Writings on sewing related subjects, as well as whatever suits my fancy.
Love Saturday mornings! Wake up on my own instead of hearing an alarm go off. Fix a cup of coffee, some toast and think about my day ahead. One that does not include meetings, writing reports, staff issues-------. Priceless
Recently I read in ASG Notions Newsletter an article written by Nancy Zieman about her health and cancer. It was apparent that the cancer was winning. Yesterday, she passed away!
I did not know her personally and yet I feel I lost a good friend. Before blogs, Instagram, ASG, etc.,Nancy was my sewing buddy/friend. I remember when she first started Sewing With Nancy, I made a point to watch every Saturday until I bought a DVR to tape her program. Her show, her DVD's, her books were always my helpful sewing guide and inspiration.
I purchased countless items from her website and just a week or so again I bought a few more items.
I have a gazillion patterns and there are some life events coming up that will require me to eliminate some "clutter". Currently I have posted several classified ads on Pattern Review. Assuming that is a site you dear reader visit also, you can find my ads for patterns for sale as Danvillegirl.
I have several more patterns I plan to post and thought I would give PR a try as I have been successful selling some patterns on that website. I may post some on eBay as well. I even thought of adding a page to this blog.
Currently the patterns are Butterick, McCall's and Kwik Sew. So if you are interested stop over and see what's available.
Sometime ago I posted about sewing the Pretty Peplum top using Pamela's Pattern. This was one of the post about my challenges with this top.
I put the project in time out as I just was not happy with all the adjustments I made. Every so often I would take the top and try it on and kept thinking I needed to reduce some of the front width at waistline more. I would then put it back in time out.
Last week, I decided to stitch two vertical darts under the bust area. That was a good tweak and I felt I could finally put this top into rotation to wear with pants to work. Yesterday was the first day I wore it. I got lots of compliments about the style as well as about the fabric. Ya'll know I really loved this fabric and that is why I kept on working to get it to fit. The fabric is from LaFinch and it is a Liverpool knit. Got to get some more!
I took some quick photos with my iPad. I looked at the photos closely and can see where there are some fit issues still. The people …