Calling all shirtwaist dress lovers! This is a wonderful dress pattern that lends itself well to all kinds of adaptations as well as being a great classic shirtwaist! The sale only lasts for today, September 17, 2021. Check out her website here: Winter Wear Designs
Friday, September 17, 2021
Sunday, August 8, 2021
Saturday, June 26, 2021
A blog caught my attention this last week as I was searching for something to post that would be encouraging. I enjoyed the thoughts and comments from Mayra Cecilia on her post of June 20, 2021. She has inspiring patterns and once in a while a drawing for sewing machine like this post:
I would encourage you to check out her site and read about her adventures and her charming "free" dress pattern! Notice the conversation about " housewife." Is it a term that is used much anymore in the United States of America? What do you call your vocation if you fit in this category?
Enjoy your summer and see what refreshment the Lord brings your way through these trying times.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
6 In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.
Friday, October 30, 2020
2020 has been a very unusual year and it has taken its toll on many parts of life. However, one can find solace in the Lord in the most trying times as well as the good times because he has designed our life for our good and his glory. So whatever we have to go through we find our strength in our God.
In the meantime we make the best of everything we have control of. If you need some time to sew and have that available as well as the supplies, now with the shorter nights and cooler temperatures, we can begin our projects either for present needs or for the upcoming seasons.
I have tried to find some decent and simple styles that work on most figures. I find there are more patterns that are designed for larger sizes which is wonderful and encouraging, Here are some for cooler weather wear.
For those who are able to wear cotton dresses part of the season, this is a great pattern. It can also be made in heavier fabrics, just make sure it hangs with a nice drape in the skirt.
This is definitely summery, but with longer sleeves in a heavier fabric it would work nicely.
For those needing a long full coat, this one is ample and warm looking. It looks feminine because of the waist and flare of the skirt.
Butterick 6793 A coat for the cool weather.
This HInterland Dress above was modified with no buttons in the front.
Monday, October 26, 2020
Dress found at Rusclothing.com
It is increasingly difficult to find clothing that is beautiful and pretty. There always seems to be some sexualization in the designing of the garment i.e., bare shoulders, low necklines, very fitted over bust and hips, short skirts, revealing fabrics, etc.. It is as though if there wasn't something "sexy" about a garment it wouldn't sell. Major pattern companies like McCalls, Vogue, Simplicity, and Butterick seem to have taken some of that to heart also.
Along that line while I was home due to snow closure of church I listened to a very poignant sermon called Female Modesty I highly recommend listening to it.
Classics are timeless in that one can use current fabrics, adjust collars, sleeves, add extra couture touches or just add pieces that coordinate well. Classic patterns can be used many times. They are investments as well as the classic clothing made from them.
If you are honestly trying to please the Lord Jesus Christ your desires would be to act and live as much as possible with the reliance and guidance of the Holy Spirit and by studying God's word and following his reasons for you to be a gracious, loving, kind, and gentle woman and dressing in a complementary way.
"Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ." Philippians 1:27a
Sunday, July 19, 2020
Summer is almost half over. There is still plenty of time to make a few lightweight additions to your wardrobe. If you are still in situations where you have time to sew, read, write letters, etc., due to Covid19, this would be a good time to sew a new garment. I have found a few items that are available from the 4 major pattern companies that are mostly quick and easy to sew.
- First, a few different angles on some jackets for a little warmth when the days or evenings are cooler.
|I found this jacket to be a little different and would go nicely with dresses and skirts. It looks very comfortable and not difficult to sew. Heavier fabrics or a loose weave would work well.|
- Secondly, dresses that are fairly easy to sew and quick to make and comfortable to wear.
|A pullover dress that is modest as well as comfortable.|
|Lengthen this pattern for a modest loose look or even a dress for those expecting, just make sure you have room to expand.|
This dress has interesting gathering details at the neck and waist making it a very feminine-looking garment.
|A cute dress that is fitted and would look great on young ladies with a lengthened hemline.|
Well, those are a few suggestions for now. Summer is the time for some easy and quick to sew projects because with the days being longer and warm weather there are many outdoor activities that most people want to take advantage of while they can.
May your summer time with your family be blessed, may your faith in the LORD increase, and may your projects glorify the LORD.
- Praise ye the LORD: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely. Psalm 147:1