Showing posts from June, 2016

Sew it Youself - The Laundry Day Tee into a MLM company Top

I went to my first ever MLM company party on May 1st. I only remember the date since it was the day before my birthday.

I went out of curiosity and to see what the items were like. I had purchased leggings from an online party and wanted to see if they had any tops that would match. I didn't find a matching top, but I did end up buying one that I liked the fit of and 2 pairs of leggings to match.

The top I bought was the MLM company Tee.

I really liked the loose fit and the box cut sides. One thing I didn't like was the short sleeves. I live in 3/4 length sleeves year round.  I also thought I could easily make this!

To make my own MLM company tee, I started by taking some measurements of the one I bought. I bought a size small. The width of the bottom hem was 44 inches. The length was 29 inches.

The basic shape of the MLM company Tee was very Similar to the Love NotionsLaundry Day Tee. The Laundry Day Tee is a free pattern when you join the Facebook Group.

I took the pattern p…

Summer Pants

I am not a fan of dresses or skirts. If I wear one, I'm bound to show my rear to someone when I bend over. If I wear a maxi skirt or dress, then I'm likely to trip on the hem and fall. Yes I am clumsy.  But I do love how nice and cool they are in the heat of the Texas summer. But I also work indoors in an office that is usually too cold for my liking. So what's a girl to do? This girl decided to try some wide leg pants this year.

One of the benefits of being an Admin for Lilly at Zenith & Quasar, is that every now and then she sends me stuff she gets from her supplier to try out or that has been discontinued and there is not enough for her to stock. She sent me a yard of this gorgeous mint and white variegated Supplex last year. I was waiting for the perfect project and coordinate to come along before I cut into it. Lilly has some Supplex in stock Here, but there will be a preorder for all the available colors in August. Join the Facebook Group for updates.

One day, I …

3 Material Girlz $7 Poly Knit!

3 Material Girls is doing something different for their current pre-order. They are offering some light weight poly knits. And they are only $7/yard!

Sarah Evans sent me 2 prints to sew up. One is a super adorable owl print, and the other is a brown and mint baby's breath print that goes great with the owls.

This poly knit is 92% polyester and 8% spandex. It has 4-way stretch and is 160 gsm. It reminds me of a light weight interlock twist yarn (ITY) knit. It has great drape.

I decided to try a new pattern and make the 1 Puddle LaneMiss Maggie top with the owls. I love this top pattern - it's very similar to a beloved store bought top. I'm planning a hack to this pattern to make it identical to my store bought one.

I love the low drape in the front and the built in tank underneath. I didn't have enough of the owl fabric, so I used a solid brown for the tank part. I'm thinking I'll make one in black and leave off the tank part so that I can change the look up by …

Stitch Upon a Time Boxerwear - Enclosed Seams

*** I wrote this post quite awhile ago and for some reason, I never finished it and posted it. So today while I was babysitting my embroidery machine as I did some bowling shirts, I decided to look at the draft posts I had and decided to finish this one. So - I've made some edits to this post as I went through it ***

The heathered brushed poly from Zenith & Quasar is Amazing! It's the softest fabric ever. It makes the most comfortable underwear you have ever worn - it's like you are wearing nothing (in a good way).

I've made my son the Stitch Upon a TimeBoxerwear before, and he really likes the no fly version with enclosed seams. I had some of the charcoal heathered brushed poly leftover from another project and made him a pair with it. This color is currently out of stock, but other colors are still available. There will be a preorder for all colors of heathered brushed poly and supplex in August.

The first step is to sew the dart into both the inner and outer fro…

Designer Stitch Julie Blouse

I recently tested for a new designer - Ann Grose of Designer Stitch. She has worked as a freelance designer for 28 years. She resides in Australia where she teaches classes.

On May 22nd, she released an entire collection of patterns. This is one of them. Ann's patterns cover sizes 2 - 26. Be sure to check her website to see them all.  Prices on the website are in Australian dollars and will be much less in US dollars with the current exchange rate.

I tested the Julie Blouse. I applied to test the pattern because I loved the style of it. It had a surplice front and a longer back (to cover my rear) and a loose fit.

The pattern, when printed, went together perfectly. The pattern pieces were clearly labeled.

The instructions were mostly easy to follow. There were a few that were tricky, but Ann was very helpful assisting when I did not understand an instruction. She has revised the instructions to make them clearer.

For my top, I used a poly/rayon blend fabr…