Dresses for Little Girls and Their Dolls
This year’s holiday sewing projects were (as always) a lot of fun. I made my first ever Christmas tree skirt, based on a relatively simple quilt pattern that used “thangles” paper to ensure perfect HSTs (half square triangles). I found beautiful fabrics with gold on white patterns at the Smile Spinners sewing store in Perry County. The entire project only took a few evenings of sewing as I machine quilted the tree skirt.
I found a beautiful Vogue purse pattern and finally had enough time over the Thanksgiving holiday to try and make this purse. My plan was to make it out of deer leather, which we had gotten tanned many years ago, but since this was my first attempt at making a handbag, I decided to sew a fabric purse first before sewing with leather. I enjoyed making both bags – it did not take as much time as I had thought. Actually, I found it easier to make a purse than to sew a dress 🙂
When the holiday season starts, and the evenings are too dark to work outside, I love sewing, knitting or weaving projects for presents. Since I just got the ultimate new sewing machine for my birthday (a Pfaff Expression 3.2), sewing projects got priority and I started with making a little purse for my oldest granddaughter, who will turn 3 soon.