No. 9 More BBQ ready than camping…..

Good evening good people!….I’m sitting here looking at my dressforms all prettied up with my some recent makes….this post of course isn’t about those! LOL!…its about a cool little top I made right before these; well sort of….Belle is wearing an outfit from a week or so ago and Pink Cookie is wearing a dress I finished this morning….Hopefully by tonight I’ll have something new whipped up to dress ’em in….

Has anybody noticed the Tent dress trend?…I like it a whole lot because its very free-flowing and comfy..I remember wearing this style as a kid and dressing my daughter in them too….its sweltering around here nowadays; a tight or clingy dress may fare a tad bit too damned warm anyway…..the Tent dress is right one time….On my way home from work the other day I stopped by one of my newly favorite stores (Hobby Lobby) and bought some new patterns….they were on sale for a dollar so I bought five of ’em…I just flipped through a couple drawers and grabbed ones I liked… so when the sewing bug said sew that style I just so happened to have a Tent dress pattern….Sewing is cool like that…things always come together one way or another….I’ve made quite a few dresses lately despite me always needing more tops….the pattern had a tent top view so I made that one…this time I followed the pattern’s fabric suggestion a bit by choosing a quilting cotton…..By looking at the pattern I knew I would use this print from my stash….labeled Aqua/Purple/Multi 100% quilting cotton retro print 44W; the groovy goodness made for the cutest little shirt…I whipped up Simplicity 1105 View C….the tie in the back is the cutest accessory eva’….

Now I hardly ever do a pattern review but for this one I wanted to include a little something more than the usual “I liked it” or “I’ll sew it again”….I’ve been sewing for a minute now so patterns are quite easy for me to follow especially if my laziness doesn’t hinder my marking abilities…but this particular pattern is very good….it came together nicely and the instructions were very easy to follow….patterns are sometimes sooooo beyond hard to understand….with this pattern its quite easy and I like that…..just thought I’d say so….Go Simplicity!!!  I’ll share the pictures now….I’m going to look at Pinterest for a minute to review my pins for inspiration….talk to you good folks soon!



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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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