Jalie 3463 Anne Marie tennis dress


  Hi readers! I made another tennis dress! And used a Jalie pattern for the first time. The new Anne Marie tennis dress. This one was super comfortable and held up well for the match I played with my tennis partner . Unlike my last tennis dress made from a 70’s pattern last spring when […]

Sew Simple 1636 in a silk print


I made another version of Sew Simple 1636, the two dollar pattern I bought at Wal Mart. This one is in a pretty silk print from The Fabric Store. This version I thinned down a couple inches from my last version, made in an Indian printed cotton voile. I also finished the armholes in bias […]

Sewing tips for slipcovers


  I pretty much hate sewing slipcovers. Our slipcovers I made a few years ago had gotten really, really gross, though. Imagine four kids eating, sleeping, and hanging out on my poor sofa for years. Not only them, but their many friends, too. I had done a really bad job sewing my last set of […]

1960 diamond pocket dress for Alice In Wonderland series

190060 diamond pocket dress

Today I’m taking part in the Alice In Wonderland Sewing series hosted by my friend Sara from the Made By Sara blog.The challenge of the series was to make something inspired by the classic children’s book Alice in wonderland, which is celebrating it’s 150 the anniverasry this year.I was considering using some light blue linen […]

Cotton knit Ikat sundress


    This is the first version I made from Simplicity 1358. I made it straight out of the envelope in view C, size 10 with no alterations, except for that I cut the back in two pieces and tapered in the waist to give more shape, instead of cutting it on the fold. I […]

DIY Denim Jogging Shorts


I’ve been wanting some denim type jogging shorts, so I made some by making changes to an existing pattern I’ve already sewn twice. Simplicity 1165, a basic shorts pattern with pockets. I knew the fit was already good, so I didn’t want to fiddle with fitting any new patterns. This shorts pattern is turning out […]

Embroidered summer shorts


I made another pair of summer shorts from my embroidered cotton and Simplicity 1165 which I’ve made in rayon before . A simple and satisfying project. This pattern is very quick to whip up with it’s elastic waist band.The fit is perfect straight out of the envelope in size 10. No adjustments needed.These photos were […]

Easy summer dress in Indian cotton


I have been on a roll sewing up these cheapo Wal Mart patterns! This one has been in my stash since last year. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out , even if it might be a little short. It’s a Simplicity Sew Simple pattern and sells for ninety seven cents! The weird thing […]