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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

New Look 6130

I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving holiday.  Again I have not kept up in updating my blog.  Just doing a lot of other things and having to figure out a few technical issues on my part.

I have been sewing a little and finally showing this outfit. It was a very easy project. I've worn it twice and I have to say it's very comfortable.  I used a moleskin from Joann's that's been in my fabric collection for quite awhile.  

The pattern was pretty much sewn straight from the envelope. That is rare for me.  But the only thing I changed was adding length to the sleeves so they're three-quarter length.   It looks like the pattern  except for that.  Sorry no picture of me wearing it but I received many compliments.  

There's not a lot to say about this except I will probably sew it again.  This project did help me kick start my sewing because I had not sewn much at all since the quick and easy things I made for vacation back in July.  Also, I ordered a few patterns from Club BMV during their out of print clearance for 99 cents. Including Vogue and Kwik-Sew!  Looking forward to receiving that package.

There are many projects I'd like to work on in the near future and will do my best to keep updating frequently.  Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Fall Is Here!

IMG_0053Hello Everyone!  I have been absent from sewing and updating the blog.     The time goes by so quickly and the next thing you know here we are in a new season.  I have not sewn anything since July for my two trips.   I always feel I am not ready no matter what the season change is.  Again I feel this way. I came down to my sewing area Saturday night thinking I'd cut NL 6130 but instead I see the dress and jacket I made in July. It was too warm for it then, but now it will be perfect. I did not add the buttons in July because I decided not to take it on the trip.  So this is what I wore for church yesterday.  I'm glad I went downstairs.  Oh by the way, this is an OOP McCalls 4930.  Its a Palmer/Pletsch Classic Fit dress and jacket.  I thought I had a photo of the pattern, But not at the moment, I can't locate.  Next time.  .   

Sunday, July 22, 2012

M6073 & M6074

As promised, here are the two missing dresses that were supposed to be in the previous post:
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McCalls 6073 Another quick project.  This knit came from    This one came together quickly.  I made a longer version from this pattern last year in Faye's stitch up a dress sew-alongs.  

McCalls 6074  This is one easy dress to sew up.  The pattern label entices you with "1 Hour Dress" and I have to say, it doesn't disappoint.  If you cut out & sew all in one session, you might be able to pull that off.  I usually don't rush because I always take my time.

The fabric is a jersey stretch knit print from Chicago Textile Outlet.  I've made this dress twice before and will again I'm sure.  Not much to say because it's so easy to do.  It is perfectly comfortable for the 100 degree temps they are promising us for tomorrow.
Right now, I am working on two jackets, one with a dress the other with a skirt to take on a trip where I will be in a freezing convention center.  McCalls Palmer/Pletsch 4930 OOP & Butterick 3638 OOP.  Couldn't find pictures to link but will have for you to see when I review each project.
Until then Happy Sewing!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Look What I've Been Sewing!

Hello Everyone! 
I know it's been a good long while since I posted anything.  But I have lots to show for my absence.  I do appreciate all of you who stop by and probably wonder what's up.  Here's all my sewing projects since May.   Most were made in a day or two.   For some reason, it was difficult to get all the pictures and the pattern numbers together.  I've got them lined up in an easy to view order hopefully. I've listed below the pictures the pattern numbers for each and a brief description.

Most all of the fabrics were in my stash.  That's a good thing and I think it helped in how quickly I was able to put things together and not having to take out time shopping.

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1st Row
1. Turquoise dress   Butterick 5212.  I could not find this on their site.  I think it's OOP.
2 & 3 Print tops  McCalls 6510, View B.  These were super quick and easy!!

2nd Row
1. Turquoise dress (I like turquoise)  Butterick 5638 View D
2.  White top McCalls 2809 OOP.  Another super easy project.
3.  Blue dress - crinkle fabric.  New Look 6125  View B w/o the pockets

3rd Row
1.  Yellow lightweight crepe Simplicity 1810 I saw this pattern on one of Toy's pattern review videos.  Had to have it.
2.  Knit print top McCalls 6120 OOP I think this one only took about a yard of fabric
3.  Cotton Print Tunic - This is a Simplicity pattern that I could not find when I went to my sewing area to get the number.  I'm sure all pattern collectors like me have this one.    

4th Row
City shorts and print skirt Simplicity 3845 The gray pair is from a mystery fabric from the stash.  The orange and pink are poplin from Chicago Textile that was not in the stash for very long

I just realized that two more dresses are missing from this post.  Those will be in the next one which I will go on and complete now.  It took only four days to finish this post.  :)

Please note:  When I looked at the preview, the first three pictures do not appear as they did during editing.  So hopefully, everyone can see what I tried to describe.