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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Another Birthday and Simplicity 8016 Top

Well, it's that time of year again.  Another birthday.  I thought that this selfie looks like I'm wearing a party hat! 15 weeks of no hair color.  I'm shining!

15 weeks no hair color
 Wearable muslin on the Simplicity 8016 is a good thing!  I thought that this remnant piece of jersey knit fabric was perfect for the front of the top. I just used black jersey for the back piece.

Simplicity 8016 Top

Simplicity 8016 Side View

Simplicity 8016 Back View
 I also made a sleeveless green ITY knit version to match Dear Daughter's softball team.  It reminds me of a top my grandmother wore in the 80's.

Simplicity 8016 Green Sleeveless

I finally sewed the buttons and buttonholes onto the two McCall 6076 shirts I made last month.

Dear Daughter thought red buttons looked best with the paisley shirt.

McCall 6076 Shirt
 I went for a basic brown button with the denim shirt.  Just to keep things simple.

McCall 6076 Shirt
My next sewing project is going to be super boring!  I have to make drapery liners for the front of our house.  Since we've cut trees down the sun coming in the front windows is crazy HOT!  I have bought room darkening curtains but I still need more.  I purchased thermal lining to sew onto some of them and I think I'll just make curtains that will hang onto tension rods that can be removed during the spring/fall.  Just boring rectangle sewing.

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



  1. Happy Birthday! And kudos for sticking with the hair grow out. Its not easy but it is so worth it in the end. Actually it is pretty easy if you think about the time and money you are saving. Not to mention it's one less chemical your body doesn't have to deal with now.
    Nice tops...all of them. I have the M6076 pattern and am very fond of woven tops in the summer (cotton or linen only please) but once I purchased it I questioned whether the collar would be too big or bothersome. Have you done a wearable test yet? What are your thoughts on the collar?

    1. Thank you for the birthday wishes! I have not worn the M6076 top yet, but I will let you know how it wears. I don't think the collar is too big (I have vintage patterns and the collar always worries me). I hope to get to wear the tops this weekend. Thanks for stopping by.

    2. I finally got around to wearing the M6076 paisley shirt and the fit is perfect. The collar isn't too bad. It lays nice and I spaced out the buttons to fix 6 and raised the highest one up a bit. I do like the shirt very much and I think I may need a white one.

  2. I second garner128, Happy Happy Birthday!

    1. Thank you for the birthday wishes! I try not to think I'm a year older just another year wiser!