Wednesday, June 30, 2021

June 2021 Sewing Makes


June was a good month.

1. Simplicity

For some odd reason but my sewing machine and my serger started to act up.  So I had to put this project to the side and work on the next project

2. Butterick 6822

My beautiful mother

3. Pattern Emporium Honeybuns Shorts

Total projects

Projects made using fabric from my stash:

My favorite make

Thursday, June 10, 2021

June 2021 Sewing Plans


We're entering month 6 out of 12.  Halfway through the year and I'm reflecting on my goals for 2021.

Make Nine update. I've completed 4 out of 9 items.

For the remainder of the year I would like to complete the following goals:

Attend a sewalong every month

May's sewalong- Toronto Tee

May's Sewalong Hallon Dress

Participate in at least one challenge a month.  This will keep me focused

Sew Together May -Love Notion's Sunday Romper

Make a Cosplay outfit and wear it for my birthday

Make jeans by December 31st, 2021

Make a swimsuit

Make a jacket by November 30, 2021

I would like to be a little more intentional when selecting my monthly project.  While listening to the Seamwork Radio podcast they discussed a fantastic way to narrow down sewing projects.

There's five questions to ask when selecting projects

1. What am I excited to make?

2. What do I have all the supplies for?

3. What do I actually need in my closet? 

4. What color thread is in my serger?

5.  Project that I have 3 outfits for it?

I did not complete my plans in May.  I am going to move those two items to June.

Annelaine Lakeside Dress

New Look 6669

Simplicity 9048

Monday, May 31, 2021

May 2021 Sewing Makes

 Beginner Sewing Summit

The summit ran from May 3rd to the 7th.  I learned a lot.  We made several projects.  I have listed those items below.  Crazy sewing machine was out of order during the week.  During the summit, I was able to cut and serge pattern pieces.


1) Love Notion's Girl Sunday Romper

Fabric: Found at Walmart for $2 a yard

I started this make in April and put the finishing touches in May.  So It's a May make.  I made this wearable muslin for my daughter.  She absolutely loves romper. I need to make some adjustments to the fit because cutting into the real fabric

2) Rebecca Page's Toronto Tee

I made this tee as part of the Beginner's Sewing Summit.  This is a wearable muslin.  Woohoo!!!!  I made size XL and lengthen the hem.  

Fabric- Bought it at Walmart for $2 a yard.  

3) Blackwood Cardigan

I made another Blackwood Cardigan this time in a Navy Blue knit

4) Pillows- Project from Rebecca Page Sewing Summit

This is a close-up of the fabric used for the pillows on the far right and the far left.

Then I made a few more.

5) Nullarbor Cami #3- Blue Fabric from Joann's Fabric

6. Love Notion's Girls Sunday Romper

I made the Butterfly Romper

7. Sunday Girl Tank Dress 

Then... I had enough fabric to make another one for my youngest.  This time I made the tank bodice dress version

8. Hallon Dress by Paradise Pattern's

One day, I was strolling Instagram, and then bam the Hallon dress.  I had to pause.  I scrolled past the post and then scrolled back to it.  I had to have it.  Soooo I went over to Paradise Pattern's Etsy's page and purchased the pattern.

For this pattern,  I followed along with the Paradise Patterns sew-along video

Pictures Coming Soon

9. McCall 8217 

I made this pattern on the 31st.  The very last day.  I've had this fabric for over a year now.  It was super easy to make. 

 Pictures Coming Soon   

I Made May  

Here are a few pics from Me Made May 2021. I struggled after the first few days of the month.

Total Makes this Month: 9
Items Made using fabric from my stash: 2 items

Favorite Make: It's a tie between the Love Notions Romper and the Love Notions Dress!  My girls look absolutely adorable!


Total Makes this Month: 9
Items Made using fabric from my stash: 2 items

That's all for May!  

Happy Sewing!

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Love Notion's Girls Sunday Romper

It's Tuesday!!!!!

I started this make in April and put the finishing touches in May.  So this is a May make. 

I made this wearable muslin for my daughter.  She absolutely loves romper.

I purchased this pattern during one of Love Notion's Feature Friday sales. I also purchased the Ladies Sunday Romper.  Hopefully, I'll have time to make the Ladies Romper.

This pattern has front and back v-neck openings that allow for easy on and off. Patch pockets are super practical and look great! An elasticated casing at the natural waist makes this easy to fit and wear. Choose from a tank or dolman bodice. Four bottom options include 5″ shorts, cropped pants, full-length pants, and knee-length skirts. This romper is meant for knit fabrics.

This pattern is perfect because it allowed me to work towards this month's goal: to practice installing necklines in knit garments.  This pattern was interesting because it has a v-neck.  This was a first for me.  Installing the neckline was not that bad.  

For this pattern, I used a striped knit fabric that I found at Walmart.  It was $4 for 2 yards.  You will hear no complaints from me.

I cut a size 10.  The bodice was a little big and didn't lay as nice as I would have liked.  I am happy with the length of the bottoms. This was easy to make.   

My daughter would like a romper with butterfly print fabric.   For the butterfly print romper, I am going to cut the size 8 romper and lengthen the shorts.  I'm not sure if I am going to keep the V-neck in the back of the bodice.  I might round out the back neck and add a button.  We will see.  

I would also like to make the dress with the tank bodice. 

Here's some pics of my daughter doing cartwheels.  She's sooo happy.

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Mid May Checkin

May is a weird month.  I would like to say I accomplished a lot but I'm not sure.  As I look at my Sewing To-do list I feel like I need 12,345 years to complete everything on it.

I'm having a tough time with Me Made May.  This weekend I am going to sort through my Me Made garments.  I realized I do not have enough separates

At the beginning, I attending Rebecca Page's Sewing Summit.  It was amazing.  I learned a lot from Elastic 101 to sewing a tee shirt.  Below is a pic of the Toronto Tee in a Dark Rose Knit.

I'm still working on necklines in Knit garments.  This time I tried my hand at V-neck garments.  I made a wearable muslin of the Love Notion's Kid Sunday Romper for my 7-year old T.  She loves it.  Now I need to make some adjustments to the pattern and make her "Real Romper."

I was able to complete two more Nullarbor Cami's by Muna and Broad.

I'm currently working on some home decor projects.  After that, I am going to continue to work on my sewing plans for this month.  How are you doing with your May sewing plans?  Is there anything you're excited about making?
Have a fantastic weekend.  

~Foxxy Stitches

Monday, May 3, 2021

Sewing Plans for May 2021

 April was an amazing month.  I doubt I will be able to make as many items this month.  There's a few things going on this month.  First off...It's May.  Month 5 of 12! This has been a tough year but I pray it gets better. 

Let's start with my Goals for May:

-Participate in Me Made May.  I would like to wear one Me Made garment per day.  

-Make 70% of my projects with fabric from my stash

-From May 3rd to the 7th, I am going to attend the Sewing Summit sponsored by Rebecca Page Patterns.  This will be my first time attending a sewing related event.  I am super excited!!!!  So the first two weeks of May I plan on working on the projects from the summit.

-Continue to practice necklines in knit garments

-Participate in one sewalong

I've narrowed down my Sewing Plans to 4 patterns.

1. Annelaine Lakeside Dress

2. Blackwood Cardigan for myself.  Last month, I made three for my mom

3. New Look 6669

4.  Simplicity 9048

I have three backup garments just in case

1. A pair of shorts, Maybe the Piper Shorts or Myrtle Shorts both by Mood.  We will see

Piper Shorts: 

Myrtle Shorts

2. Simplicity 9259

3. McCall 7922

Friday, April 30, 2021

April 2021 Makes


It's been a while but I'm Backkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk! I hope you're hanging in there.  Here in Florida everything is pretty much open.  We're still required to wear mask.  I am not complaining.  

April was an amazing month.  I made 16 garments!!!!  I made quite a few easy makes but still 16!!!!  So I am not going into too much detail about each make because this would be a super long post.

This month, I have been focusing on a few things

-practicing necklines in knit garments.  

-making an effort to use fabric from my stash.

I'm officially in love with indie patterns.  I don't have to do as many adjustments.  

So we go with my makes for this month

1. McCall 8503 

Fabric Purchased last year from Joanns -2 yards of fabric

2. McCall 7774

Fabric Joanns purchased a few years ago --2 yards of fabric

3 and 4 Simplicity 1165 Shorts

Black knit from my stash.  I can't remember where I bought it- 1 yard of fabric

Snoopy Fabric an upcycle project.  I have an large pair of shorts at Walmart last winter

5, 6, and 7 Helen's Closet Blackwood Cardigan

Blue French Terry from Joann's

Ivory Knit from Walmart--photos coming soon

Khaki Knit from Walmart that was in my Stash --2 yards

8. Shoulder Pad Tee by Alissa Montanez 

Fabric: Same fabric that I used for Simplicity 1165 Shorts 1 yards 

9 and 10. Simplicity 8787 

Fabric: Gold Knit Fabric Wholesale Direct from my stash 2 yards

Fabric Blue Double Knit from Joann's--Photos coming soon 

10. McCall 8108 

Fabric Ankara from Fabric Wholesale Direct

11.Helen's Closet Luna Tee

Fabric: Joann's

12 and 13 Muna and Broad Nullarbor Cami

Fabric: Walmart from my stash--1 yard

Fabric Fabric Mart also from my stash. I made a skirt for my daughter a few years ago in this fabric.  I had about a yard left.  This pattern is a stash buster.

14 . McCall 7943 

Fabric: Joann's Fabric purchased two years ago  3 yards

15. Simplicity 8354 Shorts  with modifications for my 10 year old

Fabric: Denim fabric from my stash 0.75 yards

So I was able to make 10 garments using fabric from my stash

My favorite make this month is....Drum Roll Please.... McCall 7774.  

It was almost a three-way tie between McCall 7774, McCall 8503, and McCall 7943.  I reach for M7774 more because it has pockets.  Pocket's make me very happy!!!

Well that's all of my makes!  Have a fantastic weekend!

 ~Foxxy Stitches