Archive for June, 2008

So here I am with another FOF.  This time it’s nothing special but I’m so proud of my newest accomplishment.  Pockets, yes, I did include them in this pattern.  So without much ado here’s my newest addition to my working wardrobe.  Kwik Sew 3201 using view A pants and view B scrub top.  I had cotton in purple solid and print fabrics.  I love that this only cost me  $12.00 to make instead of what I have been paying.  I feel like I have such a wickedly great secret.

Now this won’t be long I didn’t put pockets in my first set of scrubs and felt that I needed to take the leap and go ahead and master this technique.  So here’s my pocket insertion for my pants let me know what you think

Needless to say, I did notice or as some of us would say I had an ah moment while putting the pants together.  I will be taking this knowledge and making me some shorts and capris.  This will be a quick and easy way to increase the summer wardrobe.

Well, I have to get back to my homework as I have finals next week and need to be on top of my game.  I have some other things to share with so I hope to get back here over the weekend.  Thanks so much to all of you who have come to include me as a regular read and those that are still trying to see where I’m going.  See ya soon.

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Here’s some photos to show what I’ve been up to. After these pics I’ll tell you about my frustrations. First up is my youngest girl Ms. Camille in her tropical dress. I did this quickly with the material already cinched at the top and then I added a ruffled edge and straps for modesty sake.

Next we have my first attempt at scrubs for school and Externship made from Kwik Sew Pattern 3201 I have had the top material for at least 4 years or more and then a quick trip to JoAnn’s up the street to match the pants and this is what I came up with.

I did experience some rough spots in the process of making the top.  It was the joining together of the front neckband to the V of the top.  After a few tries of positioning and then repositioning I got it.   Overall, I’m very pleased and already have the second set of scrubs cut out waiting to be pieced together.

I showed you a bolt of fabric that I had been trying to figure out a dress pattern to use to match with a pair of shoes I purchased a few years ago and never could find the right outfit.  I ended up using Simplicity 4877 view C for this dress.

This dress did cause me some pain.  First in the fact that I had to shorten the waist and then still had to add darts to rid the back of the puckering I get in RTW clothing do to my short but full stature.  I meant to have my picture taken wearing this at the wedding I attended but to no avail.  I will take one with me in it.    BTW, my dress is being modeled by my new dressform Betty B.  and I absolutely love her.  It made the process so much nicer and now I can really figure my form out and make good use of my planning time before I sit down to sew.

Now on to frustrations……my only one is after sharing all of this I don’t have the time to devote to all the UFO’s that I have.  There’s an art to staying on task but this quarter I just can’t seem to find the time.  I have four classes and the work load is so overwhelming.  We’re in the last 2 weeks of the quarter and I feel as though the floor is giving way and I’m falling through.   Don’t get me wrong, there’s really a true level of excitement going on for me right now as this is my last quarter before going on my Extern-ship in July.

I don’t know how soon I’ll be back with you to share what I’ve been up to so here’s just a brief peak into what I have planned NewLook 6700 and 6674 both are summer dresses.  Well, until next time happy crafting.




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