Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Sleeve Fest Entry - Simplicity 8337

Simplicity 8337 with modifications for ruffled sleeves for sleeve fest 2017

I made it by one day, getting my last entry into #Sleevefest2017

Tuesday, August 29, 2017


Thank you all for all the kind comments on the Blogiversary post.  As I read each one, it brought a big smile to my face and it warmed my heart.  So I really want to thank each of you for taking the time to comment.

Now to the winner of the $25 Style Maker Fabrics gift certificate.   There were 67 comments and the winner according to is 

Congratulations to
Hi, Lori!
I have been enjoying your blog for a while now, via Bloglovin for a while now. Thanks for all the effort you put into your posts and the inspiration you provide. Happy Anniversary! Here's to many more...

Kathie, please email me  and I will get that gift certificate to you!

Thanks again everyone.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Angela Wolf Ruched-T from The Confident Stitch

The Confident Stitch Rayon Lycra Coral knit made into Angela Wolf's Ruched T

I posted on Instagram that I was making this pattern and
 Amy commented, "You are going to love it!" 
Oh, my she was so right!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Blogiversary - 11 years of Blogging

Hey everyone, 11 years ago I started Girls in the Garden and it happened to be on a Saturday, also.  Saturday, August 26, 2006.  I started with a post about fabric cards

A few days later I posted my first garment post, Simplicity 4281 and I still have this jacket, I love all the details and the fact it was my first make.  Plus it is fun to wear,

Then my latest project, the embroidered tunic.

There are so many things between the first and latest project.  People I have met online and in person and the relationships that have developed.  The sewing knowledge I have gained from the online community.  New fabric stores and pattern lines to try.  Changes in my family with additions of 
son-in-laws and grandchildren, changes in jobs and a new sewing room!

I am so grateful for the opportunities that sewing and my blog have given me.  I  feel so blessed to be part of the online sewing community and I want to say thank you.

Thank you for following my blog and my instagram, thank you for leaving such incredible comments and sending such sweet emails.  

I am going to give a $25 to Style Maker Fabrics.  Just leave a comment about anything and I will draw on Monday, the 28th .  Entries will close at 8 PM Central Time on the 27th.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Embroiderer Top - McCall's 7600

McCall's 7600 top made from Mood Fabrics' chambray and Etsy embroidery design

I have this thing about fabric, no fabric left behind.  What am I talking about?  Well, if I finish a project and I have enough fabric left to make something else, I feel this incredible need to do that.

Monday, August 21, 2017

McCall's 7510 - Chambray Cold Shoulder Blouse

McCall's 7510 long sleeve cold shoulder top made from Mood Fabrics' Chambray

What can I say about the cold shoulder look?  Maybe I am totally in love with it and keep making top after top!  I had purchased Mood Fabrics’ Steven  Alan Denim Blue  Cotton Chambray in March with the intentions of a Scout Tee and maybe an Archer but plans change!  I am sorry to say this particular chambray is sold out but no worries, Mood Fabrics’ has a great selection of Chambray, in prints and solids in several colorways.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Churn Dash Quilt

Churn Dash quilt using pattern from Modern One-Block Quilts

A red and white Churn Dash Quilt has been in the works here for a few months.  I have been collecting red fat quarters after seeing a gorgeous Churn Dash in a book.

Monday, August 14, 2017

McCall's 7445 - Third Time and in Stretch Denim

McCall's 7445 wide leg culottes, a Melissa Palmer pattern made in Mood Fabrics' stretch denim

I needed one more pair of culottes and this time in a stretch denim.  These will go from summer to fall and possibly part of winter, so I just had to have them!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Sewing For My Daughers

Deer and Doe Plantain Tee with fabric from My Fabric Designs

The week of August 7th, sewing for my youngest two - aka the twins!  Meredith received more than Kaitlyn but it is all good.  The above top is a Deer and Doe Plantain Tee for Meredith.  The fabric is a knit from My Fabric Designs.

Friday, August 04, 2017

Simplicity 1020- My Fabric Designs

Simplicity 1020 Scrub Top with knit side panels made from My Fabric Designs custom printed fabric and knit from Joann's

Scrub Top time again and we tried a different pattern.  This time one with some knit side panels and more shape