Hey everyone! Its been a long time, but I’m back with a new old thing. Do you remember the track suits from the 90s? No. Let me refresh your memory.
A Faux Romper – M7573 and S1069
Hey y’all! I know its been a long time since I’ve blogged anything. I’m a moody seamstress, meaning if I’m not in the mood, I’m not doing it. Period! I did manage to find my creative mojo and I sewed some things. One thing being this faux romper or short set.
Camouflage and Sequin Jacket M7365
I’m the type of person that loves to wear sequin during the day. I genuinely love to sparkle. I don’t subscribe to the rule of wearing sparkle after 5. So, I present to you my mashup of a camouflage and sequin safari style jacket.
Ankara Wrap Top M7602
Hey y’all! I’m back with another cute top I made for the summer. Its an ankara wrap top with a peplum. This was the perfect top for summer 2017. Cute and sassy!
Pattern Description: M7602 Close fitting mock wrap top has peplum and flounce options. Includes separate pattern pieces for A/B, C and D cup sizes. Continue reading Ankara Wrap Top M7602
Simplicity 8392 Cropped Hoodie
Hey y’all! I hope everyone had a great summer. While it is technically fall, here in Texas, we still have highs of 90 degrees in October.
Since I didn’t post all summer, I’ll be updating my blog with items I made this summer as my schedule permits.
Let’s get started.
When I first saw the pattern for a cropped hoodie, I thought, who would wear half of a jacket? Does it keep half of your body warm and the rest cold? Well, the answer to that question is yes and yes.
Continue reading Simplicity 8392 Cropped Hoodie
M7566 Ankara Print Maxi Dress
Hey Y’all! I know its been awhile since a did a blog post. I have been super busy! I have at least 4 pieces finished that I have been wearing and have not photographed. Yikes!
So, I have taken on the task of becoming a better dress maker. Sewing dresses for myself is not one of my sewing super powers. Continue reading M7566 Ankara Print Maxi Dress
M7505 Bell Sleeve Dress
2017 is the year of the sleeves. This is a trend that I don’t see ending for awhile. I might have one or two more sleeve projects to complete before I am done with them.
I picked up this pattern last fall from Joann, a Nicole Miller pattern, M7505. It is described as a semi-fitted dress at the bust. I picked up some denim chambray fabric and immediately cut out the pattern. Then I put it down until last week. Continue reading M7505 Bell Sleeve Dress
M7100 Bomber Jacket
I think I may have developed an obsession with jackets. Bomber jackets to be exact.
I made a floral bomber jacket last year during the McCall’s Blog sewalong, (My jacket made the photo collage on their page) using M7100. This is such a great jacket. The design elements are endless. The first one was made from a stretch floral sateen and black satin that I had purchased from JoAnn.
I loved it so much that I made plans to make 4 more. While I love making jackets, let’s be realistic, do I really need 4 bomber jackets? Yes, I do! Continue reading M7100 Bomber Jacket
A Little Flounce – M7542 View B
Remember when I said I was stepping out of my comfort zone of T-shirts? Well here I am diving face first with this top with plenty of sleeve action.
This is view B from Mc Calls M7542.
I used a gray chambray (it looks blue, but I promise that it is gray) that I purchased from JoAnn. Continue reading A Little Flounce – M7542 View B
Petal Sleeve Top – M7542
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!