Friday, December 25, 2009

New fabric

I got a new shipment of fabric from I ordered it on Mon. night and it got here Thurs. wow that was fast, 2 days to ship?
The yellow and blue are cotton knit, and the bottom 2 are stretch poplin, with lycra,, I was concerned because's info on the poplin was med weight, but I have 2 shirts I ordered from Chadwicks several years ago, that is the same weight at these, and I love the Chadwicks shirts. So this material will work great..

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Burda 7758

I have seen this pattern on many blogs, so I finally decided to make one for me,, it was a little different, the neck is just turned under and top stitched using a twin needle,, I did raise the neckline 3 in, it is VERY low cut,, if I make it again I will make it more circular,, right now its kind of a v shape, but it will work.

The material is a slinky knit,, I think I got it off Wal-Mart's $1.00 table,, I used a slight zigzag to finish off the hems...and did a 1/2 upper arm adjustment,, I never knew my upper arms were so full,,, but this is the 3rd pattern I have had to make this adjustment to,,so I think it is to stay...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Another Vogue

A quick post,, yes I am still around,, have been helping my Db, he was diagnosed with Colon Cancer in Nov of 07, since then, it has spread to his lungs, liver, breast bone, and now to his brain stem,, and yes he has been undergoing Chemo, but the Cancer that he has, is so aggressive, that it will never be in remission,, it will always be maintenance, so it will eventually win,, unless a miracle happens,, and I do believe in those,, thank God!!!

Sometime in Oct/Nov, (been too long to remember now),, he came down with Pneumonia, was in the hosp for a month,, scarring on his lung left him with only one,, he is now doing as good as is possible,, but we go day to day,, so that is part of where i have been lately,,,

Now onto sewing things!!!

I love this pattern,, this is the 2nd one, I think I am getting better at making it,, I am getting the bugs worked out, still have to take it in a little more though,,