I’m back and ready to sew!


 After spending five days in DisneyWorld watching my 2 and 8 year grandsons faces light up in awe, I began to miss my sewing machines. I absolutely loved being with my boys on their first Disney trip however, my other babies were back home and  my hands were restless. I missed my sewing room, I missed my fabric stash and yeah I will admit that also missed my husband.  

This morning I found some lightweight knit fabric and made a dress suitable for a Disney character. 
What do you think?  Yay or nay?

TMNT Cargo Shorts – Burda Easy 9641

Pattern makers are sleeping on adolescent boys and it can be frustrating trying to make them something that suitable.  Using TMNT theme fabric, I made my grandsons cargo shorts with side pockets and front pockets for the summer.   Yes, they are loud but the 8 year old is going to say “This is cool grandma!”

Considering they were simple to make, now I need to purchase more fabric  for the boys!

Summer Tanks – Simplicity 1112

I’m making a fair attempt to go back to wearing vibrant colors.  This morning I woke up and made a pair or drawstring pants (not shown) and tank to match (in blue on left).  Then I found another piece of fabric that I used to make an additional tank.  I love the blue but every time I look at the other, I’m thinking “Wonder Bread”!

The blue is definitely my style.  I will have to force myself to wear the other and hear my husbands Wonder Bread jokes.   Both were made using Simplicity pattern 1112.

Fabric:  Polyester

Modifications:  None.   On the second (right), I elongated the blouse.

Would I make it again?:  As you can see, I immediately made a second one.

Difficulty:  The pattern instructions are super easy.  The second one took 22 minutes to make.