Saturday, December 8, 2012

Testing...Testing

OH MY GOSH!!
Do you have any idea how frustrated I have been that I couldn't post pictures. Well, if it ever happens to you, come to me and thanks to some pretty terrific people who helped me, I will be able to help you.
Starting with my friend Suzanne who suggested  Pic Monkey. That didn't solve the problem, because I still didn't know what I was doing.  But then Denise gave me Helen's blog which  led me to the way to fix the problem. YAH!!!

So all week, while I was feeling frustrated over my blog malfunction, I sewed, and sewed and sewed some more.
It's Christmas dress time again in my sewing studio. But this year the girls wanted skirts. I really wanted to do taffeta plaid this year and was thinking along the traditional red and green tartan plaid. But when I saw this, I knew this bright colored plaid with lots of sparkle was going to make my "7" smile.


When I got it home look what I discovered on the end of the bolt...yes, I bought the whole bolt.
Can you see it? The plaid taffeta is named "SEW SWEET" Isn't that perfect.

I also picked a really sparkly sheer red for the underskirt and tie.

I used the last skirt I made for Strawberry Patches as inspiration. I didn't need a pattern because I could cut on the lines of the plaid. With the girls waist and length measurements, I just started cutting on the lines.
I cut, and cut, and cut. Then I ruffled, and ruffled and ruffled...

until I had five of these, all in different sizes of course. The three larger ones aren't quite as full.
The taffeta has so much body, it looks like it has petticoats underneath.

My two teenage(Oh my! It hurts my heart to say that) girls are getting a little different version.
Their's is a pattern and fitted at the waist with a zipper instead of elastic.
Then they will have a ruffle only at the bottom...well, I will post a picture (now that I can) of those when they are done. My goal is to be done by Sunday night.

I apologize for being MIA for so long and will get back to posting and visiting you, my friends, after the last skirt is on it's hanger.



God is Good!!
Life is Good!!


7 comments:

Susy said...

Welcome back Ms. Beverly ~ so glad you got the problem fixed. The taffeta skirts are adorable, I can't wait to see the pix. Christmas blessings. xo

Suzanne said...

You're back! Love the taffeta you selected! It's so festive and I really like the blue running through it. I can't imagine making seven of the suckers though. You are one dedicated Grammy! Missed you.

Nancy B said...

If those aren't just the cutest things?! They are gorgeous! Can't wait to see the teens' skirts. I hope your grands know how blessed they are to have you. I'm sure they do. Glad you solved the photo problem.

Happy Sewing!
Nancy

Paulette Decker said...

Beverly,I love your Blog. I especially liked your Thanksgiving
Blog regarding your friend who is now a Believer. Made a warm feeling in my heart,and I don't even know her.
Your sewing is spectacular. Your Grands are all lucky to have you for their Grandma.
I love reading all about what you are doing.Love,Paulette Decker

Creations By Cindy said...

Looks like you are getting things figured out! I am still having problems! You make the cutest stuff girl! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Gail @ Victorian at Heart said...

Can't wait to see your darling girls in those skirts. Bow ties for Kyle, Cade, and Jack???? Bow ties are back! What a great Grandma you are! Love it.

Linda Primmer said...

Beautiful and so festive. My, what talent you have. Truly a gift you have. I am happily your newest follower. If I had known you earlier, I also could have helped you out. I am glad you got the problem fixed.