Sunday, August 11, 2013

Well, I'll Be A Sew and So

Hello, Dear Ones.
I was going to a luncheon and needed to wear a dress.
 Guess What? I got an itching to make myself one.
I'm a seamstress but haven't made any clothes for myself in a long long time.
I've been sewing since junior high in homemaking class, 'member that?
I've made prom dresses, debutante dresses, jackets...on and on.
I even made a coat for myself back in the eighties out of fake fur! :)
Bet you wish you could see that one!
Here she is!
 In my olden age, I don't wanna sew nuttin' difficult. 
I like easy peasy so I pulled out an easy stitch pattern.
 I had this fabric and just fell in love with it when I saw it. It was screaming my name too.
It's kind of a screen printed looking slinky knit.
Now don't say it looks too grandmaish or would make me look like a blooming idiot! :)
I thought about those exact things but I didn't care.
No, no Nannette! I did not care because I loved it.

Here's the pattern I used and I will not tell you how old it is.
No, no Nannette, I will not! :)
See all of my little markings? I alter right on the pattern picture itself 
after I measure my tiny, um, self. 
I made my neckline a little scoopier on my flowery dress.
While I'm at it I thought I'd show you how I keep my patterns for those of you who sew.
I use these big plastic zip lock bags. They work perfectly too.
 See?
I put the front of the pattern on the clear side.
 ...and then poke the directions and pattern pieces behind the pattern package.
 I don't know about you but I sometimes had a hard time folding up all of the pattern pieces to fit back into the pattern package. So the plastic zip lock is just perfect!

Now are you ready for the big reveal?
No, no Nannette not the 'big' me but my dress. :)
Pretty easy and after 3 hours I had my luncheon dress.
No, I never won any award for modeling. :)
Please don't say I look grandmaish.
Well, shoot! I am a grandma so never mind.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Sewing Song

Take a button and make an eye
Out of nothing we'll sew 'em in no time
Take a button and make an eye
Out of nothing we'll sew 'em what they like

I've made werewolves from carpet
Princes from Primark
Jellyfish out of old carrier bags
I've made fleece into foxes
Robots from boxes
Princesses transformed from old dusters and rags

Take a ribbon and make a wing
Out of nothing we'll sew 'em a fairy ring
Take a ribbon and make a wing
Out of nothing we'll sew 'em anything

I've made parrots for pirates
From papier mache
Butterflies out of old tablecloth pleats
I've made spiders for halloween
Blood out of gelatine
Jesus of Nazareth out of a sheet

Take a button and make an eye
Out of nothing we'll sew 'em in no time
Take a button and make an eye
Out of nothing we'll sew 'em what they like

Oh, I still remember the standing ovations
heard it before
The flowers backstage, the awards that I won 
she's off again, save us!
Now I sit, like my mother, with needle and thread 
time for a change
For the sake of the children the show must go on 
she should be gone.
~ by Matt Winkworth