Perry Moffitt

September 17, 2013

Art Supply Pockets

It is official. I am sewing crazy. I looked at those over the door shoe organizers and could not bring myself to pay 15 bucks for a some canvas. So, here we are, Ikea canvas for the backing, pockets out of sheer curtain scraps (that I hung on to for some reason) and I have one very pleased artist.



I think I might have to do another for the stuff animal over population around here.


August 3, 2013

Farmers Market Craft Table

Filed under: Sewing for Kids (not quilts) — perrymoffitt @ 8:37 pm


The day finally arrived.IMG_1180

Rainy, cool and not at all like August.


Today I was Artist of the week at the Lansdowne Farmers Market. IMG_1183Despite the rain,  I still did pretty swift business and got to see some neighbors and friends.


I even sold a quilt, which is always a pleasant surprise.


I sold almost all the dresses and owl pillows, but still have about half of the rest of inventory, I will get the rest up on etsy soon.


July 30, 2013

Doll Dresses

Filed under: Sewing for Kids (not quilts) — perrymoffitt @ 12:43 pm

Still more stuff to sell at the craft fair. I am making a dozen dresses for 18″ dolls . I borrowed a model at the neighborhood fabric store and tried on my first attempt.



I used this pattern. It is pretty roomy so I have shrunken the pattern pieces almost  3″ in the width. I am also trying the top with the ruffled neck, more on that later.


July 15, 2013

What’s old is new again, Cross Back Dresses

Filed under: Sewing for Kids (not quilts) — perrymoffitt @ 5:57 pm

Sewing lots of things for my artist-of-the-week table coming up next month.  I haven’t made this type of dress since before little miss was born, and she turned 3 this spring.


 It’s an oldie but goodie, too bad I forgot to mark my pattern pieces with sizes. I am guessing these are 3t.


June 22, 2013

everything half done

Filed under: Sewing for Kids (not quilts) — perrymoffitt @ 1:11 pm
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Somehow I have lots of things in progress and nothing quite to the finish line.


The beginning of a new lap quilt.


A few dresses that need shoulder snaps.

IMG_0997 Some almost done drawstring backpacks.


And the beginning of some owls. Pillows? bags? baby quilt? dunno.


June 5, 2013

Scrabble Bibs

Filed under: Sewing for Kids (not quilts) — perrymoffitt @ 9:40 pm
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I am stocking up on low cost and creative things to sell at my craft table at the farmers market later this summer… So far this is all I have come up with… Scrabble Monogram Bibs…


April 20, 2013

Big Pocket Skirt

Filed under: Sewing for Kids (not quilts) — perrymoffitt @ 8:17 pm

Is now the time to confess I have been completely locked out of my flickr account?

IMG_0662Is there some other way to use flickr without a yahoo account? I got a yahoo email specifically to join flickr and had my account name stolen TWICE. I refuse to go through the hassle of reclaiming  it again.  IMG_0666Surely there is something new and wonderful everyone is using to share their sewing? Suggestions?IMG_0669and by the way, I sewed this cutie skirt for the cutie girl last night. Happy Spring!


April 5, 2013

Groovy Girls Wardrobe

I am currently in the running for mom of the year.

groovy girls outfits

one groovy girls dress at a time.

groovy girls dresses

March 10, 2013

Simplicity 2461

Filed under: Sewing for Kids (not quilts),The sweet baby — perrymoffitt @ 8:17 pm

In a frenzy of spring cleaning I decided to take down some 1980’s knotty pine paneling and re-do the kitchen walls.  I stuck the kiddo on the kitchen table to show off this just finished dress against the clean empty wall, something there isn’t any of in our house normally.


I bought this fabric in Barcelona, before this girly was even a thought in my head, and stashed it away for a unknown project.


It is a lovely lightweight cotton that  is top stitched with a lovely thick white embroidery and has a cotton lining that is a delicate backer to the embroidery.


The fabric was well suited to this little project, sweet little elastic puff sleeves and it is somewhat formal without being too crisp.


The pattern was super great, just enough fullness in just the right places. I made a big fat hem in case I might be able to let it out and get a few more months out of it later on.

January 23, 2013

Simplicity 2460, Springtime dreaming

Filed under: Sewing for Kids (not quilts),The dog, Petunia,The sweet baby — perrymoffitt @ 10:10 pm

Things here in Philly are cold. Cold enough to have me wistfully reading seed catalogs for the spring, contemplating Florida real estate, and sewing spring dresses.


So far only 2 little spring dresses for the queen.


I made the size 3t, it seems right on the mark, my girl is tall and skinny and it works great. I was able to use 2 half yards of complementary fabrics, not including the sash, for the red dress. Huge win, I have lots of half yards in the stash!


The pattern is pretty good, I might make a fully lined bodice next time, but otherwise, pretty darn good.


And now that I see this picture, maybe a shorter ruffle sleeve…


I did a button and ribbon loop instead of the hook and eye. It still doesn’t sit exactly right, but I like it…


11 degrees outside right now, plenty of time to sew a few more dresses for spring.

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