Friday, October 17, 2008

From Friday To Friday

Remember for those that read my last post I was trying to do some thing this week. So I set myself a time limit for somethings I wanted to do. So let me tell you all how my week went from Friday to Friday. Here goes.

Friday I cut out patterns and fabric for my upcoming projects.

Saturday I did my sister baby blanket for my niece.

Here goes a picture.

Fabric is fleece plaid with double pink satin ribbon going around the fleece.
Lenght is 38 1/2 inches
Width is 30 inches
I added 2 pretty pink bows on two ends of the blanket to give it some pretty unique-ness. I hand sewn the satin ribbon on. Due that trying to sew fleece between satin it just don't work with the sewing machine.


Aint it cute.

Also on Saturday I did some little recon work.
Nesa has some pretty shirts that she can still fit but, the sleeves are starting to get a little to short due to her arms growing so long lol. So instead of her now just wearing them anymore. You all should know me by now. I did some little work by cutting the sleeves to make them short sleeves and just sewn it up.

See all three of these shirts.

Sunday I started and finished a shirt for myself.

I know you all totally remember this pattern. Photobucket

I worked on this shirt for about 5 to 6 hours. This shirt was totally something new to me never done it but, I did take brakes in between.

But, here it go.
Cute aint it



Pattern: McCall M5536 E and C

Fabric: Stretch Knit C and Cotton Knit E

Pattern Size: Plus size 18 to 24

Description: A base tunic shirt with a tank top under it. The tunic twist in the front.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Some what I did a little changes to mines but, it does look like the photo on the envelope.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, very easy I didn't have no problem with the instructions.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Don't have no dislikes. I liked it. Love the twist in the front it fits very well.

Pattern Alteration or any design change you made? I only made one change and that was making the sleeves shorter and wider. To give it a little flow in the arms.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would sew it again. I already have plans in doing me a red one like this for Christmas. I would recommed it to others as well.

Conclusion: This tunic with the tank top turn out great love the fabric I picked out was totally surprised at how well it turn out.:)

Monday I started on my sister sweatshirt jacket worked on it for about 2 hours.

Tuesday no sewing got my tooth pulled and wasn't into do anything for this day.

Wednesday finished sister sweatshirt jacket after about 2 hours. I did my sister sweatshirt jacket just like mines.

What was crazy about this was I did mines and didn't have no problem but, trying to redo it I was totally confused lol. I had to go back looking at mines seeing how I did it. Crazy how that was. Doing it twice the same way was no joke but, I didn't have no problem with the zipper this time lol.

My sister jacket

The lining

Don't mind my sister she is a little crazy lol.


Pattern: My own pattern Sweatshirt Jacket

Fabric: Black Sweatshirt fabric and sky blue cotton for lining

Pattern Size: Plus size

Description: Black sweatshirt jacket with a hood and 2 pockets with a zipper that is 22 inches in length

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Didn't follow no pattern my own.

Were the instructions easy to follow? No instructions to follow just used my sewing stills to do this sweatshirt jacket.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? No dislikes.

Pattern Alteration or any design change you made? No alterations to be made my own pattern

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would sew this again well this is my again sewing my second time sewing this same project.

Conclusion: I made this sweatshirt jacket from a own sweatshirt jacket of mines. My sister wanted one so I made this one for her. It came out lovely.

Also on Wednesday I started sewing up Nesa coat worked on it for about 1 hour.

Thursday finished Nesa coat after about 2 hours.

Step by step

Before I put the sleeves on.

The lining

I added a hook thing for when Nesa at school she can use the hook thing lol don't know what it's called but, you all get the picture lol. But, she can hang her coat up on the hook.


Also close up on her pretty buttons. I put 4 buttons on. They are measured 4 inches away from each other.



Cute aint it lol

Pattern: McCall M4961

Fabric: Cameo Fleece, cotton for the lining also used 4 7/8 size buttons.

Pattern Size: 7-8

Description: Cute blue fleece coat with 2 pockets, collar and it buttons done the front.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes somewhat I didn't do the fur that goes around the collar and I didn't use the fake fur for the coat. But, it come out like it.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Easy to follow.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? No dislikes.

Pattern Alteration or any design change you made? No alterations unless you count that I didn't use the fake fur or the fur around the collar. I also added a hook thing for to be used to hang up on the hook.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would sew it again. I already have plans to do one for my youngest daughter. I would recommend it.

Conclusion: This coat turned out lovely my daughter totally loves it and I do to.:)

Also on Thursday started cutting out the fabric to my coat. So far so good.


Friday I started cutting out lining to my coat. Did some shopping but, not much sewing today.

Ok not much crocheting but, I got this yarn and a pattern for a felt purse from Annies and Attic due that I join some kind of Hooks and Needles club that I totally forgot about it.

Here is the yarn and pattern. But, I don't know if I am going to use this yarn to make this purse. I am going to make a purse but, don't know if it will be this purse. For those that don't know me very well not into reading patterns as much. Don't get me wrong I can read them but, I rather go on the wing of things when it comes to crocheting I get more relaxed that way and don't feel stressed out when it comes to reading and following a pattern that's just me I guess.

Upcoming projects this week.

To finished my coat.

Also to start cutting out the pattern to this.

Using that fabric. That I totally fall in love with.

So that is it. My week from Friday to Friday.

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Mimi said...

Wow, that's a lot of accomplishment in a week!! All great your shirt and your sis jacket!

Yarnjeannie said...

You've been a busy girl! I really love the shirt with the twist in the front. Nice work!

Christina said...

You are more productive in a week than I am in a month! My fav is the shirt with the tie in the front. Its so unique and pretty! I love everything else too!

Caroline said...

Good idea to keep track of your progress! You can really see all your effort! Love the twist shirt and Nesa's fleece jacket!

Laura said...

I agree with the other comnents - I'm amazed at how much you got done in a week! I love all of the projects, but especially your shirt, and Nesa's jacket. The baby blanket is really cute too - I love plaid.

naida said...

wow lesa, youre projects are all great, you are one busy lady!
your little one looks so cute modeling your crochet creations.

Sheila said...

What a constructive week and everything looks great.

The blouse is lovely and it looks great on you... You go Girl!!

Thanks for the lovely compliment on my sweater.

Anonymous said...

All I can say is.... W.O.W!

RecycleCindy said...

As many others have already said WOW! What a lot of stuff you have accomplished this week. And everything is so cute!!

CraftyAshley said...

Hey you! Wowee you are a sewing machine wiz! All your projects look great and great job with sticking with the projects you wanted to accomplish! Hope your doing well!

Christy said...

Very nice work on the shirt, and I'm sure you're going to love that coat. It looks like it will be fabulous.

Tanya said...

HELP! I am trying to make the shirt M5536 and had to rip out the stitches for the front, this is
confusing can you give me any pointers on completing the front twist? Thanks a bunch,

Cennetta said...

You have been one busy lady. Everything looks great. Nice save on the t-shirts.

agapanthas and goldsworthy said...

you are so inspiring... now if i just tied the kids up and put them in the cupboard and locked my husband in his shed i might get something finished. not that i could ever do anything as good as you.
have a great weekend xx rosey

Anonymous said...

That top looks amazing on you. Love it, love it, love it! I can't believe all that you accomplished in one week. What a woman!!!!