Butterick and the Mystery

Well hello everybody!…I figured I had better say something before the end of the doggone year because its creeping up on us so quick!….I don’t care for “holidays” for a variety of reasons I will not bore y’all with but all my folks know I’m usually the one not all that enthused….I do like how it makes others behave though; seems like folks are more polite and even smile more….I enjoy the slight change….I do like the New Year thing though…not all the partying and getting drunk as eva’ but the fresh change I always feel when its January 1st…..I always feel so strong, energized, and ready for new, positive changes….
I swear I’ve been sewing sewwwww much (pun intended) but I haven’t blogged or really taken any pictures….I keep telling myself over and over again that I’m going to start taking pictures every week….and blog more for that matter…New Year plans?…yeah buddy; I even got a new laptop!…This is my first post on it!….I wasn’t in the market for one; my other one just started freaking out all of a sudden…although it isn’t totally fried it was becoming a giant pain to deal with….Now would you look at me just rambling!…
well okay this post is about a couple makes I really liked sewing and wearing….Now you know I cant find the pattern number for the Kimono (I know its on my Instagram but I was too lazy to go find it when I started writing this; check it out over there? @MsKRS_stitches) but the dress is Butterick’s Fast & Easy B6207 View B….I whipped it up out of some pretty, Wintry sweater knit I snagged on one of my trips to the thrift store….It has Silver sparkles in the fabric but of course I’m still using my old Cool Pix instead of sneaking and using my Huny’s new camera….He has such a cool one I’m afraid to mess with it!…I’ll just wait until he gives me the tutorial at least….I put elastic in the sleeves to keep ’em kinda snug on my arm too (the only alteration I made)…..I didn’t realize how sheer the fabric was so it all worked out when I decided to layer it with my Kimono….I felt like a ole’ Jezebel with no panty hose on but I wore my Lolita coat over everything so I was plenty warm and covered up…..now I have no idea where the Kimono pattern is so I can share the number; which makes no sense because while I’m creatively messy I only keep my patterns in one spot….its hiding I guess…I whipped the Kimono up in a psychedelic printed knit fabric that had been hoarding for just the right project….that fabric came from Hancock’s of course….the tunic length Kimono did not disappoint in any way; sewing nor wearing….I rediscovered my Gray boots which made me quite happy that day too….I didn’t want to wear my Black ones; they just didn’t “go” you know?…and Brown or Taupe wasn’t gone’ cut it either…but alas, I have Gray ones!….I bought ’em I know at least 4 years ago from Target….yassssssss to good finds!…..I feel like I have so much to say and post but that’s what I get for taking so long in between posts….I’ll be back soon I promise; my new laptop promotes more posts! LOL!….Pictures now!…and if I rambled and didn’t share the info you needed out of this post just let me know! I ‘ll clarify as best I can! (smile)
What has everybody been sewing?….Share the links!

this fabric is so soft!….it was super easy to work with and sewed up good despite my “meh” face…

My Babygirl could have told me to fix my underwear smdh…..I guess focus on that hem goodness….it looks pretty good there…..I don’t think I was ready on any of these pictures though….She was justa’ snappin’….I couldn’t take no more than this….I need more piccie enthusiasm……Lawd…..

Back shot….

Can you dig it? 


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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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