Showing posts from January, 2017


I finally got around to taking a few photos of me wearing S8059.  This was not a difficult pattern to sew, but difficult to handle the lengthy pattern pieces.  I had planned to sew the longer version, but not enough fabric and even using the shorter version I had to improvise and cut the front sides at bottom edge a little narrower.  The facing piece was pieced at the bottom to have the right length for the shorter version.

I cut a medium for upper chest/shoulders/neck tapering to large from bust to bottom.  I ended up basically using a medium throughout.  I also took off about 3/8 from shoulder width and probably could have taken a smidge more.  I see more of this sweater jacket in my future.

I snapped these yesterday before leaving for work.  Yesterday was a rainy, damp day and the sweater worked well for all day wear.

I am currently working on Sew House 7 Toaster Sweater Top-Version 2 in red premium cotton knit from Cali Fabrics.  I am not absolutely in love with this fabric, it is…

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Just a quick post.  I have been under the weather with a terrible virus that includes coughing and coughing and coughing.  So much so that I also lost my voice. Not being able to talk for me is like having your mouth wired shut and can only drink liquids.  My mother said I was born talking!

I have almost completed my sweater duster. I needed to reduce the width of the shoulders so that the sleeve and shoulder would hang better on me.  I also need to take deeper side seams after basting at 5/8 and trying on for fit.

As mentioned previously I am on a pattern/fabric diet; though I did fall off the fabric diet 3 days into the new year.  But I am back on it again.

I found it was easy to resist recent pattern sales at JoAnn's and on Club BMV, though I did renew my Club subscription.  So far I have clicked delete before opening emails from Club BMV, indie pattern newsletters and just glanced right over the ads in the JoAnn's flyer/bulletin about pattern sales.

I have not broken out i…

End of year pattern haul

One of my sewing related resolutions is to not buy any more patterns.  I decided to add until July. Whether I can hold on to that will be the challenge.  I have already made a fabric purchase three days into the new year after resolving not to buy anymore and setting an end date of July also.

So without further ado here are photos of patterns purchased in December enabled by Club BMV sale or Simplicity sale on Pattern Review.

Simplicity 8348 was reviewed on Pattern Review and this is a vintage pattern I found on Etsy for $7. I forgot these three also purchased in December.

I think I have enough patterns.  When I look at the patterns online, I feel like I am seeing the same ones just tweaked a bit here and there.  I can make those same tweaks on my patterns also.

I have gone through most all of my patterns and pulling those I know I will never truly make.  I even pulled those I have made before and know I will not use again.  Those I give to Goodwill.  I plan to sell the unused ones …

Happy New Year and time to catch up!

I have been off for the holidays since Friday, December 23.  I have gotten a lot of rest, spent time with family and long time friends during Christmas weekend in my hometown of Danville, VA.

My DH caught the "crud" that has been going around so he ended up being home several days last week.  We both return to work tomorrow.

I completed the Renfrew top by Sewaholic using stretch velvet knit from Style Maker Fabrics. This is my fourth version of this pattern since it's release.   Here is a photo of me wearing it with my husband's niece where we celebrated Christmas afternoon/evening in Halifax, VA.
I also completed another Vogue top pattern, one I had made previously.  This too included fabric from Style Maker Fabrics.  The texture winter white (cream) knit is from them.  The solid is from Fabric Mart. Both worked well together.

The pattern is now out of print.  I made View B previously and decided to make View C.  My cowl neck does not drape like the view on the patt…


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