Sunday, June 27, 2010

Real Quick, Real Easy

For me that always means a knit. This is Butterick 5219, I made this last year and remembered that it was quick and easy, I didn't do the bottom band so this is a combination of view B and D.

This knit is very thin so I lined the top, I don't want to have to hunt down a camisole every time I want to wear it.

I believe that God performed the loaves and fishes miracle on this knit tricot fabric I purchased in Texas two years ago, I have used it countless times and there always seems to be just enough however I think this is the last of it, I only had enough for the top half but that's what needed the lining anyway.

This weekend has been crazy busy. My Aunt Vicky's bus trip to Canada stopped here on the way there and back, when they arrived here Sunday night I had to take her friend to the ER because she cut her foot in TN and needed stitches, they couldn't go to the hospital in TN because the bus would have left so they waited until they got to Cincy. Thankfully the ER wasn't the usual nightmare and we were able to get in and out in less than 3 hours. Also my friends from South Carolina were in town, which meant a lot of cooking but it was so worth because he was able to install my new ceiling fans in the basement for free, I had an estimate from Handyman Connection for over $200.00. Thank God for good friends.

(Right to left, Aunt Vicky, Auqanetta and Sherry)

Gratuitous photo of my GS from last Sunday at the water park, I forgot the sunscreen (bad Grandma) and we fried.

Now we're off to see Toy Story 3.

I hope everyone had/has a great weekend.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Much Better (pic heavy)

McCalls 6688 is finished and I love it.

Inside out view, I lined it with white broadcloth because it worked so well with the dress and the top, very cool and comfortable in warm weather.

I am terrible with mirror pictures, thankfully my GS came home and was my mini photographer. I went with a fabric tie but the white shows the tie detail.

As you can or I should say can't see the fabric tie blends in.

We had free tickets to the zoo on Friday. LJ had the peacocks eating out of his hand.

Strutting his stuff, so pretty.

Grandma's kool dude.

It was and still is sweltering here, tomorrow we're going to the water park, should be a good day for it and since the zoo ruined my hair for the weekend, why not.
This is next weekend's project. I purchased this black and white pique fabric on sale at Hancock for the vest and solid black pique for the walking shorts. I may take a few inches off the collar it looks like it might be a bit much.

While getting this fabric cut a lady asked me what I was going to make, I told her a Sandra Betzina pattern and asked had she heard of her, she said that she has met Sandra Betzina in person on several occasions, I asked her if she was nice because I just couldn't stand it if she was a snob, the woman said that Sandra Betzina is very nice.

I hope everyone has a great weekend.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Real Life Conversations

Me: Come take a picture I didn't get any last week because you weren't home.

DS: Ok, Um Mom I'm going to be a hater but that's not the best dress you've made.

Me: You don't like it? It's the colors they're too much aren't they?

DS: Grunts.

And with that and this rear view picture it was decided this dress would be donated, however if anyone would like it, it's free to a good home. I cut a size 14 and as you can see it's a bit snug across my junk but I really do love the belt I'll have to try that again.

Thanks for all the lovely comments but I've raised my kids to be brutally honest and he pretty much confirmed my reservations. Oh well they can't all be winners.

Nothing to do but chuck it and move on, I was going to cut this out but decided to do the madras disaster instead. I'm doing the blue pantsuit, with the back drawstring.

In this very tame navy/white floral.

Onward and upward.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Madras Madness

McCalls 7787, it's OOP. I made view D, left one on the middle row.

More of the madras fabric from my Wal-Mart score, I think it was .97/yd.

I decided to make a matching belt. All that's left to is hem it and add the covered buttons.

Happy Sewing.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

A Little of This, A Little of That

I can't tell you how happy I am to be done with the Vogue two-toned shell and it's wearable lol.

I made the skirt last year. You can see one of the many mistakes, when I changed from circular to straight needles I somehow ended up with gartner stitch instead so stockinette, I decided to leave it.

I also finished another version of Butterick 5046. This is the same type of sheer fabric as the "cloud top" I used the left over lining from the black (funeral) dress.

Love the button.

And lastly I put down a new floor in my half bath, it's peel and stick carpet tiles from Home Depot on-line, they don't have them in the store. This bathroom has been flooded on more than one occassion so I wanted to find something that wouldn't be such a big deal to replace. I really like how it came out. I cropped it to save you to picture of the toilet and trash can, it's a really small bathroom.

I hope everyone had a great weekend.