I love Lucy!

I absolutely love the “LUCY” pattern by Children’s Corner. Here is the latest variation of Lucy completed for Miss Baby:

I thought this turned out to be a really fun jumper:

These are the Lucy’s I made last year for Miss Baby :

1. Christmas Jumper with smocked insert:

2. Fall Jumper. Actually, Miss Baby has worn the jumper by itself this summer. It made a cute summer play outfit.

Now, you can surely see that I do love Lucy! :) I like to sew for Miss Baby (even though garment construction does not come naturally for me) because I like to “cover” my little one with love as much as possible. That’s why, I am determined to still make a few things for her even though I am up to my eyeballs in quilt deadlines.

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Completed: Lucy Jumper

I am a quilter who pretends that I am also a seamstress. For some unknown and yet to be determined reason, reading sewing pattern instructions turns my brain into a mess of tangled knots. So, it often happens that after hours of deliberating over the instructions contained in the sewing patterns, I just give up and walk away from my intended sewing projects. But I did have a “proud of myself” moment last night! I was able to complete a “Lucy” jumper….

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ALL BY MYSELF (with a few tips from Annelle)!

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The Lucy pattern is a Children’s Corner pattern. The instructions were clear, and they even have online help!

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I hadn’t planned on making this more complicated than it was intended. So I just added a monogram for a personalized look:

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With a Peter Pan collar blouse, a pair of tights and shoes — we are ready to hit the road, don’t you think?

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The fabric I used is leftover fabric I had from making my Apple Basket quilt (from An Apple A Day by Benartex):

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Thanks for stopping by. I wish you a lovely day!

Some daisies to cheer your day

Happy Wednesday, Everyone! How about some cheery bullion daisies to brighten up your day?

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These daisies are embroidered on the back of a smocked Children’s Corner Bessie using Milliner #9, with 30 wraps to each of the petals. Not the most enjoyable thing to do, but certainly worth the effort! Notice, the color scheme of the daisies echo the fabric print.

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The front is already smocked, and I just need to finish up adding the remaining daisies! More pictures to come. Stay tuned!