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Where have I been????

I have a been a bad blogger of late.  Between spraining my ankle and recovering from that and working, I have not been very motivated to sew until last week.

I cut out the Renfrew top and have finished it in time for the weekend Christmas time with family.
The fabric I used was a stretch velvet from Style Makers Fabric.  It was a lovely piece of fabric. Some small difficulties in cutting it out, sewing it was a breeze.  I mostly sewed it using the serger.  I even liked the selvage on this fabric so kept it intact to use somehow on something else.

I have a picture of the completed top on Instagram, user name is danvillegirl and you can see it on the blog under the Websta Widget on the right side.  I will post some photos of me wearing it soon.

I am not on vaca and holiday returning to work January 3!!!  Plenty of time to do some serious sewing.  I am going to put myself on a fabric and pattern buying sabbatical come the first of the year. I have more than enough of each to keep me goin…

Current project

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I am currently working on another Renfrew top from Sewaholic. This will be my fourth top using this pattern.  I have just about worn out my last one made about two years ago.

I am using this lovely velvet knit fabric from Style Maker Fabrics called Expresso. A very rich brown color.
It was an easier piece to cut out than I thought it would be and sewing so far has been good.  I am using my serger to complete most of the sewing since the top has all the fitting issues complete. That's the great thing about a TNT pattern.

I have tried to do a little sewing on it during spare moments before or after work.I have so many other projects that I want to start on after this one and not sure which one to do first.  I will have some vacation time the week after Christmas for more sewing.

Thanks for stopping by and always appreciate your comments and feedback!

Butterick 6392

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I am glad I had the sewing opportunity last week.  This is the other garment I made and wore last weekend, Butterick 6392

It was a fairly simple pattern to make, I cut size 14.  A dislike was there were not finished measurements on the pattern pieces; the only finished measurements listed on the envelope was the length.

It looked like there would be no issue with fit as the pieces looked as if there was a lot of ease.


Adjustments made were shortening the length by 1/1/2 inches; even then it was longer than I actually wanted.  I also did a swayback adjustment of 5/8. I also shortened the shoulder width by 5/8 inch.

The fabric is from Fabric Mart purchased in April 2015.

I fell in love with the fabric and had many ideas of how I would use it and then with change in weather I put aside for cooler weather.

When this pattern was released I knew immediately that I had the right fabric for this pattern.

This was an easy project to sew; one needs to pay attention to the marking for tie placem…

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