My new dress!

I made this yesterday from a pattern

It was a perfectly fitted pattern the size a Large was a true 18 women’s. I went together very quickly. I need to make some leggings for under my dresses. Does anyone have any ideas about that?

Happy Sunday everyone, on our way to church! Yippy


Sewing for my Grands

Beautiful Grand Daughter Klaire turned 16! She lives in Texas, I live in Northwest Missouri. So was unable to attend her pool party celebration. Her favorite color is Periwinkle blue. She does not like fuzzy soft lounge pants. So I made her a pair of large pocketed, lounge pants. They are in the new style high waist, slim legged, and of course they are as close to her favorite color as I could get. I picked out a medium weight linen from

I want to especially thank, Stitching Grandma at WordPress. Com

She was the encouragement I needed to start sewing for my grand children again. I am super excited about this simple gift, and I am praying she is too.

Thank you Grand Daughter Navada, you are an awesome model. Both Grand Daughters are the same size, it was a blessing to have her live close to me for hemming.

Happy Sunday!


Linen Dress #2

Here is my favorite dress of all time. I just came in from feeding our neighbors dog and it’s chilly here so after removing my coat it was all wrinkled up. Nothing could change how I feel about this dress though, it is the best dress I have ever made.

I would wear it everyday anywhere if I could. The buttons are from Germany a gift from my Momma a few years back. This is the same pattern I used for this dress.

Notice how I modified the bodice and no buttons.

The pattern was free on line from

Fabric is


Toot Toot Totes

Starting a class on the 10th of September teaching some special young girls how to sew. SO Excited!

I am making up a few Totes for display.

The first one I made was my Lg, Lunchable TOTE. Made of oil cloth outside, lining is vinyl fabric. It has a thermal bottom. With an elastic band for a water bottle. Extra long strap that can be adjusted.

The second is a computer Tote. It has 6 pockets inside and out. A zipper closer and side strap.

Third is a Pool Tote- water proof with long adjustable straps and 2 snap closer. It has 6 pockets inside. What I really like about this bag is SO versatile. Pool, grocery, library, and look how small as a stuff away in the glove box or slide it into your everyday Tote. It lays very flat around the curve of your body so that it’s not n the way. Perfect size too 16″by 24″.

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Let the SunShine (visor)

Can’t seem to make enough of these. Garden, Biking, Walking, and extra protection on brighter days driving. My favorite is the linen. I made one to match a linen dress I made recently. I will post a picture need to get my main man to take a picture of it on me.

Great gifts too!

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