Thursday, July 21, 2011

Boy how time flies......I have been busy sewing but just have not posted anything here for awhile.  I have sewed a couple of things for myself which I need to take pictures of so I can post them.  I also have been sewing for other people.  At the beginning of the month I made 5 items for a client.  3 tops and 2 skorts.

These tops are copies of tops she had in her closet, but in different colors.

Both of the skorts were made of pointrama knit for the skirt and jersey for the under shorts.

Presently I am doing some alterations for a client and then making her a black dress she saw in a magazine.  I will use my Sure Fit Design System to make this dress.  I will post pictures as soon as I am finished.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sure Fit Design System

Hello Everyone,

Just wanted to share a couple of new items I have made using the Sure Fit Design System.


This is a knit top that I saw in a magazine somewhere.  I used my sloper but increased the center front by 3 inches then put in a separating zipper from bottom to just under the bust line, this made a very flattering neckline.  My husband calls this my Thanksgiving top.....because if I open the zipper I have a huge top that will hide Thanksgiving dinner.


This is a wrap top with a side tie, took about 2 hours to complete.  I made this to go with my new capri pants.

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Back and side view of the top and the navy capri.  I have also made two other pairs of capri pants.
I was so pleased with the making of the pants....they did not need any adjustments.

If anyone is interested in learning more about SFD just go the

Happy sewing.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

WOW!!! How times flies. It has been over two months since I wrote on my blog.  A lot has been going on and I have been doing a lot of sewing, for myself as well as for other people.  I won't be posting everything I have made this past two months, but I will pick out a few.

One of the first I want to show you is a dress I made for my Grand Daughter for her school banquet.  While in the mall she found the perfect dress, in her favorite color, lime green at Betesy Johnson.  The price tag was $398.00.  No way was her mother going to spend this kind of money for a dress that she will wear only once.  she asked me if I would make it for her.


     Betesy Johnson Dress.
It came out well and she really liked it, as did all of her friends.

After reading about the Sure Fit Design System and hearing how everyone who has tried it is happy with it, I decided to go ahead and give it a try.  So I ordered it and made a sloper which came out pretty good,  I skyped with Glenda from SFD and she was please with it as well, gave me a couple of tips.  I have made myself a top, dress,capri pants, and a shirt for my hubby this past week.  It is so much fun to use this system to design clothes and have them fit perfect every time.  Following are a few pictures:

My husband loves how this shirt fits him.

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More later, but not two months later.


Sunday, March 27, 2011

Jalie Jeans

Did not do much sewing this week as I had my two Granddaughters here for spring break.  I did get my Jalie Jeans finished though and I have to say that I am very pleased with them.  They fit really well, the only changes I made was to make them in a straight leg rather than flared.

This coming week I need to get a pair of white linen pants and a print top finished to wear to my mother's 90th Birthday Day party held on April 9.

I expect this will be a busy week for me as I have to get party details finished, my house cleaned for out of town guest and my sewing.

Talk to you soon.

Friday, March 18, 2011

I attended the Sewing Expo :)

OMG!!! OMG!!! OMG!!! I went to the Sewing Expo today.  It was so wonderful to be in rooms with people who love the same things that you do.  There were a lot of beautiful quilt displays ( I don't quilt but I sure did enjoy looking at them).  Some were just incredible.  I sat in on the designers fashion many beautiful new styles.  And the sewing machines.....what can I say.  If I had the money I would have come home with a new embroidery machine.  Such lovely fabric and tools, so many new ideas running through my head, I just want to make so many new things.  God willing I will be attending again next year for at least two days so I can take classes and touch all the fabric.  I am so glad that I was able to go today even though my time was limited.

Will be back with you soon.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Sewing Expo

Very excited....tomorrow I will be attending my first sewing expo.  'Original Sewing & Quilt EXPO' which is being held in Lakeland, Florida.  I will only be attending for one day this year as I am squeezing it into my schedule.  I will let you know how it is.

Have a great day.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

March 10

Wow, where has this week gone.  Today was the first day that I have had a chance to do any sewing.  I did manage to get my front yard done this week, something I have been wanting to do for awhile now.  Still have to do the back yard, which I will work on this weekend.

I sewed Kwik Sew 3790 this afternoon.  It was very easy and quick and came out perfect.  I really like the asymmetrical neckline.  It also has gathers on the shoulder inset and on one side.



Showing the gathered shoulder

I just received my first ever Jalie Pattern.  It is for their stretch jeans.  I have made many jeans, but I have heard so much about Jalie Jeans that I must try them.  Now I have to find some stretch denim.

I am very excited to be attending the Original Sewing & Quilt EXPO next week, held in Lakeland, FL This will be my first one.  Will let you know how it is.

Talk to you soon.