Olive Green Skirt

Using New Look pattern 6843, I previously cut out a straight skirt. This was done awhile ago and sat begging to be finished. The skirt is an olive green wool blend. The straight skirt needed a waist band. I also cut out a lining for it. I inserted a 7-inch zipper.

Here is the skirt back with the zipper sewed in. I wanted to use the flap-style method for this zipper.


After all darts and the zipper were sewn, I used the skirt to cut out the lining pieces. Then these were sewn and attached at the waistline. This is what the front lining looks like.

Skirt front Lined

The back looks like this ….
Skirt back

Back ziip closure

Finally, this is what the finished skirt looks like.

Frontal View

Frontal View

This skirt will make a welcomed addition to my wardrobe. Since it is a dark olive green I can use it with many of my blouses.

Scrub Set #2

Working on another scrub set, a black pair of pants and a multi-colored print top. The pants is completed. The scrub top is a multi-colored print with lots of purple, green, and black tones. The contrasting bands will be in black to tie these two pieces together as one set. I will be working on the top shortly. Once completed, I will post additional pictures.

Here is one view of the pants …

Style 2

Style 2

And another view …

Drawstromg Front

Side pocket view

Back Elastic Waistline

4/30/13– worked on sewing a scrub top to match this pair of pants. Top is made using a multi-print fabric and embelished with a black contrast band.

Scrub top

Splash of Color Tee

This afternoon, I whipped up this tee shirt using a cotton knit fabric. It is a tailored rendition of a basic tee shirt. All seams were serged. The neckline is made using a bias strip of the same fabric. A 5/8 inch top stitching was used on the neckline. A .5 inch hem was used to finish the sleeves. The tee shirt hem is a rolled hem.

Tailored Tee Shirt

Tailored Tee Shirt

One more project using fabric from my stash. I love it. I get a new wardrobe and I’m whittling down my stash. Can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings…

Spring Dress

Continuing with my sewing, I decided to make something for me. Searching through my fabric stash, I came across this jersey knit orange/floral fabric. Since orange is my favoritecolor, it seemed a natural choice. Looking through the bins of patterns, I selected a simple tee-shirt dress pattern, Simplicity Sew Simple #1989.

Burst of Flowers

Burst of Flowers

I wanted to add an emblishment to this dress, in an attempt to dress it up, and remembered a blouse I spotted in a store window as I walked our mall the other day. The blouse was a white knit with a braid of the same fabric. To replicate this technique, I cut three 1.5 inch wide strips the length of the fabric. Folded them in half and stitch a 5/8 seam on the raw edge, turned the strip, and ironed it flat. Then I stitched all three strips together and braided them securing the other end. Next, I pinned the braid to the finished neckline and handstitched it in place. The joint is in the back.

Full view

Full view

If I want to change the look, I can add a belt. See …
Belted Spring Dress

One final pressing and this dress is now in my closet ready to wear to mass. This dress will be great for traveling as it doesn’t wrinkle and won’t take up much space in the suitcase.

Here I am wearing my new spring dress.
Finished Spring Dress

Tiny’s New Scub Set

Scrub Pants Part one of the scrub set is done. Pants has double pockets on one side and a single pocket on the other and an elastic waistline.

Double side pockets

Double side pockets

Here is a close up of the double side pocket.

Yoke Once the pants were done it was time to work on the matching top. Yoke with contrasting bands to match the pants are done.

Scrub Top in Progress Both sides are attached. Only the sleeves are needed.

006 Here’s another glimpse of the work in progress.

Finished Scrub Set Now that the entire set is done.

009 And for a close look.

Hope Tiny enjoys it.

Happy Earth Day

Have a great Earth Day!  Don’t forget to reuse or recycle.

Icy Blue Scrub

Icy Blue Scrub


In the sewing mood and looking for another project to do, I stumbled on to this icy blue polyester cotton fabric. Thought it would make a nice scrub top for my youngest daughter. Felt an urge to spruce it up, so I added a royal blue satin ribbon trim. Added darts to the back to make it fit a little better.

Hope she enjoys it. Looking forward to sewing a full scrub set soon.

Quickie Skirt

McCall Pattern 3268

Summer Skirt

Summer Skirt

This low-rise skirt measures 35 inches in the hip and is 20 inches in length.

Found this pattern already cut out and tucked away amongst my surpise box of unfinished projects. So, I decided to finish it. I added waist darts to the front and back. I also inserted a back zipper. To finish it off, I used 1 inch ivory grossgrain ribbon. Lastly, I added a hook and eye to make sure the back closure would be secured.

Packed it off and sent it to my daughters. They can decide which one gets to keep it.

Aloha Print Blanket

Aloha Print Blanket Top or front layer

Aloha Print Close Up Close up front or top layer

Fern Sprigs Here you can see both sides

After working on the three Aloha Print dresses, I had left over material in the yellow/brown fern print. Going through my stash, I found gold and brown solid pieces. I used the aloha print for the backing and for several 4 inch strips. The gold and brown squares are 7 inches. Rows were constructed using alterante color solid squares separated by the sashing. The blanket was sewn together in the envelope style and then topped stitched. Tufts knots were used at the corenr of each square. The end result measured 41 x 43 inches. This quilt is a gift for a little girl. Hope she will enjoy it.

Green Crazy Quilt Pillow

Crazy Quilt Pillow


I had one left over square from my green crazy quilt.  So, I thought I would add black feather stitching.  I then whipped up this pillow.  Trying something different in assembling the pillow, I decided to put a overlap.  The overlap is three inches and has a velcro closure.  The pillow measures 14 x 14.  The backing is a dark green and white print.

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