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Double Moji Portion

Moji pattern can be found at the online magazine Seamwork, which I am a subscriber.  For 6 bucks a month you have a choice of 2 patterns that are approximately 1-3 hours to make! In addition, there are sizes for curvy girls too!  Also, I’ve always loved Colette patterns!

There are two versions of this pant and I made both. I opted out of the grommets at the waistband and made buttonholes instead.  I used size 14 and finished my seams with an overlock stitch.

My version 1 is a mint mystery cotton bottom-weight fabric thrift find for $2! Score!

My version 2 is a lightweight denim from my stash.  I also used a pretty floral from my scrap stash for inside the pockets.

Next time, I will go up a size to accommodate my fuller tummy (was just a tad snug); but I will still rock them!   Overall, I love this pattern and it comes together easily and quickly!  I will definitely make more!  



The Floral Lounge



I originally had this fabric slated for a dress. Not sure the type of fabric – it’s like satin; the wrong side is shiny and right side is matte. But, when I saw these pants on Burdastyle, I knew this was the pattern to sew with this fabric! But, I used New Look 6764, View A (no tie, just an elastic waist).


I planned on adding a cotton lining, but decided against it. This fabric could hold its own – a nice quality fabric! I used french seams – this fab ravels a lot. All-in-all, I’m pleased!


I’ve been a busy girl! Besides seeing after my familia and checking up on friends; I have gotten sewing in! I’ve been working on a prom dress! (I’ll reveal in a later post).

I have started alterations and finishing on some of my creations that have been hanging in the back of my closet. Such as: I needed to catch-stitch the neck facing on my Vintage Vogue 5211 blouse. And,

…these navy/white polka dot capri pants I purchased from the local thrift shop (still had the tags on them). They are 2 sizes too big.

I plan to deconstruct, then reconstruct the pants and two of my previous dresses; 1) red/black/white circles dress and my Caribbean blue batik Pastille dress! I’ve lost some weight and this girl has no hips at all and I’m only 5 feet tall (or, short; depending how you look at it) so I’ll have to straighten the skirt parts and raise the hems.

My most recent sew is my Taffy Blouse!

I am adding my bias binding to the neck…wish me well!

What alterations and/or finishes are you (or, planning) to work on? Until next time…

Forward Motion in Sewing, Knitting and All Else

My Marlene trousers-turned-periwinkle knickerbockers…not feeling them! Don’t know why — might have had other expectations.

I finished knitting my kerchief!

My “in-between” projects, I’m knitting a simple baby cardigan. I don’t think I’ll have a problem gifting when I complete the cardigan set (hat included). A couple of my daughter’s college buddettes are expecting!

Now, this knitting project was chosen by Mom’s suggestion. What I really wanted to work-on and knit was a cardigan for myself, preferably Miette by Andi Satterlund, a free Ravelry download! I mainly knit lots of washcloths, cowls, socks, etc. My mom who is an ultimate knitter, suggested I knit a baby cardigan to get an idea/feel of garment construction via knitting! In all my years of knitting, I’ve never knitted a garment (although I wanted to and first-time perfectionism got the best of me…so, I didn’t do it)! That proverbial first-time perfectionist monster will get stomped this year! Yeah!

On to sewing: I am making a major dent in my fabric stash! I sewed a couple of pairs of lounge pants for moi!


I love sewing Colette patterns! Why? Because, my FFBA are minor, not major overhaul of the bodice; and I just love her pattern styles — it’s me! With that being said, my current projects are from The Colette Sewing Handbook! The Taffy Blouse using this yummy, slinky/satiny, white w/black polka dots fabric –

…from my stash, of course! And, I am sewing another Pastille Dress using this fun and lovely cotton –

…another stash buster!
Oh, check out what I found at a local thrift shop! Don’t quite know what I’ll do with it, yet!

Any ideas?


Upcoming Projects

I am really making a dent in my fabric stash! I’ll be able to do a major fabric overhaul in July at The Sewing Studio! A local fabric shop that hosts a few awesome sales throughout the year!

I need more pants, so my plans are to make a pair of Simple Skinny Jeans by Sew Liberated and Cargo Pants by Burda. Check the fabric! Spring is coming!

Us, Floridians are having our share of the Polar Vortex; not nearly as drastic as the Midwest (my hometown Chicago) and the northeast, but the south has had freezing temps!

I do not own a proper coat and have been wearing hoodies. Ugh, that’s ok sometimes, but a girl wants to look fly! Even if she’s wearing jeans or leggings! So, I found this coat pattern in my stash and I like! I think I will eliminate the shoulder pads. Instead of the bias binding, I plan to sew a complete lining! What ya think?


As all seamstress’ know, these plans are ‘Subject to Change’…Right?

Polly & Burda

Finished my Marlene Trousers by Burda using fabric from my stash. The fabric feels and looks like it could be a wool gabardine. Don’t know, anyhow it came out lovely! Excited…I was able to come down another two sizes (my hard work is paying off)! I do very little adjustments to any of my pants, shorts and skirts other than add some in the waist. I have never had junk-in-my-trunk!



My next project that is kinda finished (it just needs bias binding) is Polly Top, a free pattern By Hand London! This is my first time ever sewing this pattern AND it is fabulous! I will definitely be sewing loads more of these tops (for one, I live in Florida and wear lots of tanks and sleeveless-ness). This pattern has loads of possibilities and is a quick sew! (Soundtrack is Finally, by CeCe Peniston)



I bought the sequin (1/2 yard – splurge) almost 2 years ago and had plans to make an evening bag; I have some leftover, I CAN still make that wristlet and the black is from my stash! I made a FFBA (Fulla, Full Bust Adjustment – I always have to make this adjustment to all of my tops). I also had to adjust my armholes, too!

Gotta go! Hubby and I are having a ole’ skool music fest! (Patrice Rushen, Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes, Isley Brothers, Jeffrey Osborne, Roy Ayers, etc…bumpin to Parliament Funkadelic now)! What?!?!?!

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!!!