Friday, May 29, 2015

Works in progress....

This is the second time I cut out a chevron going down when I wanted it to go up!
The green is washed out in the picture, it is more lime than mint.
Love and Blessings,

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Here's what have been up to....

I just finished McCall's 6996. I lengthened it to calf length.
I made it for my oldest daughter. She wanted it floor length, but there was not enough of the fabric.

I should have added some interfacing to the hem.. well you live and you learn!
I am pretty happy with the results.

I am working on Simplicity 1159 with the full skirt(midi length) with the bra friendly back. This will be my Mother's Day dress

Love and Blessings,

Monday, March 2, 2015


I am working on organizing my patterns hoard collection using Evernote. I got the app almost a year ago but never used it until my son bought me an IPad . I am using the free subscription so it may take awhile to finish. I have 224 entered but not all with pictures.

I also purchased some bins to hold them in sorted by pattern company in numerical order.

I still need a few more bins......I wish I had done this a long time ago.

Love and Blessings,


Friday, February 20, 2015

I have been around...

I as mentioned before I am not a blogger. I try but the words do not come easy for me.

Lately I have been sewing more.

I also tried my hand at teaching two young family members to sew, but that was very short lived...
When some people do not have to pay for something that do not take it seriously. smh.  I will try again, this time with paying customer.

Below are four items I have made so far in 2015:

First is a self drafted faux leather skirt with Simplicity 1317 View A with faux leather  piping
Middle picture is Vogue 8930 Blanket coat
Last picture is Simplicity 1283

I am going to try to at least post once a month.

Love and Blessing,


Saturday, March 8, 2014

Three for one!

I think I said this before but I am not a blogger!  I find it so very hard to write up a post that I think is interesting. So from now on I will just stick to the basics.

I have three finished project to show.

1.  Butterick 5206.

I started this in January. I finished it in January but it was huge.  In February I took it apart and there it sat until last week.  I used "vegan leather" for the sleeves and contrast and an ITY Jersey. I under lined the bodice and used a triple stretch stitch which is why I procrastinated about taking it apart.

2. McCall's 6553.

 I started this in early February. I wanted to wear it for my birthday but did not finish it in time. I used a wool blend of some sort from Gaffney's here in Philly.

3.This is a self drafted cape following a tutorial by Mimi g.

I am just getting started on my daughter's senior prom dress.

Love and blessing,


Sunday, January 5, 2014

Happy New Year!... first completed top of 2014!

Just completed M6794.

I used stash satin with pleather (vegan leather, love the PC term) accents.

I was going to add leather sleeves, but I wanted to keep things simple.. My only dislike is that the neckline does not lay as I had envisioned.

I used my new Singer One Plus sewing machine and the top is pictured on my new dress form(CHRISTmas presents from the hubs and kids)

Next I am working on a faux wrap dress with leather sleeves and trim.

Love and Blessings,

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

(mini) Maxi Skirt

Following Mimi G's tutorial I created the following:

I never made the linen pants(only a muslin and addressed fitting issues) for my son's gf... had to purchase more fabric. They are back from Asia and had a wonderful time. I will get stated on the the second muslin and hopefully I can post them here by the 1st weekend in December... Where did 2013 go?
Also I have my first prom dress order! We have to set up and initial consultation but I am excited. My daughter is still undecided on the design of her gown. I had ordered some fabric swatches (for her original design) but none of them made her happy..
I have set up my sewing studio in my dining room (with the blessing of the hubby) which will make for an interesting Thanksgiving...
Praying for a safe and merry holiday season for all of you!
Love and Blessings,