Friday, May 25, 2018

Client Showcase: Off the Shoulder Wrap Top!

I love what I do.  When a client sends me a picture of a design they like.  I love that I can give my clients a replica of their desired look. This was a simple and fun top to make.  I literally just draped and sewed it together.   Tameka is a great client, she always gives me cute ideas.  Her style is effortless 

Happy Sewing!

MYSTYLE: Ruffle Front Top Burda 6456

This is one of my favorite items this spring.  I love it, just the simplicity of it makes it adorable.   I can dress this sleeveless top up or down.  With dress pants, shorts, or a skirt.  it is so very very versatile.  Its made of a lightweight shirting from Joann Fabric.   

Very quick and simple top to make. 

Happy Sewing!

MYSTYLE: Floral Jumpsuit Burda 6408

My Anniversary jumpsuit.  I managed to make me a cute jumpsuit for my anniversary trip to Miami while sewing client projects. I wanted something cool and comfy to walk down south beach in and I didn't even get to wear it.  I wore shorts the whole time, and even when we went for dinner I ware a cute little dress.   I have since had several opportunities to wear it and it is going to be a great addition to my summer wardrobe.

The fabric is from Hobby Lobby, and its a a really nice rayon with a bit of mechanical stretch.  When I make it the next time, which I plan too.  I will take about an inch and a half front he waistline.  I have a short torso, so I had a little more fabric in that area.  I also made the straps a little wider so that I can wear a full bra.  

Happy Sewing!

Saturday, February 24, 2018

The Day and Night Dress Challenge: Coffee & Cocktails

This is my second time participating int he The Day and Night Dress Challenge.  I was particularly happy about it being about Coffee and Cocktails as I love the both.  Elizabeth of Elizabethmadethis is the gracious host who is such an amazing sewist. 

For my coffee look, I chose Burda 8072 in a lightweight linen.  I loved that pattern had such a vintage feel to it, and I love anything vintage.  This dress was very easy to make and I didn't need to make any modifications.  I know I will get a lot of wear out of it.  It comes highly recommended.

For my Cocktail look, I used McCalls M7722 in a awesome textured knit from   I was so impressed with the quality of the knit.  It was so soft to the touch and flows amazingly.

I decided to make my Cocktail dress with a little asymmetrical details.  I omitted and only did a peakaboo sleeve on one arm "View B".  I also added a flounce at the hem for a little zip.  I thought it came out very very lovely.    

Happy Sewing!

Friday, January 26, 2018

MYSTYLE: McCalls 7722 - Camo Print Sleeve Head Shirt

My now favorite top.  This top was such a quick and easy make.  I love everything about it.  I decided you to use some of this knit camo I found at Walmart a couple of months ago with a nice Ponte Roma Knit.   I knew it would be perfect for a pair of black jeans and boots.  I also paired it with a pair of pumps for a little date night action. 

Happy Sewing!

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

MYSTYLE: NewLook 6351 Pants and NewLook 6231 Jacket

One of my favorite TNT's for pants is New Look 6351. My motto has always been, do not reinvent the wheel if you don't have too.  I try to find patterns that fit me as close to possible, that I can tweak and make my own.  With a simple adjustment I can make these pants flare leg or peg leg.  I love that they can be worn very casually because they have a straw string or you can pair them with a jacket like I did here and make it a little more business casual. 

The Jacket I made several years ago.  I absolutely love yellow and will wear yellow whenever I have the opportunity to do so.  I added a little navy tank top and some comfortable NineWest heels and my look is complete.   

Happy Sewing!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

MYSTYLE: McCalls 7255 - Poncho

I don't get to make and or wear much fall clothing living in Central Florida. We've an expectionally colder winter this year.  A few weeks in the 30's and 40's.  So I couldn't wait to add a little fall to my wardrobe.

This was such a quick make, it literally took me a litte over an hour from cut to hem.  I used a light weight sweater knit, it was a remnant from a local fabric store.  I had intended on using it for a sweater vest, but I'm so glad I made this Poncho.  

Happy Sewing!