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Wanting to make more dresses for myself, my next selection was this TNT Burda Drape Neck Top and Dress.  I’ve made the top, but had never made the dress.  Supplies include:  green knit fabric that was gifted, and 1″ wide elastic.

I used my revised top front pattern for the dress front – it has the FBA.  I moved the elastic casing up to the waist – I didn’t want all of that blousing effect.  I am busty and have a short torso, all that blousing would not look pretty on me.

 And, I shortened the length of the dress about 6 inches.  Six inches may have been a bit much, I have a scant 1/2″ hem – WHEW!

It took about 1 1/2 hours.  Love a quick sew!  Love my green dress!  Can’t wait to put it in action!  Hmmmmm, maybe tomorrow!


Until next time,

Happy Sewing!


25 November 2014 – Complete

I was off today and sewed a top for me…Yayyyyy!

Saw a pic of a friend who was wearing such a cute top and I thought I could make my own draft. It looked pretty easy…and it was!


I used my self-drafted kimono tee pattern, cut/sewed a tube for the cowl and attached to the neckline. Completed in an afternoon!

I love it! Plan to wear to work tomorrow!

Sunshiny and Other Stuff

Hello World!

Lots going on in my world…dentists, prom dresses, flu symptoms in my household AND we’re spreading the love amongst ourselves!

On another note, I’d finally got over my sewing slump and sewed up a bright yellow, sunshiny knit tee from a self-drafted pattern in one day!

I lowered the neckline a bit, approximately 1.5 inches and, I extended the bottom 4 inches to cover some tummy bulge (while I work on that)! However, look at the neckband…fail! Hmmmm, should it have been a bit smaller to lay flat?

Check out this vintage book I picked up for a smile!

This book is a great reference on sewing knits with a regular sewing machine (no serger included)! Now, check out the introduction page by Dr. Joyce Brothers…

Sewing IS one of my creative outlets and with all of my creative endeavors, I have a great satisfaction and a wonderful sense of accomplishment when I bring a project to completion!

What’s your thoughts on Dr. Brothers’ statement?

On another, another note, throughout the year I will also destash sewing patterns and other stuff! This goes along with my year of ethical fashion and the Stash Diet I’m participating! If you like to receive this pattern, follow this blog, if you already follow, let me know. On Friday, afternoon I will pull a name out of my hat and announce the winner! This is for shipping in U.S. only! (I’m sorry all of my sewing sisters across the pond)! ;(




Shorty Marlene’s

I finished my Marlene trousers turned shorts! They are lovely…I like!


First, I was able to go down a size (and, maybe 2 sizes for next time)! Yay, me! Then, I cut 10″ from the crotch for my desired length and hemmed up 1.5″. The hip yoke pockets were a bit of a fuss, but I ‘werked’ it! These trousers were a pretty easy sew and put together with a thin wale corduroy in wine from my stash. Love the buttons! They were in my stash, as well.



I had the sew bug on Christmas Eve! I stayed up til 4 am finishing my shorts and then, decided to sew-up this knit tee with recycled sleeves and knit collarband. (Sorry for the blur). A local store was going to throw out some kid size Hanes white tees that had marker markings from packaging. I asked if I could purchase them for a small fee, but they were nice to gift them to me; from which I cut the sleeves and collarband for my tee. However, this is not The planned blouse I’m going to sew-up to partner with these cute shorts! I’m working on it.



Hope you all enjoyed your Christmas! HAPPY SEWING!!!