Saturday, February 28, 2009

Tracing Patterns, Again..........Ugh!!

I spent the afternoon tracing patterns for tops for DDIL. Tomorrow I will spend the day making maternity patterns out of them. I don't remember all this work just to get a pattern to test? I hope this will be a happy experiment?

Saturday, February 14, 2009

DD Needs Window Treatments

DD and I need to shop for fabric for her windows. We went through my Singer "Window Treatments" book and she decided she liked the "Mock Cornice" with valence skirt look. I agreed with her choice. I did make some drapes many years ago and was not happy with the results. We went to the fabric store and she really liked several prints that were in the quilting department. She liked the idea of using fusible fleece on the mock cornice. She wants a stripe on the cornice and coordinating print on the skirt. In the living room area, we are just going to use the cornice idea and skip the skirt. I am keeping my fingers crossed as I have never done anything like this before.

Does this make me look more productive?

No More Vintage Patterns for Me...

I just finished tracing this vintage Vogue jacket pattern from 1954. It was so fragile I had to carry it loosely folded on a cookie sheet. This was after carefully pressing each piece and taping torn places and pieces together that had been cut. Next time, I will get a modern pattern and adapt it, using the design features of the vintage pattern.