Wednesday, August 20, 2014


I haven't had time to really get into my sewing like I'd like too, but hopefully soon!I'm slowly but surely losing a little weight, that's another post, another time lol! anyways I took a skirt that I'd made two years ago that now claps around me like  a bell although I looked like  the bell & clapper all in one in the before picture lol! oh sorry back to the skirt lol! I pulled out a new pattern that I'd bought  a while back, took my skirt apart stitch by stitch, not knowing how many inches  I'd need  for my new size, took a deep breath & cut! whew! looking how wide the skirt "was" & how narrow the pattern  looked was kinda scary! but I went for it! taa daa!
 you can read more about my scary skirt adventure here

Monday, August 18, 2014

A New TNT Sew-N-Go pattern

Last week I made up my August planned garment (sometimes I make more than one garment in a month, and sometimes I struggle to finish one).  This was a simple top to make, no fasteners and no fitting. I see a few more of these in my sewing future...

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August Plan for MAGAM

Hello everyone,

This month I will attempt to complete a simple A-line skirt in red twill.

Hopefully soon there will be some finished pictures to show you!!

Bye for now

Jolanda x

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Late plans for August

This was the pattern I was originally going to use for my July Magam project and changed my mind last minute! So for the first time since joining this challenge I haven't gone along with the theme. Simply because if I dont make this patten this month it's going to get pushed to one side once summer is over! So I'm using it now to make myself a little sailor dress instead...

I'm making view B with the straight skirt.

Happy Sewing Sewers! 

August garment finished

Once again I have made cropped trousers using pattern Butterick B5614.  This time adding buttons to stress points at hem and on pockets as per Sarah Liz's tip  Thank you Sarah.

You can see more pics on my blog

Happy sewing

July jacket is finally finished

Well, I finally finished the jacket I was making in July. It was finished in July except for the fasteners which caused me some difficulty - see my blog.

Excuse the photos and my facial expressions - they were photographed outdoors and it is very windy today. It really feels like autumn already and I actually felt I needed the jacket today. I really didn't want to wait as I wanted this jacket finished and off my sewing to do list.

I have reviewed on Pattern review -  link here

Friday, August 15, 2014

DJ's July Project Finished

Hello SewFam!

It has taken me forever to get this posted.  It's been made and sitting on Mannequesha for weeks. Check out my blog for more information on the project.