What have I been up to? Well, a large number of things, but you really want to know about what I have been up to in the sewing room (a.k.a. corner of my room). I will post about my 1930's Spring Tea dress in a couple days. It isn't quite done yet, but I plan to post as soon as I have it finished.
These are the rocking chair cushions I recently made for the family I work for. They have a log cabin for a house, so the theme is very woodsy.The fabric is an upholstery fabric that my friend ordered from Joanns. The filling is a medium density foam that was likewise ordered from Joanns. I used an upholstery weight thread. I made ties out of the main fabric to secure the cushions to the rocker. I originally thought I was going to have to use a different fabric on the back of the cushions, but I had enough fabric to get everything in with the print going the way I wanted. This way the cushions are reversible.
These are the most recent additions to my fabric stash. All the fabrics are quilting cottons, but most of them I intend to use for dresses. I will likely interline them with another layer of some sort to give them more weight. I would like to make several of the dresses using patterns out of my 1940's stash. I just haven't decided which ones yet. :) The Keep Calm fabric and the vintage-y sewing fabric are only half yard pieces that I bought to qualify an order for free shipping. I thought if I had to spend five more dollars on shipping, I might as well spend it on fabric instead and get free shipping. I hope to make some fun sewing room accessories using those. I want to make some thing with one for a sewing friend of mine. I think she would probably get a kick out of the "Keep Calm" fabric.
These all happen to belong to the tote project I want to do. The patched denim in the background was fabric that I cut off of a skirt. : ) I didn't like it as a maxi skirt so I shortened it and had the scraps left. So I pulled the dark denim out of my stash drawer in my desk, and then had to go shopping. I decided to buy handles rather than make them. They seamed to fit much better than anything I could make. I wanted to go with a shabby chic look, so hence my choice of print for the lining. I will use the dark denim for the purse bottom, and the closure part at the top. I bought enough stuff that I hope to make a second one to sell.
So there you have it. That is what I have been up to in the sewing world, now back to reality.....
Sarah loves to sew, learn more about sewing, and create items with a vintage flair. Her arch enemy is clipping curves, and she has a tolerable relationship with the seam ripper.
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