Friday, January 22, 2016

Silk Jersey

 I bought this silk jersey quite sometime ago and finally found a pattern that I felt would do it justus.
 Silk jersey is one of my favorites and not always easy to find. I just love the feel of the fabric. It called for a sport zipper which I was afraid it would be too heavy for this fabric, but it came out very nice. I did cut the fabric when I was ripping near the zipper, so had to extend the zipper to cover the mistake. Like we have all found out sometimes it comes out the best when we have to cover up a mistake.
I think this will be one that will be worn often.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016


 This pattern has been out for a long time and I had it on my to do list. I finally got to it and I really like it.
 I used fabric from Marcy. The pattern does run big, so I had to go back in take out a 1 inch on the vertical line down the front and back of the legs on each leg. I used a size 14. I have learned that when the pattern runs from 14-20, the 14 is too big for me, but if I buy the 8-16 that 14 is smaller and sometimes I have to go to 16.

I like the pockets. This is a light weight fabric, so it will be good for summer. I have denim that I will make it up in next.

Saturday, January 2, 2016


 This is Katherine Tilton's shirt pattern. I had a great time using up my left over pieces.

 You can wear the shirt backwards or frontwards.

 I got quite a few of my knit scraps used up and I think the shirts turned out really nice.