Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Black drape dress

I needed another black dress to wear to the 
art theater the other night, so I sewed this 

easy McCall's 6069 pattern.
I used a heavy ponte de roma knit
that feels luxurious to wear.

I did a few mods by having the back
drape more than the front,
as I had made this dress a few years back 
& was forever pulling up the front 
bodice gape.
I also added about 2 inches to the

An easy dress to sew but took me about 4 hours rather
than the 1 hour the pattern claims.
I like this style with the inseam pockets
but I always belt it as
it looks too frumpy without it!

Sew you later!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Me Made May 2014

I am participating in


A fabulous way to get inspired by some truly
talented seamstresses!

Sew you later!

Friday, March 7, 2014

A dollar & a half pattern sale

The fabric store near my house.....I know, I live with in
walking distance.....hence the fabric hoarding problems,
has had a falling out with New Look Patterns & will
no longer stock or carry their patterns.

I found this out by going there to buy thread,
honestly I didn't even look at the Spring fabric
because I have Spring Fabric from 2011 that I must 
use first (the fabric in the background)
 anyway they are getting rid of 
all New Look patterns like 
the bubonic plague for $1.50.

I like New Look patterns because they are generally
easy to sew with easy to follow

I got..... uummmm...(bow head).....36 new patterns
& some Gutermann thread.

Time for Sew Coco to get sewing 
this one first, New Look 6145.

Sew you later!

Friday, February 28, 2014

New Look 6022

Another dress completed with my insane amount
of hoarded fabric & I'm not one to hoard anything!

I made a neck scarf to go with,

and for once I used a decorative stitch which
I never seem to use on my machine.

Mini-me is saying no to scarf.

Bias binding neckline hem which turned out ok.

I used New Look 6022 which is a easy pattern to sew.
I like the pleated sleeves & neckline.

Sew you later!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Sewing one for the team

I was doing some very easy sewing for the Olympic games,
to get in the spirit & cheer our athletes on.
Vancouver hosted in 2010 & our family
was lucky enough to attend the very
exciting Hockey's & women's
so I still had my jersey to wear too.

iMade this Canada day skirt out of stretch cotton
& wore it when the girls hockey team won Gold!

Just a couple of days later & we have a beautiful
snowfall & iMade
this white tank top & lined the edges with
the Canadian Flag.....& the men's Hockey team
won Gold too!
Good times.

Sew you later!