Wednesday, March 21, 2012

March Monday Night Meeting

A charter member holding a photo of her next project. We love seeing you at the meetings, you are an inspiration to all!

A member donating completed Wee Care gowns to our wonderful Chairperson.

Motivated by Feburary's program one member shares a beautiful "Bargello Smocking" dress.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

SAGA Doll Raffle Winner

Barbara Watson of Covington, Georgia was the winner of the SAGA Doll Raffle. She was presented the doll by Leslie Langford, President of the Atlanta Smocking Chapter. Several members of the Midnight Oil Smockers donated dresses for this sewing expo event. The doll that Barbara is holding is wearing a dress created by Roberta Beaver and the darling pink dress on the right was made by Cathy Tiemann. Great job ladies! Thank you for your wonderful support.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Pattern Review for Old Fashioned Baby-Baby Rose Raglan Dress

One of our members finished these dresses and added a few details for sharing.

I used The Old Fashioned Baby --- Baby Rose Raglan Dresses, view 1.
The dresses were size infant and my girls are 12-13 # and they fit perfectly.
I followed Jeannie's directions, making adjustments to the stitch length and width for the laces I used and for my machine.  I did a sample of the lace zig-zag and then the pinstitch before actually working on the dresses.  Also, when joining the laces for the hem, I used super solvy and then used fabri-solvy for doing the pinstitch.  This was a tip from my friend Jane Briscoe. 

There is an excellent article in Sew Beautiful, #81, p 50 that explains Jeannie's Old-Fashioned Entredeaux.  This is an option in the pattern, but the article does a better job of explaining the technique.

It was time intensive, (maybe because I was making two!!) but fairly easy to put together, if you are familiar with heirloom sewing techniques.

I must admit my granddaughters looked so sweet in their 3 month portrait dresses.   Now on to planning their 6 month dresses!!!

Friday, March 2, 2012

February Show and Share

I caught a few pictures this month of our member's sewing projects.  Let me share them with you:

This is a Valentine set with the hearts embroidered on the t-shirt.

The Bodice Dress from Collars Etc. made from Moda London Lawn.

Made for the SAGA 18" doll raffle is a smocked dress from the book Dolly 's Wardrobe by Children's Corner.

Another cute dress for the SAGA doll raffle made with an originally drafted pattern.

Twins wearing grandma's creations from the Rose pattern by Old Fashioned Baby in Swiss Batiste.

Hope you enjoyed seeing a few creations from our membership!