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!!!!

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...

B6206
M6558

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!!!!