A blog about my adventures in sewing & crafting

Monday, July 17, 2017

Pink Black Retro Abstract Print ITY Knit Cardigan

I took the McCall 6844 pattern and redrafted it to be shorter, more rounded at the bottom and pleats at the shoulder, then I added shoulder pleats!  I can't believe it turned out!

Abstract Print Cardigan

I had a yard of this retro abstract print ITY knit fabric left over from a dress.  It made a perfect cardigan for my black ponte knit sheath dress for the summer.


Shoulder Pleats

Side View

Back View

Retro Abstract Print Cardigan

$3.60 Cardigan!
Sewing will be slow the next few weeks since I've decided to start remodel/redecorate the kitchen. Dear daughter is home for the summer I might as well put her to work!  (Truly she's much more flexible and able to do stand in odd positions to paint and stuff!)

I'll keep you updated..............

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


Friday, July 14, 2017

Growing Out My Gray-7 Month Update

I try to get Hubby to take Sunday selfies with me.  It keeps me updating my gray hair growth.  Since it's all grown out now, I'm all natural, colored by Mother Nature!

I have my hair parted on the less gray side, It does look darker, my skunk streak isn't showing as much here.
After a haircut

Sunday Selfie
Latest Sunday Selfie
After looking at the most recent selfie, I already need a haircut.  I have an appointment on the 19th, I hope I can make it that long!

I don't have any comments about the gray anymore.  That's a good thing.

I want to go sew something new...............

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


Monday, July 10, 2017

Summer Sea Green Floral Print Knit Dress

Simple summer ITY Knit maxi tank dress.  I like the print, it says "summer"!.  Sorry it wasn't anything spectacular or new, it was my usual TNT pattern.

ITY Knit Maxi Tank Dress
I used my usual Steam-A-Seam 2 to fold over the neck edge and the armholes.  I used a simple stitch to finish it off.
Neck edge

$10.80 Summer Dress!

I took the McCall 6844 cardigan pattern and did a little re-drafting.  I added 1-1/2" to the center front, shortened the length to 22", and rounded out the bottom front.  I just used Steam-A-Seam 2 to finish the cardigan along the front, neck and lower back hems.  Easy enough.

Cardigan & Maxi Dress


I'm thinking of redrafting another cardigan pattern to add pleats at the shoulders.  I'll let you know how that comes out.

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