Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year!

Hello lovely people, 
Wow - a new year!
The holidays slipped by too quickly.

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.

During my Holiday break, I sewed several skirts and dresses.
This skirt is a1950s Butterick 6858 circle skirt pattern.
I love it and am making several more skirts from this pattern.

The red dress I made for Christmas...

The blue dress I made for New Year's Eve.

(Don't laugh too loudly at my photos - 
it isn't easy taking self photos - 
set the timer and run in front of the camera.)

Both dresses are made from this pattern...

Thank you all for the sweet comments you left for me
during my holiday break.
I will be getting around to visit each of you as soon as I can.


  1. You are just too cute-- I really mean that{smiles}. I wish I had talent to make my own clothes, sigh....I loveeeeeeeeee all dresses and those patterns, love them.

    Happy New Year Blessings to you and your family.

  2. You look absolutely beautiful in your dresses and skirt! You did a wonderful job. I love vintage patterns....
    Wishing you a blessed and delightful New Year!

    1. Hello Enid,

      I bought several vintage patterns during December. I wanted to inspire myself to keep on track with my diet during the holidays. There are so many beautiful vintage patterns on Etsy. That is my favorite place to shop for patterns.

      Happy New Year to you!

  3. Hope, oh how gorgeous you look modelling your oh-so-chic dresses/skirt. You have stitched them beautifully; 'tis a clever gal that you are. Love the vintage pattern. May your new year be a blessed one filled with delightful times.

  4. Happy New Year!

    I love your pretty new dresses - and making them perfectly for yourself is just so awesome. Congrats on a job well done!


    Hope it's your best one ever! : - )

  5. I love the new clothes you've sewn! I'd love to have a skirt like that. I've got a few—well a lot of pounds to lose before it would fit or look good on me! I hope this is the year!

    Happy new year Hope. I'm enjoying getting to know you. I do hope this is your very best year yet. I shall pray for you as soon as I hit publish. God is yet good.
    Laura Lane
    Harvest Lane Cottage

  6. Hi Hope, love your new gorgeous dresses using the vintage pattern. You look beautiful and your timed photos turned out great. I love the fabrics you used.
    Wishing you a wonderful new year filled with many joys. God Bless you with good health, happiness and lots of love. xo

  7. Hello - I am a new follower coming over from Linda's blog. I love these skirts and dresses. What classic styling. You are a talented seamstress! Happy New Year! I will come back and visit again soon!

  8. You are a woman of so many impressive, inspiring talents and gifts, dear Hope. Not only in terms of your art and sewing (both of which are marvelous!), but also in how you make people feel and the grace with which you live your life.

    Huge hugs & the happiest of wishes for every day of 2016, my lovely friend!
    ♥ Jessica

    *PS* Thank you deeply for the immensely pretty Christmas card, which arrived a couple of days ago. I am so touched that you sent one our way and even more so by the heartwarmingly lovely words that you wrote inside of it. ♥

  9. Oh my goodness...I love your dresses. Classic. You look so beautiful in them. You've been a busy lady these days.
    Happy New Year to you and your family.

  10. Oh Hope, you are ever so beautiful and charming! You look like you should be on the front cover of the pattern :) I am in love with your dresses and they look stunning on you....actually I should say that YOU make them look stunning :) You do such lovely work, my friend.

    Happy New Year, sweet Hope. And may you have a blessed week. Much love!

  11. Hi Hope! thanks. I followed back.

    I think you are sooooooooo beautiful <3

  12. Wow! You can sew amazing. I can barely sew a button. What a gift and talent. I adore the red dress.


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