S1283| Camo Crazy

Like many in the sewing community, I was very excited to hear about Mimi G.'s collaboration 
with Simplicity! I've been inspired by her creations for many years,  and couldn't wait 
for the release of her patterns. 


I was very happy, and lucky my local Hancock had both her patterns when they came out, 
so I snatched them up almost as soon as they put them on the shelves! What's even more awesome
 as the beautiful, hip patterns, was the step-by-step video tutorials released in 
conjunction with both patterns!

M6884 | And our Son's new baby

Hey guys I hope you had a wonderful weekend!!! My family and I sure did.
If you're friend on FB, you may know that my son is in the FFA. Earlier this year
he competed in a calf scramble at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. He was able to rustle down a baby calf to raise for scholarship funds. Well, on Sunday he got his calf. Yea! 
She's still a baby.

Having a son in the FFA is a lot of responsibility. This aint his first rodeo, tho! lol
We've had rabbits, pigs and now a Heifer. (Insert Green Acres song here)  He's been planning ahead for college very responsibly and I'm very proud of him!

I made this dress a few weeks ago and it was pretty pleasant to sew. I didn't have to 
alter it in anyway so that's always a good thing for me!  

The front is a mock wrap dress, and I made view A. I don't have any yellow in my closet, but this year I decided to try more golds and yellows. I've always had in my head that I was too dark for yellow and orange colors so I steered away from them. I'm still not to sold on it, but I'm trying.

V1027 | Tye-Dye-Ombre' Twirl

This dress is an oldie but goodie!
I made the longer version for my B-Day a few years ago.

I was influenced by Mimi, to make this shorter version. Her style is amazing!
She rocked it and I loved it, so of course I had to copy!

B5206 | Chetta B. in Plaid

This is a Chetta B. style wrap dress by Butterick, and I love how simple it was to sew up.
It's a faux wrap style dress, without the inconvenience of  the skirt part flashing, lol! 

This fabric, that fabric, is a gorgeous ITY  plaid knit that I purchased from Fabricmart a few years
 back. I must say, I'm sick I didn't purchase more. I love it!

M6570 | Flower Power

For this skirt, I picked this bold and loud printed fabric, from 
the quilting section of my local Joann's. Uh yeah!

I often times don't even go towards that section, unless I'm looking for broadcloth to line
 with, a ruler, some chalk or some safety pins.
But sis, it's some great prints in this section, it aint just for quilting, No!

V8825 | Dupe-de-Duped

I recently participated in a sew-along where we were all sewing up V8825. To my surprise, when I went stash diving I came across the exact same fabric the model was wearing in my stash!

 I'm glad I joined in, or this pattern would've been forgotten amongst the many 
others I tend to collect.  I probably would'nt know how fab this dress was!

S1365 | WIP's and a photo bomber

When Simplicity released their Summer patterns, I must admit I didn't immediately
 run to the site like I have in past, because lately it's only been one maybe 
two I'd purchase. But when I did get around to looking at the summer release,
 surprisingly I really liked quite a few of them! Hey-hey! 

Original Pattern

 Now this one in particular I was very fond of (check out the price). I've had this original pattern pinned on my board forever!!! I was too excited that they re-released it!!! 
My search was ova, ya hear, lol!  

S2444 | Sew Dolly Clackett!

Here's my dress for the Sew Dolly Clackett. Better late than never, lol. I finished this earlier
 in the week but didn't get to take pictures till I got off work,.....last nite!!
I know, I know, time management.;-)

This sew-along is hosted by Sarah, for all us who stalk Roisin's blog (dolly clackett) as a wedding 
gift from the online community. All dresses are inspired in honor of her impeccable style of dresses.

V8968| Splattered and Tye Dyed

This Vogue was rated  very easy, but I found myself stumped a couple times.

I chose to do the v-neck version, and that part was pretty easy!

M6744 | Ready for Summer

A couple weeks ago Adrienne posted a beautiful collection of her vacation dresses, and M6744 was in the lineup. I've had this pattern since it came out last summer, but didn't realize how cute it was til I saw Adrienne's.

I knew I had just the right fabric in my stash! A beautiful Oriental Floral Lattice
 ity knit, that I got from Fabricmart.

Happy 17th Anniversary.....

.....well belated!

On April 12th, we celebrated our 17 wedding anniversary!
Yay us!! But we've been together a total of 30 years!

Burda 6919 | Another Little Black Dress

   In the past, I only owned a few Burda Style patterns. But recently I was able to grow my stash when a local Joann's was closing. To be honest my whole Big-4 stash grew, when all patterns were priced at $1.99!!! I was lucky to pick this one up because those pattern drawers were almost empty.

 Please excuse the location shots in my sewing cave, my other location is temporarly a gym for now, lol. (I'm on a fitness weight-loss journey, that 40/40 club gotta work-it-out!) More on that later!