Sunday Sewing

Roman shades…

HAPPY SEWING! Have a great week! 😊

Fabric Haul In The Post

Happy Belated Birthday to me!

  My birthday was in April.😏 

My Mom’s friend (who knits and sews) was de-stashing her fabric and I was the happy recipient of 2 bins of fabric. My plan was to fly home (although I’ve lived in Florida for 15 years, Chicago is still ‘home’), anyway, I was going to pack and ship to myself…but, that did not happen. Mom wanted me to have something, so she picked a few to fit in a flat rate box and sent (what you see pictured).  The orange squares/diamond print might be a challis; the yellow floral is flow-ey, maybe a challis?; purple/white floral is a knit; grey is a knit; the pink is a silk blend; and that lovely tropical print is a woven blend of sorts.

I’m happy! Thanks Mommi!


Faux Roman 

…which started off as a 93″ long store bought window panel.

First, I had to figure out the cut. Desired finished length was 38″ (drawn shade) and added 24″ to that length = 64″. So, I cut this long panel down to 64″ and added a double 1″ hem. Each row of rings are 6″ apart and because this panel is 45.5″ wide, there are 5 rings per row.

Then added the cord and drew shade up to the 38″ length and knotted.


Done! My #WednesdayInProgress

Sewing and Knitting Haul

A customer dropped off this box of goodies!

Bamboo knitting needles and all sorts of knitting and sewing notions; yarn; cotton fabrics; machine feet for the Bernina; Schmetz machine needles; cut muslin squares ready for quilting; and more!

Alyssa’s Top Silhouette Selection

Alyssa's Top Silhouette Selection

Cotton cardigan

Ted Baker blue shirt
$280 –

Blue shirt
$150 –

Sweat shirt

Pink floral top

Black t shirt

Alyssa’s Pant Silhouette Selection

Alyssa's Pant Silhouette Selection

Gucci pants

Proenza Schouler black pants
$760 –

N°21 zip pants

J.Crew pants

High-waisted pants

Floral trousers

Grey pants
$55 –

AX Paris capri
$39 –

Cotton pants