Sunday, November 6, 2016

A work in progress.  This will soon be Kwik Sew 3794, a very easy gathered skirt with an elastic back and plain front.  I added 6 inches to my skirt to make it longer.
The fabric is a narrow quilting fabric which I had purchased in yards years ago from Fabric com.  I've used it for almost everything and decided to use most of it in this skirt.  I'm not sure how it will look finished, but with a brown t shirt and sandals, it might look nice for summer.

Around 2 years ago, I lost my laptop and posting pictures to  that one was so easy.  All of my kids have moved off the family desktop and so I am trying to learn how to use it for blog posting.  It's different and a few extra steps.   I don't see a laptop in my future soon.  I've been sewing slowly and simply so my posts will not be exciting.  

Monday, February 8, 2016

Kwik Sew basic top

 This top came from an old Kwik Sew master pattern book.  It's a basic sweat top.
 I used up some scraps of fabric.  The gray and blue in the shirt is some med weight sweat shirt fabric and the sleeves are a lighter weight sweat shirt fabric.  I used black rib knit for the neck and the waist hem.  I took some design liberty in in the blocking.  I basically put my traced pattern on the scraps to see how much fabric I had.  Then I cut the pattern up, placed it on my scraps, eyeballed some seam allowances and began cutting and sewing.
The book.