Sonia Estep Designs – Rebekah

The Rebekah is an Indie pattern from Sonia Estep Designs. This is a versatile top/dress with various neck and hem choices and a belt also. Size ranges from 00-30! That’s great for size blending.

Isn’t it cool when your sweater matches the car!

This was an easy sew and has a really nice dropped shoulder feature. Grab yours at: https://soniaestepdesigns.com/pages/hello-monday?aff=150

Wow – the new sweater matches the car!

SED’s Danielle Cozy Cardi – A Winner!

Sonia Estep Designs has a winner with the Danielle Cozy Cardi. It is a quick and easy sew. Even better it is on sale for 24-hours! From 2/15/21 – 2/16/21 – Hurry!

Link to pattern: https://soniaestepdesigns.com/pages/hello-monday?aff=150

The fabric from Melanated Fabric Co is a beautiful Topaz Print Sweater Knit Grey/Moss: This is my go-to fabric source for great quality stunning fabrics.

Link to fabric: https://www.melanatedfabrics.com/products/topaz-print-sweater-knit-grey-moss

The George and Ginger 40K Sway Top

This beautiful and free pdf pattern was easy to make and gives a ton of options. Faux or functional placket along with long or short cuffs.

I made the faux placket highlighted with buttons and the long cuff.

The fabric was a floral double brushed poly from my stash. The right pick for this look.

This pattern would also be a good contender for some mash-up possibilities.

A Casual Pairing

The Linda Stretch Pant from Stylearc.com.au and BurdaStyle’s sweatshirt #111 02/2017 make a great pair.

The pants are in a black Ponte knit from Mood Fabrics and the sweatshirt is in a gray sweatshirt fabric from Joann Fabrics.

Comfortable and easy – now that’s a true casual pairing.

Carlsbad Cardigan

I cannot say enough good things about the Carlsbad Cardigan from the Sew Beautiful book by Kennis Wong of Itch to Stitch.

It is 3 simple pattern pieces with a simple drape. The mitered corners gives a professional finish. For an extra special touch I finished the hems with a double needle. This is a great finish on knits.

I am nuts for knits and nuts for this cardigan!

The Knot Dress by Named

The Knot Dress by Named in the Breaking the Pattern Book by Saara & Laura Huhta. Fabric is a delicious double brushed poly (DBP) from Joann Fabrics.

This is an example of when pattern finds it perfect fabric match. This dress was a joy to make and the book is great with all directions. I also bought four other DBP fabrics from Joann’s as more are in the works!

From idea to finished!

Very Good Book

Lily….. Doing Lily Things

Lily loves fabric! I put the pink fleece down for a second and she pounced on it. So now it is hers.

She also loves boxes. As a sewist I get a lot of deliveries, fabric, notions and general stuff.

Happy kitty – tomorrow, September 30, 2020 is her 5th birthday. She is the BEST!

Butterick B6621, Done

Butterick B6621 is done. 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 came out so I did 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.