Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Hallelujah - it's raining thread - raining thread!!! I have been sewing up a storm over here! Have you ever sewed something up and it turned out so great that you felt like you brought home a new garment from shopping? What a high! You just marvel at it and think about it all day. And if you are a creatively obsessed sewing person like myself, you can't wait to get off work or for the baby to take his nap so you can make another. Don't judge me - you know you feel it too! Any who my new darling comes from Butterick 5496. If you don't have it, make sure you pick it up at the next patterns sale. This an easy pattern and can be sewn it at the most an hour and a half. Not to mention that it is also a great stash buster. When I put this top on, I felt like a diva. I can imagine it with some skinny jeans and you know my fav - BIG BUG-EYE SUNSHADES! I think this will be a great T-shirt alternative. I will definitely make more.
Before I made this, I whipped up A Loose Fit Knit Top with Cuffed Sleeves by the sweet Dixiediy ( you have to download the patterns and put it together) out an olive green $13 knit from Joann fabrics. I love this top! It was a super easy and only took about 1.25 yds. Great for stash busting and also another T-shirt alternative. Many more will be flying from the sewing machine. Where is a wide-brimmed sun hat when you need one?
And last but not least .... another tank dress. I just love them. It is just like the other one that I made . This one is made out of the $13 knit from Joann Fabrics. Super easy and great for when I am out with the family.
Forgive the wrinkles!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Jumping On the Bandwagon!

Shame on me ! Shame on me ! I can not believe it has been almost a month since I have posted. Oh how did I bear to be away from you singing seamstresses so long. Taking care of a teething 8-month old - that's how!!! On with the show! So many of these long knit tank dresses have been popping up on many blogs and I just had to have one. I used Simplicity 2189 and it has become my favorite. I used a knit off the at-the-time extremely clearanced table . I did not originally know what I was going to make with the fabric, but it made a wonderful wearable muslin. This pattern is super easy and can be made in at the most a couple of hours.
I highly recommend this. Another one has already been made and many more may fly from my sewing table .
All I need are my big bug-eye shades, wooden bead necklace, funky wedges and I am ready!!!
Forgive the fuzzy pics!!!