Saturday, June 25, 2016

Little Bags

 I found this pattern at the Sewing Expo.
 I like the slider clasp. They easily can be out of remnants. There were two different sizes in the pattern.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Katherine's Vest

 This is Katherine Tilton's long vest.
 A friend gave me some silk taffeta. I washed and twisted the fabric so it looked wrinkled.
 I love how it turned out. I ran some black piping in a few places to show a few of the style lines. I did a size 16 and it worked well for me with a 38 bust measurement. I added a 1/2".

Thursday, June 2, 2016

New Top

 I really like this top. I put a thin layer under the top layer and that worked out well. I think it would of been too heavy if I did all the layers in the same fabric. I actually didn't intend on doing it that way, as I didn't buy enough fabric and had to come up with a way to add to the fabric that I bought. Our mistakes often push our creative spirit to a better place.
 The neck is designed somewhat low, so I brought it up a 1" and I think if I make this again I would bring it up more.
You can't see it very well, but there is a second layer under the back too.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Back From Paris

 Here are our fabulous leaders. Marcy and Katherine did such a good job of introducing us to Paris. We shopped our hearts out and ate all the best foods.
 This was my first t-shirt, thinking this would be it.
 Then this one just talked to me and it was just needing to go home with me. The hat is a Stetson and made of linen. I was used to seeing men's hats in that brand but never one that was so much my style.
 Some cool socks and Trippen shoes.
 Some more shoes.
 Some leggings.
 Some poke-a-dot socks.
 More shoes.

 This beautiful silk and cashmere tye dyed sweater.

 A shibori scarf.
 A French pattern.
 Some notions. Glass buttons from the flee market from 1920's.
 A piece of denim.
Some more fabric.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Off to Paris

 this Diane Ericsson's pant pattern. I really like it.
 I made it up in black silk fabric and the cuffs and trim on the pocket are some old silk from a kimono.

I drew the pocket to add. I think the next one that I make I will make capri style. I leave this afternoon on my first let to Paris. Really looking forward to it.

Saturday, April 30, 2016


 This is the first LoriAnne pattern that I have made. I was introduced to her patterns at the Sew Expo. I really like how it fits and turned out. Her designs are made to accent the pluses of our bodies.
 It is hard to see the style lines since this is done in a dark color. The fabric was a silk piece I had in my stash. It is small black and brown check and then I trimmed it with black silk. Added a couple buttons I got from a estate sale. Her sizes run different the big four. I used a 12 and in a big four I would be a medium or 16.
It really does compliment the waist. This will be the jacket I take with me to Paris.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Another T-Shirt

 I made another one of Marcy's T-Shirts. It is V9057 View A. This is probably my favorite. I have made it a few times. I like the sleeve. I have used the sleeve on another t-shirt pattern.
The fabric pattern made this shirt even more interesting.