Wednesday, 6 May 2015

In Sewing News Today...

I made something! 

It actually took me a week to finish a pull-on skirt but I finally made something! You're going to have to take my word on it because I can't find the card reader to download the visual proof. Hopefully [fingers crossed] I'll have photos to show-and-tell soon. The skirt is another version of Vogue 9060, the first version can be found here. This time I made it in a ponte knit from my stash that I had left over from this skirt. I love this pattern.  

I know it is a detour from that spring coat I was working on. It is still sitting on the dress form as I'm still trying to fit those set-in sleeves. I have one sleeve basted with ease that I have to get rid of, somehow. I guess the skirt project was a way not to get discouraged with my sewing ability. 

In other sewing news, Butterick pattern have released their new summer patterns. Have you checked them out?  
Butterick 6218
I'm not surprised that I found a Tilton design that I like.  This top looks so comfortable.  

I might have to do something with that back hemline though.  

Butterick 6217
And Gertie came out with a super cute top.  Now if I had arms like that model, I might consider this pattern. At my age and size, I need sleeves to hit the gym if I want to make this top.   

Butterick 6219
Love the curved hem band on this skirt. Oh, to have the figure to pull this off. ~sigh~ I'm working on it. Come to think of it, I could use another work-out gear item. Maybe that should be my next project.  

How about you?  Are you a sleeves or gym person?  And any new summer patterns on you list?  

Happy Sewing!  


  1. I just found them and love a whole bunch of em!!! :-) That skirt is gorgeous and I have to try it!!!!

    Let your sewing sister to the south know if you just can't wait to get your hands on any of these :)

    1. You are such a sweet person to offer that. Can you believe that I'm still waiting for my Vogue patterns to arrive. I ordered them on April 16th. Vogue 9057, the Marcy Tilton t-shirt is one of the patterns I ordered so I'm going to make that one first--if it ever gets here. lol.

  2. Omg that's so sad! Hopefully it shows soon!!

  3. I love so many of your picks and I look forward to seeing what you make. um, I go sleeveless even though I have arms like a football player.


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