Monday, December 25, 2017

Holiday Outfits

Made From G Street Fabrics 'Treasure Hunt' Room-2.97 yard

Scarf is just a leftover strip of fabric from another black glitter woven fabric with an accordian pleat - found in the 'Treasure Hunt Room' 2.97 a yard

The Red Jacket is the Free Flowing Cardigan Pattern:
Shortened 6 inches so it can be used with dresses or pants.  I am 5'2".

The dress is using one of my old faithful easy-quick dress patterns, but this Flowy Ribknit makes it look different.

Adjustment of neckline to make it higher, since the fabric was soo stretchy and I was going to use the infinity scarf-turtle neck look

Silver Glitter Rib Knit Found

This looks like a turtle neck, but the dress has a regular neckline with a bias strip top band and there is an infinity scarf made separately from this pattern:

Gold and Black Glitter Chiffon with Gold and Yellow Glitter Sweater Knit for Shirt and Gold Glitter Poinsetta Pants on Yellow

Beautiful Gold Cut Velvet Burnout and Sweetheart Neckline Black Glitter Knit with Black Stretch Lace Attached Tunic and Crepe Stretch Pants

The Top is the freeflowing Cardigan, the Pants are my regular 20 minute tubins'  The top is made by combining two patterns and sewing the front body piece of lace onto the glitter knit cut from the sweetheart neckline top.  I was able to leave the scallop edge on the bottom of the tunic and made little slits on each side of the lace.  The pieces were only sewn together at the sweetheart neckline and the side seams so the lining was shorter and let the lace show well at the bottom and the neckline.   Sleeves were the glitter knit without lace, but the back of the shirt was attached to the glitter knit at the lower part of the yoke.  The 'Lacy Look' for the holidays and evenings.

Old Faithful 20 minute tubin' pants by using this comfy pattern and making the legs wider so they are not tight like leggins....Can look professional but be leggin comfy at the waist.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017


I found Raincoat Lining or what might be some kind of Ski Jacket material in the Treasure Hunt Room of 2.97 a yard material.... I didn't have a raincoat... so I decided to make one.

I made the lining the day it snowed and wore the lining inside out... so I put pockets in the lining itself so I would have pockets that day

I turned under the edge all the way around hood and all-and top stitched it so I could wear it... Here it is the way it will be in the coat itself.

The Raincoat itself is kind of silver gray waterproof material found the same day in the Treasure Hunt Room at 2.97 a yard.

The Raincoat Pockets will be the insulated lining so it is soft and comfy when I put my cold wet hands in the pockets...  Maybe I will have enough to make mittens... LOL

Pockets out of Insulated lining

I  am going to try to make a strip like belting around the coat at waist height to drawstring and give it some added shape... A bit wider than it shows on the pattern.

Well, so it is a furry raincoat... Yes, I added fur, and I think I am going to do all of the edges... Pin test and then sew

Yes, on the cuff too, not quite this wide

Around the edges.... and then I will turn inside out and put the waistband along the back so I can have a little shape to the coat-- Remember the whole thing is reversible... one side silver and one side brownish black

Belting just at the back from seam to seam but a loose piece that I can overlap and hook or tie... maybe grommets and ratail or bolo cord through the grommets..

Inserted Elastic into the belting and put DRings on the end... Belting done...

Raincoat DONE and Reversible with Pockets in both sides

One side Silver the other side Dark Brown.

I made Straight Loose Sleeves with no Cuffs and extended the bottom to a straight edge for more of a raincoat look but short coat to be able to get in and out of the car.  With this fabric combination - this pattern with a few adjustments worked great for me.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Jacket - Lace over sweetheart neckline bodice- Tubins - Full Outfit

All 'Finds' In the 'Treasure Hunt' Room for 2.97 a yard.... my birthday suit... LOL
20 minute Tubins...3.00 Lace Top over Glittery Bodice - 7.50  and Burnout Cut Velvet Free Flowing Cardigan - 7.50

18.00 Outfit... Happy Birthday to ME!!!!  Yeh!

Butterick 5045 Jacket shortened 6 inches for pants

Simplicity3568 Tunic Top Bodice of Lace  with Glitter Black

Sweetheart Neckline Lining sewn to Tunic on the inside of Lace

M6435 for Sweetheart Lining shape under Lace Tunic

Simplicity 9597 for 20 Minute Tubins' Pants Legs made bigger like Tubes....

Make a bunch of elastic waistbands and lay them on the sewing machine table...when you make your pants... just flip the fabric over the top of the band and top stitch... don't waste time pulling elastic through a casing..

Always have some pants cut out, cut 3 at a time and lay next to sewing machine and when you have 20 minutes... You can have a new pair of pants...and sooooo comfy.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Quick Pants - Quick TOP- Quick Cardigan..... GO TEAM SEW!

Quick Pants Blog  <--- click for pattern and tips on 20 minute pants

Click on the links for how I make my pants.  These are comfortable like leggins but straight legs like a grown up at work.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Dress of the Day

Lots of things to do today...

Before work Yesterday

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for fabric

Monday, November 6, 2017

Summer Sleeveless Dresses Become Winter Long Sleeves

This summers dresses-made sleeveless...

Now I add Sleeves and use them for winter.

Added sleeves right before work on Sunday and wore this.

Each of these dresses will have sleeves added to wear again!

Red and Black

Orange and White

Sew, we have different dresses as such, again!

All These and Making a New Dress, Jacket and Scarves to wear to work Today!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Silk Blouse Done




This is the blouse that was button up the back, but I placed front and back on folds and cut a 3 inch slice down the center of the back and put a bias strip around the neckline... boat neck so I could put it over my head.  Long sleeves from another pattern and the cowl neck scarf from another.   Mix and match.  this matches a previously made jacket and scarf set.

Earrings of silk print and royal blue scuba type knit tubins.


Blouse Main piece but changed to boat neck. SIMPLICITY 9188


Long Sleeves from this one-Butterick 3131



Simplicity 1920

Jacket from this:

the jacket (shortened 6 inches)

Silk scarf attached to the jacket is just a tubed strip from the silk with slanted ends to give some interest.  BUTTERICK 5045

TUBIN'S  Pants 20 Minutes  SIMPLICITY 9597

Friday, October 6, 2017

Sewing with Kitty

That's Me!  Kitty

Mysterious?... haha

That is my quick sew coat pattern that I did a little flaire to it!

So warm, I am wrapped in a blanket...

Polar fleece Leopard combined with Black minky on one side and when reversed it has Brown Double-sided minky on the other side.... YES   REVERSIBLE.

I just did a binding of the minky like doing a quilt binding...

Pattern Information for Coat

Pattern informaton -Click Here

I Love to Spread the news that YOU can sew too.

I don't do anything complicated.  I don't have a serger or a fancy sewing machine.  My machine is over twenty hears old and I have a back up sewing machine that is the same.  I sew every day unless I am sick.  If I don't sew then when I do I sew twice as much.  It makes me feel good. 


You can only do so much scrapbooking - LOL 

The scrapbook cabinet is in the background...HaThis one ended up with a blanket..LOL

Or you scrapbook a pin... Yep thats me in the middle

 Even a tiny pin that is quilted I can put on my lapel or a cross stitch pin.  Then I feel confident for the day.

picture from my kayak...see my paddle

Sometimes you see things next to your kayak... YEP that is a giant turtle.

I walked to the end of Cape Hatteras one vacation and saw where the Ocean and the Sound Meet-I felt like I was on the edge of the world

I laid out on the beach as the sun came up and it was spectacular

I don't just sew, but nature inspires me to wear beautiful colors

 Write Your Ideas down and....

So Sew along with me-This is a minkie Blanket designed by me...'The Lone Kayaker'

Plymouth Curtain Panel featuring Lakeview by kittykittypurrs

Beach House Fun

Dinner on the Water-Even when You are not out there!!

Kittykittypurrs on Roostery!

Learn to Sew or Buy a Embroidery Machine from G Street Fabrics and Make a Quilt that Folds into a Pillow (Quillow) with your favorite Themes embroidered...