Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Blog Hiatus

Hello friends, it was a hard decision, but need to put my blog on a temporary hiatus.  I won’t say good-bye because I do enjoy blogging, there just isn’t enough time in the day! (I believe some of you can relate!).  I will still be reading your blogs (for those of you who are bloggers) because I do enjoy and are inspired by them.

In the meantime, you can find me on my, YouTube Channel, Myra Lorraine or Instagram @onesewsweet.

Happy Sewing Everyone!

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Mistakes happen to the best of us!

Hi everyone it’s been a while! I’ve been sewing,  just not enough time to write a post (life challenges & projects)…But I do want to share what I do with you all...I just need another body! LOL! (I know there are a lot of you who can relate!!)

I’d like to tell you about my experience with a shorts pattern I saw all over the sewing community.  It’s the True Bias Lander Shorts.  
The first time I made these shorts, they didn’t turn out quite so well regarding the fit. It wasn’t an issue with the pattern, because this is a great pattern! It was basically due to a few things I didn’t really pay attention to. One of those things was sizing… I needed to pay attention to the “finished garment measurements” because they were considerably different for me.  I never paid much attention to these before but I will now!! The other thing was in using this beautiful graphic print “linen” blend that I purchased from JoAnn Fabrics. The fabric “grew” over the course of the day and couple that with me selecting the wrong size, made the shorts much too big! (And I didn’t do my normal crotch depth adjustment either!) Lesson learned! 
I really loved that fabric and was so hurt when I figured out my issues, so I remade them in this lovely olive green broad cloth...


...and I was able to re-purchase more of the same lovely graphic print linen to remake my first pair too.

More of these shorts are definitely in my future!  I love these shorts!  I highly recommend if you like the style, it’s worth giving this pattern a try! Makes a great summer staple!

See ya soon and Happy Sewing!