I am still finishing off replacing some of my casual wear. One of the summer tops I am making is the "Old Mexico Dress/Top" from Folkwear. I won this pattern on IG through the @sewover50 giveaway #so50sewalong. Love @sewover50, you should check it out! My sewing partner @auntie_pauwa_sews won the same pattern and finished her's… Continue reading Time for tops! The Folkwear Old Mexico Dress
I've always got an eye out for border print fabric and when I saw this 100% cotton denim - EMBROIDERED - I could not resist! I bought enough for a pair of casual summer pants and a summer top. It has been quite hot here lately (but unfortunately smokey from forest fires) so I am… Continue reading McCall’s M7364 – A simple sewing pattern!
Where has the week gone! We had a holiday on Monday ("Family Day"), which I spent watching movies and sewing ... then it was back to work and not knowing what day it was - pure chaos! But I have finished 1/2 of my Day and Night Dress Challenge - the "Day" part - it's… Continue reading New Look 6803 – The Day and Night Dress Challenge, Part 1
My sewing days are running out. Soon my sister and I leave for Mexico. As usual, I have a dozen ideas but only so much time - so at the top of the list, besides swimsuits, is cover ups. I bought the fabric for two cover ups - one for my sister and one for me -… Continue reading One step closer to the beach …
I have started my DESIGNIN' DECEMBER outfit. I want to COPY this top by Ellery Neu. I love the bell shaped sleeves. Quite popular this season, I think! I browsed through a few patterns in my stash until I settled on view "E" of McCall's M6896. Everything about this pattern is almost right. It definitely needs… Continue reading One sleeve done!
The April challenge for The Monthly Stitch WAS "put a bird on it"! Well it is too late for that now ... my cats chased after them and they all flew away - all that's left is the feathers! Guilty as charged! Just look at them! Beginning of April, I purposefully went to my fabric shop… Continue reading You are too late to see the “birds”!