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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!


Who Wears Short Shorts?!

Not, I! Well, I did in the 70s/80s!

Came across this free pattern on the Purl Bee that made me think of that retro Nair commercial! The City Gym Shorts was just the style shorts we wore at that time, just a smidge shorter and tighter! (Hahaha)

I made a pair for Baby Girl (who is 11 y/o and tall as me) and myself!



I used the Cherry Blossom print as bias tape for her shorts;


and used the solid for my biased edge!

Fun, cute, and a quick sew! LOVE!

One Blouse Completed!

From my Building Summer Wardrobe Series, tops/blouses picks. Gypsophelia Peasant Blouse, a free pattern from Fabric.com.

I love princess seams and the semi-full sleeves! Construction was pretty quick and instructions were easy to follow. I will make more of this blouse pattern!

Planning to wear it on date night this week with hubby!


One down, three more to go…!