Friday, April 29, 2011


That is how I feel about this dress! I will still wear it, but it will always be in the back of my mind that that heffer (my dress form) wore it better. Well -she is slightly thinner. Anyway this pattern is another morphed creation. The bodice and ruffle is from Simplicity 2374 and the skirt is from an old Stretchh&Sew pattern. This wonderful fabric was gifted to me from Faye. I honestly had the hardest time trying to think of something to make with this fabric. I knew whatever I chose had to be just right because of the print. I love how it turned out!!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


So I thought it would be fun to have a weekly post series called , "DO YOU HAVE THIS PATTERN?", that features different patterns. It won't be on any specific day - just on day out of the week! Often times I have made something and in the process of show&tell , one of my friends will say, "Do I have that pattern?"
It always tickles me !!!

This week's DO YOU HAVE THAT PATTERN? comes from Burda 7389 . This is a super easy pattern! Great for a beginner or just a fast project. It only has three pieces and is great for stash-busting as I have come to realize.

I made view A out of some rayon challis from Joann fabrics. (this fabric is super soft after you wash it and sews really nicely)I did not change anything about this pattern. This is my second time making it and I will definitely be making it again. I plan to wear this dress with a cute cardigan and maybe a belt. I love a great pair of wedges and I think they will look great with this dress. If you don't have this pattern, run to the store and get it. Some might say that this has that Granny-housedress-look. I say it is all in how YOU ROCK IT!!!

Here is an image of the pattern.

I am so ready for spring/summer that I can hardly stand it!!!

This season I am all about easy sewing and easy dressing. I mean how fancy can you get with an 18 week old!!!

This tank comes from my TNT vintage tank pattern and I love it. It is an easy top to make and great for stashbusting! This knit fabric comes from the wonderful folks at I promise I am not being paid to say that. I have just always had good experiences with them. Lord knows I hate to order fabric online because I cannot feel it, but they have not let me down yet.


OMG! I AM ON A ROLL! The hubby and I were talking about things we can do to make time go by faster while he is deployed. I merely mentioned that I what I hope to accomplish before he comes home is to sew up my stash!!! Now I wouldn't say that I have a ton of fabric , but I do have a lot. Not to worry though - I know I can do it. Imagine his face when he comes home and sees that fabric gone!!!

Join me on my journey folks as I sew my stash down !!! It is 3:16 a.m. Wednesday and I have already completed 3 receiving blankets, a dress, and a top. If didn't have to be up in a couple of hours to feed the little one - trust me - I would keep on sewing!!!Lord knows I have a ton of ideas floating in the fashion show in my mind!!!

It pays to have dr. Pepper at 10:00 p.m. What a boost.

I will post pics tomorrow!
Peace Out!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

My Easter Dress

Oh I am so in love with my Easter Dress. It is nothing fancy - just a simple dress that made me smile. I used Mccalls 5975 and an old Stretch&Sew pattern to make it. The inspiration came from this post of Tam Styles' blog , Get it Girl Style. Once I saw this dress, I could not get it out of my mind and just had to have it.

I used M5975 for the bodice and the sleeves . I used the skirt from the Stretch&Sew pattern.This image to the left is the back view. Sorry for the blurry image! I altered the back neckline to sit just above my bra closure. This design change was simple and I can see another dress in the works. I added my usual band treatment . Elastic was added at the waist. (Kind of addicted to elastic - secretly)

Here is an image of the patterns that I used. This Mccalls pattern is a keeper. Great fit right out of the envelope - even with the pattern change.

A pic of the fabric!!!!!

OOH I am so giddy over this dress. It is exactly what I wanted!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


You ever have an idea or project in your mind that lingers around all day? That is what happened with this particular dress. I remember several people making it a while back and thought to myself that I must make it. That was over a year ago. Anyway while searching through my patterns, I came across and quickly brought it to the forefront.This dress is from Mccalls 6109 and it is made from the $13.00 knit at Joann's ( love the stuff!!!). I have no complaints about this pattern nor the fabric. The pattern went together really fast and was really easy to sew with only 5 pieces!I added the bad around the neck. I plan to make this again. I have a bad habit of making something I like out of many colors so we will see how this turns out. Could this pattern be a runner up for my Easter dress? We shall see!!!Here is a picture of my hanging storage that I made with all of my bias tape in it. it is filled to capacity!!!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Easy solution

So, because I have a ton of bias tape from all of the receiving blankets that I make for my etsy shop ,, I needed something to keep them organized yet visible. Thursday night I stayed up like a mad woman creating this hanging storage. I wanted something with a funky style yet sweet for spring and this fit the bill.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

It warms my heart!!!

Can I just say how it warms my heart to have followers!!! I just recently started back blogging on a more consistent basis and I am truly thankful to all of my visitors and followers!!

Friday, April 8, 2011

More tops

This knit top and skirt are both from McCalls 6288 from the Generation Next collection. This top was super easy and is made from a super soft knit. The top is very form fitting so I added some extra on the sides of the bodice piece. I did not look at the instructions at all because I am familiar with sewing this particular type of top. I did add a band to the neckline and the sleeves.

The skirt is super easy as well. It is made out of a broadcloth. Next time I will make it out of a challis or something with a little more flow. I think this one has turned into a wearable muslin. I don't know that I will make this one again because there are so many others too try. Plus, patterns are coming out so fast!!!

This striped top to the right is made from Simplicity 2190. It is one of the newest ones. As an on the go mother, I needed some tops to throw on when I am out with the little one as well as go to the gym in. This top definitely fit the bill. However I do suggest making this top in a fluid knit like an ITY, or a rayon jersy. Otherwise if you make it from a knit that is kind of stiff, lets just say it is not too flattering. This knit looks lightweight and airy however it is kind of stiff. When I put the top on, I did not feel pretty. But you know how it is when you have made something that you kind of like but might not want to throw away. I pictured it with jewelry, with my hair done, and even other pieces in my closet. I just believe I can make it work!!!:) Can't you see the S on my chest for SuperSewer!! I know - so corny! But she is this super hero that lives in my head when a questionnable garment arises!! Please forgive the wrinkles - I was just too lazy to take it off the mannequin and iron. So lazy!!!

And to the right is a sneek peek at a cardigan i am working on. The pattern came from a cardigan that I bought at Target. I simply made a painters tape pattern of the purchased cardigan. I think it is coming along nicely. With a few little design elements left, I think this will be finished this weeked. The fabric is from Joann's. It is one of their - what faye and I call - $13.00 knits. I kow it sounds like alot but the stuff is truly worth it. It is super soft and not does not bead up after the first use. It only gets softer after you wash it and the color lasts a long while. I think the fabric has some Rayon in it and another fiber content that I cannot remember and belongs to the Sew Classisc collection.