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.

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

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August 3, 2013

Farmers Market Craft Table

Filed under: Sewing for Kids (not quilts) — perrymoffitt @ 8:37 pm
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Rainy, cool and not at all like August.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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July 15, 2013

What’s old is new again, Cross Back Dresses

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

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

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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.

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The beginning of a new lap quilt.

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A few dresses that need shoulder snaps.

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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…

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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.

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one groovy girls dress at a time.

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March 10, 2013

Simplicity 2461

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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So far only 2 little spring dresses for the queen.

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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!

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

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

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

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

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