What are your summer sewing plans?

comments (9) May 24th, 2010     

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_nikki_ Nicole Smith, contributor
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With Memorial Day just around the corner, share what is on your sewing plate this summer.

Are you making your own swimwear? Or a picnic-ready tote and quilt?

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IdeaGenerator writes: I like to have summer and winter decorating with different curtains and pillows and throws so this summer I bought fabric for my family room to lighten and freshen the look. I also moved all my sewing fabric and supplies on shelves into a spare bedroom so I am making new valances and a grommet soft fold pleated fabric closet "door", and painting a mural in a large wall niche to coordinate it since I also use the room as a guest room.
Posted: 9:20 am on June 4th
pampike writes: I'm busy making cute summer outfits for my 3 grandchildren. After I finish with these I'm going to try my hand at making curtains for my bedroom.
Posted: 7:18 pm on May 26th
Sheri57 writes: I am making 4 bridesmaids and 2 maid of honor dresses for my daughter's wedding in October. The girls live all over from Oklahome to Florida to NJ. I am in PA. So that means 6 muslins for fitting and then 6 fully lined dresses. I also work full time and we are renovating our home and landscape. I hope I can sleep this summer sometime!
Posted: 10:47 am on May 26th
SereDesigns50 writes: I'm visiting my sister this summer, who lives in a small town in WI. We enjoy 'thrifty' shopping together, there many needlecrafters in her area, which makes for great rummage sales! Lots of 'vintage' handmade lace and embroideries. Great crazy-quilting material. Should be fun and it's always great to spend time with my big sis.Carole
Posted: 1:18 am on May 26th
Alisonhyde writes: I'm doing my first craft show in June. I'm a little behind in the productivity department, and there's alot to do! I've got recycled jean skirts, lots of fun knit dresses, indian bedspreads made into halter dresses, and various other stuff. I've got the tent, now I need metal grid racks, a website, and a business license. Also trying to think of a way to label my garments without a tag....linoleum block prints with fabric paint.

Posted: 7:56 pm on May 24th
Size7N writes: Good afternoon!
I have this lovely floral sheer chiffon-type fabric which I'll line with ivory crepe into a tunic top (Stich 'n Save #M5911).

Then I ordered a 1944 dress pattern from Etsy. It's a shirtwaist dress with detailed scallops on the center front, and scallops on the sleeve cuff and collar - very cute. I bought navy blue with white polka dots (cotton/poly blend) for the dress. I am intimidated by this pattern, and if I haven't ever sewed before it would be daunting. I'll measure fiercly each pattern piece to make sure it matches my measurements.

Also, I bought Click 'n Sew CD so I can enter my exact measurements so I can print out my own patterns so the clothes fit! I'm also thinking of getting the Lutterloh system from Germany.

Thanks for listening! I'll post successes,mistakes, difficulties, etc. when done!

Posted: 6:33 pm on May 24th
orsinimedici1951 writes: As a professional designer/milliner/teacher, I will have the help of two of my very talented students. We will be stitching up handwoven wearable art jackets, period reproduction Jane Austen style jackets, blouses, dresses and coats, and maybe even some 1920's cloche hats. We will be immersed in preparation for the 43rd annual Scituate Art Festival, in Scituate, RI. Summer cocktail dresses are also waiting to be cut out now, to make their way to my online retail shop,
Thistle Cottage Studio, at www.orsinimedici1951.etsy.com.
Posted: 5:27 pm on May 24th
ARFARF2010 writes: I am a newbie, but do intend to continue making my pillowcases, throw pillows, and just work on getting better at doing my basic skills. I did purchase a pre-owned PFAFF hobbylock 799 because and definitely do intend on getting to know my machine and making neater and professional looking edges on my pillowcases.
Posted: 4:42 pm on May 24th
UnfinishedProjects writes: I just learned how to sew mitered corners so I might try my hand at fun summer placemats!
Posted: 3:46 pm on May 24th
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