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Another Akita and Other Going Ons

Sewed another Akita with leftover lightweight denim from the Moji pant sew.  The Akita silhouette looks good on me and, I really love this pattern! ❤️

(Sorry for the laundry in the pic — it was wash day).

And, for other going ons…

#1 Hurricane Hermine will make landfall in middle of nite, approximately 4 hours.  Also, we’ve just been alerted by our local tv broadcast and our phones of tornado warnings happening now and near!  Who can sleep?

#2 I’ve joined the McCall Pattern Blog’s Bomber Jacket Sew-Along!  Starts next week!  

I’ve had this purple corduroy in my stash waiting to become something beautiful and wonderful and useful!  I’m making 2 jackets in the purple for me and my Sissy!

The pic does not do justice for either fabrics – sorry!  The cord is a deep and rich purple and the silk plaid matches it perfectly and is vibrant!  I’m picking another lining for Sissy, Oh and I need to pick and purchase ribbing also.  I’m also using BurdaStyle Plaid Bomber pattern.

So excited to begin!  I have a 3-day weekend and will be cutting out the pattern and maybe fitting a muslin.

Stay safe!  Peace!


My Jumpsuit

The patterns I used Butterick B4556, View F for my bodice and New Look 6764 for my pant. My fabric choice was a light weight denim that had slight stretch; it is a home dec fabric and could be used for window treatments. 

At first draft, I added 2.5″ to the side seams on front and back pieces and was WAYYYYY too big; then, I cut sides seams down 2″ and it was too tight.  Second draft, I added side panels that were about 1 1/8″ and it was just right!  I adjusted the collar to open at the back because I decided on a zipper back.  Wrong!…I moved the zipper to the side.  I would have been trapped in my jumpsuit, come bathroom time!  I also cut 1″ off side seams of pants and took the “curve” out of the side hip making them straight, as I have no hips.  I cut 2″ off the waist of the bodice (my short torso); and added upper bust darts, so I would not have “wings”.

I love the way it turned out!  Excuse my bathroom (so embarrassing)!

I used to wear jumpsuits LOTS in the 70s!  But, I will stick to the elastic waist (no zips, please) jumpers! 


Sunday Sewing

Roman shades…

HAPPY SEWING! Have a great week! 😊

Sewing and Knitting Haul

A customer dropped off this box of goodies!

Bamboo knitting needles and all sorts of knitting and sewing notions; yarn; cotton fabrics; machine feet for the Bernina; Schmetz machine needles; cut muslin squares ready for quilting; and more!

Master Bedroom Curtains – Done!

All of my lined curtain panels are complete and I love the look!


I love the color-blocked chocolate on the bottom! Probably could have made them a bit shorter.

I had my own mini sew-in and stayed up until 4 am. Hubby came in from work this morning and installed them! And, we sent the two youngest out the door to school. Now, he and I will sleep!

Next, I will be sewing the master bath shower curtain!

Happy SEWing!

23 November 2014 – Patterns


…plus 3 bins more! Me thinks me need a destash party! 😀


Cocoon Cardigan #2 – Revised

Fabric used from my stash…was donated to me a looooonnnng time ago! It’s some sort of 2-way stretch knit!

This time width was increased to 36″ to accommodate my bust; I lengthened also. Eliminated the center back curve; and no French seams, just straight stitch and serged!

Planning to sew up another in a non-stretch fabric! (Hmmmm, I have lots of purple corduroy in my stash!)