Monday, July 30, 2012


Well, it's time to step out of the boat and begin to walk on water...or maybe I'll just sit in the boat and fish!  I think it'll be more exciting to walk on water and then show others how it's done.
Metaphors aside, I've finally decided to take the knowledge I have and offer it to others.
Designs by will be offering classes in my home.  I also will be teaching a course through the boys new co-op school in September, as well!  If you've never sewn two pieces of fabric together and created something that you could say, "I made that!", then you should consider writing taking one of my ongoing classes!  You're never too old to learn a new skill...and sewing is fun, relaxing and extremely satisfying!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Candy Stripe Dress

Now here's one cute little sundress for your daughter between age 3-5!

Price:  $22.50 ps/h


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Summer of dresses...

For the last three weeks, I've been taking care of my newest grandchildren. The youngest one is four and she's so stinkin' cute, I just had to make her a  summer dress, but as soon as she saw this one, she wanted to model it and keep it--so she's gotten two!  I've had that fabric for a long time and never could figure out what to make...turned out great for the hot summer down here in San Antonio!

That inspiration propelled me to make more dresses to patterns, just from perusing various sewing websites.  In the process, I've learned the 'right' way to make my own bias tape!

Here is the perfect one for the little girl heading to the coast for vacation!
This is a stretchy fabric and has a lot of give. The length is 19".
Size 3/4.

Price: $24 plus s/h.