Skip to main content

Random Post & Updates

Where do I start?
I am getting my son ready for college; he will be leaving home next month.
My sewing laboratory looks like it was hit by a tornado; I am doing a bit of cleaning up.
I sewed a white cropped jacket, more about that later.
I have been working on muslin for the past few months, I am a slowwwww sewer and after speaking to Sheila I am not going to make any other muslin. I will tweak the fit as needed.
I started working on a quilt; more about that later.
Home dec projects, more about that later.
Holiday projects; more later


Sheila said…
Preparing your son for college is a lot of work, but so worth it. As we discussed, wear the muslin, even if its just around the house and you will get a better idea on what needs to be tweaked. As I mentioned I am still trying to grasp the perfect fit or as close as I can get and feel I can only improve as I wear the garment. Hence, my multiple garments from one pattern... lol
alethia said…
Thank you Sheila. Your advised helped me a lot.
Rosie said…
You have a lot on your plate woman. I agree with Sheila that getting your son prepared for college is a lot of work but will be well worth it.

In my case, I always make a muslin (due to my fit issues) which allows me to see the issues clearer. I just finished a muslin of a tunic dress (an OOP Vogue Michael Kors pattern). I hope to start cutting it out in white and turquoise linen this weekend. I will more than likely do some couture finishing on this garment.
alethia said…
White asnd turquoise linen pretty.

Popular posts from this blog

TNT Blouse and Skirt

Hello, I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday weekend. Below is a skirt and blouse I sewed two weeks ago from my  TNT patterns. Last year I blogged about it here.  I have not worn the ensemble yet, I am waiting for my hubby to be in the mood to take my photos.

Done Burda 6727- The Coat

The Amazing Coat Sew Along- The Wearable Muslin I started this coat (wearable muslin) last year as part of the Amazing Coat Sew Along. In the end I got sick with the flu and was unable to meet the deadline. The coat was done, all that was left to do was to hem the coat, add snaps and large button. The alterations to the pattern was documented in my previous post about the coat. Thanks to my sewing sister I worked on the coat last weekend and completed it. I had to wait for my new photographer (daughter) because the hobby was fired. I did a forward thrust shoulder adjustment, and I did not rotate the sleeves cap. The folds in the sleeves were a result of not rotating the sleeves cap. the biceps need mores ease.The armholes were lowered, as you can see I need to adjust the armholes a bit more. This is a great pattern,  I will adjust the pattern because I am planning to make another coat in the near future. 
Even though the coat is a test garment (muslin) I am going to wear it until t…

Butterick 6419 and 5941

My DD attended a spring fling event on April 21. The color for the event was blue, anything blue. She asked me to sew a blouse in blue with a large bow at the neck and palazzo’s pant in silver. She Choose Butterick 6419. I started with pant, the fabric was bought at Joann’s for 19.99/yd. Thank heavens for 50% coupon; I bought 3 yds. There is enough left over to make a blouse. I use my TNT pants (Butterick5941) made a muslin, extended the front crotch length and tweak the fit in the hips. I use the muslin as the pattern to cut the fashion fabric. The fabric took me out of my comfort zone, because of the appearance on the right side (liquid silver) , however, it was a knit and it sewed like butterrrrr. Next was the blouse; I did a muslin, there was minor adjustments in the back because of her narrow back and a swayback. I did not do a swayback adjustment in the muslin, instead I did the adjustment on the fashion fabric when I sewed the center back seam (I learned the technique in a class…