It’s a beautiful day….

IMG_0822This has been a busy week.  Yesterday I visited my co-workers in the city and we had great time catching up.  I spent the rest of the day at Cali Fabrics touching all the wonderful fabrics.  I just finished a skirt and top that I’m wearing to a concert tomorrow night.  Yep….going to see Stevie Wonder and I can’t wait.  The top is Simplicity 1283 and the skirt is Vogue V8882. The top was a dream to make.  I did not have to do anything except extend the length by 2 inches and it is a perfect fit.  The skirt was easy as well and I added a lining to make sure I had a polished look.





I love love love the black embossed knit from Cali Fabrics that I used for the top.  I intended to buy more but I had already blew my fabric budget so I hope it’s there when I return.  The fabric for the skirt is an embossed taffeta. You know – the stuff you use for curtains and pillows.  Well I’m sorry but when I saw the fabric I knew I wanted to use it for a skirt.  The rest is herstory.

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I finally made it. Hello World!

This has been a long time coming.  I have been sewing my heart away while secretly dreading establishing an on-line presence.  I mean wouldn’t you rather sew all day?  Be that as it may, I had to buck up and get ‘er done.  I had family visit for Thanksgiving which was great and I still got some sewing in.  I made “6” wraps with click here McCall’s 6209.  Sadly with all the sewing, food and frivolity I had no time for make up and posing so you get to see the wraps on Simone.

IMG_0762 IMG_0760 IMG_0753IMG_0757 Easy to make and cute to wear.IMG_0764

I purchased fleece from Cali Fabrics, JoAnn’s and Discount Fabrics.  Color blocking was easy to do and a nice way to put my personal spin on this easy project.  For my lovelies on the East Coast or anywhere that is particularly cold – remember I’m in California – highly recommend a wool or wool blend if you want to make one for yourself.  Fleece will not work!

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