Fabric · McCall's Patterns · Modern Sewing · Silk Charmeuse · Undergarments

Completed: Bias Slip

Photo by author. Time Frame: May 2020-May 2021Pattern: McCall's 6696 as a base, modified using measurements from my old slip, and drafting advice from a book.Fabric: Lightweight silk charmeuse from Fashion Fabrics Club. -- yards for $-- (I'll add when I find the receipt!)Notions: Thread (several different beige colors) from stash to use up odds… Continue reading Completed: Bias Slip

Accessories Sewing · Modern Sewing · Pajamas · Travel

Completed: Luxurious Silk Sleep Mask

January always brings about sewing projects as gifts for Mr. WWNDW's birthday. I was hoping to tackle a new robe to replace his very old one, but the pattern I purchased for it got excessively delayed in shipping. Fortunately I had also ordered the silk velvet for this project and it arrived in a fairly… Continue reading Completed: Luxurious Silk Sleep Mask

Accessories Sewing · Bag Making · Dog Under My Desk · Modern Sewing · Stashbust 2019 · Stashbusting

Completed: Plaid Cross-Body Bag

The week before I was due to move in August, I got the unreasonable idea into my head that I needed a new purse. While I wasn't ready to toss out my old purse, I wanted to have something a bit more professional for any meetings I would need to attend for the upcoming school… Continue reading Completed: Plaid Cross-Body Bag

Accessories Sewing · Bag Making · Modern Sewing · Patterns from Sewing Books · Stashbust 2019 · Stashbusting · Travel

Completed: Spoonflower Travel Bag

I haven't done much air travel since 2014, but we do a lot of car travel. I am enamored with the idea of matching travel luggage - it seems very sophisticated and evocative of the golden eras of travel (i.e. you've got money enough to travel and to purchase the fancy luggage, plus the fancy… Continue reading Completed: Spoonflower Travel Bag

Challenges · Me Made May Etc. · MMM 2019 · Modern Sewing · Pants · Simplicity Patterns

Me Made May 2019: Day 22-24

I wrote this final MMM post but neglected to post it and forgot about it until I was perusing my drafts. Day 22 Activities: Lots of errands, craft night. 70 degrees and sunny. Today’s outfit report: Me Made Items 1. McCall's 6696 shirt dress (September 2016) RTW/Altered/Repaired 1. Grey cardigan 2. Khombu boat shoes 3.… Continue reading Me Made May 2019: Day 22-24

Dresses · McCall's Patterns · Modern Sewing

Completed: McCall’s 6696 Shirtdress

Time Frame: May – September 2016 Pattern: McCall’s 6696, shirtdress with cup options Fabric: 100% quilter's cotton by Lisette from JoAnn's Notions: Size 12 needle, pearl buttons from JoAnn’s, bias tape from stash, thread Size: 12, D cup Alterations: Take up at mid-armscye 1 1/4" back and front. Take up at lengthen/shorten line of bodice… Continue reading Completed: McCall’s 6696 Shirtdress

McCall's Patterns · Modern Sewing · Stashbusting · Stashbusting 2018 · Tops and Blouses

Completed: McCall’s 6436 “Keys Casual” Sleeveless Shirt

This project was completed last June, its final stages completed on a road trip west to Utah... This shirt is what I envision myself wearing if I were on, say, Death in Paradise, The Finder, CSI Miami or Hawaii Five-Oh and living out my fantasy life as a scientist/amateur detective in the tropics. Time Frame:… Continue reading Completed: McCall’s 6436 “Keys Casual” Sleeveless Shirt

Modern Sewing · Sewing With A Plan

My 2017 Modern Sewing Pattern Plans

For when I'm not busy sewing all those vintage lovelies from my last post! Tops For my life at the moment, I've found a pretty good daily uniform: flare dark-wash jeans, birkenstock clogs and a hip-length, lightweight, drapey top. It is versatile enough to allow me the movement and comfort I need at work and… Continue reading My 2017 Modern Sewing Pattern Plans