Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Simplicity 3867 and 3536

I hope everyone had a great Holiday.I had a wonderful time with family and friends.We did a lot of eating and drinking and laughing.Well I am back to getting things ready for my Son's open house in a couple weeks.I also have finished the top I was making to wear at his open house.

The sun was in my eyes.

Pattern: Simplicity 3867 View CFabric: Cotton
Size: 8
Notions: 18" zipper,hook and eye
Conclusion: I had a lot of trouble getting the yoke over the bodice front shoulder to look even.I think I took it off about 4 or 5 times before I got it on right.Then I had a little trouble putting in a invisible zipper in this top.I took that off about 10 times trying to get it right.I read a lot of peoples review of this top on PR and no one had as many problems as I had.I finally got things going smoothly.After all them troubles I will be wearing this top a lot this summer!!Ha Ha

After seeing Ms. Erica B hook up the McCall's pattern 5586.I love how she didn't use rhinestones on her top she used some jewelry beads.I had to have it!But I couldn't get it because I am on a pattern diet for the summer.So I had to see what I had in my pattern stash that kind of looked like it.

Pattern: Simplicity 3536 View D
Fabric: Mystery knit from Walmart for a dollar a yard.
Size: 8
Notions: Jewels I bought from Walmart for 2.00$ a pack.

Thank you Ms. Erica B. for the inspiration!!

Well that's it for me.Happy crafting!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Simplicity 3775

I hope everyone had a great Mother's Day!For Mother's day my family took me to dinner and after dinner they gave me some money and drop me off at JoAnn"s Fabric!!Now that's a great

Now on to sewing.I am trying hard not to buy anymore patterns for the entire summer.What I am doing is if I see a pattern I like ,I will go see if I have something like it in my stash.I just have to many patterns and a lot of them I have never even used.So I pulled this pattern out of my stash that I bought last summer and decided to make it this summer.This dress was a quick sew with great results.

Back view.

Here's a close up of the bodice.I made view E.

Pattern: Simplicity 3775 View EDescription: Misses knit dress in two length with bodice variations.
Fabric: Knit from Gorgeous Fabric.
Notions: Thread
Conclusion: This was fast and easy dress to make.It is one of those sewing project that looks like you spent a lot of time making.I just love this dress and will be making it again.Here is some picture of other sewers who also made this dress and loved it.

Well that's it for me!Happy crafting!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Wow it has been a long time since I last blog!!Thanks to all of you who care and asked how I was doing!
Well I have been busy getting things together for my son's open house for next month.On top of that I have a had the flu for two weeks.I am just about over it now.Wow the closer I get to my son's open house the emotion start to come.I can't believe my eldest child is leaving to start his second half of his life.I am so not ready.He told me not to cry when to we drop him off at college.Guys I don't think I can do that!!All my friends say Girl get over it!!But all can do is think about all the time when he was a little boy.Well I guess as time goes on I will be okay!!HA HA

On to sewing!Here is some sewing I started before I got sick.

Pattern: Simplicity 2938
Misses/Women's dress or top,pants in two length,jacket and the tie belt.

Fabric: cotton

Notions: 12" zipper 1/2 wide single fold bias tape.

Conclusion: Very easy and quick make.Great summer top.I will be making a couple more of these tops.

Here's a closer look at the pleats.

Pattern:Mccall's 5591 I made view B.
Misses skirts and sash:Mid-length,pleated skirt have faced yoke and back zipper closure: Skirt A has slash front pocket with band and contrasting lower band; skirt B and C have side seam pockets;skirt B has carriers and sash;skirt C has ribbon trim at lower edge.

Fabric: lightweight cotton

Notions: 7" zipper,hooks and eye and interfacing.

Conclusion: I love the pleats in this skirt and also the pockets.Easy to follow directions.I hand hem this skirt.


Yarn: Peaches and Creme 100% cotton.
Hook: B
Pattern: No pattern I made it up as I was making it.
After my dd saw the tank top Ms.Lesalicious made her dd,my dd wanted one also.

Well that it for me!Happy crafting!!!