Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Cashmerette: Appleton wrap dress...LOVE!!!

Hi, I love, love, love wrap dresses. This would be the 1st one that fit the 1st time out of the package. I did the PDF. I cut a 20 E\F at the bust and graded to the 24 from the waist to hips. I messed up and cut a 20 at the waist. I also added about 2 inches to the length. This was made from a wrapped remnant pc from my local fabric store. This was my tester. So I guess you would call it the “wearable muslin”. It was way too low at the bust, so for the next one I will use the finished measurements and be sure to cut the waist properly. But I still wore my dress with a denim jacket and a cami under it for work. I love, love, love this dress and not having to do a FBA was a plus. I know we all can do one, but it was nice not having to do so. Next time I want to add another inch or two so I can wear heals. I am staring my summer/fall transitional wear. Happy sewing and thanks for checking out. Oh...excuse the bare feet, I just wanted to get the pic in...

Friday, September 2, 2016

September....National Sewing Month....YAY!!!

I know that September is the National Sewing Month. So I am going to try to sew or cut out something everyday in the month. 

Last night I cut out two self drafted Ponte Knit "pencil" skirts . One in black and one in olive. 

Happy Sewing!!!!

Friday, May 13, 2016

Extra Long Sewing Weekend....

I had off Thursday, Friday and Monday, so I decided to get some needed sewing done. I wanted to get a jump on the Spring/Summer sewing. So on my list of strapless maxis I have two made so far. One is using B6206, I used the bodice from A and the long skirt patter piece instead of the hi/low version. 

This fabric is from my stash. I was able to get a good deal on knit from my local brick and mortar fabric store. I think i was 1.99 per yard.

For the darker dress, I used M6558. I've had this fabric in my stash for about 20 years. It's still good no dry rot or anything. 

So I think I did pretty good for two days and I have two dresses. Excuse the mess. I am in the process of trying to organize it...


Monday, June 22, 2015

Sewcation Day 2 - Butterick 5300, View C

I love, love, love B5300. I am not fan of her pants patterns, but I like the tops.

I have three that I am cutting out today: one is light blue stretch cotton and the other is cotton orange. And I just pulled a pink…All from my stash. All are pre-washed and ready to go.

I do have a few issues with the side seams…they flare out some way, but when you are wearing them it works….I am making view C…I make a few of these every summer…this summer I plan on making at least 6 or more…I am on a mission to bust my stash. There must be a thousand or more yards…

Happy sewing!!!!

Sewcation starts today....

I have a week off from work, starting June 22 to June 26. I return to work Monday at 7AM on June 29.....booo....hooo....

Anyway, I said I would make this one count. On Saturday night I cut out 6 pair of undies…
I used two patterns; the first one was UnMentionables Worth Mentioning #112 from Pamela’s Patterns. The view that I used were the No VPL” undies – low cut. They are made with stretch lace trim. The widths vary on the pattern: 5.5, 5.5 and 7.5 wide lace. These are printed on the pattern piece. My lace varied between those size, but I made them work. I traced the original pattern and drew lines between the already printed on the pattern.

Now, from what I saw online for this type of panty the prices weren’t that high. I ordered my lace and other extras. My extras were for my girdles, I make my own girdles…They get you on the shipping and handling.
For the Pamela’s Patterns, they were fast to cut out and fun to make. I have to be honest I thought this style of underwear would be uncomfortable…but they are so comfy you don’t even feel them on. I made 5 pair of these. My first pair I put on right away. I have to admit I was giggling the entire time. Don’t know why…I thought it was funny.

There are other styles for PP #112. She includes a cami illusion, smoothing slips (half-slip), there three types of panties. The lace, they come in high and low cut. There is also a full cut version. I plan on making these soon.  

Overall, there are no VPL, in my opinion they sort of ride up a bit. Not uncomfortable, maybe it’s my big butt…but they are comfy.

Now for my favorite pair: Jalie 2568. I’ve had this in my hoard for a few years. I did order two wide widths of the stretch lace. This style makes you cut two on the fold. What I did was make one pattern piece, laid the fabric double and cut once….OMG this were the fastest and the best fitting. I made the largest size and they fit nice. UMMMM your butt will hang out but they are really comfy. And there are also no panty lines.
I will make these again. They were SUPER fast.

Here are the pics below.....

Happy sewing....

Sunday, April 26, 2015


Going to participate in the Me Made May 2015. There was a link that was listed on the