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Bib Drawstring Simplicity 8110

In my previous post, I mentioned closing the tip of a drawstring.  Sewing patterns skip these instructions because it is assumed that the sewist already knows how to do it.   I, the beginner, did not know how to close the tip and I was disappointed the first time I made Simplicity 8110. I was sitting down trying to figure out how to make the drawstring look RTW and this is what I came up with.

Step 1: Fold the tip of your drawstring 3/8 inch

Step 2: Stitch the tip of the drawstring 
Step 3: Fold drawstring in half. Topstitch the tip of the drawstring.
Step 4: Stitch the length of the drawstring.

 That's all to it!  
Now you have a professional looking drawstring.  I hope this was helpful. Let me know if you have a different technique to close the tip of a drawstring.
Happy Sewing!~
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Bibbing It Simplicity 8110

Happy Monday!!! Soooo what did you do this weekend?  I had the weekend off Ooo Yea! (And the crowd goes wild)!  Lol! I had time to get some stuff done around the house.  Plussssss some sewing.  Now I didn't get to cross off much from my sewing plan, but it's better than nothing.











My weekend started with Girl Scouts Thinking Day!  We had an awesome time!  For Thinking Day every troop selects a country to represent.  Our troop selected India. 


Aren't my girls cute!

Did you know mango is India's national fruit?  There's hundreds of types of mangos. 
Mouthwatering,  Sorry for drooling.
We sampled food from different around the world England, Italy, Haiti, Jamaica, and many more.  After stuffing our faces, we headed over to Joann's.


Babies
What's the one thing that babies have to have, other than formula and diapers?  bibs.  My eight month old has a new love, baby food!!!  Without a bib, every outfit in my daughter,s closet would be ruined.
All of the bibs I pu…

Disney Beauty and the Beast

It's spring break time and all I can think of is vacationing.   I think I need to start a count down! Enter for a chance to win a stay at Duns Castle! To celebrate Disney's Beauty and the Beast, we're giving you a chance to win a stay at Duns Castle for you and 20 guests. Plus, five runners-up could win a HomeAway® vacation.
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Feeling backwards--Vogue 8898

Last year I bought Vogue pattern 8898.  I made this pattern around August of last year. dress together.  During the construction, I was having issues.  First the armhole was too large.  Check out what I went through last year with this dress.  Then I had to figure why the front bodice looked frumpy.  Keep in mind, I made this dress before I knew what a full bust adjustments was.  Without that valuable piece of knowledge, I was lost.


The other day, I was getting ready for church and I couldn't figure out what to wear.  I wanted to wear something that I have not worn to church before.  Hanging there, sad, in my closet, was Vogue 8898. I had to figure out how to make my dress Look Ready to Wear-ish.  When in doubt wear a belt.  Shoot how bad can it be.
Unfortunately, I do not have any clothing tags, which makes getting dressed a little confusing.  I looked in the Mirror and stood there in shock. My dress didn't look bad after all.  Why was I so worried.? Then it hit me!  My dre…

March Sewing Plan

February was not too bad. I completed a few items on my Sewing Plan and made an item from my January list. Woohoo!
March Sewing Plan is a little different. I am only going to select two items for my March Sewing Plan. I noticed that sometimes I have a sudden urge to make something and it's not on my sewing plan. So I tell myself, maybe next month. This month, I am going to sew spontaneously.  Whatever pops into my mind will be what I sew this month. This should be exciting!!!

I will continue to work on Vogue 1531 and I will definitely select one item from my January Sewing Plan and then I am going to sew on the whim. Next month, my family will go on a one week vacation.  I think I will start with vacation wear.  Once I select an item to make I will post a picture of the pattern cover on my sidebar. Stay toned for March Mystery Sewing Plan.


From January's Sewing Plan:
Two Projects for March:




February Wrap Up

February Wrap-UP

I’m Going strong…at least stronger than the month of January.  In February, I made 2 more items than January. Woohoo! But…I could have done better.  There was a week that I did not touch my sewing machine.  At the same time, I was fitting some battles (virus going around and exhaustion).  I was able to complete some adorable projects.  I started the month making my 11 year old a Pink and Silver Sequin Top and Self Drafted Tulle Skirt.


My current projects and completed projects:

My son's pajama pants



Grandmomma Turquiose Poplin Top McCall 7542--WIP
Sneak preview of my





McCall 7441 in an Olive Faux Suede
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Fluttering --Mimi G Top

Impulsive [im-puhl-siv]: actuatedorswayedbyemotionalorinvoluntaryimpulses

Impulsive sewing is that a thing? If so, I am probably the leader of the pack.  I was shopping the other day and found a cute pair of loose pants.  I mean just gorgeous and so I had to find just the right blouse for it.  The first image that came to my mind was Mimi G's flutter top.





That night, I looked up Mimi G's Tutorial  on YouTube. I could not sleep until I made this top.  I was obsessed I tell you!!!   It took about an hour and a half to make.  Not bad!

Pattern Review
Pattern Description:

Exposed shoulder flutter top

Pattern Sizing: 

Made to fit your measurements.  That's the create thing about sewing!!! 

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

No envelope-I used a video tutorial by Mimi G.  It looks just like the picture she posted on her blog.

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Mimi G did an awesome job with the instruction (on the video tutor…