Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Burda 7340: Asymmetrical Top with Side Slit

Sometimes I just want something easy peasy to wear our and about on my shopping days.  I chose this top because of my constant need to conquer my Burda fear and addiction.  This was one of the simplest tops I've ever made.  It just made me feel like I conquered another Burda.  LOL

Happy Sewing!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Butterick 5859: High Waisted Polka Dot Pants

I really love how my pants came out.  They are a perfect fit and they can be styled in so many different ways.   When I purchased this cotton stretch fabric, I knew exactly what I wanted to make with it.   I am a polka dot fanatic and can see myself with a closet full of dots. 

Butterick 5859 is a great wardrobe building pattern. It includes a top with a bow which is one of my design aesthetics I love.  The pieces are classic and well thought out as a group.  I can't wait to make a few of the other pieces in this pattern as well.

Some other style options I chose:

Happy Sewing!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Butterick 4807: Yoga Pants.

When the fabric was born for the pattern, this would be the time.  I purchased only two yards of this fabric from "The Sewing Studio" in Maitland, Florida.  Its a Fabric store that has some of the most beautiful fabrics.  Sometimes they are a little pricey so I usually go once a month and check out the remnant and $5.00 a yard bin.  This particular fabric was $7.50 a yard, so of course I had to grab a couple of yards.  I knew exactly what I had in mind for it when I purchased it. 

Butterick 4807 is one of my go to patterns.  I love the many variations of the Yoga Pant and how you can use them to get several different looks.  I use "View B" for many of my projects as I just love how they fit me.  I have also used them for wovens.  It works really well with a little modification. 

Here are my Yoga Pants:

Another view in my living room:

Happy Sewing!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Butterick 5524 and Self-Drafted Leggings: My Leisure Suit.

I love how this outfit turned out.  I love that I can wear it casual and dressy depending on my mood.  I also love how comfortable the fabric is.  It’s a spandex knit from   I’ve had the pattern for the top in my stash for some time now, and I see it is Out of Print as well.  I wanted to make it last year, but opted because the pattern reminds me of winter wear and I don’t need much winter wear here in Florida.   I was inspired by MimiG’s version of this outfit and as soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to pair it with this fabric.

The Leggings were self drafted.  There are many Youtube videos and Tutorials on the web on making a legging block.   I do not remember who’s tutorial I used because its been such a very long time that I made the pattern.  I use it often.

I styled it with a dressy suede booties and a pair of open toe sandal  booties to show how different shoes can give an out such a different look.

Here is my Leisure Suit:

Happy Sewing!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

New Look 6008 - Long Sleeve Turtle Neck Sweater

I've been holding on to this fabric for some time now.  The fabric was purchased at a local fabric store and I only had a yard and a half.  So my first thought was a pencil skirt.  I never got to the skirt, so I put the fabric in my stash and forgot about it.  The pattern is an older pattern, but I use it a lot as a basic turtle Neck pattern.

Here is my version of View "B"

Here is the pattern I used which is no longer in print:

Happy Sewing!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Burda 6838: Cross Body Long Sleeve Blouse.

I have always had a fear of Burda Patterns, they've always intimidated me.  I've made several Burda garments, but I always had the fear of messing them up.  Just the way their pattern instructions are written seem to stump me. I usually can look at pattern and go straight to construction without looking at the instructions.  Sometimes I just peruse instructions to see if anything is funky, but Burda always seem to go into very unnecessary steps to get to the end product.   So I made a pledge to dive into them and conquer my fear.  I am not the type of person to let anything stump me for long. 

Here is Burda 6838:

Happy Sewing!