Last evening I taught a beginner class for a new quilter. She says she is not a “quilter” because she has not finished a quilt but she has sewn a couple of tops. (We probably have guild members who have not finished a quilt or if finished, did not quilt it themselves. I paid someone to quilt my first 3 bed quilts.) Sharon took the class mostly to improve her skills. She did a great job. Here is Sharon with her new block.
On a recent visit with granddaughters I took the older one a t-shirt dress I made.
used guidelines from the book Sew Perfectly T-Shirt Dresses .
I took the Super Girl outfit for the younger one. I’m disappointed to say it was not a total success. She loved playing with the cape and boot covers in her Super Girl underpants
but the dress did not fit. When I came home, I looked closely at the pattern to see what I did wrong and found that the fabric I chose did not stretch enough by the pattern guidelines (which are Unreasonable). I went looking for fabric that DID and found the only fabric that did was expensive and in very limited colors. Now I am working to adjust and remake the Super Girl dress to fit.