The big shirt is finished. I've worn this once and I do like the shirt over leggings. I decided not to make any more of these or to keep the pattern. I made an 8 going out to a 12. The finished shirt on me would look better in a 6 going out to a 10. I just didn't care for the look in the mirror, but I will wear this one until summer.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
December is very slow for sewing, but very busy for our family. School and work is very busy. We're trying to get some honeydo's off of our list for work around the house.
My next project, an old Butterick( 2001) pattern, 3198. I'm using fabric scraps to try out my first run. My son says it looks like something the mom Ellen in a TV show called Wishbone would wear. She was a librarian. I guess that's not so bad. I'm going to wear it with leggings and skinny leg pants when it finally gets done.
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Sunday, November 17, 2013
The pattern went together very well and I do plan on sewing it up again. I'm very pleased with it.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013
I bought some new summer t shirts and I've been wearing these around the house, soon to swim lessons and I really like them. I'm working on a fall version in a lightweight fabric I forgot the name of. It's cut out but I haven't been able to get back to it. I think though with a sweater set and flat loafers or pumps, it will be a nice go out to dinner skirt, a change from pants.
Monday, May 13, 2013
I still need to take pictures of my other version of my Butterick nightgown. I've been wearing it. I've made 2 patio skirts, and I'm working on a skirt for fall from the patio skirt pattern.
This has definitely been worn. I was able to use a stash pattern and all of a piece of fabric I've had for awhile from stash and all of some trim that I've owned for a long time. I'm keeping this pattern. You never know when you need a pretty nightgown.
I tossed a bunch of t shirts and bought some new ones. I tossed a few elastic waist skirts and my Dorothy Moore drafted skirt. It was a wearable muslin and the fabric around the zipper was coming out too much to repair.
I wished I had had these leggings this winter, so I'm glad to have them ready for the next season. They are too hot to wear now.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
So, I've been going through my pants. Keep in mind, I am a stay at home mom who drives her kids everywhere and doesn't really do groups or clubs away from home right now. I have ventured in to city and school board, art and community theatre meetings where I could. I never wanted to be a mom who was involved for hours outside my home. I have acquaintances who love to tell me all that they are involved in and I'm so happy for them, but I am also very happy I made the choices I made. As my kids are getting older, I am getting interested in a few things outside my home.
the Kwik Sew jean, a McCalls jean, and a Vogue jean. The Kwik Sew and the McCalls are my favorite, I even wear the McCalls muslin, the tan with the wedge sewn in above for yard pants. The weeds love them. They keep growing back to visit the wedges because I sewed them in with a flower stitch.
I think seeing these laid out, I need a wool pair or two. I have not gone through my t shirts, blouses, sweaters or jackets.
I got a comment from my first post of reposting and I blew it away. As the page was loading I saw the comment and clicked it, and it just vanished. I'm not sure if it's me, or Blogger does this sometimes. Thank you for making a comment. I wasn't feeling energetic enough to post this year, and my kids had schedules that included me driving them all over the metroplex and waiting for long waits. I had reached my picture limit on Blogger, and really thought some of my posts were wasteful and I could go back and redo some things. And, I really felt in some ways I had way too many clothes, patterns, fabrics, etc. What do I have? What do I wear? What do I need?
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
It's been too long. I feel like I am a beginner at blogging again. My very busy year is progressing. I was right. It is proving to be a very busy year, and I keep adding things in to my calendar. But on this cold rainy day, I pulled out my summer skirts and looked them over.