and the backside looks soooo cute with the little tail poking out! LOL

After that I will be working on Cailey’s Tinkerbell costume and I plan on posting a tutorial for it. I’ll be flying by the seat of pants on that one!! YILES!!!!

 

 

 

 

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The Hocus Pocus Skirt Tutorial


 

Here is it! My Big Idea… LOL I like it… It didn’t turn out EXACTLY how I wanted it to, but I’m satisfied… There is one part that I will probably go back and change, though…. I was trying to go for a multi-layer effect so instead of sewing the lace ON TOP of the underskirt hem, I sewed it to the back… I think I am going to grab my BFF , Sally the Seam Ripper, and go back and do that part over. It would look much nicer that way, I think….

Anyway! Here we go!

What I used

2 yards of print for the upper skirt

2 yards of solid for the under skirt

1 old lace curtain LOL

2 old lace valances LOL

1″ elastic

 

I got some new curtains for the dining/sewing room/library and I have been storing the old lace ones in the linen closest. LOL

 

Step 1 –

 

OK, let me first explain about my short legs… They are Hobbit short, people… Seriously. Actually, I have Hobbit feet, too, just minus all the yucky foot hair…. LOL  Anyway, I cut the upper skirt at 23″. LOL S

So, cut 2 pieces, each the width of the fabric.

When you cut, make a curve at the bottom, like in the picture below.

 

 

 

Step 2-

 

I cut the underskirt at 27″. Cut 2 pieces, the width of the fabric and with a curve.

 

Step 3 –

 

I cut 6 1/2 ” off both sides of the curtains. You will need to cut the lace the width of the skirt fabric. So, you will also have 2 sections of lace.

 

Step 4-

 

Next, I cut the ruffles off both valances.  I left about 3″ of the plain lace above the ruffles.

 

Step 5-

 

Sew one end of the lace strips together.  Set aside.

 

Step 6-

 

Now, right sides together, sew ONE side of the underskirt together.

I promise that I ironed that fabric.. LOL I ironed and ironed and ironed and that is just as good as it would get. LOL But, really, I think it’s fitting for a Halloween skirt. LOL

 

Step 7-

 

Now, roll up 3/4″ of the bottom of the underskirt and press. The roll up 1″, press and sew your hem.

It would look MUCH better if you have brown thread… LOL I don’t. I probably should have used black instead of white, though…. 😉

Learn from my goof ups! 😉

 

Step 8-

 

Now, fold the 2 0r 3″ that you left above the ruffle over the lace strip, pin and sew together.

 

Step 9-

 

On this part, if I were you, I would pin the ruffle OVER the hem of the underskirt and attach it there, instead of behind…. Again, learn from my many mistakes! LOL 😉

Set this aside.

 

Step 10-

 

Right sides together, pin and sew up ONE side of the overskirt.

 

Step 11-

 

Fold up 3/4″  of the bottom of the overskirt and press. Fold up 1″, press, pin and sew the hem.

This probably would have looked better with the black thread, too… SIGH… Live and learn. Or better yet, SEW and learn! LOL

 

Step 12-

 

Pin the right side of the underskirt to the wrong side of the upperskirt and sew them together with a finishing stitch. (zigzag, overlock)

 

Step 13-

Pin the sides of the overskirt together and sew the side seam. Do the same to the underskirt.

 

 

Step 14-

 

 

Fold over the top 1 1/2″ , press, pin and sew the elastic casing making sure to leave an opening to insert the elastic through. 😉

 

Step 15-

 

Pin a safety pin to both ends of the elastic and insert the elastic into the casing.

 

Step 16-

 

Sew the ends of the elastic together using a zigzag stitch.

Now, sew your casing closed!

 

ALL DONE!!!!! 🙂

 

 

Here’s a close up of the bottom! 🙂

 

 

 

Please, let me know what you think about this tutorial. If you make the skirt PLEASE let me know!!!!! 🙂

 

 

I may be a little quiet the next few days. We are going to be leaving to go to Georgia so The Hubby can check out at least one job, possibly two!!!

 

Upcoming Posts


I have some great stuff coming up for y’all!! This week I’ll be posting a tutorial for my May Flowers Skirt and creating a list of my favorite homeschooling sites. I will be picking a great book from the library, “When Pigasso Met Mootisse”.

When Pigasso Met Mootisse

I’ll have to come up with some fun ideas for the kids to do.

I’ll be adding some more info to my About Me page so y’all can “get to know” me! 😉

AND I’ll be adding some more of my finished projects.

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What I would LOOOOVE to do (if/when I get enough followers) is to have some contests and swaps. Pattern swaps, project swaps, etc.

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