Can you believe it is February? With everything that has been going on here, politically, I haven’t been in the mood to sew much. My goal is to get back on track this month. So, lets get started.
I don’t think I have really discovered what my style is. I like what I like, and I try to buy clothes that are flattering for my figure. I can’t say the same for when I sew for myself. Sewing clothes that both fit and are flattering is something that I hope to improve on this year. So, I will be stepping out of my comfort zone of T-shirts, jeans, and flats by trying to incorporate different blouses and tops into my casual wardrobe. I feel like view A, is me testing the waters a little.
Mc Calls released this pattern, M7542, as a part of the early spring 2017 release late last year. As soon as I saw this top, I knew I was going to make at least one of these. They are all super cute!
I know everyone is busy setting goals and getting excited for the new year. I was planning to do a 2017 goals and planning post, but I changed my mind. I’m easing into the new year. I guess you can say that is my plan – to ease into 2017.
Anyway, I have a quick and easy patch repair DIY. It is actually a reverse applique or patch. With a traditional reverse applique, you are suppose to layer fabric, stitch and then cut away the top layer to reveal the fabric underneath. I did mine a little different. Feel free to look up other methods.
You’re probably wondering why I decided to do a random DIY patch post. Well, my daughter came home from school right before the break with holes in the knees of her black pants. These pants were still fairly new, while I was upset I decided to just repair them.
The week before Thanksgiving is the official start of my baking season. When I’m not sewing, cooking or working, I am definitely baking up some tasty treats.
I came across this cookie recipe while I was in college in 2004. Martha Stewart had a small magazine titled Everyday Food that appealed to regular people like me with awesome recipes. Sadly, it is no longer in print. In 2006 they released a special cookie issue. It is one of my most sacred cookie books.
I have been baking these cookies forever. Around the same time, a local Houston bakery sold Chocolate Chunk Cookies that were half dipped in chocolate and I had to have them all the time because I’m greedy and I love chocolate. So, here it is. Continue reading Dipped Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Before I get into the details of my new orange jacket, because this is my first sewing post, let me tell you about my sewing background.
I am a 3rd generation seamstress. My maternal grandmother and my mother both sew. My grandmother took up sewing because she had 12 kids and wanted them to look nice and it was more economical. My mother took up sewing because she didn’t like the clothes her mom made. I sew because I like to work with my hands and I like to create interesting pieces. I loved the clothes my mom made for me. If I ask her nicely, she will sew for me right now.
So, I took one semester of Home Economics Sewing and continued to work with my mom to become a better seamstress. I stopped and started on and off, picking up other hobbies but I would always return to sewing.
After the birth of my daughter, I started sewing again and here I am.
Now, here are the details on my jacket.
McCall’s M7513 is described as a fitted, lined jacket with back princess seams, with length and peplum options.
Hi! I am Kaye, of Kaye Does the Most. Thank you for stopping by my blog.
Do you know someone that always says “Oh that’s easy, all you have to do is…,”then they proceed to talk for 10 minutes and you are thinking, “That is not easy!” Well, I am that friend. “Hi!”
I decided to start this blog because I love DIY, whether it is cooking, baking, sewing or upcycling. I want to be able to share my projects with other like minded people. So, if you like to craft, cook, bake, sew this is the place for you. If you are not sure what you like, this is also the place for you.
I can’t promise that every project will be easy, but you will learn something new with every project.
Here is an idea of what future post will consist of.
This is the cake I did for my daughter’s 5th birthday. Its time to start planning for my son’s 2nd birthday in 7 months, so expect to see some practice cake decorating projects in the future.
My daughter and I do weekly baking together at home. When kids have a choice to choose what is for dinner, they are more likely to help out and eat without complaining.
Here are a few past sewing projects I have completed.
I love to sew for my kids so expect to see more projects like these as well.
Let me know in the comment section what you think. What would you like to see?