Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Hello everyone! I’ve been experimenting with fascinators lately. I’m having a lot fun looking through pinterest for ideas. This is the first one I put together. It’s a lot of fun to create and even more exciting to wear. I’m not sure what triggered my interest, all I know is, I’m willing to try to create things that bring me joy. Hope you like it as much as I do. Meanwhile, I hope your exploring new ideas and creating things only you can create… and as always, thank you for sharing in our sewing journey. Debora
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
"For the Love of Mother Dress Collection"
Dear readers. I started this sewing blog four years ago, as a way of sharing my joy of sewing as I took care of my elderly mother. My beautiful mother is now in her resting place. I’m so glad I was granted the opportunity to spend so much time with her. It was the greatest experience of my life. She leaves me with so many wonderful memories. In my thoughts and dreams she remains alive. The best of her continues to grow in me. The greatest inheritance she leaves me with is faith, love, joy, patience, kindness, and an endless talent of sewing and creating just about anything.
Thank you for sharing in our sewing journey. Debora
Monday, November 7, 2016
Simplicity pattern 1011
Well, hello everyone!
It’s a beautiful time of the year here in New England. It’s nice to cozy up and sew.
I’ve finally got around to completing this fall dress. I used Simplicity pattern 1011. The fabric is a gift from my sister Dorinda from her last trip to the Azores, Portugal. It's vivid flowers with a feel of the island itself. The skirt is my own design with panels on the sides and of course pockets. I've come to enjoy pockets in all my garments.
The dress is fully lined and the top is layered to create support. I've spoiled myself with this look. It's hard to go back to wearing store bought flimsy dresses without any built in foundation.
Well, that's all for now. I’m hoping to make a few more pieces this season. It’s exciting just thinking about it. It’s such a great feeling to create. Hope to post again soon. Meanwhile, I hope your exploring new ideas and creating things only you can create… and as always, thank you for sharing in our sewing journey. Debora
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Sunday, April 3, 2016
Honeycomb Smocking Dress
Hello everyone! I’ve been working on this dress for some time now. I never thought I could take so long in making a dress, but I have. First, I pleated the material and then I cut the dress. I kind of made it up as I went along. The dress was too big at the waist, so I decided to smock it. It’s a long process. It was the first time I’ve ever did anything like it. I had no idea where I was going with it. But that’s what makes it exciting. Overall, I’m pleased with it. I’m just tired of looking at it. I still have two more rows of smocking at the waist and I want to make a matching purse. And when I’ve completed this dress, I will be putting it away and hopefully only look at it next winter. I don’t have anything lined up right now for a new project. Which is a good thing. I want my sewing adventures to be fun and un-expecting. Sometimes, it’s good to just take some time to reorganize yourself. I might just do that for a short while. Meanwhile, I hope your exploring new ideas and creating things only you can create… and as always, thank you for sharing in our sewing journey. Debora
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Hello everyone! It’s been a quick month. We are enjoying early signs of spring. My most recent project is this light wool jacket fully lined with a zipper. This is a great pattern and fairly easy to follow. It does not come with a lining, but you can easily use the same pattern pieces and it should work. The sleeves ran a bit short, at least for me. Which is OK, seeing it’s a light weight jacket and not meant for extreme cold temperatures. The pockets too were a bit small. And the collar could have been higher up and closer to the neck front. Overall, I think it has great lines and wears really comfortably. This is a pattern I hope to revisit soon. Meanwhile, I’m working on a dress that is nothing like I’ve ever made before. It’s all pleated and more pleated. It’s driving me crazy and it’s been taking up a lot of my time. I’ve become obsesses in making it work. I believe that by the end of this week I should have it finished. Meanwhile, I hope your exploring new ideas and creating things only you can create… and as always, thank you for sharing in our sewing journey. Debora
Saturday, February 13, 2016
Happy Valentines everyone! I’ve been doing more sewing than posting lately. Here is one of a few pieces I’ve made in the past several weeks. This is a beautiful coat I made using Vogue pattern V8164. The fabric is a new super fleece from JoAnn’s fabric store. The fur collar I’ve had for several years waiting in my closet for the perfect coat. I think the burgundy fabric was a nice match up to the brown fur. This coat is so warm and cozy. Perfect for the cold spell we are experiencing here in New England. Well, I hope everyone is having a great weekend. Meanwhile, I hope your exploring new ideas and creating thing only you can create… and as always, thank you for sharing in our sewing journey. Debora