If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Spring Sewing

My sewing machine has been very busy this week. I am tired of wearing blue jeans so much and seeing the whole world wearing blue jeans everywhere. I can't change anyone else, but I want to dress with some more color.
I read on Diane's blog about her plan and progress sewing up 6 pretty spring/summer dresses.
I also get emails from Cath Kidston and just love their floral combinations and how they use red, blue, pink and green together.
So, here is what I came up with to improve my spring wardrobe.....

McCalls 5198 - yes, this bag is as big as it looks!

Polka dot apron

3 finished dresses - the same old Simplicity 5767 pattern, but with 3 different necklines

white eyelet at the sweetheart neckline

scalloped neckline on the white with pink flowers

I had a package of vintage rick rack to trim this mostly red one.


  1. Oh Rhonda! Those are so cute! I love the red and blue one.. it looks so vintage-y. The fabric reminds me very much of those adorable feedsack prints. (I am in love with those old prints and am positively dying to make myself up a dress of one;-))

    And you know what... those rose fabrics may well be identical! Wouldn't that be funny! I have the pieces almost all cut out to make a dress of that fabric- same pattern as my green dotted dress.

    Good work girlie!

  2. You made such pretty things! Okay, Rhonda, can you please mail me some of your energy? ;) Your homemaking skills and abilities are putting me to shame here, lol.

  3. Your dresses are so cute! I'm with Lyn, send me some of your energy!


  4. Lovely! I like dresses...they're cool, comfy and quick to get dressed in!

  5. Love your dresses! The pink floral is gorgeous! You left a comment on my waistband skirt tutorial asking how wide to buy the elastic, I bought either 1 1/2 inch or 2 inch wide and it turned out way cute!

  6. Gosh! You really have been keeping that sewing maching humming! Still not sewing here. I have been spending all my time working in the yard lately. I seem to put all my energy into one thing at a time! What I'd like to do is get some things started in the sewing room that I can sit down to without having to think a whole lot about it. 75% of the project is the planning and figuring out! I'm ready to make some quilts and still haven't made myself a new pocketbook.

    Good Job Rhonda!


  7. Lovely additions to your wardrobe. I need to find a bag and a summer dress pattern, so when I find fabric I can just whip them up. I love your colors as well. Your apron is just too cute!

  8. Everything is just beautiful! I love to wear skirts and dresses in the summertime. It's so much cooler and feel so feminine, too.

  9. The dresses are so cute! You inspire me. :)

  10. Gracious I adore that white dress and the apron. Beautiful work, all. I hope you feel as lovely wearing these dresses as they look.

  11. Love all the things that you made and the fabrics are great too!

  12. Great job on all of your sewing projects!


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