Monday, April 18, 2011

A little spring color and some LH pants on the side!

Here is the color I see in the back yard, even on the cloudy morning that I woke up to today!

I'm also posting photos of two pairs of Loes Hinse pants I made since the last photos...the darker ones are Euros from the same fabric as the Retro jacket I posted a couple of months ago.  The lighter ones are from a seminar pattern, fuller than the the Euros but with a similar waistline treatment.  Obviously, I still need to hem them.  I'm so bad about photos that I wanted to at least document these garments before they get in the closet and I forget that the reason I started this blog was to keep a record of what I'd accomplished.  Mostly just for me, but to share too!

If you click on the bottom photo you can see people playing golf in my back yard ;-).  LOL  I don't play, but I enjoy the open space that I don't need to mind! 

Sunday, April 17, 2011


I haven't done much! I did make the pants to go with the Retro jacket I made in Feb. I have cut out and sewn another pair of tan pants from a LH pattern I traced at a seminar. I need to finish the waist treatment and hem. Just wanted to check in!

We spent last week at our condo in CA with special guests! Our older grandkids 14 and 11) flew down from Reno for 4 days. We spent 3 of those days at Disneyland. We had a blast!

More sewing to appear this week and I will post photos ;-). The weather here is perfect, so being outside is a pull!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Photo Catch Up--Burda and Loes Hinse

I love the striped Perfect Tee shirt--I can make these very quickly, they fit, and they look pretty good on me!  The cream pants I'm not sure about.  They look fine, but the fit is not as comfy as when made from softer wovens or knit fabrics.  We'll see.

Second outfit is the Burda drape neck top from an old Burda Petite magazine.  It is OK.  The fabric is from FabricMart and I usually like what I order...just not sure about this one.  The pants are morphed LH cruise pants that I made with a modified European pant waist and front fly.  Just took a little off of the side seams and added the fly extension to the front of the cruise pant.  Sometimes I want side pockets for my phone or keys and these are perfect.  I will probably wear them with a black or white top for summer.

I made a Sewing Workshop eshrug yesterday too.   (No photo )  I made it from French terry and I think I will like it as a layering piece.  The drafting is great--the sleeves went in without any effort and the sewing took about 30 min start to finish.  Great!

I have some fabric and patterns on the cutting table...wonder if I'll change my mind before I start cutting!