Saturday, April 14, 2012


Thanks for all the comments on my previous post! I wore the New Look top one day this past week and decided I absolutely must make another one. Or two. I liked it that much! For all who commented that this pattern is on your to-do list, I say go for it; you will love it. I'd like to try a version out of a woven fabric, perhaps a cotton voile or silky print. Of course, I'd have to add a slit or keyhole opening in the back if I use a non-stretchy fabric.

Just because I can't seem to post without a picture, here's one of my beautiful little girl and her cat, Molly. Emily is wearing a peasant top that I originally made for her 2 years ago as a dress for Easter. The dress has been hanging in the closet, too small for Em. I still like the fabric, and so a few weeks ago I decided to turn the dress into a tunic top. To make it fit, I simply took out the neck elastic and inserted a longer piece. I chopped off 4 inches or so from the bottom and sewed a new hem. And now Emily has a new summer top. :)

Speaking of Easter dresses--Jessica, I sure hope you post soon about the beautiful dress you made Marie!

Oh, and just so you know, I did get my hair cut. It took the stylist over an hour to thin and layer my hair. I only had three inches taken off the length, but my head sure does feel lighter because of the thinning.

Again, thank you for all the comments, suggestions, encouraging words....yes, you make me smile.
Happy Sewing,


  1. You make it sound so easy. :o)
    I made a cotbed quilt last night out of a towel and an old single bed quit cover. It took me ages but it worked and the little person likes it!

  2. So cute! I'm glad you were able to fix that cute dress as a tunic. I want to do stuff like that with my unloved clothes, but fresh new fabric always seems to win out in the end.

  3. I want to see a picture of you and your new hair cut!!