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

1960s · McCall's Patterns · Nancy Drew · Skirts · Stashbust 2019 · Stashbusting · Vintage Pledge · Vintage Pledge 2019

Completed: McCall’s 5779 (1961)

I am changing tack for MMM. I will still wear me-mades and document it when the occasion comes up, but I'm now using this time to focus on finishing up pieces from my WIPs pile and complete my wardrobe assessment. I did wear this skirt today, though! Last June I started this wrap skirt in… Continue reading Completed: McCall’s 5779 (1961)

1970s · Simplicity Patterns · Tops and Blouses · Vintage Pledge · Vintage Pledge 2019

Completed: Simplicity 7517 (1976)

Like many of my WIPs that I am trying get out of backlog, this project was started 2 years ago, specifically for Vintage Pledge 2017. It feels good to have it done! Pattern: Simplicity 7517 (1976) Fabric: Muslin leftovers, assorted fabric scraps. Notions: Vintage bias binding (thrifted and from stash), thread (from stash), topstitch needle.… Continue reading Completed: Simplicity 7517 (1976)

Challenges · Me Made May Etc. · MMM 2019 · Simplicity Patterns · Sustainable Living

Me Made May 2019 Days 7-9

I was hoping May would be a little warmer, but it hasn't been, so I had to dig deep in my drawers for these days instead of wearing all the pretty dresses. Day 7 Activities: Still sick (can you tell from my expression?) Mostly my day was spent watching over Paisley after her surgery, but… Continue reading Me Made May 2019 Days 7-9

Challenges · Me Made May Etc. · MMM 2019 · Simplicity Patterns · Sustainable Living

Me Mady May 2019 Days 5-6

DAY 6 Activities: Took Paisley to the vet for surgery and then straight to school for my students' final design presentations. Later, I changed into RTW for doing yard work, grading and sewing. Today’s outfit report: Me Made Items 1. Liesl Gibson for Simplicity 2209 "Passport Dress" (8 years old) Wow, this is an oldie… Continue reading Me Mady May 2019 Days 5-6