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Aurora, AL, CA

Happily sewing for 40+ years. I love sewing for children, especially vintage and classic styles. I love sailor suits and have made several. One was featured in a Sew Beautiful article, as well as another little romper in another issue. I am the delighted Nana of two little boys and am the founding member of the "Boys are Fun to Sew for Too!" Club. I do a little sewing for adults, a bit of home dec and am just venturing into a bit of quilting. But garment sewing is my first love and sewing for babies and children will always be my favourite!

craft interests: embroidery, gifts, paper-crafts, quilting, sewing

Member Since: 05/18/2011

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Sweet cherry dress & crinoline

Cherry print quilting cotton, with gingham piping, bottom band and partial lining. Monogram is Embroidery Arts Arabesque 12. Made for a family friend's new baby girl. Swiss embroidered edging between...

Baby Boy Duckie Romper

Bubble style duckie romper made for a close family friend's new baby boy. Fabric is seersucker with embroidered ducks. I had to button this "the girls' way" because there was a duck missing on the...

Embroidered Baby Dress

Baby dress in pale blue 100% cotton lawn. All embroidery is done in the hoop; hem is done with a border hoop. All fine cotton threads (50 and 80 weight). Embroidery design set includes designs used...

Peter Rabbit outfit

I made this for my grandson out of two shades of blue twill, white line pique for the collar and sleeve trim and dimity for the vestee. The shorts have side seams pockets for all those little things...

Toile Purse

I made this purse for my daughter and personalized the inside of the flap with her nickname and a fun little embroidery design. The fabrics are home dec cottons. 

Fabric basket with selvage detail

Having seen the article on selvages in the latest Threads, I thought I would share my project. I made this for my daughter from a piece of wonderful Japanese fabrics. It is either linen or a...

Doggie Wedding Tuxedo Shirt

I made this shirt for my doggie to pose for wedding photos for my daughter's wedding on Saturday, March 9th, 2013. It is a Kwik Sew pattern and the body of the shirt is made from cotton knit fabrics...

My First Quilt

I made this quilt for my latest grandchild, Teddy. It was planned before we knew we were having a little boy, but my daughter was okay with Jemima Puddle Duck and the pink! The embroidery designs are...

Japanese Style Dresses

I made these two dresses from Vogue #7894 for two sisters. On the first one, the red print, I stitched the little tie belt into the invisible zipper, which made it a bit hard to slide. So on the blue...

"Barbershop Quartet" outfit for wedding

I made this outfit for my grandson to wear to my nephew's wedding. The fabric is silk dupioni. I was going for a classic, "barbershop quartet" look. He wore white knee socks and saddle shoes with it...

Green Sateen Baby Set

Green sheen sateen (100% cotton). Matching tatting created with embroidery machine. Embroidery design: Martha Pullen. 

Oliver + S Tea Party Playsuit

Made for my grandson. French General fabrics. Vintage buttons: 15¢ for the card of eight! I don't know what they are made of, but they could very well be plastic. The pattern did not call for...

Black baby cord pants & vest

Black baby cord with white contrast topstitching. Pants have suspenders and button detail. (purchased turtleneck)  

Blue velveteen vest

Embroidery Design: Brother. Boy's size 8. Lining: silky polyester. Vintage style metal buttons. Back belt.

Baseball Romper

Design: Bernina "At Home" by Laurie Korsgaden. Rickrack whipstitched on with embroidery floss. Back button with baseball buttons on romper and catcher's mitt with ball buttons on belt. Size 3 or 4.

Peas & Carrots Romper

Fabric is 100% cotton line pique in peas and carrots print. Embroidery design is by Wendy Schoen. Hand embroidered French knots (peas!) on collar and cuffs. Orange piping on collar, yoke seams, cuffs...

Sea Turtle Shirt

Simplicity #3852, boy's size large. Sea turtle fabric printed in Hawaii. Fabric print matched at center front, pocket and back yoke. Top stitched. Turtle applique with lettering. Quilting cottons...

"Buck Rogers" jacket

I asked my grandson for some input on my next project for him. After spending a very long time looking through my vast collection of embroidery designs he finally decided on a single one: a retro...

Silk Dupioni Ring Bearer's Outfit

Jacket is OOP Vogue #1313, knickers are Children's Corner "Michael", shirt is Burda. Jacket & knickers are underlined with silk organza and lined with silk charmeuse. Underlining hand stitched to...

recent comments

Re: Video: One Dot Pocket Placement and Application

I can see that this method produces a nice pocket, but I'm not understanding how it is less bulky.

Re: Vintage tween

Adorable! Beautiful stitching and I applaud your daughter's taste and willingness to wear what she loves!

Re: Blue Chambray 40s Shirtwaist Dress

Sew cute! I love the style and the fabrics are perfect for it. Wonderful work!

Re: Green Sateen Baby Set

Thanks sewbuttons!

Re: Green Sateen Baby Set

Thanks so much!

Re: Japanese Style Dresses

Thank you so much for your kind words.

Re: Emerald Green Gown

So beautiful! It all comes together perfectly and looks lovely on!

Re: Lace Wedding Dress

This is just exquisite! What a marvelous creation. Thanks for sharing the construction details.

Re: Peas & Carrots Romper

Thanks for your kind words Sewista and deChez!

Re: Baseball Romper

Thanks so much!

Re: Blue velveteen vest

Thanks so much deChez! I love making things for children... especially vintage styles... and sailor suits! I'm the founding member of the "Boys are Fun to Sew for Too!" Club :) I having loads of fun! Lillian

Re: Gatsby Ribbon Frock

This is exquisite! What a wonderful concept, beautifully stitched.

Re: White Poppy Inspiration, a 1930's re-visit

Oh my, this is so pretty! I love the vintage Vogue patterns and this is so ethereal and delicate. The details are a wonderful complement to the design.

Re: The Lilah Dress

This is lovely! The vintage lace makes a beautiful collar, and it is perfect with the sweet print. The wing needle stitching is so pretty and delicate... wonderful work. I'm sure your friend's granddaughter will love it!

Re: Oliver + S Tea Party Playsuit

Thanks so much msmackkathy! It was lots of fun... delivered it to my grandson today. Lillian

Re: Cowboy Shirt

Very nice! I love making these shirts for the big and little guys in my life... I love this cowboy fabric. These shirts don't get boring when you can use all of these fun fabrics!

Re: Bubbles Dress

Great dress! Thanks for including all of those details. It fits your perfectly too and looks just lovely!

Re: 1936 McCall jacket

This is just beautiful! The pattern is wonderful, and your work on it is superb. Those fabrics that have been in the stash awhile are just aging like fine wine. I hope :)

Re: "Buck Rogers" jacket

Thank you both for your kind words! It was a fun project and it will soon fit my younger grandson! Lillian

Re: Threads #155: Check out our latest issue!

Lots of great technical info here. I enjoyed reading about godets, sewing inset corners and the "Project from the Past: Fabric Florabundas."