Staffer Janee sews for her daughter

Staffer Janee sews for her daughter

Cardi & Pencil Skirt:

I used a remnant of a wonderful poly/spandex heavy knit from St. John called Natale (long ago sold out) – I had my eye on this print from the time it first arrived at Sawyer Brook, but waited so long that all I had to work with was a 3/4 yard cut and a lengthwise strip that was about 10 inches wide.
I adjusted the pattern lengthwise (Pamela’s Patterns, the cardigan from her Twin Set) so it would fit on my 27 inches, but there was no way the sleeves were going to fit. By adding a seam from shoulder point to wrist, I was able to cut them in two pieces from the strip I had. I can’t believe how great this worked – the stripes of the pattern make it look seamless!

Read on at Janee’s blog Originations

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Jersey Top & Pleated Back Skirt

A print 3/4 sleeve top made from Wenona cotton jersey should be easy to care for and comfortable. This cowl-neck Renfrew top (Sewaholic Patterns) is going to do double duty – I made two skirts to go with it.
Here it is with a longer skirt made with McCall’s 5523, view A. The fabric is Cabernet rayon ponte (now sold out, sorry).

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  • Sallieann W

    I so enjoyed reading about you, your career and your daughter in the recent e-mail. It was really a treat for me to get to see your photo so that I can visualize your face when I hear from you. Congratulations on your many accomplishments (and those of your doctor/daughter)!