Tuesday, December 16, 2014


Started decorating the wall in the new room. I hung up two old magazine pages from a 1889 fashion magazine and then I put up some pictures of the patterns that I am working on or will be working on. The glare on the plastic covers on the pictures made it hard to get a good picture for you to see.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

A Garden Addition

The sun is out today. I wanted you to see what a friend painted for me. My new rock. I would say she was very lucky to find a rock the shape she needed to complete this idea. It is a great addition to my garden.

Monday, November 17, 2014

In my leggings

Thought you would like to see me wearing one of the pairs of leggings that I made. I went to a fashions show today and this is what I wore.

Thursday, November 13, 2014


 Well I got started making leggings and found out how easy they were to make. I am very happy with this pattern. The hard part was finding 4 way stretch fabric which you see after looking for a while I did find it. Now I have to decide what to wear them with.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


 I really like the way this one turned out. It is long enough to wear leggings. For my 5"3' height I had to shorten it 2"s.
 I had fun adding a grey and then a black and grey stripped sleeves. Added two trims to the neck.
 Made the pockets one in grey and the other in black and grey stripped. Alternated the trim on each pocket.

The fact that it was long enough to wear with leggings got me into making those. You will see them soon.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Stylearc Dotty Blouse

 Several bloggers sew with this Austrialian pattern company. They feel that they fit so well. I found that this pattern was easy to work with even though the directions are very different then American patterns I had no trouble following. The design was very basic. I like the way it turned out. I think I should have allowed more ease across the front so it would drape better.
 I tried to show you that the back is longer then the front. Being black it doesn't show up in the picture. It comes down in the front at the bust line further then I anticipated. I thought using one of my camisoles would solve it, but I am going to have to come up with a better fix for that. I think it looks dressy, but can still be worn with jeans.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Another Hat

 I made a colorful hat to go with the Katherine Tilton sun dress that I made. It adds a festive touch.
 The fabric is linen and supported with horsehair.
A friend of mine gave me a small piece of precious fabric and it made a prefect lining for my hat. Added my personal label.