Pajama pants from Easy-to-sew Simplicity Pattern

 Easy to Sew  Simplicity 8389 Using for Pajama pants Making baggy leg pants to go with Baggy Top I have this nice soft cotton knit with bicycles on it.  I made the top for the Pajamas by cutting accross the fabric folded over long enough to be the front where I wanted it and that was the front and back... held it up to be the right length and folded the two pieces over making a slanted mark for the shoulders and then a scoop for the neckline slightly for the back piece and a little lower for the front.  This way when I hold  it up I know the front has a lower neckline than the back.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

New Wardrobe No Pattern Rectangular Clothes

  Well, sad to say, have a problem, as usual Sewing will help New Dress-Soft fabric folded over twice make front and back Fold left over make two big rectangles for bell sleeves.  From GStreetfabrics Knit Shelves, on sale. 25% off and coupon on a weekend. Take small strip accross, make pockets, mask and earrings. Wanted a contrast, take a piece of black long strip and make a floppy soft drape collar and accent on sleeves.  Stash accents from Treasure Hunt Room.  2.97 yard. Might add a black strip to bottom==not sure yet. Wear to work! I don't have a closet so I have wreath hangers and sets of clothes, (total outfits on one hanger) many sets on one wreath Hanger.  Everything is out in the open in my small space.  Bed becomes table with one of those cardboard foldout cutting boards.  (So helpful)   Think about tomorrow work.  Make same style shirt for work out of silk.  Always earrings, sometimes mask.  Sometimes scarf.  This one I have a tight blouse made out of, but enough leftover

Easy Wrap SunDress or add sleeves and pullover head

  Something came up that now I need big sleeves on everything to cover my arms, but also to not touch my skin.  These are super comfy sleeves.   So when I first did this dress as a sleeveless strap sundress wrap, I made the big rectangle overlap about 5/8 of a yd.  No reason, I was just experimenting, but I did not want the wrap to come open, plus this was the size of the piece that I had pulled out of the Treasure Hunt room or the 2.97 room as we all call it differently. When I was originally creating the wrap dress, I just cut the piece to make the straps, and the rest, just hemmed all the way around and added the straps to fit where I could slip my arms through when I wrapped.  Now I needed these sleeves, so I just made a seam where it overlapped at the lower edge and cut off the excess after the seam.  This gave me the big rectangle to fold over and make two big sleeves.  I just turned under the edge and topstitched onto the strap areas.   As usual when I first make something, I ha

Sewing a tote for as a gift bag

  Step by step instructions Handles are just two rectangles of vinyl, whatever length and width you want. Fold in and topstitch to about 4 inches where you are going to turn under and open to topstitch to bag

Making simple Outfits

Image   Yes, that's me.  Always made my clothes even when I was a Real Estate Broker, or a Budget Anyalyst for the Government... Or when I worked at different Banks.  I remember that shirtwaist to this day..That was probably 40 years ago.  Lovely lightweight cotton and I put an elastic casing at the waist so I wouldn't have to make a belt... That sweatshirt jacket matched perfectly and I just turned under the edges of the front and topstitched. I have always loved sewing and wearing pretty colors.  I like the control of picking the colors and styles you want. Make anything and feel so much better after you make it and wear it and say... "I did that!".... No matter what else might go wrong, I know I can always make an outfit and feel good about myself. You should too.  

Another Tote

  Another one of my personal designs on a tote....Everyone needs one!!!  These was made as in my previous instructions blog of totes with themes,  just extra big size! This is also Grocery Bag size.  I made the handle bigger to slide over my arm, to give more leverage to fill it up with veggies and salads and wholesome good foods.

Sewing Sweater Dresses to Escape the Chill

Currently Making Sweater Dresses out of my Knits Stash to keep off the Chill Always, I make the earrings and scarves and then the rest of the dress is fast. The sweater dress I like is composed of many pattern pieces that I like. The bodice from a combination of a dress pattern, and a sweater pattern and sleeve.   Simplicity 2189 dress and length and over lay of sweater pattern Kwik Sew 4069- for sweater fit at top and necklines. The collar from another sweater pattern.   Kwik Sew 4217 The pockets from a pattern piece I keep out because of the size and shape that suits me.  Pocket pieces I like pinned to a burlap type upholstery fabric panel that I use for a back drop for repeat pieces and guitar charts and guitars.   Earrings are covered buttons, that I have pulled the shank out, covered and then glued an earring back on that I buy in bulk. Earrings made from covered buttons after I pull the wire shanks out and cover and glue earring backs I buy in bulk. Scarves are whatever is leftov