Butterick B6621, In the Works…….

Butterick B6621 is currently in the works. I used a stash knit fabric for my muslin. I am making a muslin on this dress since I am not sure which View I like the best. I started with View B. I am making a short sleeve version to see if I like that. I did not like that you would see the wrong side of the fabric on the waist sash so I just lined them with a solid black light weight knit. I like how this is coming out so I might also get another dress out my muslin make! That’s always a bonus.

We now have sleeves. I promise I will finish this dress!!

The Lavender Tee – Flowers Everywhere

A great go-to pattern is the Lavender Tee from Mood Sewciety via pdf. The fabric is also Mood’s jersey floral. Note the double needle finishing details on the neckline and hem. Adds that extra “pop”.

A Little Throwback. Some Beautiful Heirloom Work….

Beautiful Christening Gown featuring lace insertion techniques. Circa 1991
Another beautiful Christening Gown. Circa 1988

I was working on reorganizing my stash and found the Christening Gowns I made for my daughters many years ago. They are still so beautiful.

The Pattern Review T-Shirt Contest

This contest runs from June 1 – June 30.

Fun – Fun – Fun


My Entries:

(1) Today’s Fit by Sandra Betzina Vogue V1363

Super lace sleeves

(2) Today’s Fit by Sandra Betzina Vogue V1049

Great Boat Neck

(3) Simplicity S8016

Love that lace bodice.

A Just in Time Summer Dress

McCall’s M7771 is a close fitting, one shoulder classic summer dress.  There are various sleeve options.

This was a quick dress to make that will give a lot of impact!

NewLook 6095

The Finished Dress

After reading all the great reviews online for NewLook 6095, I decided it was time to try this out.  I also have a really nice stripe stretch knit from Mood that just needed to find the right pattern match.  The muslin is done showing me I need to think over the side seams and perhaps some sleeve changes.  More to come…….


Tee Time

It’s Tee Time – great weather to make an easy Tee

Fabric Source – fabric was from my stash.  It is a stretch jersey fabric that was a challenge to keep from slipping away.

Pattern Source – This is “The Lavender Tee” from Mood Sewciety digital patterns.

Construction Tips – Double needle for hems and serger for seams.  A quick 2-hour Tee.

Spring into Spring

Pattern Source: This is the Patternreview.com 103 – Winter Street Dress. I ordered the large print copy from their Copy Shop – this was a nice option.

Fabric Source: I made the dress in a black/white floral stretch from Mood Fabrics.  This had been in the stash waiting to meet the right pattern.  

Size I cut and changes I made: I cut an XL for the muslin, however I discovered a L was fine.  I did not do the sleeve flounce since I felt it would have gotten lost in this busy fabric.  I will do the flounce on the next one.  The box pleats were easy to do and really make a nice impact at the waist.

I highly recommend this pattern, it was fast, fairly easy and the end product is nice looking and fitting.


Summer Stunners


I have made this summer dress before M6115 link.  It is McCall’s M6115.  The fabric, which is new for the Spring/Summer is from Joann Fabric.  It is beautiful blue/purple peacock feather pattern – perfect for this summer dress.

This dress is easy to make and wears really well!