Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Another project

A quick post tonight, because I finished another project in the Spring to Finish Challenge over at Tallgrass Prairie Studio.  I had listed three items in that challenge and was only able to complete two of them.  I just finished the Schoolhouse Tunic by Sew Liberated.  It was a lot of fun and it even FITS!  I have to admit I'm a little surprised.  I haven't sewn clothes for myself in many years (maybe 15 or 20).  I have sewn clothes for kids a few times lately, but nothing for me.  I am fairly short  and us short girls don't pull off tunics over jeans very well, so I lengthened the tunic and made it into a little short dress.  I have worn it twice since I finished it on Friday.  Yeah!

My other project I finished for the challenge was the quilt for my friends wedding that I blogged about
here.  I had also listed that I wanted to quilt a top that my husband had pieced.  I didn't get to that project, but I did get another top pieced on the quilt retreat I recently took.  Maybe I can still count that as a finished item.....and that quilt will definitely count towards the challenge that my husband issued earlier this year.  You remember, the challenge that started with my blog?  I hope to have that one quilted in the next couple of weeks and it will go on the completed list.  Cooking along on those UFO's.......right now I'm off to do my homework for the eCourse I mentioned last night.  Happy dreams, everyone.


  1. It turned out really well! I love the idea of lengthening it to a dress.

    I've had my fabric (AMH voile!) and pattern since the last DMQG meeting, but haven't gotten started yet. Hopefully soon!

  2. I just bought this pattern...does the top flop over or anything? Looks like it would - I wondered if I needed to add something...super cute on you! Love the colors!

  3. Trish, it doesn't flop over on the top. I used interfacing on the facing pieces and that seemed to do the trick. It's a quick sew, very fun to make. I'm thinking of doing another one with short sleeves for summer.