Vibrant In Red



I was so pleased with my last shirt that I dove into another McCalls pattern (9147). Pretty quickly though I lost steam; and this blouse seemed to drag on in the last few steps. Reluctantly I placed the buttons and hemmed the bottom after looking at it for half the week.


I really like this shirt, but now I know to give myself a breather between same patterns projects. I don’t have a close up on the print, however I can tell you it is a lovely little flower in the most interesting color of red/orange that I found in the clearance section of Fabric Depot. It was $5 yrd  and I only needed about 2 1/4 yards.


Clearly my summer tan did not last a second longer than my trip to California…

Also notice my super cool glasses!! I’m still adjusting to new lenses but I like the look quite a bit.

Well, I will leave you with this very awkward gem…



Please enjoy your last bits of summer!! Thanks for looking.



Fall Digs

A new shirt for me! I had picked this material out specifically for myself a few months ago, anticipating the fall weather.¬†And the rain did come, however only for a week and now it is warm again; a last farewell to summer…


I used the pattern McCalls 9147.

I think I am a fan of this pattern. FINALLY a nice classic design I really like while wearing. I have a a few more bundles of fabric that will be in the same style. It’s such a pleasure to sew with fabric you’ve picked out on a special trip.


I’m diggin’ the popped collar on this make. Living in the Northwest this would not be seen as an odd way to walk around…




The thing I like most about this style is the balance it gives my body with a touch of boxy sleeves.



It’s a comfy button up, perfect for Fall!

The only change I made was to sew up the sleeves instead of leaving them with an “underarm slit”. It was just too much drama for me. Overall a win!!

What are you most excited to sew this season?

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