Showing posts from November 13, 2022

Sew a Christmas Patchwork Reversible Half Apron

My latest blog post for the BERNINA We All Sew blog was just published - this cute reversible patchwork apron!  I love to bake Christmas cookies and since I'm quite the messy baker, I always wear an apron.  Personally, I like half aprons, which is why I designed a half apron for this project.  I was inspired by a Riley Blake Christmas Joys 5" stacker I bought at my BERNINA dealer ( A Nimble Thimble in Tyler, TX). The retro print is just so cute!  The step-by-step instructions can be found on the We All Sew blog here

McCall's 8339 - A Twist Front Knit Dress

I'm a sucker for any knit garment that includes a drape or a twist. In fact, I've sewn quite a few over the years. Unfortunately I don't have many photos of them as I've misplaced the zip drive that held the pics of many of my sewing projects.  When the McCall's fall 2022 patterns were released, I knew I'd purchase this one when it was on sale.  Why? Because of that twist front! The dress pattern is McCall's 8339.  There's no description provided with the pattern, so you have to look at the line drawings for details.  Oh wait, I checked the website.  It is described as: Fitted twist-front dresses have different lengths and sleeve variations. View B and View C have front slit. At least this pattern included finished garment measurements, making it easier to determine how close-fitting it's designed.   For example, the size 14 body measurements are 36" Bust, 28" Waist, 38" Hip. The finished garment measurements are 39-1/2" Bust (3-1