Seamstress but not a Fashionista

Ok, I don’t know how I fit into the sewing world.  I’m not a fashionista,  a trend setter or even particularly creative, I don’t care for the current styles and I don’t follow the crowd. but I do love to sew!!

I’ve been working on an outfit to wear to an outside wedding.  I’m really stepping outside myself on this outfit, because I usually like stuff that is dark in color and a tad too big.  Yes! I tend to try and hide in my clothes so no one will see me. lol

I’m made New Look 6843 (the red skirt).  A basic “A” line.  I had to lengthen it about 7 1/2″.  No other alterations were necessary.

This is the fabric I used.

I am currently making a trench coat to go with this skirt.  Trench coats are probably supposed to be outer wear, but not this one 🙂

McCalls M5816

I’m making this in a white linen look fabric. My fashionista SIL says I should put big black buttons on it and wear the outfit with black shoes.

I thought I’d have to do a Full Bust Adjustment, but it doesn’t look like I’ll have to.  I did re-position the bust darts.  I’ll post pics of the completed outfit when it’s finished.


Straight skirt with kickpleat

I finished a skirt with a kick pleat.  I think it turned out pretty well.  I don’t know the “right way” to make a kick pleat, so I just make it up as I go.  Usually, if it makes sense in my head, I can at least make it.  Then decide if it works.

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Baby Shower Gift 2 :/

Today was a bit stressful.  I needed to put a kick pleat in a skirt, make some adjustments on a swim dress, finish a skirt I’m working on for myself and finish the baby shower dress.

I did all but the zipper. It needs something, but I’m not sure what!

The swiss dot was so thin and delicate.  I thought it would be best to line the bodice and underline the skirt.  I think it turned out really well.

Baby shower gift

My plan for the day was to get an outfit made for a friends baby shower.  I’m using the pattern Simplicity 2425. The fabric I chose is pink swiss dot with a white cotton lining.

I pre-washed the fabric and started ironing it, then suddenly, my iron starts spitting colored water onto the white fabric!!  I was so upset! but what can I do but wash it again. sigh!


Welcome to my blog.  My plan  for this blog is to post updates and photos of my sewing project, ideas and sewing techniques.  I’d love to hear from other seamstresses and crafters.  I’m not real consistent with blogging, but hopefully that will change, since sewing is my favorite thing to d0 🙂