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.

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.