Showing posts from December 12, 2021

Elevated Loungewear - Style Arc Joan Top and McCall's 7786 Pull-on Pants

Googling the phrase elevated lounge wear will result in a multitude of articles and images showing this trend. It appears many of us, including me, have settled into a wardrobe that favors comfort. That's why I decided to sew my own elevated lounge wear look for a recent women's event at my church.  This fabric was an impulse buy. I was in Hobby Lobby picking up buttons for some mug rugs I was sewing and saw that the holiday fabric collection was marked 50% off. I rarely purchase fabric from Hobby Lobby, but this black stretch velvet - with glitter - caught my eye. I bought four yards planning to sew a jumpsuit. Once I was home, busy tracing out the jumpsuit pattern from a BurdaStyle magazine, I came to my senses. I don't wear jumpsuits. Why was I planning to sew one?  I sewed one last year, and the only time I wore it was to take pictures for Instagram.  I didn't want to waste my time sewing something that would only be worn once. I quickly changed course, and pulled

Christmas Apron Video Tutorial - Reversible Apron with Naughty or Nice Applique

This Christmas Apron makes a great last-minute gift! I sewed a few as gifts last year, and published a video tutorial on YouTube.  The half apron has a pocket on each side, extra long ties so it fits most everyone, and features the words Naughty on one side and Nice on the other.  Plus there is no hand-sewing! I used raw-edge applique technique, but if you have an embroidery machine you could use that to embroider the words.  Check out the video tutorial here - To help you navigate through the different steps in this video I've included chapters in the description box.  Be sure to let me know if you sew one as I'd love to see it :-)