Contemporary Dresses

M6612- Short floral t-shirt dress

I needed something super-easy to get things going again.  I did make a linen skirt, but didn’t check measurements (new pattern company for me) and couldn’t zip it over my bumm (silly me).  I have also done muslins for a pair of shorts and a kaftan which are up next.  Enter M6612 – easy close-fitting […]

Contemporary General Sewing

Pjs for the little guy (McCalls 6236)

A last minute Christmas gift for my little guy.  I was in Joann’s getting stuff for the tree skirt, when I spied the print (ok, I looked for it).  Paw Patrol is his favorite TV show, so I knew he’d love it.  He’s been living in them since.  I took the pictures Christmas morning, after […]

Contemporary General Sewing Tops Unfinished Business

Pushing myself… But ended up forcing it?

I haven’t made a (button front, collared) blouse in decades. To me, they are super challenging to do well, look professional. I’ve avoided it since starting back, even while amassing patterns and appropriate fabric in the stash. I took the plunge this week. I had some leftover white linen. I chose a pattern (Vogue 8747 […]