Happy Thursday! I finally got around to wearing my lovely dress I made some time ago. I absolutely love it, and I can't wait to make another in a solid color. I kept my accessories simple and wore my Nine West strappy sandals so I could show off a little pink toe action.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Monday, July 21, 2014
I am fiercely on a mission to make my summer wardrobe fab. Though I have not actually made much to enhance my wardrobe I have made some really fab garments for my clients, and seeing them satisfied and happy helps my sewing journey.
I made these pants last night and have the matching top which is my go to summer top the infamous McCalls 6359. I love the simplicity but the ability to upgrade it to something fancier option the top gives. I live in Florida so our summers are basically year round except for the occasional cold spurt here or there.
I present to you my lovely client Tameka, wearing/rocking the "Floral Short Set". She paired it with a white blazer, white pointed toe pumps and white clutch. I am very pleased with how it turned out.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
I made this lovely short set I thought for my upcoming trip to Punta Cana in December to celebrate our 10th year of marriage/anniversary. I wanted cute little outfits I could wear poolside and in our room. When I first purchased this fabric, I wasn't in love with it and it sat in my stash for almost a year.
One day I typed in resort wear in Google to have example of what I wanted to wear, and all these beautiful floral garments popped on the screen. I knew immediately after that what I wanted to make with this fabric. Needles to say I posted the picture on Facebook, which I do with all my garments, and got several messages asking was I willing to sell it, yep I did just that. It's gone, and for more money than I could have imagined. I guess I will be making myself another. Though I am sure I will not find this fabric, I am sure I can find something close to it.
I used Simplicity 1377 for the shorts, and my beloved McCalls 6359 for the top. I am pleased how it turned out and glad that someone else will enjoy it as well.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
I have fallen in love with this pattern. It is so darn versatile. I have made a version of this pattern three times already, and I think I got a couple of more versions to go before I am done. This is the first I've made for myself, and I am so pleased with the fit.
The fabric I have had for quite some time. Not really sure what to do with it. I almost cut it earlier in the year to make a Maxi Dress, but changed my mind. Glad I did. I absolutely love how this came out. I added 2 inches to the bodice length to account for my bust and to give it more of a blousing effect.
Monday, July 7, 2014
M6359 | Misses'/Women's Tunics | New Sewing Patterns | McCall's Patterns
I just love they way this came out. It is really flowy and soft. I used a Jersey Knit. I made this for a client, but would love to own this in red.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Here is a compilation of what I have worked on in between client projects and my home life maintenance:
Simplicity 1358 is a cute little Rayon Jersey Knit Hi-lo Tank Dress that I made for myself. I do not wear many dresses and I am trying to incorporate dresses into my wardrobe as a stable. I saw this pattern and thought about the fabric in my stash, I thought what a lovely, springy dress this could be:
Simplicity 1355 made for my client. She is loves orange just as much as I do. This fabric was in my stash as well. I think I got it from Joann's and immediately when she saw it, she begged for it. I don't often offer up my stash fabric, as it is my special little something I do for myself, but I did agree to share with her since I had more than enough yardage to use for myself. Won't happen often:
McCalls 6848, Low Bank Tank Dress/Romber. I was introduced to this pattern by Mimistyle. She did an excellent free tutorial using this pattern with instructions of modify it from a short romper to a dress for her collaboration DIY with Michael Levine. This too was client make, and she was very happy with it. Though I cringe at the thought of matching up patterns, I especially hate matching up chevrons, and I shared my dislike with her. She was fine with it:
Simplicity 1368, the Circle Skirt with an Elastic Waistband. This is the last of the client sewing this past week. This is cotton fabric and as simple as can be. I made the the top out of the fabric scraps. She was so pleased: