A blog about my adventures in sewing & crafting

Friday, July 3, 2020

Love Notions Vivace Dolman Tan Floral Scrub Top

I tried the Love Notions Vivace Dolman top again, making Girl M. a scrub top.  She loves it. I lengthened the top 3", added side slits, back ties and pockets from the McCall's 6473 pattern. 

The front pleat took a lot of stitching and re-stitching to get it to look good enough.  I also added sleeve bands.  Another top from my stash of fabrics. 

Love Notions Vivace Dolman Tan Floral Scrub Top
Girl M. liked that this top also went with the purple ponte knit Love Notions Duet Trousers I made her.

Back View

Front Pleat

Front
I think I'm going to have to go sew something for myself now!

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

Bonnie


Wednesday, July 1, 2020

McCall's 6473 Floral Scrub Top & Love Notions Duet Ponte Knit Trousers

I purchased this floral cotton fabric from Hobby Lobby earlier this year thinking I would make a dress for Girl M.  But it called to me to make a scrub top for her.  She LOVED it!

McCall's 6473 Floral Scrub Top

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V-Neck band turned out Beautiful!
I made Girl M a pair of Duet Trousers from Love Notions Pattern in a purple ponte knit fabric to wear with this scrub top. 

McCall's 6473 Floral Scrub Top Love Notions Duet Trousers 
She doesn't always let me include her head in the photos if she's feeling rough from a 12 hour shift.  But at least she let me snap a photo!

McCall's 6473 Floral Scrub Top Love Notions Duet Trousers

Back View
I'm off to sew something...................

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

Bonnie

Monday, June 29, 2020

Simplicity 8841 Green Linen Crop Pants

I am thinking that the Simplicity 8841 is going to be a TNT pants pattern for me.  I made this version in a Muted Pea Green Rayon/Linen/Lycra Bottom Weight Woven-NY Designer from FabricMartFabrics.com.  

I would never wear my shirt tucked into my pants out in public.  I love the feel of this fabric and the fit is almost perfect.  Now just to leave the house so I can wear these!

Simplicity 8841 Green Linen Crop Pants

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

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

Bonnie

Friday, June 26, 2020

McCall's 6473 Strawberry Scrub Top

I made Girl M. another McCall's 6473 scrub top from a cotton that has been in my stash forever.  I wan't sure she would like the print but surprisingly she loved it.  Easy sew and a happy girl!

McCall 6473 Strawberry Scrub Top


Girl M. loves the elastic in the back of the top.  Gives her shapeless scrub tops a little better fit.  Makes her look curvy!

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Girl M. received so much love from Family, Friends & our Church Family for her Graduation.  There were so many cards that it starting feeling like a game of Jenga stacking them on the table.  She was truly in awe with all the cards, money, gifts & love from everyone. 

Graduation cards received

Graduation Love
Our Church has a Christian School and there were two young men who were graduating this year.  Girl M attended public school but they included her in their ceremony.  Our Pastor presented Girl M. with a beautiful leather bound Bible and our Associate Pastor said a beautiful prayer.

Church graduates
 I know they didn't have to include her in their ceremony but so Thankful she was recognized for Graduating.  We are so proud of all three of them!

Class of 2020
Girl M. is wearing her Butterick 6677 dress I made her.  I may have to make myself a short version like this............

I'm off to sew something great!

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

Bonnie

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Love Notions Vivace Top Turquoise Floral Print

Ok so I made another version of the Love Notions Vivace Dolman Top.  I took in 3/8" from the underarm to the hips.  I lengthened the bodice by 3" & made the bottom hem 1-1/2". I added hem bands to the sleeves from the Butterick 6567 pattern (The SAD dress).   The fabric was a little tricky to work with being so thin but I made it work.  This Rayon Challis has been in my stash for years and I'm glad I finally used it.

Love Notions Vivace Top Turquoise Floral Print

Love Notions Vivace Top Turquoise Floral Print
I'm off to sew something fabulous!

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

Bonnie

Monday, June 22, 2020

Love Notions Vivace Dolman Top Muslin

Since I loved the Love Notions Pattern Rhapsody Top I thought I would give the Vivace Dolman Top a try.  I turned out nice.  I think I had such high hopes after ALL my Rhapsodies that I felt a little disappointed with this pattern.  Was it my sewing?  or my fabric choice?  I'm not sure but I'm glad Girl M thought I made her another scrub top!  At least it's wearable and I have some ideas for another version but I'm not sure.


Love Notions Vivace Dolman Top Muslin

Try on


Scrub top?
I'm off to sew something wonderful!

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

Bonnie

Friday, June 19, 2020

Love Notions Rhapsody Dress Hack Turquoise Linen

I sure hope you're not tired of seeing the Rhapsody dresses.  I just love how comfortable they are.  This is a true "lounging by the pool" look dress.  It's so airy and comfortable.

I did the usual hacks and used the bias trim for the neckline and the armholes.  No ties again, they get in the way when working around the house.  I lengthened the dress 1" & raised the Armhole 1/2".

Love Notions Rhapsody Dress Hack Turquoise Linen

With a belt

Back View

Neck View

Can you really have too many Rhapsody Dresses?

I may make something else...................

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

Bonnie