Tuesday, October 28, 2008

If at first you don't succeed




try, try again -- and it worked!

I had to apply the piping to the insert and then work it into the shirt -- success...it isn't perfect, but I had to rip the whole thing apart to do redo it, and I think the shirt got a little stretched --
now to figure out how to address the raw edges on the inside...next time, I'll apply the piping to the insert, then surge the entire insert then put it in the shirt -- i think that will address any raw inside edges...
isn't this cool looking???




Monday, October 27, 2008

I'm human, I can mess up




Thought you'd like to see what I am working on right now...this is a Tshirt with a ready to smock panel, this is the first one i've tried to do so it looks BAD and I wanted to show you all that I mess stuff up! BAD! I think I have an idea of how to make it better next time...Maybe my next post will be prettier...not all puckered & wonky

They don't tell you how to put the piping in -- so i had to try the corners a couple of ways...now I know. Thank goodness this wasn't a pretty picture smocked panel and just a blank! I did get the bottom left corner to work so there is hope!

Our Pumpkins


The girls decorated pumpkins on their own at the Corn Maze this year (www.westfarmcornmaze.com) and I think they turned out nicely...


Thursday, October 23, 2008

2 more bishops




I completed 2 more bishops for palmettokids.net the green cord one is size 18 months and the red gingham is size 7 (I folded under the hem on this one that is why it looks a little short, right now it is about long enough for me!) -- What nice holiday fabrics!




Thursday, October 16, 2008

Ready to Smock little Girl's Shirt


This is a size 2 ready to smock girl's shirt. Won't this be cute when it is smocked? This is for Debra at Palmetto Kids -- made two of these this week. The sleeves sure are easier to do on a girl shirt than a boy one! The only difference in the boy & girl shirts is the sleeve actually.


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Wreath Bishop dress Finished

This one turned out exactly how I wanted it to look -- I am proud of these results! (Click the picture for an up close look)


Thursday, October 9, 2008

Susan's Wreaths - Smocked Bishop on Corduroy



This is a sneak preview of the bishop I'm smocking for a friend. She brought me this gorgeous light sage corduroy and wanted wreaths smocked for her size 2 granddaughter...I adapted the smocking plate a little (As usual!) and did beads and a bow -- the original smocking plate was Ellen McCarn's Holiday Greetings.
I should finish it tomorrow and I'll post the final shots before I pass it on to her.
This bottom right picture was just so you would see how a bishop dress looks after you smock it and before you finish it off...weird looking huh?

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Three Ready to Smock bishop dress



Finished these for Debra & Kim at http://www.palmettokids.net/




Can't wait to see how pretty they will be -- the red & green microcheck are size 6 with elastic sleeves...the red, green, and white plaid is size 12 mos...

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Ready to Smock Boys Shirt Size 3


This is a brother shirt to go with the brown bishop I posted yesterday -- it is a size 3 ready-to-smock boys dress shirt -- it has buttons down the back. It was made from the Chery Williams pattern called "Button-on Suit"
You'll have to click on the picture to see it more closely.




Another ready-to-smock bishop


I sure like making bishop dresses!


This are also for Haydebug Heirlooms at http://www.palmettokids.net/


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Cool Handmade Gift ideas site

http://www.skiptomylou.org/2008/09/23/handmade-gift-ideas-for-teens/

Check out all this cool handmade stuff!

2 Ready to smock bishops


These are for Haydebug's Heirlooms at http://www.palmettokids.net/ -- I can't wait to see the fall theme she smocks on them...isn't the orange on the arms a nice touch?