Thursday, October 19, 2006

Late Fall Mailout 2006

60" 49% Rayon 48% Wool 3% Lycra 16.00

60" 100% Rayon Matte Jersey 26.00 Designer Jenne Maag

60" 57% Rayon 40% Wool 3% Lycra 16.00

60" 100% Wool Crepe Tweed 17.00 per yard

60" 100% Wool Gaberdine 18.00 per yard

60" 100% Wool 20.00 per yard Designer Anne Klein

60" 100% Wool Flannel 18.00 per yard

57" 98% Wool 2% Lurex 20.00 per yard

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Wardrobe Basic

I needed a new basic skirt to replace a well worn one for my wardrobe. You know, a skirt that can be worn all year and fit in lots of circumstances. I decided on a cottn/lycra fabric (from the early spring mailout) in a khaki color. I didn't want a plain skirt and I noticed several magazines featuring button front skirts. I dug through some of my Mom's old patterns and found an OOP
(out of print) Butterick 3696.
I added the pocket from the jacket

and topstitched the front.

Now I have a skirt that will carry me through fall/winter with boots and sweaters or spring/summmer with sandals and T-shirts!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

I've Been Cropped!

I've started my fall sewing and I love the cropped pants. I love pants, period! They are comfortable and easy to get in and out of cars, something I do a lot. The cropped pants have the comfort of long pants but will keep you cool in the heat and humidity of South Texas. Now don't confuse cropped pants with gauchos. Gauchos have a wider leg than cropped pants.

I used McCalls 5185 view B.

I did alterations for a sway back and shortened the crotch depth and length.

The fabric is 98% Wool and 2% Lycra

I made a template of the fly for accurate topstitching.

This is a great cropped pant pattern to add to your fall sewing list!