Wednesday, April 15, 2009


I am dreaming of this......
Didn't you just love the hotel pool when you traveled? But not the waiting for 1 hour after you ate before you could jump in for some more fun! Go figure on that rule.
I am covered up AGAIN with another sewing project. Window valances for 4 large windows. I will check in and resume regular posting one of these days. Keep blogging and lurking in the meantime. I'll catch up soon.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Vegas style

Our part of the country got a taste of Las Vegas this past weekend. The prom had just a lot of sparkle going on and here are a couple of real show stoppers! Aren't these gals just the cutest?!!
The paparazzi must have been just clicking away.
I know they just had the greatest time.

I don't always get to see the finished dress after I machine-test it.

So, thanks to the parents paparazzi who shared these quick clicks.
And just as I had posted, here came another famous click. Look at that flashing smile! That gal can really strike a pose.

This is another mini project that has kept me busy here along with all this. Thanks mom's for sharing all these glam gals today!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Fluff (almost) under control

I've been away too long y'all. Been missing blogland and have a lot to catch up on. To get you up to speed on the sweatshop adventures.....

If you remember, I've been swallowed up with chiffon and ruffles. Then, I was drowning in the next layer of ruffles.......

and the trail of fabric left from my machine and trailed all around the room. And that was for just one skirt!!
And then....TA DA!...I can finally put in on Ms. Manni for adjustments. She was thrilled with the fit. Of course, it is so completely adjustable to her many sizes with just the tie of a bow.
Now, to finish 4 more of these and then a flower girl skirt in a different color combo. Adorable.

I did take out one evening to put together a couple of outfits for the dear grand-daughter. I love the little sundresses that criss-cross in the back. This one I made reversible with the pink eyelet and reverse to satin. haha. Maybe not the most practical, but it is what I had in my stash. After all we are way out in the middle of no- where land and I never start these projects until LATE at night. LOL!
The eyelet reverses to the satin on the other side and of course the satin 'ruffle-butt' panties. The style that only wee babies and toddlers can wear with any fashion sense at all!
I put together her Easter dress. I fell in love with this plaid taffeta. The colors were so fresh and spring-like. I embroidered the diagonals and added the daisies to the bodice.
Sorry for the washed out pic...I didn't take time for photoshop fixes.
I added an attached petticoat of a fresh lime green organza. I left the little ruffles off these panties, since of course this is a more grown up girly ensemble. I am eager to see her model this one....via digipic, of course.
I also have a couple of pics of the Prom gals. I will share those tomorrow....For now, I must crash before I burn.