Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day 2014

Dad's Mom
My Mom and her Mom
Here's to Moms and Moms to be and Moms of Moms. To Moms here and Moms gone. To my Mom and your Mom and to their Moms. And to all the Moms that ever were or will ever be 'cause we are just that freaking awesome....Happy Mother's Day.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Bernadette and the Sewing Workshop.

Well let's not talk about not having written anything in months.  Let's talk about writing today shall we?

Last time you remember I introduced you to Bernadette, my 16" French Fashion reproduction. Well last weekend she and I were lucky enough to attend the Sylvia MacNeil sewing workshop hosted by my friend Annick. I attended with 3 of my friends. Nancy R Nancy S and Betty H.
To prepare for this workshop, my doll, (who hither to was dressed as a young lady in full length costumes) needed all new underpinnings in a shorter style to accommodate the shorter length younger style that we would be making. I also received a request from 2 of my friends for the same and i was happy to oblige them.

5 weeks later, 3 sets of underpinnings including chemise, drawers. petticoat, hoop skirt and socks, 4 pairs of gloves 3 glove cases, 2 pairs of shoes, 2 hats with hat boxes and a protective wrapper to protect the doll during transport where created.  All hand sewn do to the fact that I had broken my knee cap at the beginning of March and couldn't use the foot pedal.
The results came out well I think..The chemise, drawer and petticoat were made from vintage baby dresses. the gloves and shoes, from vintage gloves.
The weekend was fantastic, we sewed and laughed and met many new friends.  Meeting Ms. Mac Neil was a special treat for me as I have been a fan of her's since the late 1990's.
The dress we started making is not quite done yet.  But needs to be as I have many other things to sew for my friends.  I promise to publish here when I am done. I also have several other outfits of Bernadette's that I'd love for you to see as well.
Until next time....