Friday, June 26, 2015

Embroidered Pillow for HFED 150 Practical Homemaking Class

First cut out all the pillow pieces.

Back piece:  17" x 17"
Front center piece:  9" x 9"
Top & bottom rectangles:  5" x 17"
Side rectangles:  5" x 9"

This is how the pieces will be placed on the front.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Tailored Bed Skirt

Sorry, this post is not finished yet.  It is a work in progress.  It should be finished soon.  Stay tune.

Shortening Pants to Shorts/Mock Cuff Hem

This technique is a great way to make a pair of pants shorter into capris or shorts with just the right length.  These first two photos show pictures of pants converted into shorts with the mock cuff hem.  It is very easy to do.

Adding Sleeves to a Blouse

Adding Sleeves to a Blouse


Monday, June 8, 2015

Tricot Knit Baby Blessing/Christening Dress

Blessing Dress

Fabric Requirements:

2 1/8 yards sheer tricot
3/4 yard regular tricot

Sheer Tricot Cutting Instructions:

First fold tricot with stretch on 108" side.  May be folded in 8 layers.
Cut 3 strips (5 1/2" wide) for ruffles
Cut 4 strips (3" wide) for ruffles
Underskirt (cut 1 on the fold)
Sleeves (cut 2 or 4, depending on how opaque you want the sleeves)
Bodice back (cut 2--right and left)
Bodice front (cut 1)
Overskirt (cut 1 on the fold)  Check with instructor before cutting this pattern piece.

Regular Tricot Cutting Instructions:

Slip (cut 1 on the fold)
Bodice back (cut 4--right and left)
Bodice front (cut 2)

Sewing Instructions for Bodice:

Lay the regular tricot Bodice Front and the two regular tricot Bodice Backs on the counter with the right sides up.  Make sure you have a right and a left Bodice Back.  Keep fabrics clean from lint and hair.