Monday, June 29, 2009

Ramblings and Sewing

My son is home from college!! He got a summer job as a lifeguard at one of the high schools. So I took the kids there to swim and got this cute picture of him and his little sis sitting together.That year away in college have taught him the value of money. He don't spend like he use to!LOL

Now to sewing!

It was windy when my son took this picture!

Pattern: Simplicity 3503 view E. Misses Knit dress in two lenghts with bodice variations.

Sizes: 6-14 I made a size 8.

Fabric: Some knit fabric from Walmart.It was a 1.50$ a yard.

Conclusion: After seeing Ms. Erica B. made her dress like this I had to have it. So when Joann's had their 1.99 Simplicity sale I got it. I just love this dress.I had no problems making it. Like Ms. Erica I used the same fabric for the lining.It also calls for fusible interfacing in the neck band. The only problem I have with this dress is I have no shoes that match it. DARN now I have to go shoe shopping!LOL

Well thats it for me! Happy crafting!!

Monday, June 22, 2009

McGold's Farm and some sewing!!

This is Suki and Shay!! It is just like taking care of a baby!!LOL

These are my hubby's dogs.

These are our chickens. This is our second year having chickens. We had fresh chicken for dinner no hormones or chemicals. Loved that!!
Now these are our pigs. That's my hubby feeding them. I think pigs are the dumpiest animal!! They stand in their food while they are eating it!LOL! Last year for family get together I always brought the ham.LOL ! I had pork's chops sausage you name it we had it in our freezer!LOL Well that is it here at McGold's Farm!!!!!!

Now to sewing!!

Pattern: Butterick 5178
Misses Dress: Empire dress with cut in armholes, elastic castings in bodice front and back, armhole and neck bindings,back button and loop closing with stitched hem. A above mid-knee length B: evening length.

Size: 6-12 I made a size 8.

Notions: one 3/8 button and 1/4" elastic 2 5/8 yards.

Fabric: some t-shirt like material I bought from Walmart for a 1.50$ a yard/

Conclusion: The direction was right on the money!! Everything went great no troubles! I want to make this dress again in a solid color so that I see more of the details of this dress. You can't see a lot of the dress detail design with this print material, but I still love this dress!! If you want to make this dress is very easy to make!

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

Friday, June 19, 2009

Simplicity 2650 and 3796

Top Simplicity 2650

Misses Pullover tops

Fabric:Something I bought at JoAnn's Fabric a couple years ago.

Size: 4-12 I made a size 8.

Conclusion: very very easy top! I will be making another one of these for the summer.

Shorts Simplicity 3796

Misses skirt in three lengths and pants in two lengths or shorts.

Fabric: Mystery fabric from Walmart at a 1.50$ a yard.

size: 8-16 I made a size 10.

Conclusion: very easy shorts. I had trouble with the pocket, because it so hard for me keep things straight as you can see in the picture. I am working on it!LOL

Well that's it for me you all have a great weekend and enjoy yourself!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Little talking and little sewing

Wow it has been a while since I last posted!

Well I have been to my son's first college spring game last month. He is the number 38 the same number he had in high school. They didn't win. :(

Meet my new family members.This is two girl Yorkie their names are Suki and Shay!They are the cutest love them!

Now to sewing!

So many sewers out there have been sewing some beautiful things for the summer!Then I saw Ms. Erica B. beautiful maxi dress and said I have to break my pattern diet and get that pattern!I feel if I wait until the pattern goes on sale then I am not breaking my pattern diet because it will only be a couple bucks RIGHT!LOL Well until then I had to use the patterns I do have.

Simplicity 3797

Pattern: Simplicity 3797

Material: Walmart 1.50$ a yard.Mystery fabric that is machine washable.

Notions: 12inch zipper, one 2" buckle

Conclusion: This was easy dress to sew no troubles.It has a zipper on the side of the dress. I didn't put the belt hooks on the dress. When I had them on there I didn't like the way it sat on my behind didn't look right to me.

Mccall's 5893

Pattern: McCall's easy one hour pattern 5893

Material: Jersey knit from Walmart 1.50$ a yard.

Conclusion:Well it took me 2 hours to make this dress not long at all! No troubles and the only notion I needed was the elastic I had to use in the waist!! Very easy to make!!

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