I finished cutting out the New Look dress pattern. I am making the view with the turtle neck. The pattern calls for a 12 inch zipper. I don't normally do zippers with knits however this may be a little snug at the neckline and may be essential to getting the dress on and off.
I also decided to enter the plaid contest on Pattern Review. Hopefully I will make the deadline. To do so required me to finalize the pattern I wanted to use and I had several in mind. I have been heavily influenced by this shirt on Soft Surroundings website.
My plaid fabric is a knit and I cannot find a shirt pattern for knit that looks similar. I do have an OOP McCall's pattern that is a shirt pattern with a back yoke and I could modify the back piece to have a gathered back bodice.
However since time is an issue for me, I decided to go a different route but use the plaid and a floral fabric I bought with this inspiration in mind. I am making a pattern I made previously that fits great and I get l…
The past couple of weeks at work along with DH's recent rotary cuff surgery has left me with little time for me time. From Oct.18-20, I was involved in a three days accreditation review of our organization with the final day being Friday and we had our exit interview. So some stress has ended and I found myself sleeping the best sleep in weeks Friday night. I normally get up around 7 or 7:30 on Saturdays and this Saturday I slept until 8:30. I felt very rested.
After my big fail with the recent project, my next project is New Look 6469. Several staff have come to work in dresses similar to this one and I think it will look good with tights and booties or boots for fall.
The fabric I plan to use is the floral print, a brushed poly knit, from Cali Fabrics.
I pin fitted the pattern and made some adjustments. I am ready to cut out the fabric and had planned to do so on Saturday after grocery shopping. When I got home my lower back was hurting; I was aware on Friday that my lowe…
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.