Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Finished an OOP McCall's 2111

Finished M2111, not too happy with the tank/cami, but I will still wear it. This a very light-weight knit so I know I will still be freezing in the office. So that is my 1st make for March...



NEXT UP!!! Another M6996.... Next will be my fav M6996. I have this grey "eyelash" type of knit. I've been sewing a lot of grey lately. Not even my fav color, but it was another deal that I could not pass up 1.60 per yard.....


HAPPY SEWING!!!!! 

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Working on McCall's 2111...an oldie but goodie for me

I am currently working on M2111, which I know is OOP. I was able to pick up this grey, lightweight knit. We have a place in Philly called Jomar and I was able to get the fabric for about 1.60, maybe less, per yard.

I've made some adjustments on the cardi. I reduced the armhole by 1". I find that the bigger the size the bigger the armscye. I also reduced the sleeve cap by 1" and I added about 2" to the length of the cardi.

The tank/cami that comes with it. I lowered the bust dart, added a bit of length and added about an inch to the hips.

Here is the pattern. Not finished yet. Tired and can't find my camera to take a pic.

McCall's 2111....fast and easy and I love it!!! Oh, I am making the long sleeved version.


 HAPPY SEWING...HOPE TO GET A PIC SOON...


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Burda Easy 8291

Made this on Sunday. I love it...but I did the overlap in the wrong direction. I was a fast and easy sew. I'd like to do a few more....


This was made from fabric found in my garage. It was washed, dried, cut and sewn....HAPPY SEWING!!!!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

1st make of 2017...M6996

Just finished my favorite cardi/jacket M6996. Love that is it an easy sew, for instant gratification if you've been in a slump. I don't remember where I got the fabric, but it's been in my stash for a while. I also noticed that I should have paid attention to the front facing and matched it. Oh well...too late now and I am going to wear it proudly.

This is the 4th time I made it. The alteration that I made were to reduce the armscye depth by 2"; they there were too deep; I took the same amount from the sleeve cap; last I narrowed the sleeve. I felt they were too baggy. 

The changes that I made worked out for me. I also like the fact that it's a bit shorter than the 1st one I made straight from the envelope. 

Thanks and Happy Sewing!!!!


Saturday, February 4, 2017

Happy New Year...a bit late!!

Today I will be starting my sewing for 2017. In addition to my sewing, I would also, if I have time to chart my weight loss journey...again.

So far in 2017, the only thing that was sewn was curtains for the bedroom. I was able to get some corduroy on sale. Fast and easy.

Today I cut out one of my fav cardigans: M6996. I am doing View C. I've made the final alterations and this should fit how I want it to.

The fabric has been in my stash for a while. I will have to look for my swatches to see where and when.

Once it's finished I will post.

HAPPY SEWING!!! XOXOXOX

PS...I am trying to shop from my stash that is up to the ceiling. I am also on a pattern diet.

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!!!!