Sunday, September 8, 2013

Go over and visit for a free giveaway!  This is such a cute pattern!  She is giving 10 winners a chance to win!

ASTRA peasant pattern Astra Pattern Giveaway!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

I bought the Sis Boom Jamie Dress pattern the other day, and sewed up a new dress for myself.  I really like this pattern!  It was so easy to sew, and the directions are great!  Lots of pictures to help out.  This is a good pattern even for those who are new to sewing.  The fabric from this dress is actually from a sheet from my late grandmother's stash.  I found it perfect for what I wanted. 

 We have our annual Ragbrai that goes on in our state.  The town's theme was Christmas in July, so this picture is of it "snowing" around me. 
Here is a better picture of the dress.  It's just at knee length, maybe just below the knee.  As you can tell, this is a big event! 

Sunday, July 7, 2013

New Dress!

I was a tester for this wonderful halter top dress.  My daughter has so much fun twirling in it, and I love watching her twirl in it.  :)  The pattern is easy to sew up, and has a wonderful finish.  Sizes go from 2-8 and you can find the pattern here.  

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

New Doll Clothes

 My daughter got an American Girl doll for her birthday!  So, we decided to make Marie-Grace some new modern style clothes to have. 

 This is the knitted skirt for the pattern below in the next post.  I also made the cardigan and hat to go with her. 
This outfit is a pattern in the making from me.  I am really loving making the clothes for my daughter's doll, and now I am beginning to start drafting my own patterns for her.  All I need is to buy a scanner, so I can get the patterns on my computer.  I did this entire outfit, boots and all.  :)

Sunday, January 6, 2013

New Skirt Pattern!

Skirt Pattern for 18” Doll

Supplies Needed:

·         Size 5—16” circular needle

·         Size 5—slightly larger circular needle

·         Worsted weight yarn (I used Red Heart) (Two different colors for contrast & main)

·         Stitch Markers

Pattern Instructions:

·         CO 60 stitches in contrast yarn color (place stitch marker at beginning of round)

·         Rows 1-4—K2, P2 for a 2 x 2 ribbing

·         5—Eyelet Row for an i-cord (knit 2, yo, purl 2 together)

·         6-9—K2, P2 for the remainder ribbing

·         10—Switch yarn to main color and knit

·         Knit in main color until skirt measures 1 inch below the waist

·         Place a stitch marker every 10 stitches for the increase stitches

·         Knit until one stitch before and after the marker

·         INCREASE ROW—M1L and M1R (for a total of 12 increase stitches) You should have 72 stitches on your needles now.

·         Knit for another inch after the first increase row, then make another INCREASE ROW (You should now have 84 stitches on your needles.)

·         Knit for just over an inch before switching to contrast color to finish

·         Switch to contrast color and begin ruffled edge

Bottom of Skirt:

·         Knit one round

·         K1, P1 for a 1 x 1 rib for 2 rounds

·         K1, pbaf (purl back and front) to the end of the round

·         K1, P2 for 3 rounds

·         Bind off in pattern

I-cord is made using 3 stitches