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.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Rhonda Buss's T-Shirt

 This is Rhonda Buss's T-Shirt pattern. You can find it on her blog. She put it on Friday and when I saw it I decided I had to try it. I think it turned out really cute. Yes, I got it done in one day.
 She suggests cutting the inserted piece 8". I made mine 10" because I was running out of my main fabric.
I think it is very cleverly done. It is very simple to draw the pattern off of one of your standard patterns. This shows how the piece just goes across the back. Give it a try. It is a good way to use up some left over pieces.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

New Fabrics

What do you think? Did I have fun? I went on our fabric store bus trip with PenWag. We went to three fabric stores in the San Francisco area. We also went to Lacis that has a lot of laces. I got some for the lingerie that I am making. We went to a bead store as well. Some I have never been to before. I do not have very many knits, so as you can see I stocked up on them. I been saving for a couple months for this, so I could get what my heart desired.
 I found a couple pieces of 4 way stretch for leggings.
 The fabric to the right is the one that I bought and thought it would go with the one on the left so I could combine them. I am going to start with those two today.
 A couple of grey stripe ones to combine for a shirt and then bottom one will make a nice soft jacket.
 Three black and white stripes to make a bias skirt for a class that I downloaded from Craftsy. Some other interesting ones for shirts.

Some more interesting knits to combine for t-shirts. The bottom one is for a knit sweater. You will be seeing the finished products as I get to them. It truly looks fun doesn't it?