Sunday, July 24, 2011

Maxi ! Maxi !

Pattern description: Simplicity 2401 Misses dress and jumpsuit each in two lengths.

Where the instruction easy to follow? Yes

What did you particularly like or dislike about this pattern?. No dislikes. What I love about this dress was how the back of the bodice was made.

Fabric used: Cotton blend from JoAnn fabric clearance rack for 2.50 a yard.

Pattern alteration or any design changes you made? No

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others ? Yes I would make this again next summer if maxi dresses are still in style.

Conclusion: I love this maxi dress! LOL!

Pattern description: Simplicity 3503 Misses knit dress in two lenghts with bodice variations.

Where the instruction easy to follow? Yes I had no troubles.

What did you particularly like or dislike about this pattern?. No dislikes.

Fabric used: Knit fabric from JoAnns once again clearance rack I think it was 2.00 a yard.

Pattern alteration or any design changes you made? No This dress calls for a lining I used the same fabric for the lining.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others ? This is the second time I have made something from this pattern. I don't know it I would sew this again.

Conclusion: This is a great pattern if you like knit maxi dresses or dresses.

Pattern description:  Simplicity 2380 Girls jumpsuit in two lengths, dress and shrug.

Where the instruction easy to follow? Very easy

What did you particularly like or dislike about this pattern?. No dislikes

Fabric used: Cotton

Pattern alteration or any design changes you made? No

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others ? Yes

Conclusion: My dd love this jumpsuit she want me to make  her another one in brown . LOL! Diva!

Well thats it for me I hope everyone is still enjoying there summer! Happy crafting!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

butterick 5351 & Simplicity suede 0445

Hey guys hope you had a great holiday weekend! We had a barbecue with family and friends. I love when we all get together. Well I did get some sewing in before the holiday.

Pattern: Butterick 5351

Fabric: cotton from JoAnn fabric for 2.50 a yard off the clearance rack.

Conclusion: Super easy dress. It call for a 16" zipper so I did a invisible zipper. I have to say I am getting better with that.

I also did some sewing for my niece.

Pattern: Simplicity Suede 0445

Fabric: cotton from JoAnn fabric for 2.50 a yard.

Conclusion: Super cute and super easy! I think this is a cute skirt that most teenagers would like. It calls for a invisible zipper more practice for me.

In the month of I think March I decided to go natural with my hair without the big chop. Yep no more perms. I made this decision after talking to my dd. My dd is always asking me to put a perm in her hair and I would always say noooo! I told her she didn't need a perm because her hair is beautiful like it is. Sooooo one day she told me if our hair is beautiful why do you have a perm. After that I told her I will not put another perm in my hair.I love it and when I don't love it I put on a wig LOL.The style I have in the pic is a week old twist out. My dd loves that we are doing this together. The things we do for our kids.

Well that's it for me. Happy crafting to all!!! : )

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

McCall's 6118

I had this pattern since last summer. I have been seeing a lot of the off the shoulders dresses and shirts and I am loving them. So I went to my pattern stash and pulled this out.

Pattern: McCall's 6118 I made view A minus the bow tie.
Misses tunics and sash:Above the mid-knee length one shoulder tunics A B C gathered into band sleeveless tunic A has bow tie, tunic B C have flared sleeveless, tunic B has purchased jewels, tunic C has sash, purchased leggings.

Fabric: mystery fabric from Walmart 1.50 a yard.

Conclusion: As you can see I decided to wear as a dress. See what had happen was when I put the shirt on my dress form I said HMMMMM!LOL! Well I thought it was cute as a dress. And I know myself I rather grab a one piece outfit to wear than a two piece for the summer. But I can still wear it with pants also.
I think this is something I would make again.

Well that's it for me happy and bless crafting! :)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Simplicity 2257 and Butterick 4815



Simplicity 2257
Skirt view A
Misses slim and flared skirts, each in two lengths.

Fabric: Ladies your mother always told you not to buy no cheap a fabric. Well this fabric I got from JoAnns and it was started fraying as I was sewing it. But I kept with it because I had already started with it. So I will wear this outfit until it fades away. LOL!

Conclusion: This was a fun skirt to make. If I knew how to alter patterns I would have widen it in the hip area a little more. The waist fits great and I love the length I will be making this skirt again.

Butterick 4815
Vest view B
Fitted, lined vest has neckline and front closing variations and princess seams.A: faux collar, double-breasted and ribbon belt. B: back flounce.

Fabric: same as skirt.

Conclusion: Love this vest will make it again. No troubles making this vest.Direction was clear and easy to follow.

IF any of you could give me some names of some good books that teach pattern altering let me know. Thanks!!

Well that's it for me happy crafting to all!!! :)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Testing Testing!!!! :)

It has been some time since I last blog. What have I been up to, if you like to know LOL! I have started working full time and my church made me the youth leader. That all spells I have been soooooo busy that sewing have been put on the back burner for a while. I have cut out a couple things but I never got to sewing it.

So this daddy/daughter dance thing came up and it gave me my sewing mojo back I think!Well I guess I will see! LOL!

Butterick 3714

I did a button hook instead of hook/eye.

Hubby and DD :)

Fabric: Platinum glitter satin from JoAnn fabric.

Pattern: Butterick 3714

Notions: 18" zipper, hook and eyes.

Conclusion: This was a very easy dress but I am still trying to master putting in an invisible zipper. All I have to say is one day I will get there. I have to refer to youtube every time I have to put one in. Maybe one day PLEASE!! LOL!

Well that's all forks!!! Happy crafting to all :)

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Halloween costume

Finally finally I finished my dd costume Thursday night about 3:00 in the morning.I was so busy I couldn't start until that night anywho I did get it done. She told me no wings and no wand this year. I think this will be her last princess costume. :(

McCall's 4887

I should have taken these picture before she wore this costume out because she got spots all over it and broke the hook off for the button.

Pattern: McCall's 4887 view A.

Fabric: skirt contrast : tulle , vest is satin and lining was cotton.
I used I guess you can call it fabric jewelry on her vest. I used fabric glue to put them on. I couldn't find a lace I wanted to use on her costume so that why we use the jewelry. She said her classmates loved her costume that made me happy.

Well that's it for me have a safe Halloween!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010


Hello I am still here just been very busy and still was trying to find my sewing mojo!

Well I did find it, but it took me a month to make this jacket!LOL! I think after I cut it out it took two weeks before I was able to starting sewing on it.

McCall's 5981

Pattern: McCall's 5981 view B size 10

Misses unlined jacket and belt: Close fitting jackets A,B in two lengths have straight shape, front darts, front separating zipper, patch pockets, gathered collar with casting and purchased cording, sleeve in two length with elastic casing: jacket A has three-quarter length sleeves and hip length; jacket B has long sleeves self-belt and tunic length.

Fabric: Fleece (red)

Conclusion: This was a easy jacket! Sewing with fleece can get thick when sewing it that is only problem I had when I was making this jacket.

Well that it for me until next time Happy crafting!