Sewing, Sewing Patterns

A Beachy Cover-up Finish! – Butterick 5795

Despite all this snow and the freezing temperatures we are soon to embark on a long-awaited trip!  A Caribbean Cruise! This is going to be our first ever cruise and it is a celebration for my parents' 50th wedding anniversary!  They love cruising so all of us are getting together to sail the ocean blue… Continue reading A Beachy Cover-up Finish! – Butterick 5795

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Sewing, Sewing Patterns

Butterick 5682 Jeans (Again) with Butterick 5612

Hi Friends! As you can see I’ve been busy!  Sometimes it feels good just to sew and sew and sew and get some things done! I first had to work through some of the design issues that were bothering me on the Butterick 5682 Jean.  What I didn’t like most of all was the fact… Continue reading Butterick 5682 Jeans (Again) with Butterick 5612

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Butterick 5682 Jeans with McCalls 6604

Hi Friends! I had a few moments this afternoon to take some pictures of me in a couple garments I’ve made recently.  I actually wore these two together for work today and I thought to myself there’s no better time to get these pictures done than right now! You’ve already seen the top, McCalls 6604… Continue reading Butterick 5682 Jeans with McCalls 6604

Sewing, Sewing Patterns

Just Make It June – Butterick 4238 Finished!

Hi Friends! I decided to stay home this morning, not going to our town’s annual 4th of July parade, and work on this Butterick 4238. Hmmm, choices, choices!  Sit outside in 95 degree weather watching everyone in town or stay home in the cool air conditioning sewing a new top? Oh I forgot!  The parade… Continue reading Just Make It June – Butterick 4238 Finished!

Sewing, Sewing Patterns

Butterick B5495 View D – Testing, Testing

Hi Friends, I’m going to put this in the ‘Just Testing’ category.  I don’t know why I thought this 100% cotton fabric would work up just beautifully for this pattern.   It’s not so bad but there is too much drape for this thick of a fabric.  I made up a size 20 with no alterations,… Continue reading Butterick B5495 View D – Testing, Testing

In The Kitchen, Sewing, Sewing Patterns

Peanut Blossom Kiss Cookie Fail

Friends, I think even the best of us bakers have moments of failure. Today I wanted to make some Christmas cookies.  Jim chose the classic peanut butter cookie with a Hershey’s Kiss in the center.  Easy enough right? I don’t know why I can look at a recipe and think I’m following the directions exactly… Continue reading Peanut Blossom Kiss Cookie Fail

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McCalls M5633 Cargo Pant-Entry 4-The Muslin

Well, here's the muslin, finally!  I enjoyed our visitors this last week and remind me to tell you all about this fabulous restaurant we went to on Saturday night....delightfull! First of all I want to apologize for these very grainy photos.  I was fiddling around with my point and shoot camera thinking I could take… Continue reading McCalls M5633 Cargo Pant-Entry 4-The Muslin

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McCalls M5633 Cargo Pant-Entry 1-Design Analysis and Fabric Selection

I'm going to use this McCalls pattern M5633 as the foundation pattern for my cargo pants. This design has a flat front, one dart in the back, slant front pockets, faced waist finish, zipper fly with extension, large size cargo pockets with flaps and tabs to roll up the cuffs.  It's a fairly straightforward and relatively simplistic… Continue reading McCalls M5633 Cargo Pant-Entry 1-Design Analysis and Fabric Selection

Sewing, Sewing Patterns, Sewing References

Answering a question about the ‘Side Button Closure’

Baye at athomebythebaye.blogspot.com asked if I remembered the skirts from the '70's/'80's that used the 'Side Button Closure' instead of a zipper.  Well of course I did and I just have to share a pattern that I made several times during my college days.  This skirt was a regular in my wardrobe at the time and… Continue reading Answering a question about the ‘Side Button Closure’