Friday, July 31, 2020

Accessorizing with Your Face Mask

Lately I Have Been Feeling Like This!

https://gstreetfabrics.com/ is now open, officially for over a month now... I am working again, but I have more days off..sew....  I am feeling I need to go Kayaking today...

I am still Coping by Sewing....My Etsy Store,

www.kittyscustomoutfits.com-Kittysfacemasks.com

Ebay, 

Spoonflower....  www.kittyscatscratches.com, 

Roostery-kittykittypurrs

Sew, I do still make Face Masks every day... That is a given...

Now I am expanding to accessorizing with the Face Masks....

Scrunchies

Scrunchies with Tails..

Totes- Clear Plastic Over the Fabric that matches the Face Masks

Matching Bun Cover...
I love my hair... but I am feeling like tidying everything up because of this whole facemask thing

I am laying out 4 totes to be sewn later... with matching facemasks and scrunchies...  Forcing myself to carry on...

Before I go kayaking... I am dropping a couple of bags off at the landfill...  Then I am going to take my little inspiration notebook a pen, and my usual relaxation items to put in my kayak...


I am needing some me time.... I love my face mask customers... but enough is enough

Laying out my Totes now! with all the matching items.... and then I am OUT OF HERE!Argh!  Rain.... Kayakin Delay...till next day off...sew sew sew-music music music....


Wednesday, June 24, 2020

G Street Fabrics is OPEN YEH! Sat June 20 They Opened to the Face Masked Public

GET BACK TO  PICKING YOUR FABRIC


I am working 3 days... and loving seeing the fabric again!   Beautiful Quilting Fabrics- 
COME SEE
Make some quick necessary things or get back to 
seeing the fabric you need for a new quilt

Now since I am working again, I need to look in my current stash and make an outfit to wear on Sunday Mon and Tuesday..

I am sewing 5 masks today, and working on my Cat quilt.. 15 blocks of cats doing their thing..

And I am going to look through my embroidery to do some embroidery on the sides of the face masks.....
Plus 1
paper pieced quilt pin.  Remember my cup of coffee???

It has a 3 D handle sticking out... that is supposed to be my steaming cup of coffee...

So that is todays scoop unless a new idea hits me

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Upside Down Roller Shades

I am supposed to be making something else, BUT... I was thinking about the things I loved in my past houses.  Are you looking at your house and saying what can I do to be happier here?.... If you have a man, he can make cornice boards for you...   But for me, I usually had to do everything, so here is something you can do if you like...


UPSIDE DOWN SHADES


All this fabric came from G Street-I didn't work there, but I would go in and if I loved the fabric I would buy the whole bolt.  At this time I actually had a husband and we had a 10,000sqft house.  So,
Lots of windows.   




Upside down shades are really easy to do the way I did them..  That picture is an inexpensive room darkening roller shade that you could take the measure and get them to cut the roller part for you.
The brackets are easy to screw in to a wooden sided window... so in this picture the brackets are on each side at the bottom of the window, instead of normally at the top  the shade is placed so it will roll flat against the window inside and pulls up towards the top.  Options to go halfway or all the way up.  A brown velvet simple cloth valance at the top on a simple curtain rod beyond your cafe brackets for your shade rod.   The draperies had a holdback on each side to show off the shades, but when cold could drop down the draperies.  Big house needed draft blocker.  I used heavy lining behind the draperies, all using blackout or eclipse.  What is the use of making these beautiful things and having the sun ruin the effect of their patterns and fabric?


It was a big house with lots of windows..

This was my house for 17 years

Why block the beautiful outdoors in the daytime.... Upside down shades throughout my lower level did the trick.... Let me let the sun and outside in, but gave me privacy.  When the temperatures were cold at night up went the shades and close when the draperies....

The huge bay in the back I did one on each side of the bay and one huge one in the center and the valance across the top of the front of the bay.... it worked for me.... How about YOU?

This was my home for 10 Years

I started with nothing... Made the draperies and curtains first.

Happy Times


Notice.. Chairs upholstered with the same fabric as the Drapes... So me... LOL

But as the sign says 'Life is a Journey'   and I am on it.. so are you!

I have moved 7 times since then..7 times in 5 years... and now... no job..no house.. but I have my sewing machine... 

and 8 here I am...Thud... 

Life goes on... You must stay positive!... I have had many traumatic adventures.  This house was many lives ago.   I have had broken neck, legs, back, a bankruptcy and Foreclosure and I am still here.  I am quarantining and when out have Cotton glove for handle and pushbutton hand and tote bag that is vinyl and clear plastic can be wiped and I plan on living another 30 years through more traumatic adventures.... STAY positive.   If you have a sewing machine, you can create, be happy and survive the depressing part.

Happy Sewing.

See You on a blog... I have many...  and I have an online slide show meetup  'Fabric Crafting with G Street' Meetup....  Just doing online slides of things...  or you can check out  for Online Fun







Friday, June 12, 2020

Sewing sewing Blogging sewing Selling... Whew.... Quarantine Exercising

Yes, that is what I am doing... Exercising on the exercise bike.. a little crazyness dancing with the pole that is here and 

sewing sewing..  today face masks and clothes hamper maybe an orange outfit to brighten my day....   


selling selling on Etsy... and Ebay

Sew and YOU...?

I am still alive and Quarantining...except I do have to go to the post office to ship because my printer broke and I don't want to spend the money for a new one... You know since paycheck days are over.. spending as little as possible.

New blog on making a tote bag.  I hate it when they change the framework on the computer and then you can't figure out the new changes, but the everyday challenges of Quarantine. ARGGGHH

This totebag post is the online meetup bag and gloves matching pattern that was posted on
FABRIC CRAFTING WITH G STREET MEETUP   Where I have been doing some online meetups to keep people buying fabric.



I have to admit since I am not working there anymore - THANK YOU COVID - I don't know why I call it with G Street... but I am still buying fabric from them and doing curbside pickup... so 
we do want them to stay open if this ever goes over!

Monday, April 6, 2020

Still sewing Face Masks

This is the style I Made


Cut out 14 and seamed the front of the mask... l here are the supplies- fabric I had for the backing of the cat quilt I was making... so they all have cats and kitties on the front....


I will double case the wire, unless I finds something else bendable for the nose top


I had some striped pima shirting cotton on hand for the lining pocket



Tuesday, March 31, 2020

REPOST For Pattern buyer August 3 2019


I am cutting this out and then I can whip it together and wear it tomorrow....Beautiful colors.



Very light and airy material



How great is this? Flowy Dress and a Golden Yellow matches better than you can tell in the picture for a Crepe Chiffon Flowy jacket to go with it.... and I probably with combine a Royal Blue and a yellow scarf to hang on the sides for accent on the jacket.... OOOOOH.... fun.....



Note Earrings are on the scarf
So far, two scarves - one dress material- one blue jacket lace scarf with scallops on the end...and there will be one yellow one and a yellow jacket the same yellow as in the dress.



This jacket was made by folding the material and cutting a neckline, and sleeve holds, adding sleeves so scallops are on the end of the sleeves and cutting the jacket body so the scallops were on the bottom.  This piece of lace had an extra piece with scallops on the end, so I cut a strip like you would a kimono and folded it so it would be top stitched on the end.  Before work I will have 4 pairs of earrings, 1 pair matching the dress material, 1 pair matching this blue jacket and 1 pair matching the yellow jacket, plus 1 pair combining the blue lace over the yellow jacket material, and two jackets to choose from- a blue lace and a yellow jacket.  The top of the blue jacket is just folded over lace over the raw edge to give it the finished look.




Finished and wore to work!


Sunday, March 29, 2020

Design challenge-make something gorgeous


NEXT POST: What I made!.... HOW ABOUT YOU


violin dress by French designer Sylvie Facon



BOOK DRESS?

by Sylvie Facon



Wednesday, March 25, 2020

TIME FOR COMFY PJS FOR WORK AT HOME

I have some comfy cotton knit in my stash:


Remember you can still order online from GstreetFabrics.com
25% off and maybe a 10 or 20 $ coupon if you are over 50 or 100 after the 25% off.  Check the site...



Remember my old vintage patterns may still be available from Etsy sellers or Ebay, so just search for the vender and number and say sewing pattern  and whoever has it will come up!

Chose Patterns:  Simplicity 8022 1 piece pants pattern and NEW LOOK 6086..another easy top pattern I had on my shelf



I used some white twill tape I had on the table for the drawstring-- I only needed 1 1/4 yards of 60 inch wide for the pants....2 5/8 does both the view E undershirt and the View C over shirt  ---  Just under 4 yards for this comfy PJ outfit....

QUARANTINE COMFY


The fabric is so soft...since I am not working at G Street Fabrics anymore... I have to be comfy in front of my sewing machine, laptop and camera... ETSY SHOP

I made View C and made bias out of the same fabric for the neck, and view E for an undershirt of the same cotton knit fabric.... These are sooooo comfy... I am sure to get a lot of work done with my backup of coffee.... You know how I love the coffee fuel......Here I am in all my comfyness.... But I will still ride my exercise bike and drink my very large bottle of water while I ride it and use my shake weights routine while I ride...  Tomorrows plan... is Friday kayaking.... hmmmmm I can't wait.

See I have the view E as a T shirt under the Top View C over the drawstring pants..... That's your challenge

Yes, girls!  I did cut 4 inches off my hair.... just getting comfy..


I am going to go Ride the Bike-Drink Water-  Then put some outfits on Etsy and drink Coffee.... then work on my quilt and maybe do a pre cut package so STAY TUNED  for 

SELF-QUARANTINE PRODUCTION


KittysCustomOutfits shop

If you like to quilt -  I will also put some pre-cut quilt packages in the shop... be ready for sewing made easy.





Sunday, March 22, 2020

Face Masks

Here is the link for all types of face masks patterns


Face Mask Sewing Patterns  - simple cotton

IF YOU MUST GO OUT WEAR SOMETHING OVER YOUR FACE AND GLOVES>>... WASH HANDS WHENEVER POSSIBLE



Nurse instructional with hepa filter mouth pocket <------ 




Donate to everywhere

PDF PATTERN  <---click








https:Hepa filter face mask tutorial   {------another one....

Friday, January 24, 2020

Time to SEW

Time to Sew






Yes We Can!!


We Are In Charge of Our Own Lives!!


So Now, I will Reorganize and Put some pics on here of A. Finished Items.... B.  Things in Progress

WE CAN DO IT!!!!


Sunday, January 5, 2020

Leopard and Panther Tote-Shoulder Backpack


I am attempting to make this bag... the pictures of the cat tapestries came from G Street Fabrics... and the black is neoprene... the request is a wide shoulder strap and the two cats one on each side, but I am not sure about the strap attachment, the closure...drawstring with zipper or velcro flap and some type of pockets behind the cats....They emailed me a picture of a bag style and I did this in paint to see how it would look

These are drawings in paint as I try to figure out exactly what materials to use where.



Made side strips with pocket added to panels then put both panels together




Neoprene shortage... will line with something else, but using as a wide strapping and top casing shorts me on the bottom trim.... will figure this out

Sew the bottom trim on...top casing and bottom edge


I will sew the last seam and know the size of the bottom circle piece then lining and strap attachment

This is like a duffle bag... so I am going to put the double bungie pull strings through the top trim and a zipper that has large teeth and the ability to use a strap on the side or on the top  or regular backpack style.  ----> little drawing


Thinking through the strapping... I think I will put Loops on both sides top and bottom and on the inside top above zipper on both sides... Then He can wear as backpack regular or diagonal or carry handle.  Loops Sewn in Seams with 3 strappings that are adjustable



Now the Drawstrings at top-using bungie type narrow elastic and cord locks.


I will post a picture with details after I finish it.

At this point the top enclosure has been sewn in with a zipper closing.   So next the lining.


Originally I made the lining out of vinyl, but checked with the future user and we decided that was too heavy.  So, using the lining previously made as a pattern, made it out of a light pleather, but decided to add a zippered pocket to the inside and a loop to hang a detachable bag in the inside for ??


Strapping in pleather doubled for strength but softness can be inserted 3 ways... as backpack, as a barrel duffle bag style supporting underneath or as an over the shoulder vertical bag



original lining in vinyl to copy for pleather lining

Original neoprene top changed into inside detachable zipper bag

Two Loops inside the Tote to hang this bag from and Extra straps not in use inside the bag...  DONE  DONE DONE and GONE.... Back to sewing the crazy cat quilt and gifts and clothes.....

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