Thrifty Simplicity; Jiffy that is…..

Hey y’all hey!  How’s everybody!…I hope you’re enjoying this here evening; I must say I’m all right ’cause I’m propped up in my sewing room….It’s National Sewing Month and this is my first make….I swear my “real” job gets in my sewing way….Sometimes after work days I tell myself I’m going  right to sleep when I get home (I get off at 4:30-5pm)…I just feel super tired from dealing with so many damn personalities all day; just mentally drained you know?….but that sewing bug bit a chunk out of me last night and I started sewing even though I was tired and had a pounding headache for going on three days…allergies along with this “rough” fire is NOT agreeing with me smh….

Now I just copped a few new patterns a couple days ago (Hancock’s had a big sale; and its still going on….(I may or may not have to stop back by there before it’s over *in my sneaky voice*)…The one I sewed up is Simplicity S0293; a Jiffy pattern that doesn’t have a lot of pieces to fiddle with; I made View A….I used a printed knit I got on one of my trips to the thrift store….I got about 2 1/2 yards for like 4 bucks….I just love those places, always have….I only wish I could share all this stuff with my Bigmama now….She used to take me over there quite a bit; my eldest aunt on my Mama’s side of the fam’ did too…Good times I tell you what (in my Hank Hill voice)…..The fabric is a medium weight, printed knit that was a dream to work with….the print reminded me of Q-Bert!..I never could play that game; always jumped over the side and died! LOLOL…but anyway I must say again how much I love sewing with knits!….I’m glad I didn’t find out folks were supposed to fear them until I already loved working with ’em….My stash boasts plenty cool ones too….the pattern called for Batiks, Crepe, Sateen, and the like but since I used a knit I eliminated the zipper and the hook & eye (although I still kinda wanted to add one of my OG vintage zippers) ….I don’t usually add such hardware on my knits although this one could have definitely handled some……
One of my Insta sewing friends told me to “beware of the deep V” in the front but that’s right why I bought it!….It so channels my MadMen obsession too (yeah, that’s still happening)….
that’s all I saw was the ladies of my show and my Aunties “back in the day”….I probably could pull out a picture of them in the poses of the ladies on the envelope right now!….they used to be sooooo fly and beautiful with thee most perfect Afros…..This pattern screamed nostalgia and I heard it loud and clear….Matter of fact, that particular pattern wasn’t even included in the sale Hancock’s was having (I usually wait until the patterns are $2); I paid $11 for it; I didn’t want to wait until the sale so home it came!….(it was actually 40% the regular price; which is around $20) 
It sewed up pretty quick; don’t know how long it took me though…I finished it last night with only the hem left today…I hemmed it up when I got home and gave it another pressing….I believe I need a new iron now too….the one I have has served its purpose and I’ll be forever grateful; however it must go! LOL….My lil’ lemon-lime colored Black and Decker will more than likely be gifted to my niece; along with some other things….(She’s so awesome; she HAND SEWS and her Aunt does so NOT hahaha)…
Okay y’all I know I rambling so I’ll share the flicks now….
Talk to you good people soon!
See the price tag?….Brings back so many memories for me *le sigh*

MsKRS’s interpretation of “The V” on the Simplicity Jiffy S0293 

Back shot….
Pink Cookie wearing that dress hunty! hahahaha!

Shot of the side 

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Nichelle Shayne

I sew a whole lot, I buy waaaaayyyyy too much fabric, and I have an obsession with books (especially sewing books and magazines), shoes, and fat quarters (and I don't even quilt)...Bags will always hold a special place in my heart; I still make em from time to time.....random fact about me**the pin cushions on the front page were made by my Mama and me....She made the yellow one and I whipped up the red one.....I can ramble all day about sewing and I feel a good ramble coming on sewwwww I'll stop here (pun intended).....Oh! My name is Christy but all my friends call me Chris!

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