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Monday, December 15, 2008

Where I've Been


Hello? Anyone still read this blog? ;) I have not posted in so long because I've been super busy sewing, sewing sewing! Someone hired me to make two matching sister dresses
(Sing with me now: Sisters, sisters, there were never such devoted sisters..... Caring, sharing, every little thing that we are wearing).

My husband took the pictures. Can you tell he is a lefty?



The inside took a lot of work, but I love clothing items that are finished inside and out!

I used Simplicity 2767 for both dresses. The fabric was from Joanns. The pattern was very nice, but not without its flaws. It was NOT a fast dress.

The same person hired me to make FIVE tote bags. Four are done. The fifth one is pretty fun and I'll post it when it is finished.


First up is Amy Butler fabric.


Then some Joel Dewberry.....
The infamous Anna Griffin bird fabric. This one is for a reader, so I added some deep pockets just the right size for a paperback or two!

And lets finish it off with some Midwest Modern 2 by Amy Butler. Whew! My sewing machine is TIRED!

Now to start on my own Christmas projects.......

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23 comments:

  1. beautiful bags! I love amy butler fabric.

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  2. Gorgeous! I love sister dresses that aren't duplicates of each other. Let me tell you, the second time around a few years later with the same dress is no fun! Little sister will look forward to wearing this big sister's dress!

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  3. Beautiful bags :0) Do you use a particular pattern for them or do you wing it?

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  4. Wow, you've been hard at work. Those dresses are gorgeous. I would have loved them as a girl. I love how they match but they aren't exactly the same.

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  5. I'm so in love with the dresses!!! Great work and no wonder you've been away;-) Glad to have you return!


    Blessings,
    Sommer

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  6. The dresses are gorgeous!

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  7. Wow, beautiful work. The dresses and bags are lovely indeed. I agree that it is nice that the two dresses are not identical - I have 2 daughters and people sometimes buy identical dresses for them. Mind you, I did make them matching tutus...must change that!

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  8. The dresses are just beautiful!

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  9. Kerri, you have been busy! Those sister dresses are just amazing! Great choice of fabric, and the finishing touches are superb. I do also like your tote. I am really liking that bird fabric. Very whimsical and almost Christmassy.

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  10. the dresses are beautiful! the bags look scrumptious. Good luck with all your next projects.

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  11. Wow! Those dresses are amazing! Well done. Love the totes too.

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  12. i want to have a little girl now:)

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  13. Love, Love, Love the dresses...the fabric is beautiful!

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  14. My goodness you are sooooooo talented!

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  15. The dresses are beautiful!

    Also, Patchwork Pjs is now http://tuesdaysattonyas.blogspot.com

    Hope you had a Merry Christmas!

    Tonya

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  16. wonderful lovely bags, a lot of beautiful fabric. i have done some sewing in my day, now i scrapbook, blog and craft. but i always think about sewing, i am going to teach my nine year old daughter to sew.
    i love the look of your blog, how did you make it, on your own, or a template. i really want to make one that reflects me. i love the name of yours, quaint and quirky. that pretty much describes me and my life. anyway glad i came just after you had left a post. happy new year to you.

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  17. darling work! you were a busy girl! :) bet your customer was thrilled with the finished product though. :)

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  18. I love the coordinating dresses! I usually don't go for black on little ones, but I'd make an exception for these.

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  19. Wow - the dresses are soooo lovely!, and the bags are fantastic, you are very talented!! You are a great seamstress on top of all of the rest of it!! Good on Ya!
    Jen

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