Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Christmas Past

Well time to think of what to make everyone for Christmas
There was this Nuno Felting Christmas

Bought some  Silk from G Street and Merino Wool and Silk fibers are rolled into the silk scarf by wetting and using a Bubble Wrap sandwich between the dowel I rolled with and the wetted fibers on silk- They wore them at least once...hahaha- Merry Christmas laughing

Purple Nuno Felted Scarf

Blue Nuno Felted Scarf

This was a Green Nuno Felted Scarf

This was one in the process of drying on a hanger

Decades of Sewing Gone By

Decades Gone by in Dresswear Old and Young

Disclaimer: all adult men in the pictures have gone by ?? who knows where..... BUT my sewing machine is still here!... Reliable Dependable and Loyal....HAHAHA

Soooo...Sewww.... I am going over old pics... here is some of the dresswear I made 53+ years ago

1966 Class of 1967 Senior Class Wittiest Female

I made most of my clothes in High School and especially special occasions.  This was just a simple cotton shirtwaist out of a dark brown coarse cotton.

1965 Dress and Jacket School Dance

With Dad and without the jacket

1966 High School Dance

School Dance 1967

School Dance 1967 Had a Matching Stole-Wrap

See Me at G Street Fabrics in New Creations Every Day

Come to the Store and touch and feel the fabric <--- click

I loved the matching hairbands...

Cotton Knit pants and a matching cotton knit print shirt and I loved these little vests...I also made a little jacket out of the yellow with a zipper up the front...1970's

I made my first Wedding Dress and my bridesmaid.

My first child on the way... I thought the lace, trim and vest would hide all that extra me?

My first daughter in her summer dress

OOOPS!...  met another guy who was gonna take care of me and mine for the rest of my life...HAHAHA, 2 more kids and where is HE now..... but my sewing machine is still here.... AWWW the comfort of knowing something will always be there for you....

My Party Outfit made Totally by me

One of my daughters and I looking alike in our outfits

This lovely shirtwaist in cotton and a little cardigan out of sweatshirt fleece to match

One of my Christmas outfits... suede velvet skirt and ruffly silky blouse...

She Loved her Corduroy Overalls with the heart buttons and an applique on the bib...

And she got a ruffly dress too...LOL

I loved this cotton suit that I made

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Sewing Mock Turtle neck, separate cowell collar, and Coral Tubins

Coral Mock Turtleneck, Tubins and Freeflowing Jacket
ALL Fabrics come from G Street Fabrics

Love this Mock Turtleneck-I adjusted this pattern to make the mock turtleneck one third of the size of the pattern piece and just folded it over and then sew it on.

I did use the pattern, but changed the neck and used the long sleeves

Threw the nearest silk I had around my neck and added a bracelet to give it a little pizzazz

Total Outfit - Coral and Orange plus Earrings of  all, pants fabric, chiffon jacket fabric, mock turtleneck fabric..scarf fabric-many choices for accessories

Favorite Freeflowing Jacket Pattern-shortened 6 inches for me

This is the separate cowell collar displayed on a hanger, when weather is colder add large cowell collar

20 minute pants... make legs wider so they don't fit snug on legs, but straight pencil style...adjust length for you to ankle.
10 minutes to cut.. 1 piece pattern...Right leg and left leg no pocket---- 10 minutes to sew-- right leg left leg hem each --sew crotch-- sew elastic circle for waist and just flip top over elastic and turn under edge top stitch leaving opening in front so you can tell front from back and tiny opening so you can pull elastic when you want to make smaller or add if you need to add inches..20 minutes done

Made this outfit and wore to the store Come See <---

Monday, October 28, 2019

Lacy Cardigans

I Love Lacy Flowing Cardigans
Here are my favorites

Bright Red with Gold Chiffon

Beach outfits in every color
Tank, Capri, Flowy Jacket, and matching bathing suit

Don't forget the matching Earrings

Plastic Canvas Sheet and Bent paper clips help organize outfits matching jewelry

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Sweater Coat

Sweater Coat Now on the Table


I made this coat previously.This style has no facings and just turned up cuffs..adding Fancy Fur around the edge in future!
I added some length (6 inches) to make a sweater coat for work when it is chilly and that is what I am making right now.

Pockets will be added in the side seam using another pattern.  I personally do not like pockets applied to the front.  I like to put my hands inside the side seams.  With a bulky sweater knit, I only have to cut out 2 sleeves and 2 front pieces, a back piece on the fold and 4 pocket pieces.... sew a couple of side seams and inset the sleeves ...I will try it on and then top stitch the lapels back and the cuffs up...DONE

Fabulous Fabric found in 'Treasure Hunt Room' at G Street Fabrics

Finished all seams with French Seams and put the pockets in the side seams at the end of the sleeve length...perfect for me

Covered Button Earrings

Adding 6 inches to the car coat length came just above my ankles to wear when chilly in the warehouse at work

Took Longer than I thought it would because I finished all seams so I could reverse the coat if I wanted to.  Bottom edge and one side of the front were all a strip of the white added on to the edge so it looked as if hand knitted.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Whats sewing

Palazzo Pants and Sheer Jacket with Tie scarf

      The fabric for this jacket has light accordion pleating and a silver metallic dot.  The pattern pieces were laid out so the selvage edge was the bottom all around and the sleeve edge.  The front pieces which are cut on an angle were not sewn as they did not fray when cut.  This made this jacket a fast project.  All inside seams were finished.  The scarf was comprised of one tube scarf of the jacket and one tube scarf of the palazzo pants, which also had a dot of silver in a swirl on the fabric.  See picture below for a close up.  The blouse was a drape neck polyester jersey in black.  The palazzo pants had a tie waist and swayed as I walked.  The patterns I used are at the bottom of this article, but remember I adjust for the look I want and use the patterns for a type of look more than exact detail, i.e. 3/4 sleeves may become long, long jacket may become 3/4 length, to suit the full look.  As you can see in the top outfit picture I put a bracelet above the tie knot of the scarf to pull out the colors in the outfit-in this case black and silver.

Silver sparkles on both

This is the quick easy and what I believe flattering shirt style I use with a lot of sets.

These are the pants... with tie waist

My favorite fast and comfortable jacket... made with chiffon women follow me out of restaurants to find where I shop....