Friday, January 9, 2009

An order from Nashville

Another scarf with pockets! I made one just like this for Mom for Christmas. She wore it to the bank one day last week, and the teller asked here where she could get one. So, my mom, acting as my sales rep, took an order from the lady at the Green Bank in Green Hills! I finished it this morning, really liked the way this one turned out, and took a few photos before I popped in the mail. This is actually fleece on the white side, and a silky terry cloth material on the red side. It feels so good against your skin.

I have to say, as soon as the weather turned colder, I was inundated with requests for these scarves. One trip to the local dog park ended up with three orders. All I did in December was sew scarves. I'm ready to move on to something else!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Holiday pants for Mom

I did some sewing during my trip back to Nashville last week...Mom needed pants for New Year's Eve, and she specifically requested red satin, to match a pretty red satin top she bought at Steinmart a few months ago. We went to a textile shop in Nashville on Franklin Road, picked out the pattern, Kwik Sew 2990, and bought some polyester red satin. (I can't believe how expensive fabric is in Nashville!) It matched her top perfectly! Mom wanted something free flowing, easy to move around in since she was hosting a party, and no bulk on the sides or front. We opted for these pants with a zipper in the back. Mom also has one leg slightly longer than the other, so hemming these bell-shaped bottoms was a challenge! I did a blind hem by hand. Everyone loved the outfit that night, and Mom was the Belle of the Ball....