Happy Housewife Dress 

Colette Patterns: Crepe Wrap Dress

The Daley Review

Oh My Goodness. I must have this in every color. This pattern was so easy to fit and to put together. With exception to the darts, I did absolutely everything on my serger. I whipped this up in about 3 hours. It was so much fun!

I used Newcastle Fabrics' "Happy Days" fabric collection for this dress. I fussy-cut the top so there would be a perfectly centered woman. We will be offering this dress as a 2 session class in the Fall. It will be Saturday, October 12th and Saturday, October 19th from 10:00-12:00pm.

You can enroll right now by following this link!

Happy Sewing, and I hope to see you this Fall!

~Erin

 

Posted by DaleyByTheYard Admin Friday, August 30, 2013 1:08:00 PM Categories: Completed Projects Pattern Review

Glimma Quilt 

I must admit that I am madly in love with Lotta Jansdotter's new collection of fabrics, "Glimma".

The colors are rich, and understated. The patterns are graphic, and simple.

I whipped up the "Glimma" quilt top in only one weekend. I spent a few hours cutting, and then a few hours piecing. The time flew by. There are 2 color ways for this pattern, one called "orange pekoe" and the other called "chamomile". Both are absolutely stunning.

I tend to always lean towards pink, so of course, the color way I chose was "chamomile". As I said in my friendlythreads blog post about this, this quilt top will be taught as a class, and the kits are available here at the store. The kits, which include all the fabric requirements to make the 75"x87" quilt top, plus the binding, are here at Daley's for $99.00/each. The class is coming up in September, it's scheduled for 2 sessions, Saturday September 7th and 14th from 10:00-2:00pm. In the class, we'll learn how to cut out all the needed pieces with a rotary cutter, and then we'll start piecing the top. The class is designed so that you will not need to do any homework, I know you all have enough going on! Between both sessions, your entire quilt top should be done.

Stop by the shop to check out the sample we have hanging up!

We still have seats available in this class, you can even enroll online!

Posted by DaleyByTheYard Admin Tuesday, August 27, 2013 3:31:00 PM Categories: Completed Projects Pattern Review

Luxury for Less! 

Are you familiar with "cuddle soft" fabrics? Have you seen the gorgeous, impossibly soft, over-sized throws being made with it? And the prices that are charged for them?! Daley by the Yard is now carrying some of this beautiful, luxurious fabrics from Shannon Fabrics. I made one of these super-simple throws for a grand total of $73.60 plus about an hour of my time. This is a substantial savings considering the prices you see of these blankets at boutiques!
 
 

 

I cut 2 yards of each fabric, the top and the bottom, and put them right side to right side. I used my serger to sew this up like a pillow, but this could also easily be accomplished with a sewing machine. I serged up 3 3/4 of the sides, leaving a small opening to flip the blanket right side out. After flipping, I slip-stitched the opening and then used the Bernina 780 to topstitch the sides. Yes, I could have left this step out, but nothing bothers me more than blankets that have the bottom sliding out under the top. The 780 has Dual Feed that I just clicked into action, and sewed right through both layers of this plush fabric. If you have a walking foot, that will also do the trick. You might be able to get away with using neither, but I do not want to find out.


This is a fabulous gift idea, whether it be a house-warming, the Holidays, or a baby shower! You'll be an instant hit, especially if you let on that you spent HALF of what these blankets are sold for. Who doesn't love a bargain?!

Posted by DaleyByTheYard Admin Thursday, August 15, 2013 4:02:00 PM Categories: Completed Projects Ideas Tutorial