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.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016


 This is Katherine Tilton's recent T-shirt pattern. I made View D.
 The design of it made it easy to put a zipper across the front.

I like the underarm has a piece added. I like this one, but found it to run big, so the next time I make it I will make a small.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Sandra Betzina's Pants

 You have seen the vest before. It is Katherine Tilton's. The fabric was from Marcy Tilton and is reversible, so it made it easy to turn the pieces different ways. I made the view B.
 I like the way the pants turned out. The fabric is a knit and fit quit nice. I like the elastic band around the waist.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

My new Paris Vest

 I used Marcy's Jacket pattern V8430 with out the sleeves.

I used Marcy's silk screen of the Eiffel Tower. I will be leaving on May 2nd to go on Marcy and Katherine's Paris trip. As to what they have shared so far it sounds so fun.