Skip to main content


Showing posts from March, 2017

March Makes

I think did ok this month.  I made almost everything on my list.  I have two items left to take pictures of and two work in progress.  Besides that I think March was great.

Floral Off Shoulder Top

2 Bibs

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Hooded Jacket

Trinity Dory Dress

2 skirts

Simplicity 8304 Lily Dress

Pillowcase for my little one.
April is going to be awesome!  Stay tuned!!!~~

Pretty baby flowers Simplicity 8304

Hello world!!!
This fabric of pretty baby flowers is now an adorable dress for my 9 month old daughter.  I envision making many different dresses with this pattern. Let me start by saying my daughter is very tall for her age; so I decided to cut a size large. I figured if the dress was too big on her that she would grow into it. Man was I wrong. The size Large bodice fit just right and the skirt is super long.

Did I mention that there's also a headband?

Pattern Description:
Create cute and unique sportswear for babies! Pattern includes dress with heart shape elbow patches, top, leggings, headbands and stylish bibs.
Pattern Sizing:

I cut the size Large

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

It looks like the photo

Were the instructions easy to follow?

The instructions were very easy to follow.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

There is nothing to dislike about this pattern.  It's truly an easy make.


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Jacket Burda 7734

Howdy Howdy Howdy

Went to my local fabric store with my son, which should be a no no.  Why should going to the fabric store be a girl thing?  Well, that's a later discussion.  While there, my son found this great fabric ,that would made him a killer jacket.  This fabric makes me think of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. 
My son is 9 years old, so I needed a jacket in children's size.  So many questions came to my mind as I was deciding how to make this jacket.  But first I had to find a pattern.

This jacket is overdue. I started planning this project a few months ago but I couldn't find a bomber jacket pattern for boys.  So I settled for a sweatshirt pattern. For some reason, I was not happy with my selection.  I couldn't bring myself to cut the pattern.

One afternoon I was organizing my pattern stash and found this...Burda 7734. I looked at the line drawing on the back and kicked myself. I had a jacket pattern all along.  I ran to grab a pair of scissors; walked ba…

One seam skirts and dresses

In Hobby Lobby the other day, I was looking for a light weight poplin and instead I found this hidden jewel...pre made skirt fabric.  This fabric has an elastic waistband pre attached.

I love the bright blue color. This project (two skirts for my daughters) took less than 5 minutes.

Guess what's funny!  A few days later, I was shopping in Joann's and I found the cutest fabric...a mini dress.  For some odd reason it was sold by the inch instead of by the yard.  Why????

Anywho, I found this one with Dory print. I had to have it for my 3 year old,

"Just keep swimming just keep swimming just keep swimming swimming swimming.  I mean. Just keep sewing, just keep sewing, just keep sewing sewing.

One seam dream!  Woohoo!
I couldn't give my three year old a strapless dress.  I made straps using store bought bias tape.  I made a cute little design in the back.

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!~

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.

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.
Click on the link above.

No purchase necessary. Competition opens February 9, 2017, at 05:59am CST and closes March 31, 2017, at 4:59pm CST. Competition is open to residents of the UK, USA, France, and Germany. One entry per person. See Competition Rules.

Did you enter yet?  What are you waiting for?

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: