Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Sew-along show and tell....



I promise this is the last mention of the McCalls 3341 skirt pattern!


BUT...

if you made it by sewing - along with me, or before me, or are making it now the children are back at school

I really really would love to see it.

Please post about it and link up with me, because I cannot wait any longer.

My own total, now stands at six!

Each and everyone different...



here are the details that make each one of mine different....



Lining, ric-rac, lace and contrast facings.




Now lets see yours!

Pleeeze add your link to the bottom of this post.......
impatiently waiting...


Saturday, 19 April 2014

Meanwhile on LDJ... vintage Style pattern 2838


Whilst all that  McCalls 3341 sew-along was happening...

I was quietly sewing-along by myself!



I chose a vintage 'Style 2838'



and made this versatile dress.




Versatile because I can wear it with or without a belt....




Its for those chilly breezy type of days.
I even lined it with a silk lining.




It feels dreamy against my skin, 
I almost feel like a lady.




I have recently started  keeping a sewing 'want to make' notebook.

When I see a pattern I like I photocopy it and stick it in my book with an appropriate swatch of fabric or two like this...



When sewed, I tick the page....see that big tick above....oh how I love to tick things!!
The book avoids me having piles of patterns hanging around, in order to remind me I want to make something.
Now I put them all tidily away, whilst keeping my 'want-to-sew' book handy for inspiration.


I do hope you are enjoying this long holiday weekend...anyone sewing today?
bestest easter wishes to you all