No. 8 “Water Lily; that’s what I call myself sometimes Water Lily”

Well good evening all!…I’ve done all my laundry ahead of time for once so this evening I’m just sewing and being forced to binge watch Gotham….My Huny has somehow discovered the TV show Gotham (I say discovered because he works A LOT so he rarely has time to watch TV) and he is STILL watching it right now as I write this!…At least it’s a pretty good show; and I probably know more about Oswald Cobblepot (the Penguin) than anyone would ever need to! LOL!…Before this show obsession he binged on Orange Is The New Black, before that it was the Walking Dead…Interesting layout no?…Yep! ~~I wonder what’s up next~~

Now the Water Lily thing in the title is a little tidbit of a quote from Blanche Deveraux; as in the Golden Girls…Her and Dorothy were talking about something and Blanche was giving one of her special pieces of advice…She referred to herself as Water Lily and it cracked me up!!  Especially the look on Dorothy’s face like are you serious?!?!….Hilarious I’m telling you!!…And my new top is ALL Lily….the bloom on my top is more likely a Tiger Lily; but still mighty pretty….I whipped it up using McCall’s M7195 and sewed View A….I made it before but I used a knit fabric and heavy cuffs….This go ’round I used a slinky fabric like the pattern calls for….The pattern suggested Challis, Crepe, and Charmeuse…..I don’t know what my fabric actually is although I can track the info down if anyone’s interested…I believe I still have the order slip w/ the description….the fabric came from Fabric Mart and its sold by the panel…..panel fabric always makes for something cool because there isn’t the big chore of pattern matching, just fussy cutting….I took full advantage of this fabric’s paneling with this top….I used a Burgundy rib knit for the neck and arm bands which was another of the pattern’s suggestions…..the fabric didn’t irritate too bad (I don’t really care for sewing with slinky fabrics; ironically my stash is filled with ’em) but it frayed a little…Overall it came together well…I’ll sew it again…..

These pictures are kinda rough…I got tired and didn’t feel like the final press either…suppose I can work all that out when I get ready to wear it…these pictures don’t hardly show the fabric’s pretty shiny thing it has going either….I’ll take more pictures when I wear it to try to show it a little more….

Kinda bummed my weekend is coming to an end….melancholy…but happy to be able to SEW and talk about it….Sharing pictures now and I’ll talk to you good folks soon!….



Pretty top amiright!….I keep staring at it….mainly because I didn’t say any ‘cusswords while sewing it….well maybe a few….


Side one….


Shot of the back….Lily goodness all over….


Side two….


the pattern of the hour…..


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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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