Sunday, February 3, 2019

First Post of 2019

 It's already February and I'm just now getting around to a blog post!  I know it is cold almost every where, and Oklahoma has had it's fair share of winter weather, but I'm busy making clothes for a move to the Sunshine State which will be happening sometime this summer.

A while back I made a pair of shorts using Jalie Jeans 2908.  Why is it so hard to find a decent pair of Bermudas?  Not anymore.  This denim was actually a Joann's fabric store purchase.  I couldn't believe I found something in the store with such a great amount of stretch!  I kept eyeing this fabric every time I was there shopping, but it was one of the more expensive denims they had.  Well, buy the time I decided just to get it, it was gone!  For some reason I decided to check remnants and lo and behold it was there!  I only needed a yard for shorts and there was enough on the remnant piece.  I couldn't believe I ended up only paying around $3.  Sometimes it pays to wait it out.

The Jalie Bobbie top is definitely one of my favorites.  I bought this jersey knit fabric to match with my Ottobre Safari shorts in brown linen pictured below.  When I was taking my pictures and changing out tops, I discovered how well it with these Jalie Bermuda shorts.

My husband bought me a PE800 embroidery machine for Christmas!!  I have been wanting an embroidery machine for a couple of years but would teeter back and forth on wondering if I would really use it.  Oh my gosh...I wish I hadn't waited so long.  I had no idea how much fun it would be to have one.  That is the true reason of February being my first blog post of the year.

My first project was to embroider a little on my shorts--I'm really pleased with how it turned out.

The ship's wheel is actually a pattern that came loaded on the machine.  The cute pelican I purchased.

My red Jalie Dolman was my "planned" top for these shorts.

The Ottobre Safari shorts are one of my favorite patterns besides the Jalie 2908.  This is my 3rd pair now.

Look at these adorable little elephants I made!  These are one of the many stuffie patterns available on the Ohana Applique Designs website.  They are made completely in the hoop.  I love making these little stuffies and I have a few other patterns I'm excited to try.

Thanks for stopping by ~ Shirley