Ottobre Safari Shorts ~ The most perfect shorts I’ve ever made

If you follow me on Instagram or here on my blog, you know I have been tireless in my pursuit of well fitting bottoms.  As a pear shape, it has been super hard and sometimes very frustrating to get any bottoms to fit me.  With a difference of 14 inches between my waist and hips, […]

A Tale of 2 Dresses ~ P4P Sweetheart and Sunshine

Pattern: Patterns For Pirates – Sweetheart Dress Made previously: Navy Roses in June 2017, L/S stripe in Mar 2017, Dk green renfrew mashup in Mar 2017, ITY knit in Oct 2016 Date Sewn: I finished most of this dress Apr 2020, but waited forever to hem it. I was deciding whether to raise the waistline […]

2020 Fall/Winter Sewing Plans

Fall is here! I’m so excited.  I love fall; it is my favorite season.  Here are my fall to winter sewing plans for this year.  I plan to make some of the things I had on previous fall lists but didn’t’ get to, as well as some new things. From left to right, starting at […]

Burda Style Top and Skirt (03/2017 #124 and 01/2009 #125)

Often I have spur of the moment thoughts about what I want to make. The fabric “speaks to me” or an outfit pops up in my mind – it gets stuck in my head, and I just have to make it. This outfit is one I envisioned and hoped it would come to light just […]

McCall’s M7061 Pajama set ~ Sewing Plans

Pattern: McCall’s M7061 Pajama set These were part of my Fall/Winter sewing plans for 2019 Date Sewn: 08/16/20 Fabric: Baum Textiles WinterFleece Classic Plaid Red/Black Yard, purchased on Amazon in Sept 2017 for $7.58/yard.  I used all 4 yards for this set so the total was $30.32.  The pattern calls for 2 yards for the […]

2 pairs of pants–Greenstyle brassies and Burda 11/2007 #122

Let’s start with the easy ones – They turned out almost perfect and are heavenly to wear. Pattern: Burda 11/2007 #122 Sewn before in Purple space dye and red yoga knit Date Sewn: July-Aug 2020 My measurements at the time: Waist 32/Hip 46.5 Size used: Waistband 42; Front Piece: 42 waist, 44 hip to hem; […]

Simplicity 3573 Nightgown

Pattern: Simplicity 3573 Nightgown Date Sewn: 08/07/2020 My measurements at the time: High bust 36/Bust 38.5/Waist 32/Hip 46 Size used: M for the bust/waist and XL for the hips. My measurements put me into a Large for the bust/waist but Big 4 patterns usually have a ton of ease so I sized down on top […]

Burda 12/2010 #140 Cows & Chickens Apron

Pattern: Burda 12/2010 #140 Date Sewn: 08/07/20 My measurements at the time: bust 38.5/waist 32/ hip 46 Size used: 44 as the pattern only went to a 44 (my hips are usually a 46/48 in Burda) Alterations: My main fabric was only 43” wide and contrast 42” wide after washing. The pattern apron piece wanted […]

Barrett Bralette by Madalynne Intimates

Pattern: Barrett Bralette by Madalynne Intimates From the website: Pattern Overview: The Barrett is a sporty femme pull-on bralette (no hooks & eyes) that has adjustable shoulder straps, a triangle opening at center front and a wide elastic band at the bottom. It has a forgiving fit, and is meant to be an everyday basic […]

Jalie 4014–Coco Bra

Racer Back View Pattern: Jalie 4014 – Coco Bra Date Sewn: Nov 2019. I was a tester for this pattern My measurements at the time: Bust 39, Waist 32, Hip 47.5 Size used: Straight X Alterations: None! Wahoo! Fabric for Bra #1: Racer back view fabric was a thicker, brushed yoga knit with thicker navy […]


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