I just finished uploading the last of the trio of Millie B Bibs to my Etsy and Craftsy (note: this link will not be working until 7/18/14) stores and I can honestly say I am proud of myself. I am not a techy person and while I know setting up one of these stores is certainly not brain surgery it seems that I can become lost in the details and give up, perhaps too easily. But I stuck with it and things are up and running. The patterns are available for immediate download on either site and contain full size patterns, step by step illustrated instructions and a fat quarter pattern layout guide. They are available as a download direct from the Etsy and Craftsy sites or very soon will be available to order in the printed version through the Annies and Home Sew catalogues. Here is the first pattern; Night at the Ballet – I love this one especially because it is a little over the top while still remaining practical.
The name Millie B comes from my dear Mother. It is kind of funny as my Mother hated it if anyone tried to call her Millie, but as she gracefully aged my Brother Bob took it upon himself to lovingly refer to her as Millie B whenever they were together. It caught on and soon a number of us siblings were referring to Mom as Millie B. She would make a face and say that it was a good thing she loved us, so we could get away with it but hoped it would not catch on. My Mother, Mildred Bell passed away a couple of years ago now and she is missed. She loved her six children and she loved her husband, Henry A.
Here we have the second pattern in the series; Sunday Dinner. Sunday Dinners were important. All generations of the same family sitting around the same table. Life goes by quickly and sharing familiar stories is important.
I would love to say that my children wore wonderful creations such as these styles of bibs, but the truth is that they did not. I was too practical and caught up in the raising of our family, the day to day details, the bills etc. , which always came first. I will say that I have made a number of these cute bibs and given them as gifts and if there are to be Grandchildren in my future you can bet they too will be sporting only the best. The last bib in the set is; Five O’Clock Somewhere. This set was all about Summer and Vacations, Flirty skirts and Hawaiian themed shirts.
Millie B Bibs is the start of a new venture for It’s Sew Lorine. Stay tuned for my upcoming release of It’s Sew Lorine downloadable patterns, all priced from $.99 to $1.99. Until then enjoy life and enjoy sewing.