A blog about my adventures in sewing & crafting

Monday, June 24, 2019

She's Going To Kill Me.....Mother/Daughter Dresses

Another simple McCall 6074 TNT dress in brushed jersey knit fabric.  Sleeveless and midi length.  I like the feel of the fabric but I do hope it's not too hot for our humid summers.

McCall 6074 Brushed Jersey Knit Dress

Side View

Back View
I used a twin needle to finish the neckline, armholes and hem.  Girl M's very inexpensive Brother sewing machine does a great job with twin needle & this jersey fabric.  My regular machine kept wanting to eat the fabric at the throat plate.

Twin Needle stitching

Girl M's machine

I had just enough fabric left over to make Girl M a simple A-line TNT dress.  She does like the dress but made sure to tell me we were not wearing them at the same time. 

Mother/Daughter Dresses

Until next time.....................

Bonnie

Friday, June 21, 2019

Chevron Print ITY Knit Dress

I bet you thought I made Girl M. another wide-legged pants and tank did you?  Well I didn't!  I made her a dress! 

Just a quick sew from her TNT A-line dress pattern, sleeveless and I added 3" to the length to use up all the fabric.


Chevron Print ITY Knit Dress

Back View

Chevron Print ITY Knit Dress

$4.50 Dress
I know this teenage face doesn't look thrilled but she did like the dress and wore it the next day.  Someone at school commented that she never wears the same thing twice.  Makes me laugh because sometimes I think she wears the same things all the time. 

She liked it!
I'm not sure what's next on the cutting table but I hope it's for me!

Until next time.....................

Bonnie

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

I've Created A Monster! Another Butterick 4807 Pants Simplicity 1355 Top

Girl M. LOVES these new top and pants I've been making her.  Every time she comes into the sewing room she spies another fabric she wants me to make into a set.  She's eating away at my fabric stash!  But this Mamma can't say no.


Butterick 4807 Pants/Simplicity 1355 Top

Side View

Back View

Sorry for the bra strap showing photos but I once I made the outfit, she snatched it up ans I have to ask her try it on real quick and snap whatever photos I can.   I can never seem to find the camera in the morning before she leaves for school.

I'm glad she likes the outfit and hope to sew for myself soon.  I'm really wanting to sew Dear Hubby a button up shirt...........but I always hesitate and put it off.  It's on the to-do list.

Until next time..................

Bonnie



Monday, June 17, 2019

Floral Brushed Jersey Knit Maxi Dress

Girl M. has been blessed with many new pieces of clothing lately!  She asked for a maxi dress with a lower scoop back.  How low can you go and still be modest for Church?

This fabric just yelled to made into a maxi dress and the color looked great on her too.

I used her TNT A-Line tank dress, lengthened by 16", slimmed the skirt below the hips, made a 17" slip at the right side seam allowance, added a little short sleeve and scooped out the front and back neckline.

Floral Brushed Jersey Knit Maxi Dress
I added short sleeves to this version for her.

Short Sleeves
She wasn't home when I made this dress so I had to just guess on the depth of the scoop in the back.

Back View

$8.40 Dress

She loved the dress and wore it to Church the upcoming Sunday.  She received many compliments on the dress and she said it was very comfortable.  She paired it that evening with a denim jacket (I didn't get a photo).

Girl M.
Back View
Another win for this Mamma!

Until next time................

Bonnie

Friday, June 14, 2019

Simplicity 1355 Black ITY Knit Tank & Butterick 4807 Pants

Nothing spectacular but Girl M wanted a solid black pair of pants and matching halter top to mix and match with the pants and tops I've already made her.

I used the Butterick 4807 pattern for the pants and the Simplicity 1355 halter top.  I purchased Black polyester/lycra light weight knit Famous Dress Designer fabric from Fabric Mart for $4.00/yd.  The fabric was very thin and had a slight crepe texture.  I didn't like the feel but Girl M said it was fine.  The fabric was easy to sew up and I made the set in an afternoon.

Black ITY Knit Tank

Set

$12.00 Tank & Pants




Until next time...............

Bonnie

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

McCall 6073 Memorial Day Dress

When I get a pattern to fit my lumps, bumps & curves I have have the urge to make the dress over and over.  I made this version for Memorial Day (I know I'm a little late posting but life gets in the way!)

I made the McCall 6073 in the maxi version, sleeveless and I LOVE this dress.  It flows nicely when I walk and makes me look tall!  I need all the help I can get there!


McCall 6073 Memorial Day Dress

Crossover bodice

Side View

Back View

$9.00 Maxi Dress

Girl M is wanting another pair of wide legged pants so this Momma is going to have to get busy!

Until next time...................

Bonnie

Monday, June 10, 2019

Simplicity 1355 Blue Knit Halter Top & Boy T.

I sewed Girl M another knit halter top from the Simplicity 1355 pattern.  This version I lengthened the top by 7", used a 1/2" bottom hem and eliminated the v cutouts and cutting out on the fold (no center front & back seams).


Simplicity 1355 Hack

The top turned out great and the fabric was a piece of leftover fabric from my stash.  I think this will be a great basic to wear with her wide leg pants or with shorts.

Not Sewing Related:  But Proud Life Moment!

Today is my oldest baby's 26th Birthday.  He was recently swore in as a Deputy Sheriff.  Dear Hubby got to pin his badge on him.  It was a proud moment. 

Dear Hubby pinning on Boy T's badge

Dear Hubby, Boy T & Sheriff F.

Lady K (Daughter in Law), Boy T & Sheriff F.

Family Photo


Until next time...................

Bonnie