A Failed Win and a Successful Fail–Two Dresses Sinclair and McCalls

Pattern:  Sinclair Dakota Dress Measurements at this time: high bust 39 inches bust 42 inches waist 37 inches hip 48.5 inches I started sewing this 8/24/22 and finished the same day Size: 16 for my bust/waist, and 18 for the hip Options sewn: Standard Bodice, Tank, Scoop neck, and no pockets as the fabric is […]

More shorts Jalie, SUAT, P4P, and That Moxie Girl

Time to catch up on more makes I didn’t get blogged.  Here are a few shorts I’ve made over the years (all the way back to 2014!) that I didn’t have the time to get blogged before. Pattern: Prefontaine Shorts by “That Moxie Girl” Date made: waaaaay back in 2014! Mar 19, 2014 My measurements […]

More Pants and Leggings! Jalie, 5oo4, Sew-a-Little-Seam

  Pattern: Jalie 3355 made the pants previously: Nov 2014 megaman costume, Oct 2015 for K. I have made the hoodie part of this pattern beyond countless times, we LOVE that part of this pattern.  Now I want to perfect the pants portion so I can lounge around in a hoodie and sweats and just […]

Lots of Pajama Pants – Jalie, Burda, 5oo4, etc.

As I mentioned before, I am trying to catch up on blogging some past makes that never made it to the blog.  My goal is to blog every make so I have details of what fabric I used, what alterations I tried, how they fit, how they sewed up, and so on.  Also I love […]

1 year Very Raw Health Update

1 year ago today I got the news that I had a very large brain tumor.  It covered my entire right frontal lobe.  For specifics, It was in my midline, wrapped around my carotid artery, moved down into strangling my optic nerve and into my sphenoid sinus.  I was told operation was the only option, […]

Unselfish Sewing

Sometimes I sew for others.  It is a rare occasion but I do. Jalie Nordik 4025 Back in November 2020 I tested the Jalie Nordik slippers for my husband. I was actually quite surprised that they fit his size 14 feet. I was more surprised that when I gave them to him, he never took […]

Jalie 2445 with an Ottobre Tank & Jalie 3355

  Another catch up post.  Way back in May 2017 I made this Black and White “love graffiti fabric” set. Technically I made the tank in Aug 2016 and then added the shorts to match in May 2017. In the last 4 years I have worn then tons (the fabric is fading) and love the […]

Jalie Sylvie Pants

Hello 2022.  I haven’t been sewing at all. I feel like absolute crud.  This craniotomy and radiation really have me down. I thought, well if I’m not sewing, I might as well be catching up on past makes on my blog.  I am behind on a ton of makes. I tested these Jalie Sylvie pants […]


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