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McCall’s M6362 Is FINISHED!!






I finished it! πŸ™‚ YAY!!! I love it! It is so light and so airy. Β I love the way it moves. The neckline is a little too low but I can just wear a tank under it. The whole thing is about a size too big but that’s OK. I tend to like clothes like that to be roomy and comfy. Β πŸ˜‰ If you are thinking about making it you might want to cut a size smaller, though. The pattern was very easy to follow. I was a little concerned about the pockets but they were super easy to do. πŸ™‚ Β I will definitely be making a pair with the long pants for fall.


Now, what’s next??? I have no idea…. I have several things bouncing around in my head but I haven’t been able to settle on one of them. Β Do I make a bag from the yellow and blue toile? Do I make the owl bag I have been thinking about??? Do I make a companion outfit for c1’s Flower Power outfit??? Do I do the McCall’s M6553 or the Vintage Vogue V8812?? I’m soooooo confused!!! Help me out here! LOL


While you’re here don’t forget to enter the CONTEST!!!! πŸ™‚


McCall’s M6362 Progress



ALMOST done!! YAY!!! I just need to finish attaching the back bodice to the bottom, hem and sew the sash! πŸ™‚ YAY!!!!!! Β This pattern has been a breeze to follow!!! But I am starting to think I should have gone down a size….. LOL Anyway, it’s says easy on the front and that has been very true. SHEW!!!!!


Don’t forget, that pattern is on clearance for $3! πŸ˜‰ Β ClickΒ HERE!!!!

I was putting the zipper in when the needle broke. Part of it flew up and hit me in the face…. LOL My 2nd oldest son (j2) said that I am the only one he knows that needs to wear goggles when they sew…. Gee, thanks… LOL Β It would be SO much better with a zipper foot! WHY do I keep forgetting to get one???? Good grief!! I only remember right before I start putting one in!

I think once that is done I will make a purse out of the yellow and blue toile that I picked up the other day! πŸ™‚


But then I have a few ideas floating around in my head and just might do those first…… LOL Β I’ve been sketching a lot of ideas lately. Too bad I can’t draw worth a darn! LOL

Either way it goes, I should be getting a new tutorial up soon. πŸ™‚

Where do you look for inspiration? Do you just look at patterns? Or maybe stores? Pinterest?

I now have 3 tutorials up on YAY!!!!! πŸ™‚ It is SOOOOOO cool! LOL

So, tell me, what are YOU working on? Seriously, I want to know! LOL Talk to me! πŸ˜‰



McCall’s M6362 and GREAT News



I got started on the McCall’s M6362 today! YAY!! It says easy on the package and so far that has been correct! πŸ˜‰ I’m thinking I ought to be able to finish it up tomorrow! πŸ™‚ I decided to go with the red jacquard since the back of the envelope suggested light weight fabrics and the views all show a light weight FLOWY fabric. LOL

Here’s a look at the envelope.



I am making View A. OH, and by the way, that pattern is on clearance for $3 right now! Just click HERE! Yes, there I go being a pattern pusher, again! πŸ˜‰ LOL


Oh, I almost forgot to tell you my GREAT NEWS!!! I received an e-mail yesterday from AllFreeSewing.comΒ and the editor liked the links that I sent in!! She asked for permission to link to my other projects! YAY!!!! AND I will be on the designer’s page! WOOO HOOO!!! πŸ™‚ Isn’t that AWESOME???? I love it!!!


I have been thinking about taking some design classes. That’s my favorite part of sewing, taking an idea out of my head and making it come to life. Β I don’t know, though… Maybe when my youngest 2 kids are older…. School will be starting back soon and that will limit my time.


So, what are YOU working on???? I would LOVE to hear about it!!!

Shorts for Charity, New Fabric and a Rainbow

I have 3 pairs of shorts for charity all finished and one pair for c2. πŸ™‚ YAY!! I will be finishing up 1 more pair for charity and one more pair for c2 tonight! πŸ™‚









I took a trip to Hancock’s today since I was in the area… This is what I picked up for $20! πŸ˜‰


I got 3 yards of this red jacquard! πŸ™‚ I used the yellow for the Retro Butterick Β ’56 5603.




I got a 1/2 yard of this AWESOME Steelers cotton to make a purse for FOOTBALL SEASON!! YAY!! Yes, I am a HUGE football fan! LOL And there was a purse that I was longing for last season. Now I can make my own and not pay $65! LOL




I ❀ toile!! So when I saw this on sale I knew I had to grab a yard to make a purse or tote. πŸ™‚ Love yellow and blue together!




I found this in the remnants bin. It looked like just the thing to make d another bag. I got just over 1 1/2 yards for $2!


So that’s the haul I got for $20. Not too shabby! πŸ˜‰


And here is a picture of a rainbow we saw from our front yard this evening.




After I get the shorts finished up I am going to start cutting out the patter for this –



McCall’s M6362. I think I’m still leaning toward madras.


Then after that I am planning to take on this –



Here is the fabric that I plan to use –


With a eyelet for the bolero! πŸ™‚ What do you think???




Upcoming Projects

I have a few projects that I am very excited about!! πŸ™‚ One of them will be a tutorial for book covers that will be part of a Christmas in July blog hop that will be hosted by Stringtown HomeΒ that will start next week!! πŸ™‚ YAY!!! I can’t wait!

Another project that I am excited about is another purse! I had an idea hit me last night like a bolt of lightning and had to immediately sketch it out before I lost it. LOL A friend has asked me to make a purse for her so the first one I do will be a trial run. πŸ˜‰

Then I will be making another gift… But it’s a little hush, hush right now. πŸ˜‰ Don’t worry, though. As soon as it gets to the recipient I will post a tutorial. πŸ˜‰

FINALLY after all of that I will be starting on McCall’s M6362. It came in the mail a couple of days ago!! WOO HOOO!!! πŸ™‚


I will be making view A. Right now I am thinking about going with madras… What do you think??

Don’t forget about my giveaway!! You have until Friday Noon Eastern to follow and leave a comment! πŸ™‚

My Next Tutorial Will Be……

I have it all figured out. Sort of… πŸ˜‰ I know what I WANT to make it just remains to be seen if I can actually DO it.

Let me give you an idea. πŸ™‚

It starts with these 2 fabrics (that I got for $1 a piece in the remnants bin at Hancock’s!!!!) –

I want to try to merge these two looks-

The Sound of Music Collared Romper from
Morning at the Manor Top fromΒ  I found this on Pinterest and the link doesn’t seem to work for the blouse. :/ Maybe it’s just sold out?
Anyway… I want to make this for c1. I think it would be awfully cute IF I can pull it off. LOL
If I have enough of the blue left over I want to make c2 some dressy shorts. Maybe… Not sure if they would look right or not. What do you think? Blue rayon(ish) shorts for a boy? Will it work???
I ordered a couple of patterns a few days ago and I wish they would hurry up and get here!!! I am anxious to start one of them!!
These are the two I ordered-
McCall’s 6362
I want to make view A in a bad, bad way. And then maybe mix the bodice from A with C. πŸ™‚
Butterick’s 5046
I fell in love with this one. I want ALL the views! πŸ˜‰
I reallllly need to make a trip to Hancock’s or Joann’s. I am in bad need of bias tape. I went through some of my patterns and it seems that every single one that I really want to make needs bias tape! Β And I need to pick up some nice buttons. And a zipper foot. And….. LOL The list just keeps growing! πŸ˜‰ OH!! And today is my cousin’s Birthday!!(Happy Birthday, Amy!!) and I want to make her some PJ pants. She really likes the owls that I made and I want to either find some owl fabric OR monkeys. OOH! I wonder if I can find sock monkeys??? That would be AWESOME!!! Don’t worry, it’s not a secret. πŸ˜‰

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