Monday, September 24, 2012

My Date Night Dress

I made a dress to wear on a date night with my husband.  We were celebrating our 14th wedding anniversary.  We had a great night.  First, we dropped the kids off at a local kids night out event.  Then, we went out to a steakhouse for dinner and enjoyed a leisurely meal without worrying that the baby might melt down at any moment ;)  After that, we had massages and strolled around the bookstore for coffee and magazines.  It was a lovely evening and I'm so glad we made the time for it.

Here's what I wore, remember, I'm in Texas so it's a balmy 90 degrees in the evenings here right now ;)



It's This pattern.  I was super impressed with Lekala.  I got my extremely reasonably priced patterns in no time.  When I had an issue downloading the sewing instructions, I received a speedy response and copies of the instructions were emailed to me.  I have a 34H bust so dresses involve crazy amounts of alterations to commercial patterns.  With Lekala, I just included the measurements they asked for and the dress fit perfectly with no alterations :)

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Flea Market Fancy Quilt

Lookie what I finished :)

 This is the pattern Seashell by VillaRosa Designs.  It features two colors of Moda Grunge by Basic Grey for the "solids" and a charm pack of the new release of Flea Market Fancy by Denyse Schmidt for the squares.
 This quilt is extra special to me because it's the first time I've actually had someone else professionally longarm one of my quilts.  The lovely Jessica at Remnants Fiber Culture quilted it with a floral and swirl motif in a lovely minty thread shade.  I freaking love it.

The binding is also from Flea Market Fancy
The back is a vintage sheet on this one

This little Amy Butler Lark quilt is made from Villa Rosa Designs Pattern Eureka and six fat quarters of Lark

 It has a vintage quilt block pieced into the back

and features a double loop quilting pattern

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