Sunday, June 26, 2011

Butterick 5493 and 5221 (again)

Not much to say about this top, quick, easy and the fabric was free, thanks Trudi.

Another pair of Butterick 5221, more gifted fabric from Trudi. I did purchase the navy broadcloth lining, making the grand total for a lined pair of linen pants about $8.00, not bad.

I did a rolled hem on my serger for the ruffle.

Made fabric bindings.


Monday's are just better if you have a new outfit to wear.


Happy Sewing.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

California (Pic heavy)

Seal Beach, it was very windy

Domino's


Only in LA


My Sister and Nephew


Uncle Lowell, those ribs were the bomb.


My Son and my cousin Keith


Friday, the cutest dog ever.

My nephew destroying my DD's sand castle.


Yep, just like the song says, "born and raised in Compton".


The airport, not having fun yet.


Sparkly.


Can't tell them nothing.


All of us. (Bad camerman)

Cutest Nephew ever.

It was a great trip but I'm glad to be home and can't wait to fire up my sewing machines. I did get a lot of knitting done so I should have some knitting FO shots soon.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

What a Perfect Day Looks Like

Overlooking the lake.


Kayaking.


Cruising in this..

Or on this.

or a peddle boat.

Walking, jogging or biking.

I don't think he was enjoying all the company.

I hope your day was perfect too.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Summer = Seersucker

Last year I made McCalls 5847 it was and continues to be my favorite summer dress but I think this might be this years favorite. Vogue 1236, it's a very simple dress but I love it.


Here it is with my white RTW jean jacket because I will freeze at work without it.

I added a lining which was pretty simple I used the facing as my guide and just sewed the white broadcloth to them.
I was going to make a coordinating belt but tried this white one and like it.

For the lingerie straps I used 1/4 inch elastic and tiny snaps, really glad I didn't skip this step.

All in all a great summer dress pattern.