Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Autumn Secret Agent Trench

This sew was both a pattern bust and a fabric stash bust!

pattern: Oliver + S Secret Agent Trench Coat 
size:  8
fabric:  mustard yellow twill and a floral stretch poplin
no mods

Like all Oliver + S patterns, it's a good one.  It's a bit more time consuming than some if you make your own bias binding for the seams (which I did--can't believe I didn't get a picture of the inside!).  

I sewed this up over a few weeks as my days of being a stay-at-home-mom are over.  I recently started working at a retail store while the kids are in school. Right now it's seasonal but I'm hoping they will keep me on after the holidays...even if it does cut into my sewing/blogging time.;)

My only problem was picking a contrast fabric since I didn't have quite enough of the yellow twill.  The O+S forum (it's all new if you haven't been there recently) came to the rescue and the consensus was to go with a print that I had on hand.  Good call ladies!  Choosing buttons was another dilemma so I sought the opinion of those on IG and Flickr.  Orange was the overwhelming choice and MG loves them! 

See you later, Alligator!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Ice Cream for Fall

I took advantage of the beautiful afternoon and no running around right after school to take a few pictures of a top that's been finished for over a month.  I had plans to photograph the top shortly after finishing it (with a stunning location to boot) but I had forgotten to put my memory card back in the camera. One of those Doh! moments.   I'm not the only one who has those, right?

Friday, October 24, 2014

Bimaa for BK

Another Kids Clothes Week is in progress and even though I didn't make any plans to participate this time around, I found myself sewing for the kiddos.  One project was for K but ended up being too big on her so I am the proud new owner of a Briar top.  Pictures and details to come when I find some time (and a photographer).  I've also been slowly working on a trench coat for MG.  BK wasn't left out...she got herself a new long sleeve top.  Can you guess what pattern it is?

Monday, September 29, 2014

Sandbox Love

We've all got that one pattern that we love to sew and for me that is the Oliver + S Sandbox Pants.  I've sewn it up countless times over the years.  It's a great basic pants pattern all on it's own but with a little imagination you can make pretty much any kind of pants/shorts with it.  This time around, I made a pair of shorts for BK.  If you want to see my other renditions of the Sandbox pattern over the years, check out the Oliver + S blog HERE.