When I agreed to sew a jumpsuit for a friend's birthday I was excited and a little reluctant at the same time. Afterall, I'd never made anything for anyone outside of family.We chose to make McCall's 6083 View E in a black and turquoise pinstripe suiting.I made a few pattern alterations, made up a muslin, and made… Continue reading Make Me a Birthday Suit: McCall’s 6083 and Simplicity 1506
Last week was our pastor's 6th anniversary and there was a week long celebration. Each day a different color was chosen for all to wear to the festivities. Ah, yes! the perfect excuse to make stuff. I didn't have a coral or a blue dress to wear so I decided to challenge myself to make them. All week… Continue reading Yes, I made this too: Simplicity 2444, Simplicty 3877, Lutterloh 87
I just love a wrap top. For years I've wanted a wrap dress but for some reason or another I haven't owned one until now. The pattern I used is Butterick 5030. It has lots of sleeve and collar variations. I had a golden floral challis fabric in my stash from long ago that was destined… Continue reading Butterick 5030 Golden Wrap dress
My sister, Melanie graduated with a masters degree in education a few weeks ago. The plan was to make her something as a gift. I started sewing her a dress last month, well sort of. I cut it out and then it sat in the to-do bin. Simplicity 1417 is a really cute peplum sheath… Continue reading Congrats Grad, a gift for my sister.
Hancock Fabrics has some special occasion fabrics on clearance. I found taffeta with a matching shimmery accent fabric on sale for less than $3 per yard! Now there was a catch. The fabric was a bright lime green. I figured I could get away with it for Easter. People really get dressed up at my church… Continue reading Post Easter Dress, Butterick 5850
We've had a few warm days in northern Indiana but for the most part it's still Nippy. Seizing the perfect opportunity to use up some embossed faux fur that was in the stash, I decided to make a jacket using a factory remnant of Simplicity 1758 view A. For $.97 at Walmart you can get… Continue reading Still Nippy, Sew Here’s a Jacket
Northern Indiana has yet to receive the Spring memo. It's cold up here. Maybe if I wear flowers, the weather will get the hint. Ah yes, an excuse to make something. A friend and me went shopping a few weeks ago and fell in love with this cool rose printed fabric. The weird thing about it is, the… Continue reading Will Spring Come if I Wear flowers?
Wow, I made it! I turned 30years old today and can't help but reflect on all the ways God has blessed me in my life. I am truly thankful. It's a Sunday and interesting enough "Trust God Sunday" at my Church. So fitting, right? I do not know what the future has in store for me. If my life right… Continue reading Dressed for 30
The sewing bug has taken hold. Joann's had a $1 Simplicity pattern sale and well you know the rest. I told mom that I would make her an outfit. She ended up picking out Simplicity 2372 for the outfit she wanted. We bought some stretch denim that was on clearance for $4 dollars a yard. Woohoo! It has a… Continue reading Sewing again
Okay, Instead of the Jacket I made the pants from the Simplicity 4723 wardrobe. What an adventure. The pattern that was supposed to fit me based upon my hip measurement was way off. When compared to a pair of pants from Dressbarn that fit, there was a 5 inch difference in the back pattern piece. The front… Continue reading The Crazy Pants