Brrr…it’s cold outside. In honor of my childhood nickname ‘Manda Panda, I picked a panda fabric pattern for my new pj pants. I prewashed and dried the fabric hoping to get any fabric shrinking to occur prior to the pants … Continue reading
Still working thru the scraps I bought at Vogue Fabrics. Since I only had 7 squares of fabric of the teal, navy, and chartreuse floral, I used some of the navy I also got for the collar and sleeves. As a … Continue reading
I made a dress a few years ago that I wasn’t interested in wearing anymore, so I decided to take it apart and change it into a tunic with pedals and a ruffle. The first set of pedals and ruffle … Continue reading
Happy 4th of July! One of the best things about having a day off for a holiday is having the freedom to set aside time for sewing!! This was my first time using McCall’s Pattern M7349. It’s super easy and … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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…