November 14, 2010

Christmas Quilt-a-long Session 4

Yesterday was Sue's Quilt-a-long and even though I sort of knew that fact early last week I spaced it until about 11 am yesterday.  I had fully planned to make Christmas gifts - I even knew what I planned to make but a bag of fabric waiting by my sewing machine distracted me and I ended up making this Christmas dress for Jessica, I used bits and pieces of different patterns in order to achieve the look I was going for.  The back has two little horizontal strips which I think are just adorable.  Of course to see them DD would have to wear her hair up which she never does but that's okay.

I also made this little pencil skirt as far as kids go something like this is a huge piece of cake.  I looked at the fabric and it looked about right so I sewed it together made a self casing for the elastic right from the top of the fabric and then hemmed it.  I have to say I'm a little jealous over it.  Would have loved enough fabric to make this for me but alas not enough fabric and to many curves.  LOL!  Something for me would have surely needed darts or some other horrors so I got off easy making this for my five year old.  Both items are stretch fabric so I think I'm one step closer to getting over my issues with knits.  Sheesh that's a lot of cat hair.  Oh well truth be told she liked both items so much she wore them from the minute they were finished until she woke up this morning.  She wanted to wear them to bed to and I figured why not?

Golly look at the hem on my pencil skirt.  You'd never have guessed how much fuss I had to go through over these two items!

I hope everyone had a Happy Christmas Quilt-a-long Day I know my daughter and I did.  For dinner I took out leftover Chili and made Chili Mac out of it, I was actually quite happy with how yummy it came out!


Heather Landry said...

Well I think they both came out AMAZING! Look at you girl! All of that without any specific pattern?!Wow. I know I owe you an email. Things are wild. I PROMISE it's coming soon. Probably tomorrow because I have to go dreaded grocery shopping.

Zany Quilter said...

Good job! I'm sure that fabric was hard to work on...but they both turned out lovely! I love the color of that dress! :-D

Pattilou said...

Great results for YOU! ...and yes I do know how much fuss it takes to make clothing items. DGD and I finally got the pattern for some jammy bottoms to fit her and now I can move on to some for her friends! (I think I'll leave out the pockets for her friends!) LOL!

QuiltSue said...

Cripes those fabrics look slippery. You did a great job there though, I bet she was happy.