I was so excited when my favorite pattern company, Oliver + S/Liesl + Co announced their new Classic Shirt pattern. As soon as the pattern became available, I bought it. I have been steadily working on it and finished it on Friday. The only think I need to figure out is how to shape the back waist. I always need back darts, pleats or something to keep it from looking like I’m wearing a bag due to upright back, swayback, protruding derriere, etc. Since there are pleats in the back yoke, I’m thinking I’m going sew a tuck in through the waist that continues the pleat line since darts didn’t work out so well. The pattern fits great, otherwise- I made a straight size 8 with the A/B cup front.
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Sleepover PJ pants as birthday giftsPosted on
I have a hard time coming up with things to get the kid’s friends when they have birthday parties. I know we have waaaaay too many toys that never get played with so I try to think of unique or useful gifts. Lately, when I have the time and forethought, I’ll make a pair of Oliver + S Sleepover PJ pants and a heat-transfer design t-shirt to give as a gift. Here are a few that I’ve remembered to take pictures of. I made two pairs of the Star Wars pjs for a double birthday party and I really need to make my own son a pair. The snowman ones were for my niece so she could match her cousins. I try to remember to mention somewhere that the hem of the pants can be taken out to give another year of wear. I love these pants and can probably sew them in my sleep, by now!
Seamwork Aurora as activewearPosted on
I scored a great deal on activewear fabric at JoAnn’s and was looking for a tank pattern. I realized Seamwork came out with the Aurora tank in last month’s issue. I’d already made the Mesa dress so the Aurora was next. I made a size Medium and didn’t alter the sizing since my muslin fit well. I did add binding strips to this version in the contrasting color to the arm and neck holes. This made the arm holes a little smaller than I wanted so I will trim a little more off the seam allowance next time. We’ll see how it performs tomorrow on my run.
Happy 4th Birthday Issa!Posted on
The baby of the family turned 4 today. We had a quick party before Daddy had to go to work.
Issa at 4:
You finally sleep through the night- yay!
It has to be your way or the highway. And don’t even think about looking at you if are in a bad mood.
Every time you come into a room you do a little run, hop and pose as if to say” ta da, I’m here!”
I still wonder where you came from but I am glad you chose us to deal with your craziness.
Happy Birthday big girl!
Happy Birthday Ian!Posted on
Leila and Ben Patterns GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!Posted on
Etsy UpdatePosted on
I’ve finally updated my etsy shop. I had a lot of changing pads completed for a craft show, which was less than successful. Much less. And I’ve dropped the price since I redid the cost calculations. So, hopefully I’ll sell a few 🙂 I’ve been having a lot of fun making raggy name letters for lots of people and my next project will be attempting pettiskirts. I have been sewing, I just don’t remember to take pictures. I will try to remember to get a picture of Allison’s Christmas dress next time she wears it.
Baby Bees Boutique GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!Posted on
Handmade Dress Patterns Give-awayPosted on
http://grosgrainfabulous.blogspot.com/2009/11/aunty-ollie-100-guest-giveaway.html These patterns are so cute. I’ve had the apron dress bookmarked to get one of these days to make for Allison.