Thursday, July 28, 2011


This time the just happen to be in the fabric! OOh how I love this fabric! I got this knit at Joann's and I think I went back and bought more of it. I do that often- buy more of the same fabric and then wonder why I have no variety in my closet. Anyway this top is made from an old TNT pattern that I threw some sleeves. I just needed simple but cute top to wear when I am out with the little fellow. I meant for this top to have two mini-sharktails that hang on each sides of the shirt, but I did not cut out far enough so it looks like two splits on the sides. I was kind of sad about that, but I won't dwell on it long because hey - wadders happen!

The skirt is from Simplicity 2258.I made view C but instead of adding the waistband, I just sew the skirt to some 2in elastic. It is made in a lightweight denim that I got at Hancock's. This has become my go-to skirt but I think I will have to "go-to" another skirt pattern as I have realized that this emphasizes the fact that I don't have any hips! It is a cool skirt for these hot summer days and I just adore the fabric. I still love this pattern..........I love all my patterns really(I just laughed a little wicked laugh)!!!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Wild Thang........I think I love you

Oh ladies.... When I put this top on , I just want to roar or purr like a wild kitten. This top comes from Simplicity 2971 ( I just looked on the Simplicity website and saw that it it Out of Print) and is super easy to sew.It is made from a soft knit that I got off of the clearance table at Joann's. I didn't look at the instructions at all.The only change to the pattern that I made was to add more fabric to the front bodice piece by placing it further away from the fold. I plan on wearing the mess out of this top this summer and possibly in the winter. You know what I always say, "Just throw on some big bug-eye shades, chunky accessories with a funky hair-do".

I can see another top like this. Lord knows I have a stash of knits that really need a pattern to belong to!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Hello all!!! Kisses Kissess to all! I have been in need of tops . I mean really in need. Normally when I am at home with the kiddo, I just wear a t-shirt and some jeans. This became a problem when it was time to go out as a family. I suddenly realized that I didn't have any proper tops. So what does a girl with shears in her holster do? Sew a heap of tops!

This top is from Vogue 1245 . This top is really simple, but be prepared to go through at least 3 yards of fabric! When I wore it to out this past weekend , I felt like Chiquita from Chiquita Bananas. ( Hopefully they sell these where you live!) I just wanted to Salsa all over Georgia in this top. It was really easy to sew. The sleeves are really huge. I would suggest wearing something under this because if you raise your arms, people can see your goodies. I made this top out of a challis print bought at Hancock fabrics about 4 years ago. I will be making this again-definitely!

I will post more tops later on in the week

Monday, July 11, 2011


"It kind of looks like a choir robe." the Hubby said. Can you believe it? A choir robe. In my mind , I envisioned this top with some big bug-eye sun shades, wild Chaka Khan hair, leggings, chunky accessories, and some cute&comfy wedges. Maybe I should have told him that!! Anyway this week's "DO YOU HAVE THIS PATTERN?" comes from Butterick 5355. It is made from a peachskin print purchased from Hancock Fabrics. I was a little apprehensive about the pattern/fabric choice because of the print but I went ahead with it anyway. I am happy I did. I loved it. When I wore it today during my post office run, I felt chic and savvy. I felt spunky !