Monday, January 26, 2015

Still Going

Another bra and pants. I find once I get back into making them it is good to stick with it and get a few done. They go faster once I remember how to do them. I have another bra almost finished, but I have to wait for some more elastic to finish. I am up to six and one more and I will have a weeks worth. I will need a break and make something else soon. These are made from cotton I got from Ann St. Clair. It is nice because I have the fit down now, so I can cut them out fast.

Sunday, January 18, 2015


I am on a roll getting some lingerie made.
 For the bras I used Ann St. Clair's pattern. My friend gave me some beautiful black lace which I added to the sage green bra.
 For the underpants I used Kwik Sew 2100.

 I used some rayon jersey that was left over from one of my T-shirts and it is so soft.

This one I used some black silk 19mm charmeuse. I cut it on the bias and made it one size bigger to fit, The ruffle elastic on the legs I brought from my Paris trip. The silk feels really good on the skin. I think I will make some more in silk. I used the silk for the straps on the bras as well.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Katherine's B5994

 I really like this jacket. I did shorten it a inch. I had some beautiful vintage wool flannel, but not enough so I added some wool from a old kimono. The colors matched perfectly. The green I think would be from the 1950's.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Katherine's Vest B5891

 I really liked this vest. I shorten it a inch. I used some reversible knit fabric from Marcy. The reversible fabric made it very easy to use different sides for the pieces.
 I used some very unique medal buttons that I found at a estate sale.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Another V9057

 I got the fabric from Marcy. This is the t-shirt.
 This shows the vest over it. You can see how I ran a zipper down the front of it.

 A closeup on the pocket that I added. I got this medal piece from a friend to make a piece of jewelry and still had it left over and it worked perfect for the pocket.
This a closeup of the silk screening using discharge. I used a couple of Marcy's screens.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014


 I really like this pattern. I want to make every version of it.
 This time I made view D. I shortened it a inch. I like the fold over on the sleeves.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

God's Blooming

I know this isn't in keeping with Christmas, but this cactus was in bloom today and it brought to mind the treasures that God brings to my garden for me to enjoy.