Sewing Photos Can Mean Only One Thing…

My new sewing machine is here! After test driving a number of machines I decided to go with the Husqvarna Viking Sapphire 850. I considered a bunch of things but this machine had Pinafore and Pantsthe features I was looking for and didn’t break the bank. I haven’t used it too much yet — we had an insanely busy weekend — but what I have done has been wonderful. I thought that old machine was a piece of junk before.

Anyway, while quilting my doll quilt for the swap I was inspired by the parasol fabric — bought from ReproDepot but I see they don’t have it anymore — to make a pinafore with a channel quilted top. Well, as these things often do, the idea evolved in my mind and changed to a striped chenille top and the parasol fabric as the skirt. I tried out my new automatic button hole function — I love it, I’m going to buttonhole everything — to lace the straps through on the back. Amazingly, this worked out how I had seen it in my head which really doesn’t happen all that often.

Every time Katie goes up a size we have a problem with pants falling downPinafore - Back — she needs the bigger size for length but not in the waist. The adjustable waist pants never adjust small enough and then they’re all bunched and bother her. So, I decided to take a pair of her old sized jeans and cut them off for cropped pants with a ruffle. She could wear the pants with the t-shirt only or the pinafore with the pants and without the t-shirt. Versatility — the name of the game when dressing a four-year-old with particular but changing tastes in fashion. In fact, she is currently bemoaning the fact that the pinafore has no back — she doesn’t seem to get that it’s supposed to be that way.

Thank you for all the Mother’s Day wishes. You guys are so sweet. I hope all of you had a special day too. The photo was actually taken on the way home form my parent’s house Sunday evening. The sun was low in the sky and Stefan said, The light is really good right now, we should stop. And so we did. Hopefully Papa will post some of the photos soon. If not, I’ll get them in my flickr photostream.


9 Responses to “Sewing Photos Can Mean Only One Thing…”

  1. 1 amandajean May 15, 2007 at 9:20 am

    So happy to hear that you have a new sewing machine and that you are loving it. I know what you mean by “and I thought that old machine was a piece of junk before…” exactly my feelings when I got my new machine last october.

    cute outfit for Katrina!

  2. 2 Papa Urchin May 15, 2007 at 9:58 am

    Who took those photos? Does that kid have no feet? Oh, wait that was me. I need to see about reconfiguring our guest room studio so I can get the whole girl in without using a superwide lens.

  3. 3 Anina May 15, 2007 at 10:38 am

    Oh, very cute! My sewing machine packed up yesterday (well the bulbs blew and new ones are not solving the problem), so I may be “sewingless” soon too.

  4. 4 Sonya May 15, 2007 at 1:19 pm

    The woes of having a photographer for a husband! And the pinafore and jeans are lovely. I have had smocks and pinafores on the brain lately – love yours!

  5. 5 connie May 15, 2007 at 2:30 pm

    wow, that is just so great! i want one for myself 🙂

  6. 6 Marisa May 15, 2007 at 2:31 pm

    This apron is beautiful. Your photos look so professional. Love your setup and good eye!

  7. 7 Candace May 15, 2007 at 7:13 pm

    This is why I want to have a little girl, to make adorable things like this – I love it!!

  8. 8 kameleonquilt April 6, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    A link to your blog was automatically generated from my post here:

    I would be grateful if you would pop by and see if my description fit on your Sapphire machine? I am anxious to reach as many Sapphire owners as possible.

    Thank you 🙂


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