“I Made HALF Of It Myself”

Every seamstress knows that feeling of satisfaction she gets when someone compliments on what she is wearing and with great pride she can blurt out “I made it myself.” 

On a recent shopping trip I found this cute little number: 

It was reasonably priced and I knew it would fit without trying it on.  However, I’m quiet old fashioned and it proved to be too short to my liking.  My dresses/skirts have to be at least below the knee or longer.  However, I really liked the dress.

So I took two yards of black fabric which matched the original skirt in feel as well as color.  Then I proceeded to detach the bodice from the skirt.  

Now it was just a matter of making a new skirt – straight stitch and overlock on my serger.  Attach the bodice to the skirt and hem it.  Oh, a ball point needle is always a blessing with this kind of soft knit with a touch of spandex.  

  

Now it is perfect for me.

  Oh, the rewards of sewing!

My Adorable Furry Trio

My extended family.  To get these three to sit side by side long enough to get a picture was a major deal.  These are my babies who always manage to put a smile on my face.

Gus Gus (named after the chubby mouse in Walt Disney’s Cinderella).  Ginger, who Annette named.  And then there is Deano, named after Dean Martin.   He became orphaned when Mom died and, of course, we took him in.

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In Memorium – Carmella Helen DeCarlo

                                                                                                                                   My Mother – My Best Friend             Describing watching my mother die as being a painful and traumatic experience is definitely an understatement.             She was so sick this past year that it should not have been such a shock when she passed but I do not think one is […]

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Perfect dress for 21 – Vogue 2890

Every year I make Annette a birthday dress and have professional pictures taken.  This year she will be 21.  Now 21 is a biggie!  So in my search for the perfect pattern I came across this one.  Not only the perfect style but it also happens to be in the perfect color.  Cannot wait to get this one done.  I will post […]

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Bunny Huns and Rodi Rabbit

I would like to share with you a pair of Easter bunnies I made for my Easter decor previously.  They are my most popular Easter decorations.  Both are approximately three feet tall with felt bodies.  A poplin suit and dotted swiss dress.  Bunny Huns and Rodi bring back a lot of fond Easter memories.  Annette had so much fun […]

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Faith Hope Love

Mom should have been out of the hospital and home  much sooner than this.  Still now in a sort of half-way medical facility (somewhere between the hospital and extended rehab) she has gone from breaking her hip to several different infections.  The infections are not the cause of her injury.  No, these are things she […]

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Remember Me?

One of the things that bothers me about  human beings is how much enjoyment comes from speaking in a derogatory manner about one another.  That is why when I read the following, it struck me as to how the author (who is basically unknown), was able to get it so right.  I have known people who […]

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Rest In Peace Little Dog

                “For the soul of every living  thing is in the hand of God.”   Job 12:10                Marlena suffered the loss of her dog (her constant companion of 14 years), who was simply named Little Dog.  I know how awful this feels having been through it with my cat, Thimbles.  Our pets are a huge part of our […]

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Meet Kerry O’Clary The Leprechaun

In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, I made a leprechaun who is a real cutie.  Meet Kerry O’Clary.  He is 18″ tall and jointed.   His jacket and shoes are a suede type fabric with little gold beads for “cuff links.”  The shirt is cotton with lace on the cuffs.  Pants are a lightweight wool while the vest is lightweight corduroy.  […]

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My Little Corner

I like the idea of having a little place for myself to come, think and document different things which are important to me or that I just love to do.  So my family and friends can take a look at how I am feeling or what is going on in My Little Corner.

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