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Documenting my sewing adventures, and the ins and outs of learning to adjust patterns for a perfect fit.

Oh Sweet Wonder.... Green Plaid McCall's 7627



Happy Saturday


Where do I begin, lets start off with inspiration. I went to Joann's Fabric Store, and I came across this green plaid fabric and I thought..... YESSSSSSSSSSS this would be perfect for McCall's 7627.

Now granted I had picked up two other plaids, which would have worked just fine, heavier weight but nope I chose the most flimsy fabric of them all.

The pattern takes a lot of fabric, and guess what I threw away the first set of sleeves, so I had to go purchase another 2 yards to finish this, and even though this was the wrong fabric to use, you got to sometimes follow through on a bad idea. And it looks pretty good but it was a mess to sew. But I will be wearing this like the masterpiece it is.





The sleeves gave me the blues because I swear no matter how much I marked the lines, they disappeared, also I couldn't do the baste stitching because it kept messing up my fabric (recall I said I was using the wrong fabric.)

But its done and I'm happy, if I made it again I probably would extend the peplum, I wanted more flair.

Had to practice the 

layout on the floor before cutting



McCall's 7627 View B


McCall's 7627 View B Sleeve details


McCall's 7627 View B it fits


McCall's 7627 View B



Geometric 70's Vibe McCall's 7476 and Army Fatigue inspired Vogue 8780

Happy Friday

Continuing in my quest to build up my cardigan collection, I made McCall's 7476 View B with C collar.



Pretty easy sew, however maybe it was just me but I thought the sleeve pattern was a few inches larger than then the drop shoulder section. But I eased it the best I could. This also have pockets so that's always a plus


McCall's 7476 View C with View B collar

McCall 7476 View C with View B collar 

Side View


I still haven't decided on a button for McCall 7476
I also made OOP Vogue 8780. Image result for vogue 8780

This was also a very easy sew, I would like to make it with a different fabric this dark color, I'm not sure if its really my style. I will hang it up, in the closet for a few weeks to see if it grows on me, if not I will give it away.

Vogue 8780 Front View



Vogue 8780


Vogue 8780 it has pockets too! 

One hand in the pocket 

I'm not sure what I will make next yet. I want to start making fall dresses, but this Indian Summer is playing with my emotions. It's 95 degrees today!!!


Both fabrics are from fabric mart
McCall 7476 : Stucco/Black Retro Circle Jacquard Double Knit
Vogue  8780   :Shadow Gray/Smoke Gray/Slate Gray/Multi Camo Print

Well that's it for now until next time ... SEW ON

Speckle love Simplicity 8469

Happy Saturday

So I may have ordered some fabric last night and honestly I really don't need anymore. Today when the emails came I just deleted didn't even open them up.

My last two orders have been from Fabric Mart.... Their sales be so good tho. Next year I want to focus on mixing the fabric love ❤️. So I want to either visit or make a purchase from the following places and if you know of any I should check out drop a comment with the name.
Style Makers Fabric
Stone Mountain Fabrics
Cali Fabrics
Emma One Sock - ordered once
Mood Fabric
La Finch Fabric - ordered once
Metro Textiles - New York
Gorgeous Fabrics
Textile Discount Fabric - Chicago
Promenade Fine Fabric - ordered once


Now moving right along I picked up this Simplicity for View C and D. The short jacket and the vest.
I really liked the shoulder on the vest.Image result for simplicity 8469

I used this double knit I got from Fabric Mart last year I think. I didn't like the feel of it for a dress but knew it would be fine as a cardigan. Well I guess technically this may not be considered a cardigan but just roll with it.

The directions were pretty straightforward. I cut a size 18. I did not grade up for the hips like I normally do. Now the pattern pieces only have the bust measurements so I had to measure the flat pieces for the waist and the hips. I think I checked the measurements a lot and it seemed that a 18 would be fine.

I love the pattern although the facing on the sleeve didn't go as easy as I hoped. Also once the sleeve was faced or rather arm hole the off the shoulder part that I liked about this pattern seemed to have been minimize.

I also had to hand sew on the snaps. First time for that. I thought I was making great speed until I realized I had mixed the top and the bottoms on one side and I was installing them wrong. Lol 😂

Right now I'm focusing on building my wardrobe. So for the next week or so I will be making cardigans. I had so much focus on Fall but the weather is Summer Summer so I have clothes that can't come out to play for now.

Well until next time Sew on



Simplicity 8469 View C Front Detail w/Snaps


Simplicity 8469 View C Front Detail w/Snaps



Simplicity 8469 View C Pockets

Simplicity 8469 View C Back View

Simplicity 8469 View C Closed









Simplicity 8469 View C 

The End

Don't Go Chasing Water Falls. ....... Vogue 9268 View B

Happy Sunday


The Packers won!!! Yay....  Now back to sewing... I picked up this pattern I believe it was last week, at Joann's during the Vogue sale. I liked the cascade side. Now even though I liked the design I wasn't sure if it would work for my body, I'm bottom heavy and I tend to not to like to wear anything that makes me look wider than I am. But I figured what do I have to lose lets go for it.

I knew I wanted View B, long, nothing short hitting above or below the knee, do the volume on the sides. I had some fabric I had ordered from Fabric Mart, over the summer. I purchased 8 yards of this Chartreuse Poly/Lycra. Why did I purchase 8 yards, well I thought I would start sewing for profit, and I wanted enough for myself a dress and enough to make one to sale. Well I haven't started sewing for profit, not sure if I will. This pattern requires 5 yards of fabric, and I thought this color would look marvelous in this design.

The pattern pieces are huge though, and my old table was not wide enough so I sat it aside until the new table came. Even with that large surface, some of the pattern hung off the table. I had to pull the cutting mat off the table, and maneuver to cut the bottom. I refused to cut it on the floor and it worked.

The only downside of this pattern even though, its only three main pieces, you have to cut them one by one, so its feel like its taking forever. I would love to make this again, but it will be a day when I have wine in my hand and I feel like cutting.

There was a typo on the image in the instructions when you open the pattern instructions, view B is marked as view A. So I had to make sure I circle the view I was making not to confuse. and of course since we are cutting them on a single layer, remember to flip flip. There is a clip you make on the bottom of the hem, they don't line up when you sew the bottom pieces together, but my dots, for the hem lined up so I was fine.

One thing I loved about this pattern was no need to do a full bicep adjustment, that rarely ever happen for me. I know I wanted a shorter sleeve do to my being bottom heavy, and the color I wanted something to break up the dress from top to bottom, so a little skin helps, I cut off 7 inches off the sleeves. I didnt want them as short as view A.
The facing for the neckline was nice, although I would love to see it with just a v neck. It's not deep so that's great, work appropriate. The drape on the dress is lovely. I look forward to wearing it this fall.

I cut an XL.

Well that's it for now....



Vogue 9268 View B Front View



Vogue 9268 View B Drape View


Vogue 9268 View B 

V neck


Vogue 9268 View B Back View,

 wet spot is from me cleaning something I wasted :(


Vogue 9268 View B Side View


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