No. 21 Not-so-moody Blues

Hey everybody its 2019!……I hope the holidays didn’t irritate you too bad and that you got through it without much strife….I, for one am all the way happy about “the holidays” being O-V-A…..The new year is already in full swing and I love the prospects of new beginnings….Everything is so far, so good (fingers crossed) and things are going according to plan….Speaking of plans this year I bought a planner!…My daughter talked me into getting one on one of our trips to Hobby Lobby….I swear I didn’t know I needed one but they really come in handy…I’ve always been stationery and pen kinda girl so I always have pretty notebooks stashed everywhere but a planner is something I just didn’t know would benefit me…..It really helps to keep me on schedule and reminds me to finish stuff…..I’m still kinda leery about actually making plans because every single time I do they fall through dramatically…. but I said eff it and started planning anyway….we shall see, yeah?….

Okay now on to the outfit that inspired this post…It’s a McCall’s mashup I made back in November; the 24th to be exact….The pants are from McCall’s M7873 View D….I cut a size 16 and the pattern had three pattern pieces…..the pattern called for knits of course; and even if they didn’t I undoubtedly would’ve used a knit anyway….Rules and me just don’t get along very well….For the top I used McCall’s M6992 View C…..for the pants I should’ve done a crotch adjustment but it didn’t bother me too much when I wore them….when I make them again I’m going to do a slight alteration and add a bit of length too……according to my notes I recorded while sewing these coordinates the top pattern is awesome….and now that I think about it, it was a fun sew….the pieces came together perfectly and the top turned out bomb!…..maybe a little length will be added to the top next time I whip it up too…..

The fabrics I used came from Fabric Mart (one of my favorite online fabric stores) and I did the cool color-blocking thing with this outfit…..the idea came to me when I was choosing fabrics….I used Bahama Blue Polyester/Lycra Ponte and Seafoam Green Polyester/Lycra Ponte knits and they were perfect for the job….they were so pretty and vibrant; I thought of Tiffany….when I finished the outfit it was kinda blah to me; like it needed some kinda jazz to kick it up a notch….My sewing supply hoarding came in handy once again…I have this bag of “P’s” and a bag of “5’s” that I bought at least 2-3 years ago for no reason other than thinking they were cool….I had no idea what I was going to do with them so I put ’em in with the rest of the stuff that “I may need one day”….that day finally came….I dug them out and put three of ’em on my new outfit; one of each shoulder  and one on the pants….it took the outfit from zero to sixty just like that….it went from meh to awwww yeah just from adding some shiny sequin P’s….the “P” is for my maiden name Packard by the way; just an FYI…

okay yall now I’m rambling again and talking sewing makes me wanna talk forever….my sewing room is calling me so I’ll end this post by saying watch this space and my social media accounts too if you wanna see more sewing goodness and hear about other shenanigans I manage to get myself into!….I plan to sew and show…show all the way out that is *wink-wink*….(scroll for the pictures)

Talk to you good people soon I promise!



the Planner

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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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