Saturday, February 7, 2009

In the Sewing Room

There have been many projects that have come through the sewing room during the past several months. Many of them were successfully completed and others were, well... cut apart by little hands that delight in experimenting with scissors!
Several of my projects have turned into "favorites"; items that I enjoy to the fullest!

Meet "Bea"... we adopted her when she was left at our former home by her previous owner. She is the exact size of Mrs. B. (the owner) who was around four foot eight or so. She was tiny!
I have really enjoyed this skirt both beause of the style and because of the color! I just finished the blouse last week and am very happy with how it turned out! The tucks were taken from another pattern and added here to give the blouse a little character. I'm quite pleased with the results!

"Exhibit #2"
I made this apron quite some time ago but have neglected to post a finished picture of it. The cheerful colors make this one of my favorite aprons to wear although I do try to stay away from spaghetti or pizza sauce when using it!
There are two amusing aspects about this apron... the first one is that when I cut it out I made sure to make it over an inch longer than it needed to be, but upon putting the last stitch in, I found that it was an inch shorter that the other apron! I'm not sure what happened! The second interesting feature is that the pocket stripes don't line up with the apron stripes. They did when I pinned them down...

"Exhibit #3"
Thelma and her two sisters, who are bridesmaids in her wedding, came for a fitting this past Saturday and had a blast in the process! You should visit Thelma's post for more details on it.
We are now ready to get their dresses started and should begin work next week, hopefully!
I still have quite a stash of fabric so I know there will be much more coming out of the sewing room in the next several months!


Sarah said...

Thank you for sharing some of your recent sewing projects, Ashley! The blouse looks so nice - especially since it finally got its other arm. ;) The apron turned out beautifully, too!

What a hilarious picture of Thelma and her sisters! They look like they have a lot of fun together. Have fun with the wedding sewing!

Ashley said...

Yes Sarah, I thought having the other arm 'installed' would add a special touch to the blouse! I'm pleased to see that you agree! ;o)

Oh my, yes... Thelma and her sisters had a bunch of fun together! It was quite amusing to watch!
Have a wonderful day!

Rebekah said...

nice apron! I made one too, I'm giving it away on my blog so check it out!