New Sewing Room On It’s Way!

New Sewing Room On It’s Way!

LilacWallIt’s been a while since I posted, because my Wonderful Husband has been working on remodeling my other sewing room. I chose a lavender/lilac color that is close to the color of my childhood room (if memory serves.). It’s very cool and relaxing, which makes it a joy for me to create and sew.

The before and after pics are either disturbing or promising, depending on one’s view. I’ll be adding them in my next post.

He’s also going to lay new flooring down soon. Meanwhile, I’m cramped in the other adjoining room that was my daughter’s; but it works for now.

I’ll be posting the finished room when he completes it. Right now I’m working on a few long dresses ( I LOVE them long!) for myself while I am planning new items to make for sale.

Recovering from my children living home, moving out, moving back, marrying, having a wonderful Grandchild and the room renovations.

And so it goes…

I am also working again on adding items to my Blue Jay Store as well as considering putting them up here on my website for sale.

Time to get the lead out. Your thoughts and comments are always welcome!

Happy Sewing & Crafting!

 

Busy, but Back! McCalls 9576 Coat

Busy, but Back! McCalls 9576 Coat

Haven’t found much time to blog with some family travel and sewing, but I’m making a better time schedule (yeah, right…) so I can balance (sure…) my efforts better. (HAHAHA!).

I’m replacing my old, lost light/dark green reversible winter fleece coat with a new one using one side charcoal grey and the reverse side a quasi-magenta/pink/red color called, beetroot purple. I LOVE the name of that color! So, although our Buffalo NY snow is  slowly but surely leaving our area, I have gotten back to it and plan to finish it tonight. The word here is, “plan”…. ;^).

See you very soon.  THEN: onto Summer Dresses!!!  YEAH!!!!!

Happy Sewing & Crafting! – Adrienne.

 

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Green Fleece Coat: A.K.A. “Laundry Blues”… McCall’s 9576

 

McCall’s 9576 2 Hour Reversible Jacket©1998 (2 hours my foot…). ~:^O

I made this reversible fleece coat a handful of years ago with a matching reversible hat. My friend really liked it…. she wanted it! Personally, I considered it quite simple and unflattering; but it did keep me warm and machine washed like a dream! (I HATE dry “cleaning” chemicals.). Anyway; the fabric was a ‘no-pill’ polyester that always looked like new and never seemed to wear out.

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I lengthened it for a coat instead of a shorter jacket, and used two colors/layers of the no pill fleece. If were to make another, I’d re-fashion the shawl collar to be closed to the neck and chest for better coverage in the cold weather. I’m thinking about making another one from some coating I have stashed.

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Sadly, I no longer have it. My washing machine broke down and I had to use the local laundromat to wash my things. Understandably,(eyes rolling, here), I left it behind one day and it ended up being, “lost in a backroom flood…” said the Owner. Sure. Ok.

Ah well: I do believe someone is enjoying my coat somewhere,

Hmmnnn… maybe I ought to pay my old friend a visit… she was green with envy, though

HEY! Ya never know! HAHAHAHAHA!

G’s Checked Coat

G’s Checked Coat

I think this was a Simplicity pattern; I made it several years ago and posted it on my old Adrienne’s Armoire blog:

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