Sunday, June 2, 2013

Crazy busy

Funny how time goes.  I have been having a rough time, and been sewing like crazy.  Once I had more than a few things to share, I felt overwhelmed and was not going to blog about any of them.  But even if no one reads this, I like looking back over the years and seeing what I have created. 
I wanted to make an easy summer dress for our vacation to Maui this summer.  This is New Look 6674, view E.  The sleeveless red and white on top row.  I made a few muslins of the bodice.  I fully lined it, instead of using facings.  I also added a full wrap around belt instead of the the side tie belt.  I really like it and need to find the perfect strappy sandals for walking along the beach.
Next up was a copy of a RTW jacket I bought at Target.  I altered Simplicity 2227 to make this one.  Pulled in the body a bit more, changed the sleeves and shortened it a bit.
My test was a red linen that has been sitting in my stash.  Not sure why I bought it.  I don't wear red.  So I figured it would just be a muslin.
It turned out just like I wanted!!  and who knew.  I love the red. 
Next up, another one in brown linen.  I don't like this one as well as the red, but I still like it. 

The jacket does not have a full lining, but a bias cut, two piece, semi lining.

Next up was a morph of New Look 6104 and Simplicity 2255. 
I like the collar of the Simplicity and the fit of the body of the New Look as well as the pleated sleeve.

The fabric is a digital floral from  Kind of guazy.  I really like it. 

To go with it, I am making a pencil skirt of natural bull denim.  Well actually, I just finished it, but I don't have any pictures yet.
And if that wasn't enough, I have also been testing a purse pattern that I drafted.  This is my first go.  I used it for a few weeks.  It is a bit small, and I am going to try again, enlarging it a bit.

 Stay Happy, Keep Sewing, and if you can't sew, enjoy doing what you can do.

And just a little grandma eye candy...

But.... Best of all.... My Marine is back home from Afghanistan.  Safe and Sound. Thank you God.


  1. Ooo rah!!

    (Love the new clothes too!)

  2. I am glad you've blogged. Your garments are great, not patterns I have so something new for me :). Congrats on having your Marine home again. That's the best news!

  3. So Nice that your son is back and that little face is adorable :)

    Love all your garments you made.....You have been a very busy lady :)

  4. Love love love the green dress!!! Congrats on the homecoming!

  5. I like all these pieces, especially the dress and the red jacket. You sew great stuff. I'll be back to see more!

  6. I found your blog because I was looking for the pattern number of the NL 6674. Love the way it looks on you! There aren't too many wrap dress patterns for wovens out there so it's really good to know that this can look as great as yours does. I think I will give this a go!

    I also love your red jacket. Isn't it amazing that things some times surprise us in good ways? Your other projects are wonderful too. Thanks so much for posting!

    And the cutie in the pink bucket just made my day. He's adorable!