Sew and Tell

I went to Jo-Annes yesterday and they had a sale on patterns.  I can't help myself when regularly they are close to 20 bucks and I can get them for $1.50 it is too hard to resist ;)

Here are the patterns I bought:

I am getting "antsy" to make my daughter some clothes and I bought some new patterns, few for me and 3 for her. I have a lot of cute cottons to use up here are some of my ideas:


I could use some advice. Anyone have any thoughts??? I am a sucker for polka dots!!! I love love polka dots but I also have some great summery flower fabric too. Hmm? Let me know...What pattern would you like to see first?? And out of what fabric???

Ok currently I am working on a pair of black pants for myself. I do not have any nice black slacks so I bought some twill black fabric and satin charmeuse for this princess seam pant pattern:

I have already made a muslin and done all the adjustments necessary. I made my satin binding and sewed the front and back panels:

Today I sewed the inseam and crotch seam, reinforced the crotch seam with twill tape as per the instructions in this pattern. I love how thorough Sandra Betzina is in her instructions. I have taken both of her classes at

I have to prepare the waistband and make bias tape with my satin charmeuse.  I hope to work on this a bit more today.  Don't forget to let me know about Abby's summer outfit. Which one? and which fabric?  :)  Thanks and have a great day!