Sew, What's Up

Sew What’s Up Presents

The Sew What’s New Archive

This archived content is from Mary Wilkins’ sewing and quilting message board “Sew What’s New,” which was retired in August 2007. It is being provided by “Sew What’s Up,” which serves as the new home for many members of “Sew What’s New.”
From: MyGirlFriday
Date: 12-31-2004, 11:46 AM (1 of 2)
I have had a pattern, Simplicity #9294, easy to sew jumpers, pants and tops.....I am going to make me a jumper and top!
This will be my second item made from a pattern. I'm so excited.
I found some material that I wanted to use to make a floral jumper and the lady at WalMArt talked me right out of using that. She said it didn't have any stretch!
I found that Hobby Lobby has denim on sale for $3.97 and I thought that was a good price.
So I will keep ya'll posted on my progress!!
(My first item I sewed turned out was a purse, but while I'm out I'm going to pick up some boa feather to sew around the top! Make it a little more fun!


mgf~ :wink:
Blessings & Smiles

Frogs have it easy....they just eat what's buggin' them.
User: MyGirlFriday
Member since: 12-05-2004
Total posts: 288
From: Mom of Six
Date: 01-01-2005, 07:57 AM (2 of 2)
I'm going to help DD(13) make a denimn skirt today. She has used patterns but only for stuffed animals. We bought her a machine for christmas so now she wants to use it. Fabric will come from my stash. She was going to buy some the other day at Jo Ann's but the fabric would have been more than a RTW at Walmart that I talked her out of. It was on clearance for $5. The fabric was only $2 per yd. but she needed 2 1/2 for the skirt she wants, Very full ankle length. I figure this is a good way to use up stash so I can buy more.
MGF does your pattern call for stretch? If so I would recomend for your first time not trying to use something without. After you try it you can then alter it on the next try with different fabrics because you will know how it fits in the recomended fabric.
Happiness is having time to sew!!
User: Mom of Six
Member since: 11-03-2001
Total posts: 1115
Sew, What's Up
Search the “Sew What’s New” Archive:
Visit Sew What’s Up for the latest sewing and quilting tips and discussions.
This page was originally located on Sew What’s New ( at