Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Purse Challenge

It's finished! I know, I know another purse, surprise. This was for the Pattern Review Challenge

The pattern used was McCalls M4400 McCall's Fashion Accessories.
Pattern Description:Bags, Hat and Accessories
Pattern Sizing:No size
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? It did look like the photo
Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were easy to follow. I had to read one step twice before I had that AHA moment when sewing the gussetts of the lining.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I didn't like the hand sewing when it came time to attach the lining to the purse.
Fabric Used: I used a quilted fabric from Joanns. The handles were made from a UFO that was still on my machine. The fabric kind of looks like suede.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I didn't make any changes this time. If I make it again, I will add more pockets to the inside.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?Maybe, I think that my mom would like it.
Conclusion: Overall, a really cute purse and I like the look of the handle on the side. It's not just your usual tote bag.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

So I Really Want to Sew


I know that it's still winter, but ya know, I really want to sew some of my spring pieces. I know, I know, I can if I want to, but, if I make it now, I'll want to wear it now! Sad, I know. I did get a few patterns a few weeks ago and I still have some patterns that are lingering from last year that I would love to make. Maybe I'll get my butt in gear and do some sewing. I am a part of the Pattern Review Challenge for purses (of course), so I have been sewing. I hope to have that done soon. Until then,

Happy sewing!!

Saturday, February 14, 2009



Happy Valentine's Day!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Letter to Hankcock Fabrics

Dear Hancock Fabrics:

Now last week, I came to the store b/c you had Butterick patterns on sale for $1.99. BUT, you didn't have the Spring catalog in. TODAY, one week later, you have Butterick patterns on sale for $4.99 each AND, it just so happens that the Spring catalog was in. What's up w/ that??

Now, you know that I cannot resist temptation, so I had to get

Thanks for being an enabler.


Happy sewing y'all!!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Do you remember this one???

Takes you back to New Jack City!!!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

What a Bummer!!!

So I ran, okay, drove to my local Hancock's Fabrics to scoop up the latest Butterick patterns b/c they were on sale for $1.99 each, limit 10. As you can see, no luck!!! They didn't have the Spring catalog out. I wasn't very happy, but I did manage to get some linen that was on sale at 50% off and stocked up on some thread as well as this was also 50% off. I'm trying to add more color to my rather bland closet, so one of these will be come a skirt. Well, I guess I'll have to wait and see what Joann's has to offer. Hope you had better luck!!!

Happy sewing!!