Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Sew Happy!

 I had seen this pattern at the local Quilt Guild show. They are sold at "Sewing Machines By B and B" here in my hometown. (Quilt Plus online also carries the patterns and handles.) I finally purchased the pattern a few weeks ago. It was sitting on my cutting table while I tried to decide if I should use scraps of fabric from my stash or buy fabric.
In the meantime, I ran across this absolutely adorable embellished T-shirt at Make It and Love It. Of course, I pinned it. (I am so addicted to Pinterest now!)
THEN, I found a cheap inexpensive black broomstick skirt. I like the idea of a monochromatic outfit since I am short, but I don't like the way black affects my face! SO I decided to use the t-shirt embellishment idea in colors that flatter my coloring on a black t-shirt.
 THEN, I decided to make my purse coordinate with my shirt! Instead of piecing the purse and quilting it, I used a piece of black woven cotton for the purse and lining. I added the flowers just like on the shirt. Then I used my machine to stitch swirls mimicking the design on the flowers. (The purse does have traditional weight quilt batting in between the layers of fabric. This all needed to be stabilized.)

 The handle is really neat because I unscrew the knobs and remove the purse to wash or replace it with a different one.

I'm so happy with both of the projects. Now I just need somewhere to go so I can wear my new "ensemble".
Y'all come back,


  1. All looks great love the colors ! Great job ! Have a wonderful day !

  2. I love them both, you did such a great job. Embellished shirts can be very exspensive. I hope you find somewhere to go and show off your creations!

  3. I really like all of them.

    I'm going to have to check out those flowers, cause they would definately add interest to one of my horse showing projects.

    I have tons of neat beaded material leftover from the formals that I've used on some of the shirts. I believe this would make gorgeous flowers.

  4. Love your new projects, Lori -- you are sooooo talented and creative... :)

  5. Oh how cute! I love your spiffy new outfit. Sounds like you followed a trail of wonderful inspiration!

  6. Those are both so cute, I wish I could motivate myself to do more sewing.



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