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!!!


Adrienne said...


Love your top and skirt! They look very good on you!

Your daughter is so cute!!

urbanknitrix said...

I am glad your feeling better. Your sewing skills are fab!! I LUV brown and that skirt is too cute. Goal 2008 (or 09) learn how to crochet!

Erica Bunker said...

Everything looks great! Especially the little cutie!

Lashell said...

I love the fabric you used for that skirt. If I saw it in a store I would definitely pick it up.

Lesalicious said...

Awwww look at your daughter she is so loving that tank top. So cute. Love the color. Love that shirt and that skirt great job. Glad you over the flu and feeling oh so better.:)

Leah said...

That skirt is amazing! I'm finally learning to sew. All I;ve made so far are tote/diaper bags, but my goal is to be making this kind of stuff soon.

Hope you're feeling better!

Still Patrice said...

baby girl is soo cute! i like your skirt too!

Sheila said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better and your son will be calling you so much, its like he never left home.

Ooooh great outfits, the brown skirt is FaB.. love the print. Your daughter's top came out great and it clearly shows on her face.

Thank You for the lovely compliment on my daughter's dress.

Aly Cat 121 said...

I like Baby Girls shirt. I'd be trying to wear that myself. LOL

Honey, what you gonna do when your son graduates and then gets married? *chuckle* One day at a time huh? lol

Cennetta said...

Glad you are feeling better. I know it's hard to see your son going off to college, but this is also a new beginning for him as well. I'm sure he is very excited about starting a new phrase in his life. It will get better.

On sewing and crocheting - beautiful as always. You'll had some very nice pieces inspite of the flu.

God bless,

Virtuous said...

Great pieces!! I really like the brown outfit and isn't DH such a cutie in her new top! :o)

And I didn't realize you were sick!
So glad you are coming out of it now!

OOh it is a great thing to really miss seeing your son off! Some parents are so ready to kick their kids out to college! Haha!

Hope you feel 100% soon!

dawn said...

Your garments are gorgeous and I'm glad you're better. But I really want to say that I so much empathize with you about your son going off to college. I had a very hard time with it last year. My son is just finishing his freshman year. It was a very, very big adjustment for me. From the selection process, through orientation (he and I stayed overnight two nights, in separate dorms!) to the first semester. I cried (but not in front of him, or my daughter.) I was sad. It was weird. I didnt' know how much to talk to him online even though I was just dying to know every little thing he was doing. I even thought he didnt' love me anymore b/c he wasnt' telling me as much online as I'd like. then, when I'd drive him back to school after a weekend or something, it'd kill me to see him walk away and I'd have a terrible ride home. But now I've adjusted and you will too. the best thing, and the thing that made the whole thing worth it, is that he's really happy there. But it *is* a big thing, so don't be hard on yourself. Especially if he's your oldest. I'll be thinking of you...

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Your top and skirt are very nice. The print is lovely.

Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

I love the skirt and top...and your crochet top for your daughter is simply adorable!

Vicki said...

Wow! I was just passing through but wanted to say how much I love your work! I'm determined to start sewing again in the near future and you're definitely inspiring!

Sheila said...

Happy Mother's Day!

Faye Lewis said...

Loving your skirt!