Mother of the Bride Pink Gown 1987

Mother of the Bride Pink Gown 1987

Seems just like yesterday.  Freddie and I were married in 1987.

We were both in our 30’s and now in our teens…. (immature…)…

I made the gowns for my Mother, my 2 Sisters-in-Law, and beaded my hat (which I regret wearing a hat to this day!). My Mom didn’t want me to sew, and we compromised: my gown was purchased and so were the two teen maids who were my nieces. My other Sisters-in-Law ‘insisted’ on sewing the little girls gowns. Whatever…

Yet, without further adieu, this is the gown I made for Mom:

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My Father (who had big hands but a fine pianist and fiber artist) covered all of these buttons for me. Thanks, Dad!

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You can see the slips peeking out at the bottom; thankfully, they did not show on The Wedding Day!irene5-e1321108421323

Detail again of the buttons over the lapped zipper:irene7-e1321109172890Detail of the lace on the hem:

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Presenting my beautiful Mother:

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Thanks for everything, Mom.

Good Night, Irene. I love you and miss you.

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A Blessed 2018!

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“Nothing new is allowed, for nothing can be added to the old. Look for the faith of the elders, and do not let our faith be disturbed by a mixture of new doctrines.”
– Pope St. Sixtus III
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A Blessed Christmas Season Through CandleMass on Feb. 2nd & A Happy & Holy New Years Day = The Holy Day of obligation of The Circumcision.

Sewing and crafting in wholesomeness in honor of both Christ The King and Mary Queen of Heaven and Earth.

A Blessed 2018 in The Name of The Father, and of The Son and of The Holy Ghost. Amen.

Hot Pad Fun

Hot Pad Fun

Easy. I love easy:

 

I made these for my daughter’s Baby Shower; they truly are easier than they look! Im thinking about taking them to sell – but, with some embroidery and/or vintage fabrics.

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I used 100% cotton fabric and batting, as well as cotton thread. Synthetics should not be used with hot items as they could melt and cause a burn injury.

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They really are fun to make! Especially like the colors of the pinks, reds and oranges.

They are padded with cotton batting; safe and easy to clean. I DO NOT recommend them to use as to holders (IMHO), since they are not as reliable to hold safely as a mitt would be. These are rather meant to protect your table when setting a warm/hot serving dish of your yummy food.

Safety first. 🙂

 

 

Tour: Zoje Blind Stitch Machine

Tour: Zoje Blind Stitch Machine

A blind-stitch hemmer used to well, create blind stitches!….
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TOUR: Singer 328K Sewing Machine – Great Britain

Enjoy the mini-Tour! 🙂

 

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RANT: Bernina Activa Patchwork Edition 230

RANT: Bernina Activa Patchwork Edition 230

Love vs hate…

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G’s Checked Coat

G’s Checked Coat

I think this was a Simplicity pattern; I made it several years ago and posted it on my old Adrienne’s Armoire blog:

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Cookie Monster [DIY] Child’s Hooded Bath Towel

Cookie Monster [DIY] Child’s Hooded Bath Towel

This is NOT ‘Fine Art’: this is fun with a wonderful, high quality vintage blue cotton terry cloth fabric that is now covering my little Grandon after his baths…

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Vintage Handmade Christmas Tree Skirt

Vintage Handmade Christmas Tree Skirt

I made this for my Mom back in the 80’s…

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Handmade Cloth Napkins

Handmade Cloth Napkins

I LOVE cloth napkins! Sometimes paper napkins are called for when small children or sloppy guests are served; yet, my fave is still the cloth variety:

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