Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Pink Vertical Stripe & Coordinates

Well, the gals at PR thought that the drape-neck top was just fine, so now I'm going on with the coordinates. The center fabric is a pink vertical stripe 100% cotton jersey that when washed and dried yelled BROOMSTICK SKIRT so loudly that even my husband heard it! Seriously, he did! The other three fabrics are coordinating bamboo/cotton jersey from in pink, fuschia, and lavender. The color didn't come out quite right, but trust me, that's fuschia, not red (as are the stripes in the skirt).

I'm planning to at least make a skirt out of the stripe, and simple tops out of the solids, but I'm working on the skirt first. I'm planning to use Simplicity 4138 View C (3 tiers) if I can make it without having a mountain of fabric around my waist. Skirts are pretty quick for me to make - not nearly as many fitting issues as TOPS! LOL!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

First review posted on

Hey, I just posted my very first review on

but don't get too excited, it was just for my 11 month old sewing machine, Janome 6600P. Let me know if it's helpful - so far, some people have apparently found it helpful, which surprised me since there were already 35 other reviews of the same machine...

KS 2756 in Pink Bamboo/Cotton Jersey

Hey everyone! I finished this top but am not completely happy with the fit, so Anne St. Clair has offered to draft a Master T-shirt pattern for me, and I've taken her up on it! But this is at least close (and completed!!), so I thought I'd post it anyway.