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February 21, 2012

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! Sewing For Girls Edition

By Betty Crafter

One of the great things about having a little girl and being a crafty lady is the opportunity to put my collection of adorable little girl patterns to use!  And I have been getting the sewing itch so I went through my collection of fabric and patterns to pick something new out for Little Betty.  I am especially a sucker for appliques.

For example, these little sea appliques are blindingly cute:

And these cherries are just classic:

I generally find clowns to be creepy, but I think I could make an exception for this cuteness:

But what do I love maybe even more than adorable appliques?  Rick-rack!

But the pattern I think I’m going to go ahead with is this one:

The skirt on view 3 is simply too sweet.  I am planning to go all Von Trapp on it with these curtains:

and of course some green rick-rack!  I love this fabric so much I may also use it for Andrea’s sew along!  (yes, I’m a little behind on the sew along)

Next week I hope to have a finished new skirt for Little Betty.  Think I can pull it off?

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5 Responses to This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! Sewing For Girls Edition

  1. Meg Reply

    February 22, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Cute skirt and fabric! Are you going to add anything at the waistband (wrong side) to make it pouf out like the illustration, or are you lucky enough to have a vintage petticoat for Little Betty?

    • Betty Crafter Reply

      February 22, 2012 at 10:28 am

      I don’t think I’m going to add anything for pouf. In my experience with 50s skirts, they look pretty decent just with the amount of fabric used. When I add a crinoline or petticoat it sometimes looks a little costumey. But now you’ve got me thinking – I need a vintage petticoat for her just to see how it looks!

  2. Tressa Reply

    February 22, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Oh these patterns look so sweet! Can’t wait to see how the skirt turns out.

  3. Andrea Reply

    February 22, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Oh, I think I am dying from cute over here, Betty! Love the cherries and that clown is just too cute (I am one who normally finds clowns creepy as well!)

  4. Rita@thissortaoldlife Reply

    February 22, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    I think my mom might have had that Simplicity pattern from the 70s (the one for 50 cents). I know she made me a dress just like one of those for Easter one year. She made me an Easter dress every spring, which I loved. Thanks for the blast to my past–felt my stomach do a little funny something when I saw that image.

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