A blog about my adventures in sewing & crafting

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Ellie and Mac Forever Flounce Top x2

 Since I've been on a roll sewing up independent pattern companies pattern I continued on with the Ellie & Mac Forever flounce top pattern.  What's not to love with this pattern?  Knit top-Love! Flounce-Love!  Quick sew-Love Love!

Ellie and Mac Forever Flounce Top

I sewed up an XL to accommodate my hips.  Underarm area turned out too bid but it was an easy fix to take additional seam allowances from the underarm to the waist.  

This may be my "new" most favorite top, it makes me look like I have a tiny waist!

Ellie and Mac Forever Flounce Top

I used a piece of jersey fabric from my stash and besides the center back not matching up I'm going to say this is a wearable muslin.

Back View

Side View

Can you really have too many black tops?  I think a Forever flounce top in a crepe black knit will soon be a wardrobe staple!

Black Crepe Knit

The only changes I made to this version was to shorten the length by 1" and narrow the flounces 3/4".  This top is such an easy & quick  sew.  

Side View

Back View

Thank you all for the Birthday wishes for my Mom, I think she was surprised!  

I'm off to sew something new.................

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


Monday, September 21, 2020

Happy Birthday MOM!


I could not find my FAVORITE photo of my sweet Mom so I just added all 69 of them! I really should take more photos of her but I'm so happy to spend time with her that it always slips my mind.

Rare family photo- All of us together

One of my most favorite photos

She makes beautiful babies!

One of my top 10 favorites!

My Mom is Beautiful!

Funny too!

I LOVE this dress she's wearing!

Mom wearing a onsie!

A Beautiful Baby!

So Sweet!

Graduation-Class of '69

Hip in a Halter top!

My Mom & My Brother

Her First Grandchild

2nd Grandchild

Grandchild #3

Mom's Reba looking days!

Mom & her Sweetie

My High School Graduation

My Wedding 1992

Ok!, Looking at all these photos of my Mom is going to make me cry!  I do hope she knows she's LOVED!

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