April Crafternoon

Crafternoon for the month of April was a combination of baked potato bar feast & a craft attempting to sew a bunch of tank-dresses. I baked up a bunch of potatoes and then just had as many toppings as I could think of spread out along the table. It was one of the easiest ways I have ever fed a crowd. As for the dresses you can find all kinds of tutorials for them online just by searching “fast tank dress”. You sew a gathered skirt from fabric to elastic, and then sew a tank top onto it. After sewing our skirts I think most people decided to just keep it as a skirt and that way you could wear any tank top with it, and achieve the same look. Jessee went ahead and made her dress ahead of time which was very helpful as she could then assist everyone. The skirt sewing portion went pretty smoothly. Mine ended up on the large size (I can pull the skirt outward and easily fit another person in there with me) but you can’t really tell when I have it on. It does tend to slid down slowly over the day though, so I am going to try and alter it to not have so much stretch.
A lot of the ladies do not enjoy sewing, so I loved that everyone was such a great sport! You can see there was such a variety of fabrics, and lots of trying on the skirts over whatever we were wearing. I used the beautiful Trefle Cucito Double Guaze fabric by Kokka for my skirt, and I am so pleased that I ended up having a bunch leftover so I can play around with it.
I found the silly PA Dutch napkins at a thrift shop recently. It was an unopened package for 25¢, and too funny not to pick up for crafternoon.
The last photo is the items I stitched up for the white elephant gift exchange. I love this free drawstring bag pattern as a go-to for a quick way to wrap up a gift.
Next month we are going to be working on some faux food and I have been so excited planning for it!

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3 Responses to April Crafternoon

  1. Mdcr says:

    I found you a little over a year ago and thrilled that I have. I joined Pom as soon as I got the invite. I do the Instagram thing too but do enjoy the blog,so please do Keep Blogging !!!

  2. Elzabeth says:

    After seeing your amazing La Passacaglia quilt blocks, I signed up for my first ever quilt class. We spent 2 hours cutting strips for a log cabin throw last night. By the end of that I was able to finally keep the ruler from slipping and understood how to use the mat and ruler measurements at the same time. Baby steps! Anyway, long-time follower of your website and work. I am also glad I signed up for POM. Every package has been delightful. Some have made me tear up a little due to overwhelming cuteness. I really see the care and love you put into your creations :)

  3. Heidi Kenney says:

    Elizabeth, thank you so much for the comment! I love hearing that the quilt inspired you to sign up for a class, that makes me so happy & excited for you!! I also very much appreciate your comments on the POM club, I love knowing that something I made is so appreciated, thank you for making my day!