Sunday, October 31, 2010

Barney Jacket

I sewed all day Sunday and was able to finish the McCalls 5981 jacket, it's very purple brighter than the picture but I love it.

Inside out, I lined it with the left over eggplant/deep purple fabric that I used to make the epic fail jumpsuit.
This is a great jacket and I have to thank Gold for the inspiration, after seeing her red version I knew I had to make this, my DD wants one I'm going to try and work on it this weekend and get a jump on my Christmas sewing.


Beside adding the lining I redrafted the collar because I wanted to use the lining fabric for the under collar to eliminate bulk, even with the lining this was still a pretty quick project.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

What Grandson wants Grandson gets

I had this all cut out and ready to go, even had both machines threaded but then...

My GS decided he needs some pjs. I guess now is as good a time as any to start the marathon pj session, I know I made him at least 5 pairs last year.

The pattern is Simplicity 2318 and I think this will be my go to pj pattern for the boys this year. Super fast and super easy. I only bought 1 1/2 yd fabric because I intended to only make the bottoms but I found a coordinating remnant in my stash and squeezed out the top, he's happy and I've broken in a new pattern.

Maybe I will be able to start my jacket tomorrow.

BTW, thank everyone for the birthday wishes, you guys are awesome.

Happy Crafting, create whatever it is that makes you happy.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

First Post in the 5 0 Club

To quote my cousin. Yep, last week was my birthday I'm officially in that club. Can't believe it but thank God for it.

This is Simplicity 2554 view A, I made it last weekend. Fabric from Hobby Lobby on sale for $4.00/yd, that's not much of a sale to me.

Not much sewing going on this week, the only thing I made was this little Kleenex holder for my GS's teacher's birthday. Along with a few other goodies.


I finished this hat and scarf for myself. The yarn was purchased from Hancock for .69 skein, now that's a sale. I used two skeins. The hat pattern is slouchy tuva beret and I just winged it on the scarf.



Cute baby pic. Gwen's grandkids.

And I'll leave you with this pic. I took my GS to Halloween Nights at Parky's Farm on Saturday, we had a good time but the lines were insane. It seemed like every Grandparent had the same ideal.

I hope everybody had a great weekend.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Shades of Gray

McCalls 5522, grey with white polka dots. Which is correct, gray or grey, I'll have to look that up.


While working on this shirt I remembered why I don't often make them, it took two entire weekends for 1 shirt, that's too much of a commitment but I'm very happy with the final result.

I used french seams which came out great.



I don't like doing continuous laps but these came out nice. I think my next project will be something quick and easy. I have some purple fleece for a jacket but today it's in the 80's and I just can't bring myself to cut it out. I'll be happy when Fall finally gets here and stays.



I hope everyone had a great weekend.