Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Lovenicky's July Project Completed - with changes

I finished my July MAGAM pants! I used Butterick 5044 as planned but I changed the fabric. Here is how it looks with the top tucked in (I never tuck in my tops):

I think I will be wearing these pants quite often this summer. You can see more pictures on of this project My Blog. I also did a review for this pattern on PatternReview.com.

Monday, July 21, 2014

July MAGAM - Sue Kim Bag by Judy

This has to be the quickest and easiest project I have completed in a long time.  I really enjoyed it :).

More details and pics on my blog

Sunday, July 20, 2014

July "Extra" Project

This is what I'll call an emergency project, LOL.  Remember the 1940s Blouse I made for June, I think?  Well, I couldn't stand the first red pencil skirt that I made to go with it.  It was a thrifted table cloth and I got beside myself when cutting it out.  Decided I wanted it more "form fitting" . . . shooot, I sewed that skirt up and could hardly get it over my hips.  To top it all off, there was a stain, or some kind of paint on it that I could not remove.  Oh, I wore it the afternoon that I made it while vowing to make another.

Decided to hand sew one while visiting with my new granny.  I like this one much better.  :-)

As usual, click for pics and details if you will.




P.S.  Stay tuned for the completion of my original July garment:  the hand sewn Regency day dress.  I'm just about done, simply need some finishing touches; i.e., sleeve hem and front closure.

July make success


My July make is my first ever pair of trousers using Butterick pattern B5614.  There are more details and pics on my blog www.tracysewshappy.com

Happy sewing

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Sailor shorts for July

Serendipity : I finished my shorts last week and this afternoon I visited a ship. That was the perfect occasion to take some pictures. Although no sailors seemed to notice my tribute to their uniform, I was very pleased to wear my new shorts, which were very useful to climb the ladders.
The making : firstly, let's talk about the size. I cut a size M according to my measurements, Then, I read Jane's post about the same pattern (look at the buttons she found !) and she said that size M was too big for her. So I decided to start again, cutting size S. And as you can see, this is the right one. So beware if you make them.
Secondly, buttonholes. I've always avoided buttonholes because I'm a coward ! They were so easy to make actually !  Now, I can make this shirt dress I've been wanting for ages !
As for the buttons, I know there is this legend about not putting green and blue together. I don't get it. If someone has an explanation, please share it !
The fabric comes from an old cotton/linen bedsheet dyed in blue. It behaves pretty well : no ironing needed.
I'm very happy with my new shorts !

Happy sewing,


Send in the clowns, new look 6749

I started out with this dress I can only call clown.
I used a New Look pattern 6749 to convert it to a cute little dress. I also changed the color, to tone down the clown.

For more information click here!


Judy's July MAGAM plan - bag by Sue Kim

Not sure that this counts, given that it is a bag, but here is my chosen July make.

The pattern is from a book entitled 'Bags, the Modern Classics' by Sue Kim.  See more on my blog