MMM14: Day 5

Exciting news. Not only is this Day 5 of MMM14, this is my 100th post since starting my humble blog 🙂 I don’t know why that excites me, but it does. I guess, because I’ve actually stuck with it (so far). I have a tendency to get bored with things after a while… always moving on to the next best thing. Yes, I’m that type.

Just goes to show, people can surprise you sometimes… more importantly, you can surprise yourself.

Well, enough of that..


I picked up this Navy dress (for .99 cents, as always) because I love Navy and the golden medallion print  rocks my world.Image

 also cut off the belt loops and fake pocket flap things… And some taking in had to be done.

I took “up” the shoulder straps a few inches.

I sewed that down with a simple straight stitch. Then, I removed the gold buttons and made sleeves with the bottom scrap of the dress


In case you haven’t picked up on it… I never not wear something with sleeves.

Sew the sleeves, then pin them into the top (right sides together).


Use that fun “overcast” stitch to secure it better.

Close up:

Looks like a serger’s stitch

It’s just a bit more “pretty” than a straight stitch and much more secure, obviously. In the “olden” days it was customary to sew your garment/pattern pieces together with a straight stitch and then run a zig zag stitch along the very edge of the fabric to keep it from fraying. The “overcast” stitch does both of those in one. It saves you a step. So let’s all get out of the “old” sewing mindset and move in to the present [sewing] day by utilizing our overcast stitches 🙂

I did all my sewing on THIS bad boy!

Janome’s Horizon 15000 Memory Craft. “Wow” is the only word for him…


C’est fini. I’m rather fond of this one. You’ll notice in the before picture that the second button was missing. I harvested one from the scrap I cut off and added it in.


So, when I was putting this on in the morning Hubs says to me, “That’s pretty! I like that shade of purple.”


Am I the only one who sees Navy?

Purple or Navy?

Hmm… what do YOU think?


Navy? or Purple?

5 down, 26 to go 🙂


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