Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Ankara Patchwork Skirt

As I have stated many times, in love with African or Ankara print fabrics.  A couple of weeks ago, I participated in a Flea Market/Car Wash.  Had a wonderful time and made quite a few contacts.  This patchwork skirt is a result of that car wash.  Completed this lovely one for one of my new contacts.  I am certain she will be happy with the result.

I like this skirt because there is no pattern, only measurements. I have made it three times now so it flows together with no problems.  I originally made the skirt for myself and had never worn it.  I decided to offer it in the flea market and it was a crowd pleaser.  I will make it again for myself with a few additions I have been thinking about as of late.

Almost ready to begin my fall sewing.  Ahh Fall, how I love thee, let me count the ways... LOL! It has been tremendously hot and humid this summer season so I am looking forward to my favorite time of the year.

Until next time, Happy Sewing!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016


Hello out there.  It has been a couple of months since I last blogged, been a little busy.  Well at the end of July I attended a milestone birthday party for a childhood friend.  It was also sort of a mini reunion with other childhood friends.  This year we will all turn 60 and I am excited to say the least. Thinking about getting older you have a tendency to reflect on what you wish you could have done better, but I say don't get stuck on what you could have done better, reflect, correct what you can and move forward.

 Me in my me made outfit which I love the simplicity of it.

 These ladies and I went to elementary, junior high, middle school, high school and college together.
 This is the birthday girl and I.

Great times were had by all and I hope we share many more milestone birthdays.
As always, Happy Sewing!

Vogue 1534 Review

My youngest daughter is currently on a cruise with friends.  She wanted a dress to wear to the Captain's dinner and of course turned to ...