Wednesday, December 21, 2016

A comfortable jean skirt

I have had the hardest time making a jean skirt, then I found out it wasn't me, it was the material. You get the right weight of material, you get a good skirt.

Butterick 4461 has been my go to pattern for A line skirts, especially jean skirts. Though it has been modified, many times. Lengthen, added pockets, Gore's. There is no telling what else may be changed on it before I am done ,, ha ha!!

I haven't gotten good at doing a proper back yet, still a few fitting issues, besides, I unusually wear long tops anyway, so anything dressy done in the back wouldn't be seen anyway. 

This is one of the "comfortable" things I did, I made the waistband on the bias, both the fashion fabric, and the lining,, this is to make gathering of the fabric for the elastic easier. And the lining is a light weight cotton, to reduce bulk. 

Sunday, July 24, 2016


My closet is in such need of colors, so I am giving it some,, maroon...This jacket is from a knit top pattern, so I just added a little to the seems for it to go  over other clothes, I added a big book and eye at the neck for a closure.

The lace around the bottom and sleeves was done on my embroidery machine...the set is from From the needle of anne.  Called little laces 1...  This price is about 7 in long, so I used my Embird software and edited by putting 5 pieces in my 6x10 hoop, thus sewing out 5 pieces without re-hooping, after 2 hoopings, it was pretty much done.. I had to do a couple extra smaller pieces for the sleeves, but it worked well...

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Material,material !!!!

A lot of you that shop at Hancock's may know, it is closing. In 3 weeks, I went to 3 different stores and this is what I got. Talk about fabric. As if I didn't have enough already..