Skip to main content


Showing posts from October, 2012

Plain and Simple Iconic Shirtdress

This is my latest project- Hot Patterns 1013- Plain and Simple Iconic Shirtdress.  As you may remember, I've been having a Hot Patterns crush lately.  The ones that I've made so far, have fit me without any alterations, and I've been loving that.   This one was no exception.   This is a shirtdress designed for knits, and I used an ITY Snow Leopard Print Jersey.  It's a little bit out of my comfort zone, but I'm feeling pretty good in it so far!

New Sewing Classes Project Pics

This last weekend, I made up samples for upcoming sewing classes that I am offering through Parkland College in Champaign.  The first is Sewing for the Home, which is Wednesdays, Oct 17, 24, and 31st from 6-8 pm in my studio.  Students are always telling me that they want to make pillows, so that will be the first project!  We will be making an envelope style pillow that you can easily change according to the season and your mood.  The sky is the limit on what you can use- try satin, velvet or brocade for a formal setting, or linen, fur, suede or canvas for a more casual setting.  I anticipate class participants can make 4 pillows in the first class.