Sunday, November 8, 2009

Christmas Sister Set

The skirt pattern can be found at .  The bottom dress pattern is available here:

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Twirl Pieced Skirt and Top

My newest creations: Pieced Twirl skirt and peasant top size 4t. The twirl skirt pattern is available here: and the top pattern is here:

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Nathan's "Team Fortress" Halloween Costume

This costume was made to mimic a video game, "Team Fortress" soldier. I only made the red jacket and the rest of the clothing, helmet, boots and helmet were purchased from a Army surplus store. The big gun was made by Nathan and Tim using PVC pipe, metal shop light shade, tape guns taken apart for handles and site, with all of it spray painted with a mat black paint. The red jacket was made from a twill fabric. I used snaps for the front closures and black buttons for the shoulder tabs.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Black Skirts for Sorority Event

These two skirts were made for a sorority event my twin daughters had. They were supposed to be a modern twist on a 50’s style skirt. I made the skirts by using a Burda pattern #8176. I had to downsize the pattern as it smallest size was a 34 inch hip and my daughters have a almost 32 inch hip. The skirts have a yoke with a side zipper and the fabric is a black cotton polyester blend that has beautiful hand. They received lots of compliments on them at the event, which makes me very happy to know that they enjoyed them and were confident while wearing them.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Notes & Tags from site

Just thought I would post the tags to format your text from the old site since some are use to that format and can't remember them all. So here they are:

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Manone in Her Dress

This little dress was posted earlier but I wanted to include the pictures of what it looks like on my little niece. She is so cute, I just want to give her a great big hug!

The dress pattern is by Sandi Henderson, "Portabellopixie",  "Claire".  All fabrics are 100% cotton. The turquoise check fabric was some fabric I had in my stash and the white with multi-colored dots on it was purchased from . The purple butterfly fabric was from a top that was in a bag of clothing I got from This pattern has extremely easy instructions and Sandi includes extras on basic techniques. There are four different views to choose from and clear instructions are given for each one. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Butterfly Claire


This little dress is from a Portabellopixie pattern called Claire, size 6. All fabrics are 100% cotton. The bright multicolored fabric for the main dress is covered by butterfly's. The apron is yellow with little red and white flowers and I used red piping around the edges. I used elastic around the neckline and sleeves.


100% cotton fabrics, yellow thread, piping and elastic.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Patriotic Belly Dance Costume


This is one of three bellydance costumes that I made for a show my daughters did. The theme of the show was America, which is why I used the red, white and blue colors. The top and hip yoke are red velvet and the skirt is a white chiffon. The top buttons in the back and the skirt zips on the side. I adorn the outfit with hand sewn sequins and bead trims. I did use a pattern which I altered to give the desired look. I stayed awake for 48 hours to get these done for the show!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Gwendolyn's Summer Dress

This is a summer dress that I made for my daughter Gwendolyn. It was made using a retro pattern by butterick #6175. The fabric is silky to touch and is very fluid but I am unsure of the type of fabric. Matching the design on the fabric was quite the chore and this is the 2nd one that I made due to size and the ill matching design. Gwendolyn has added a belt to it for her own style. This dress is great for warm weather get togethers !

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Quilts for Charity

Hello! I have a special woman I would like for you to meet, her name is Susan Summers. Her sewing story begins when she took a sewing class at her high school, in which she received all A's. I think it is safe to say she was bitten by the sewing bug! A few years later she had the fight of her life with an severe illness and although she is disabled and leading a busy life with her three adult children and two grandchildren, Susan finds it in her self to make and donate quilts to children in need all over the world. The charity she started with was "Healing Of The Hearts" with her quilting teacher Virginia H.. Virginia is who taught Susan to quilt and introduced her to Sandy D. of "Children's Hope Network Adoptions Agency". Susan has made and donated over 2000 quilts, hats and other items just since 2004. Her quilts have been sent to children in China, Russia, Afghanistan and Kabul, in which many of these orphaned children live on the streets in very cold environments. Susan truly enjoys quilting and loves seeing the photos of the children with her quilts to help keep them warm and feel a little bit of security. The only downside for her is the cost of supplies needed to complete these beautiful items. This is where you and I can help, by sending our scrap fabrics left over from projects or unwanted cotton fabrics, quilt batting and quilting thread, to Susan. You may contact Susan about your donation at : 414-464-3713. Please take a moment to look at the pictures of her wonderful quilts and blankie. Thank you in advance for any donations!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Backpacks For Brothers

Here is a change of creations, just to mix it up a bit! These are little backpacks for my nephews that they were supposed to get for Christmas!  I am slowly going through my UFO's (unfinished objects) pile and hoping to get to the bottom of it by the end of July, maybe! Anyway, about the backpacks, they are made of a tan poly cotton mix on the outside with their names embroidered in green thread. The inside lining is made of 100% cotton green fabric with construction vehicles abound. I also used the same lining fabric for the straps on the outside. I used a McCalls pattern #4609. If you have any questions about these bags or would like to have me make one for you, please feel free to leave a comment.  

Strawberry Dreams Forever

Okay! I know it's another dress in the same design and  all the fabrics imaginable! This is the last one of this style for a while! Here we go with the description: The pattern used for this one is an older Butterick 4417. I have used all 100% cotton fabrics, the main fabric is black with little strawberries all over it, purchased from The lining fabric is red with white pin dots and purchased from eBay. There are no notions, just fabric, thread and bias tape. The dress ties in the back and is gives a bustled look, as well as functionable. If you have any comments please feel free to leave one or two or three...... Happy Sewing!