I’ve sewn a couple dresses using McCall’s Pattern M6433 before. It’s a great maxi pattern to use with a stretch fabric. Also then a zipper isn’t needed. The pattern has a few darts at the shoulders and waist that I almost omitted. Since the print pattern is a scatter the darts were able to be camouflaged. The darts add more of a focus to the neckline.
A week or so ago I made a dress using McCall’s Pattern M6887 with an A-line skirt. Decided that the bodice was such a great fit that I should do the pencil skirt option for my next dress. I … Continue reading
In a fabric buying frenzy before Christmas, I bought sweater fabric that I wasn’t sure what to make with it. I’m not really a poncho girl but I decided that a blazer using Simplicity Cynthia Rowley Pattern 2250 would more … Continue reading
I’m visiting friends in Phoenix next week and wanted to complete this lightweight dress in time to take on the trip. The great thing about packing crepe dresses is that they don’t take up much space in your suitcase. 🙂 … Continue reading
Twice a week for nearly a year, I have been doing yoga at lunchtime. It’s a quick walk from the office where I work and the gym so there was no hurry to get a yoga mat bag. This weekend … Continue reading
For the last four fabric challenges I have been working on, I purchased the swatches at 1154 Lill, a custom handbag brand. Unfortunately 1154 Lill is closing. Today I went to the closing sale to pick up some final swatches.
Scored two different black and red patterns that I think I will mix together to make a dress. Also got some plain lime green and patterned lime green and black fabric that I might make a jacket. Look for those postings in the future, the red and black might not be till end of summer since those are more fall like looks.
Wanted to provide a sneak peak of what I’m working on for Fabric Challenge #4. Using swatches of black and white woven fabric with lime green piping. Here’s what I have constructed so far…
Using Butterick Pattern B5644, view B, I created this tunic/short dress. The pattern comes in sizes x-small, small, and medium. I’ve made another dress in the medium size before but in the shoulders, collar, and side seams I had to … Continue reading
This is my inaugural post to the blog I have begun to document my journey through sewing and other crafts. As I finish projects, I will post them here. For the sake of starting some content, I have re-posted the stretchy jersey dress I made a few weeks ago. Check back in a few weeks for my next creation!