Monday, December 25, 2017
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
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! www.Gstreetfabrics.com
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 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
Monday, November 6, 2017
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!