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Friday, June 20, 2014

Lady Skater and a recap of all the stuff I didn't get to


Well dang guys, why did it take me so long to make a Lady Skater? OK, well I didn't think it would be flattering on me, but I think it really is. It is also great for summer because it is too hot to wear many clothes here in Houston.


I got this fabric at a fabric store with no notable name on 30th street in Playa del Carmen, Mexico as seen above. It is a really soft and light weight rayon. We went there for vacation, but I could not resist seeing a Mexican fabric store. I got some great swimsuit fabric, so expect to see some swimsuit action soon. I think the fabrics were comparable in cost to what you see in the States for the most part, but the selection was huge.



Back to the Lady Skater, it was a quick sew. I think next time I make it I may shorten the bodice about a half inch, but other than that the fit was great.

I used my twin needle on the neck, sleeves and hem. Like that tan line there? In Mexico people kept assuming I was Canadian because I was pale. What can I say, SPF is important to me.


Overall a great pattern and an easy make. I used the serger a lot, but have been using my sewing machine for knits more often lately and think it could be easily done that way as well.

Now some things that never got blogged.

I cut up some of my favorite undies to make a pattern, and it worked out great. I will make more out of my polka dot scraps soon.


I made Michelle Patterns grocery bag assembly line style as end of year gifts for some TOTEally awesome coworkers.


I made another slip using Gertie's pattern. Did you see the matching undies above? I love this pattern, and it was perfect from a knit I just didn't know what to do with. 


I ran a ten mile race with my cousin in Plano. It was hot and weirdly hilly, but fun!

Gosh it has been awhile, and I've been busy. Hopefully we can catch up over the summer. 

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    1. No joke! Hopefully with my summer off I can manage a bit better. :-)

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  2. You've got everything from top to bottom in addition to the bag for the shopping trip. Very cute!

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  3. Love that lady skater dress on you.. SO pretty.. You have been super busy.. Lots of pretty garments you sewed..

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  4. WOW! Nice roundup! That lady skater is VERY flattering on you...you should definitely add more to your wardrobe! Love the Gertie slip. I must score some lace so I can make my own!

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    1. Thank you! I got my lace from the Willowfields store on Etsy.com. It is listed as 1.5 inch super soft baby headband lace. It is quite soft and easy to sew. No scallops, but those were a bit of a pain anyway!

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  5. I like this pattern every time I see it and really need to get off my b---and sew it myself. Nice job. You have been busy!

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    1. I vote to try it. I think you'd like it.

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  6. I don't think it would look flattering on me other, but your pics are very, VERY flattering. You look downright hot in that, love the polka dots.

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    1. I declare you the winner of best blog comment! I was thrilled when I got to tell my husband someone on the internet thinks I'm hot. Wackiness ensued! You might try the pattern. It's easy to wear and make.

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  7. THis is adorable. love the polka dots.. Happy sewing.

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    1. Thank you. The mister picked out the fabric, which I thought might be a little babyish. I like it though. I also now have three pairs of underwear that match it too!

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  8. I hear you on the many projects - no blogging. lol Your lady skater is so cute! I love the fabric.

    I'm considering making a bathing suit too. We're sort of planning a Mexican vacation this winter (for the 3rd time...), and I sort of want to make my swimwear! And knit a bathingsuit cover. And crochet a pair of shorts... ANYWAYS, I figure since I have a panty pattern I like, it wouldn't be too hard to tweek bikini bottoms to fit properly, and there's some interesting bathingsuit patterns out there. Any one you're considering?

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    1. Fun! What part of Mexico are you headed to? I had a list of things I meant to make, then didn't for my vacation. Oh well. I have more time now anyway. I am looking at Jalie 3134 for a swimsuit. When I do wear a suit it is usually to go to master's swim or water aerobics, so I need something that nothing will pop out of. For a top though I really like the Soma one I think it's called. LLadybird made a couple that were cute.

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  9. Love the slip. I'm still gathering supplies for mine. So many notions!! Yours looks great~~

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