Friday, April 03, 2020

Liesl & Co - Camp Shirt - Polka Dot




I wanted to do some print mixing with my stripe skirt, so polka dots it is

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

McCall's 8055 and NIkko Top - Stripe Ponte




Quick knit pieces- yes, please.  I need these when I don't feel like sewing and want a jump start or after I finished a more difficult time-consuming pieces.  



The skirt is McCall's 8055 also known as #TillieMcCalls and is quick knit project


The top is my standard mock turtleneck, yep, you guessed it the Nikko Top.  I did make a couple of adjustments for the mock neckline. The ponte didn't have enough stretch for the mock.  I made it as is and I couldn't get it over my head.  I am so happy I tried to pull the mock over my head before I sewing it to the body of my Nikko.  To work through this, I deepened the neckline of the front shirt.  Also, I recut the mock pattern piece, I moved the pattern piece away from the fold 3/4".  That worked and it did work over my head!  I do wish I took a couple of inches off the arm facing, that just stretches too much.



The skirt I made a size 14 and that is too big.  I did take it in and will next time I will make a size 12.

I will wear these together or separate (which no pics!)  or layered with cute jackets, like my Ziggi jacket


These two garments took one night so it was a quick and rewarding sew.




Thursday, March 26, 2020

Style Maker Fabrics Spring Blog Tour 2020- Dramatic Shirt Dress



So happy it is Spring and even more excited for the Style Maker Fabrics' Spring Blog Tour.  I am so honored and excited to be back again and deeply appreciate the gift of this beautiful fabric

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Swatch Service - The Confident Stitch



I love ordering fabric online but sometimes I miss touching fabric, what about you? 
 Well, The Confident Stitch has a great service to help us touch/feel and select the right fabric for our projects.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Dress Up Clothes - March Birthday Girl



Dress up clothes are so fun to sew and I went to sewing some glitter and sparkle and shine for another granddaughter.