Monday, March 17, 2014

Two projects finished a million to go!!

My Form and Draping class is over.  The dress form is completed and I also learned some very basic draping and pattern adjustment skills.  The class, part of the Master Seamstress program at the University of Rhode Island , was well done and I am really tempted to take additional classes.  It is a 2 hour drive from my house so it will have to be something I am really interested in doing... maybe a Chanel jacket!!

I also finished the purse I was designing.  It turned out to be a real stash buster!! I finished beading the pocket on the front that I received as a gift (see previous post),  the brown leather was from an on-line tambour beader friend that passed away and left me his supplies, and the side panels was a remnant from a finger labyrinth I made for our church fair.
Back view
Shoulder Strap
Side view
Inside pocket ... another left over 
I have been using it for the past week.  The front pocket is made with steel cut beads so I have to be careful and not get it wet. 
It is pretty sturdy but it was not sewn on a professional sewing machine so I have to be gentle.  
Spring is in the air at least I am wishing and hoping it will be and
I will change to another "springier" bag!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Ruffle Ruffle Ruffle

First of all I would like to 
Thank cheerleader Amy at Sew Incredibly Crazy 
Madam Samm at Sew We Quilt
for sponsoring  this great blog hop

Today is the day 11 and I am Ready to ruffle!!!!!!!!!!!

This is how much I love ruffles!!

Lace ruffle around my Crazy Quilt  "Vintage Vignettes"... 
finalist in the 2007    $100,000 Quilt Challenge magazine.   
 Ruffle Flower made in a class taught by Candice Kling.
Rows of silk ribbon ruffles forming the flower petals.....Ravel Quilt.
Ruffled red tulle under the velvet petal ...Ravel Quilt
 Ruffled leaves .... Couture Circle Quilt

Lace ruffle on a Crazy Quilt Christmas stocking 
 Tulle ruffle ... Psychedelic Circle Quilt
Ribbon ruffle flowers  with #18 beads sewn around the ruffle... Psychedelic Circle Quilt
Mokuba ribbon ruffle flowers 

Pink tulle ruffles ... Couture Circle Quilt
Yellow organdy ruffle around the center ... Couture Circle Quilt

Now onto the new ruffle especially for this event.........
I used 
1 1/2 yards of Mokuba ribbon
1 1/2 yards of river silk ribbon
Bast the ribbons together along the edge and gather.  Starting in the center carefully sew the ruffle  around and around and around until

The rest of the "rufflers" for today are:

March 11

Hope you enjoyed the ruffles.... I certainly am enjoying the HOP...