My Jumpsuit

The patterns I used Butterick B4556, View F for my bodice and New Look 6764 for my pant. My fabric choice was a light weight denim that had slight stretch; it is a home dec fabric and could be used for window treatments. 

At first draft, I added 2.5″ to the side seams on front and back pieces and was WAYYYYY too big; then, I cut sides seams down 2″ and it was too tight.  Second draft, I added side panels that were about 1 1/8″ and it was just right!  I adjusted the collar to open at the back because I decided on a zipper back.  Wrong!…I moved the zipper to the side.  I would have been trapped in my jumpsuit, come bathroom time!  I also cut 1″ off side seams of pants and took the “curve” out of the side hip making them straight, as I have no hips.  I cut 2″ off the waist of the bodice (my short torso); and added upper bust darts, so I would not have “wings”.

I love the way it turned out!  Excuse my bathroom (so embarrassing)!

I used to wear jumpsuits LOTS in the 70s!  But, I will stick to the elastic waist (no zips, please) jumpers! 


Sunday Sewing

Roman shades…

HAPPY SEWING! Have a great week! 😊

Fabric Haul In The Post

Happy Belated Birthday to me!

  My birthday was in April.😏 

My Mom’s friend (who knits and sews) was de-stashing her fabric and I was the happy recipient of 2 bins of fabric. My plan was to fly home (although I’ve lived in Florida for 15 years, Chicago is still ‘home’), anyway, I was going to pack and ship to myself…but, that did not happen. Mom wanted me to have something, so she picked a few to fit in a flat rate box and sent (what you see pictured).  The orange squares/diamond print might be a challis; the yellow floral is flow-ey, maybe a challis?; purple/white floral is a knit; grey is a knit; the pink is a silk blend; and that lovely tropical print is a woven blend of sorts.

I’m happy! Thanks Mommi!


Faux Roman 

…which started off as a 93″ long store bought window panel.

First, I had to figure out the cut. Desired finished length was 38″ (drawn shade) and added 24″ to that length = 64″. So, I cut this long panel down to 64″ and added a double 1″ hem. Each row of rings are 6″ apart and because this panel is 45.5″ wide, there are 5 rings per row.

Then added the cord and drew shade up to the 38″ length and knotted.


Done! My #WednesdayInProgress

Sewing and Knitting Haul

A customer dropped off this box of goodies!

Bamboo knitting needles and all sorts of knitting and sewing notions; yarn; cotton fabrics; machine feet for the Bernina; Schmetz machine needles; cut muslin squares ready for quilting; and more!

Alyssa’s Top Silhouette Selection

Alyssa's Top Silhouette Selection

Cotton cardigan

Ted Baker blue shirt
$280 –

Blue shirt
$150 –

Sweat shirt

Pink floral top

Black t shirt

Alyssa’s Pant Silhouette Selection

Alyssa's Pant Silhouette Selection

Gucci pants

Proenza Schouler black pants
$760 –

N°21 zip pants

J.Crew pants

High-waisted pants

Floral trousers

Grey pants
$55 –

AX Paris capri
$39 –

Cotton pants