It’s been almost two weeks since the Dear Husband and I returned from our annual Thanksgiving trip to Georgia. I’m afraid I don’t have much to show for it in terms of sewing. Quite ironic, as the few things I have worked on fall squarely in the “simple sewing” camp.
I converted a one-pocket long-sleeved shirt for the DH into a two-pocket short-sleeved shirt. The pockets were made from the bottom part of the sleeves:
I hope you can see the pocket! I matched the plaid pretty carefully.
New napkins for the Portland White House (we don’t use paper napkins):
Pillowcases for the Portland White House featuring the same toile fabric I used in the pillowcases made when I was in Georgia (which I wrote about here):
These are ready to go in my linen closet. Judging by the look on Coco’s face, I may not get them away from her:
That simple paisley table topper I made for sister Diane over Thanksgiving is getting a re-do. It was just two pieces of fabric sewn right sides together, turned, and topstitched around the edges. Trouble was, the two layers of fabric didn’t lie completely flat. I convinced Diane I had to take the table topper home and remake it, this time stitching the layers together and adding a simple binding.
Here’s the paisley fabric with two choices for binding pulled from my stash:
We’re going with the one on the bottom left. Diane and I both like the way the linear squares play off the paisley, and it’s a better color match. I think the binding will look even better cut on the bias.
Once I’m done with that, I absolutely must make the DH a new bathrobe. The one I made him several years ago is practically in tatters. I picked up a cotton print a few months ago with his bathrobe in mind. I’ll trim it with a navy blue blender from Maywood:
It’s been a while since I made a garment. I’ll be pulling my serger out of the sewing room closet and refreshing my memory on how it works. Wish me luck!
Looks to me like you’ve accomplished a good bit!
Nice job matching plaids!
Coco does look content on those pillowcases. They must be comfy.
Miss Coco is a real piece of work! The look on her face says it all – “I rule this roost!”
Your projects are compelling, but when oh when do the kitchen valances get made?? 😉
Getting these projects out of the way will give Dawn less distraction when she gets to the valances!
My new bathrobe is a smash hit.