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Trust me, I have been creating...

I have really. Although seems like I have forgotten about my little sewing share space here but I haven't. I have been creating all kinds of knitwear and some creating some doll fashions. I did have a few pictures to share. The one above is the outfit that a lucky winner won on my doll blog giveaway.

Here is the back of the top, which was inspired from Vogue 8905. I love this top with jeans or leggings, so I made some easy pull on pants for the famous fashion doll. Doesn't take much fabric either, thank goodness for fabric scraps!
Well, I made another baby blanket and forget to take a pictures but it my all time, go to, super easy blanket it knit up. I shared it here when I knitted one for my son co-worker. I used the same yarn but in this color. The new mother and her family just loved it. They expressed how everyone just love the blanket.
I also have finished my dress that I shared here but still haven't worn it, lol. I also knitted a pink and green cardi for a future A…

Merry Christmas, my friends!

To All your family and friends....

McCall's 7160 - Easy knit dress!

Yes indeed, this is the dress I am working on today and it is easy. It really easy!! The skirt is made up of 2 circles cut on the fold, 1 back piece cut on the fold and 1 front piece cut on the fold (it suppose to be cut 2, but why? for shaping?) and 1 piece for the tie belt. It a pullover dress and you can't beat that. Here is the link of for more info of the dress that will become a fall favorite for me.

I chose a this ITY knit fabric from Fabric Mart during one of the email notification and didn't go overboard at all. I'm still stashing busting but I could pass this fabric up at the great price they were offering. Isn't that how we get in trouble, lol!

Sooo I am going to get me sewing on. I will back back to share the end results and to share the pants I sewed up yesterday. Yes, you read that correctly. I made three pair of pants from my favorite McCall's 6901 pants pattern. I went down a size and they still turn out perfect every time.

Enjoy your day!

Sewing much? Why yes.

Yes, yes I have been sewing and everything I took pictures of, well, resident photographer accidentally deleted them. So I will share with you another time. Anyhoo, the special dollies in my life received new outfits. I was able to add these two pattern from Simplicity to my ever growing pattern arsenal. Simplicity  4707 is a classic vintage look pattern that offer doll sizes 12 - 22 inches a full wardrobe. This will be work great for the various "ladies in my life." American Girl pattern S0170 was one I could not resist so I picked it up too. My way of saying good bye to Hancock Fabrics.



I had a chambray dress that I made that had a hole in it so I figured the dolls would benefit from it and so they did. Below is Lauren and she wear the denim skirt I made from the dress. I preserved the hem so I wouldn't have to hem it. Her top is made from some leftover fabric from a tunic I started that needs to be finished. It kept getting caught in my walking foot so I had to leave…

Happy 4th!

THANK YOU!

Happy Mother's Day

"Sew it goes...."

So today is a lazy day for sewing. I have completed my black pants I mentioned here. Finished up a new skirt from this pattern here , I stitched up view A this time around and started on a stripped top using New Look 6351. Yes, I went against my self-imposed plan of sewing from my stash only because I could not resist the price of the jersey rib knit from Fabric Mart (proof I'm a textile junkie). Good news is, I do have the fabric for the jacket in my stash. Unfortunately resident photographer is busy and this passed work week has zapped some of my energy. I have been sleeping on and off since I go home from work on Friday. I did sew yesterday and finished most of McCall's 6886, would you believe I ran out thread!! Yeah, I think it time to due a inventory check on the notions. Hey I figured if I have enough interfacing then I'm good, so good figure?!

I hope all is well with everyone and create something beautiful this week!

McCall's 6956 - Wrap Dress, View D - Completed.

Oh, how I love this pattern! Here is McCall's 6959 Woven wrap dress completed. I participated in a sew-a-long hosted by Rin, who finds time to do a lot of creating. I have made this dress before in View A here and that when I feel in love with it, as well as the working with bias tape. Trust me this is easy to stitch up.

Material Selection:
I selected a linen-look poly-rayon fabric from Hancock Fabric and yes I need more of this fabric. This sews up wonderfully AND iron beautifully! It 50% rayon and 50% polyester and holds its shape quite well. I didn't make any adjustment to the pattern and stitched it up based on the size 18 measurements.

Cost of Project:
Since the fabric was not in my stash and it was on sale, around $16.00. No complaints here.

Conclusion:
I do have plans to make at least two more. I would love to do this in an Ankara print or even a novelty print. Now that I think about it perhaps in a two color combination. Ahh, getting all kinda of creative ideals over her…

Up next, McCall's 6901

Now that I have almost finished my woven wrap dress for the sewalong hosted by Rin of Sew in Love (just need to finish the hem), I getting ready to sit down and create a nice pair of pants? I've had this pattern for awhile and have read some of the reviews and cast them to the wind.  I found this great pair of pants at Kohl's that are so comfortable to wear and didn't realize this pattern is close to it! How is that for inspiration? So I found this gorgeous gabardine fabric at Hancock's Fabrics sometimes last month and yes, I just had to get it, lol.  Although I'm returning to my love for dresses and skirts this year, a girl still needs a few pair of great pants and I do believe they will fit the bill. So I am off to cut the pieces out and get everything prepped for sewing. Even if I have to wait until Saturday.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Enjoy your day!

McCalls's 6959 - Sew Along hosted by Sew in Love.

When I first sewed this dress I made View A and it sure came out cute! So when Rin of Sew in Love was so kind to leave me a comment on the dress and mentioned she was hosting a sew along, I knew it was time to make it again, especially with all the comments I was receiving when I first wore it.  So this one will be my first dress for the spring, how awesome is that?
This time I'll stitching up View D and my fabric choice this time around is a linen. I stopped in Hancock Fabrics for snaps and thread and the material was on sale and next thing I knew, I visualized my dress. I almost selected some cotton but this is just as fluid and comfortable. This week she posted part two and I have prepped, marked and basted what I needed before I get started. Now it off to the machine! I'll be sure to keep you posted when it's completed.

Off the Needles - Another great hat.

Here is my other hat project I blogged about here. It was another free leaflet I picked up at A.C. Moore and Crafts. I really enjoyed knitting this hat too. The lace pattern is really pretty in person and I never thought I would get a chance to wear it either. Thanks to the cold weather we've been having in Charlotte, I finally got to wear this one too.  The yarn is by Red Heart and the color on the skein is Jeweltone, and trust me it is pretty. I made to go with the jacket I am wearing and it they look really cute together. I still wish to make a pair of gloves to match so perhaps I will get to it soon. Here the side profile of the hat and of course I'm hiding my hair under it. I repeated a few more rows to accomdate my hair and/or make room for my scarf and rollers.  Sometime I don't do my hair until I get to work, it's like that in the mornings somtimes! Yes, I love it and yes, yes, Yes!, I will be make it again in a solid color. I can see this a possible gift too.…

Easiest hat ever!

Here is the finished hat that I blog about here. I really like this pattern, so easy to make on circular needles.  Here is the side view. More than enough room for anyone with a thick head of gorgeous hair to rock. Do I see myself knitting up more, perhaps in a variegated yarn? You betcha! I will be back soon to share the the clothes I sewed for Barbie's Mom. If the weather is going to keep me home tomorrow I will definitely be sewing!

Create something beautiful today!

Ahh a new year.....

Yes, it about that time for me to hangout with my best friend even more this year! I have been seeing inspiration all around me and my weekend are for creating! I plan on doing a lot of sewing, good thing I'm still stash busting. Although not many patterns have caught my eye, I'm glad for the ones I do have, hmmm I see quite a few dresses in my future, as well as skirts. I didn't get to do much winter sewing and that ok.  I'm ready now!
Ahh, the joy of Sewing!

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