Sewist’s Name: Melody Hazelton from Weddington, North Carolina
Type of Project: Garments
Pattern: Jasmine Baby by Peony Patterns
Featured Date: 4-20-23
Hello, I am Melody Hazelton. I live in Weddington, NC which is a small community outside Charlotte and am a retired elementary school teacher. My mother was a stay-at-home mom and an excellent seamstress. She taught me to sew when I was in 6th grade and I instantly loved it. I used to make all my own clothes, including my daughter’s, but sew mainly for my 4 grandchildren now who are ages 7 and younger. What I love best about sewing is that it allows me to dream: I see a fabric or a pattern and my imagination is off and running. I spend a lot of time planning the garment (and changing my mind a hundred times!), as to what sleeve, what skirt style, and on and on. I love combining different colors and prints and more recently, hand embroidery embellishments. And of course, best of all is seeing my makes on my adorable grandkids!
This is a dress I made last week for my 2 1/2 year old granddaughter, Virginia. The pdf pattern is “Jasmine Baby” from Peony Patterns. Both fabrics are Dear Stella Designs, purchased online from Chateau Sew & Sew (I think). The embroidery pattern is “Cassia” from Sunflower Seams. My daughter-in-law loves monograms, so I altered the embroidery pattern to include Virginia’s initials instead of the word “Love” which is in the original design. Thank you!