Here is a quick newsletter. Welcome and thank you to all my new email subcribers,
I hope you will enjoy and have fun with the information.
I thought I would share this sweet little t-shirt dress
Thought you might like to see how I put this together.
I found a size 12 month white shirt at our local store,
It has little cap sleeves and a nice curve neckline,
Here are all the laces I found (after looking through about 6 boxes)
I must admit I had to kinda eyeball the proportions,
also remembering how
clothes used to fit my own children when they were little.
Anyway, I thought the shirt was a little long so I cut off about 3 inches,
surged the edge,
I sewed the first layer of lace, a piece of 2 1/2 inch eyelet,
about 2 1/2 inches up from the new hem,
when you leave the deep
hem under the lace, it gives it a nice weight and support the layers of lace to the hem.
Then another 2 inch piece of antique lace on top of that,
when you sew on the second or third layer just lay the piece of lace slightly
above the first layer so when all the layers are sewn on they are not
a heavy thick line of stitching, so maybe 1/4 inch apart of stitching lines,
Finally I sewed another piece of pale pink antique lace on top of
the second layer,
I found some tiny baby eyelet that I sewed on the collar and sleeve edges,
make sure when you are sewing the non stretch lace on that you slightly
pull and stretch the t-shirt fabric using a larger size stitch also, so
when the shirt is worn the lace will stretch with the movement of the shirt.
I made little roses for embellishment and a little headband to match,
I also took a pair of little white socks and sewed some lace on the top,
ran a pink ribbon through the lace and tie in a bow,
sorry I don’t have a picture of that,
I’m sure many of you have made t-shirt clothes, so maybe this will
give you a new idea or helpful sewing tip,
This was a fun and quick project even though it left every room in my
house a disaster, ha, (which was much harder to clean up than putting this
little dress together) I’m sure a lot of you crafters out there can relate!
Here is a yummy quick bread recipe I found
10 oz butter, softened
2 tbsp lemon zest
3/4 cup sugar
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 cup dessicated coconut
2/3 cup almond meal
1 cup buttermilk
Preheat your oven to 320 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease and flour your baking pan.
If you don’t have almond meal, simply take some blanched almonds and whiz them up in a cuisinart until they are fine.
Combine the butter, zest and sugar and mix until pale and creamy. Add the eggs gradually. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix again. Sift the flour and baking powder over the butter mixture and fold in the almonds, coconut and buttermilk.
Pour into your prepared pan and bake for approximately 1 1/2 hours or until the bread is lightly browned and a cake tester comes clean when inserted (cooking time will be less if using two smaller pans).
Thank you all again for your emails, visiting me at the shop,
I always enjoy seeing and talking to you!
Untill next time, many blessings to you all!