Monday, May 18, 2015

Bernina 930 Record sewing machine - sewing cabinet instead of extension table.

My Bernina does not have an extension table.  I tried without success to find a used one.  The custom built cabinet has a spot for the serger as well.
The machine inserts come out easily by lifting the front panel using the little finger hole on the right side.
This is very functional.
Hope this helps.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Ruffled Bonnet for baby girl.

The fabric is 100% quilting cotton.  It is reversible.
 The tutorial is from the Cottage Mama's blog. 
 Happy stitching.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Peasant Blouses - for Shannon

My daughter asked me to make her these blouses as the elastic neckline is ideal for nursing her baby girl.  I sent her photos of fabric and she picked these three.  She wanted them longer in the body than the pattern.  I didn't buy fabric for her blouses, these fabrics were in my stash, some were used in previous projects and some were an excellent price so I bought the fabric with no idea what they would turn into.  All three fabrics are 100% cotton.
Dorothy Dressform is the model. She looks smashing in these vivid colours.  There wasn't enough fabric to add the length in the body, so I added strip of fabric at the bottom.
 The orange one has an elastic waist to give the shirt more shape. 
The tie-dyed batik was too small for longer sleeves.  I toyed with the idea of making the sleeves from another fabric but decided it would look weird.
 Back view.
The purple and green fabric in the background on the washer and dryer is 100% chenille
I plan to make small blankets with lots of ribbons for babies to fondle.
Happy stitching!