Monday, February 29, 2016

Jalie 2682 Top

Jalie 2682 made in custom designed fabric from My Fabric Designs

I have started doing hot yoga two times a week and I love it.  I can feel myself getting stronger and more flexible, which was my number one reason for going.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Friday Fashion Inspiration - 42

Look at that, three weeks in a row!  I am trying and now with a new internet provider (again) at my house maybe I can get some reliability.
Also, new in my house is a JCrew catalog and that is today's inspiration.  In many of these inspiration garments it is the fabric that steals the show and a more basic silhouette.  Start pulling from your stash or looking for just the right fabric to buy.
The first one is from a reader, Dana
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or a better view in a contrast
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Dana has great suggestions and thanks for the help, Dana.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Butterick 6207 - Stripe Dress and Burda 7580 Long Cardigan

Butterick 6207 in Mood Fabrics' Stripe knit

   Spring is in the air and a cute dress is a much needed item for me.  I wanted a dress that would be a good transition piece and fun to wear.  Enter Mood Fabrics' Navy/Ecru Saint James Ponte Knit, an amazing knit, probably one of the nicest knits I have ever sewn.  I am sorry to say it is sold out in the navy/ecru colorway but  no fear there are several other option: red/navy, ecru/gray, navy/kelly. or take a look at all the color choices

Monday, February 22, 2016

Gallery Tunic In Pink and Floral

Oliver + S Gallery Tunic, with fold back cuffs and button placket
I posted earlier on the blog, I am a panelist for the  Oliver + S Gallery Tunic Sewalong and all last week there were extra photos and instructions to help with the construction of this pattern.
My beautiful Oliver + S  Gallery Tunic is complete and the style is so cute and fun.   What I like about this tunic/dress is there so many ways to make it your own

Friday, February 19, 2016

Friday Fashion Inspiration - 41

This post is from DKNY and Chanel Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear
This  DKNY skirt with the fold back panel and button would be fun for summer
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Vogue 9172 could work - eliminate the extra ruffle and use the top triangle and button it back

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Irish Chain Quilt - Sew Caroline Fabric

Irish Chain quilt from Irish Chain Quilt book - fabric from Happy Home by Sew Caroline

Another quilt that is finished and given to Meredith and it all started with the book titled

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Sweatshirt Recreated

After making the two new Bellevue Shirts, I had a great idea to fix a too short shirt.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Bellevue from Straight Stitch Designs

It is Mid-February in Missouri and the snow keeps blowing around.  No worries, I am taking on Old Man Winter in new me-made garments.  This one is 

Friday, February 12, 2016

Friday Fashion Inspiration - 40

Today's post is from Vogue (fashion magazine)- February 2016.  I think these are good transition pieces and spring pieces.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Gallery Tunic Sewalong

Are you going to sewalong with this one?
Have you picked out your fabric?
Pattern purchased and assembled?

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Metro Rings Quilt - A Double Wedding Ring and More

This quilt is finally finished a double wedding ring quilt made mostly from scraps.   I love the look of this quilt and the total scrappy look.

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Burda Style Pleated Blouse compared to Archer

I had a couple of comments on Instagram asking to compare these two shirts.  So let's do it here

Monday, February 01, 2016

Burda Style Pleated Pocket Blouse

Burda Style 10/2010 #102 from IndieSew rayon challis, worn tucked in with jeans - Design feature is the front pleated pockets

My new blouse and one that I feel is the perfect mix of pattern, fabric and Pinterest inspiration.