Monday, June 13, 2011

This and That

It's been a crazy few weeks here in our little corner of the world. A big trip, followed by illness, Baby B.'s First Birthday, and then another illness. With all this craziness, I did manage to squeeze in a little sewing now and then.

These are napkins made from Alexandar Henry's Juicy fabric that I picked up from JoAnn's. They are a total copycat from my sister. I just love them so much. I used the mitered corner technique from Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts. The napkins are 17 square inches with a 1 inch hem.

Another look at the napkins all folded and pressed. Aren't they beautiful?

This shirt I made from Simplicity 3511. Originally I made this with the flutter sleeves view, but they were stiff and stuck out awkwardly. The fix was pretty simple; I turned the sleeves into cap sleeves by adding elastic to the underside of the sleeve hem.

I found the fabric at a local craft store that is going out of business. They have a small, but amazing collection of quilting cottons. I am super sad to lose the only place that carries nice designer fabrics in our neck of the woods. On the other hand, my fabric stash is growing because I just can't pass up the discounted prices.

1 comment:

  1. perfect mitered corners!! and i love the butterflies, so cute!


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