Hey everybody! Happy Friday! I hope you've had an awesome week! Today we are finishing up the last step for sewing Butterick 5850 for The Royal Wedding Sew Along! I can't believe we've already made it to the hem! Before we get into the final step, lets do a quick recap of all the previous posts!Read More
I want to be able to visually help whether it be with pattern instructions or in my new series where I show you that with a little bit of time (30 minutes) you can still create and finish a beautiful garment! I honestly didn't know what to expect starting this series but the response has been amazing! You all are so awesome and I am so thankful for your support!Read More
Hey everybody! Happy Thursday! Today I'm so excited to share with you a FORUTH make of Simplicity 8094 which happens to be my favorite tunic pattern. I love it and you can check them out here! Even though its been a couple years since I've made them, I knew It would be great in this amazing Ikat fabric.Read More
First, if you're wondering why I have so much pink, I said a couple posts back on Instagram that I think I'll start working on a "shades of pink" collection. I love creating this way! I can focus so much better when I have projects that are coordinating and pieces I know will all work together in my wardrobe! I was inspired to create collections from the talented Emily Hallman! She's truly amazing and has inspired so many including Mimi G!Read More
Hey everybody! Happy Friday!! I hope you've had an awesome week! I've been having so much fun this week sewing, working on my "shades of pink" collection (I'll be sharing fabrics and ideas soon) and participating in #coloruscreative! Its a daily photoshop challenge created by Tabitha Sewer taking place over on Instagram. It's so much fun and everyday more makers are joining in!Read More
Last week, I uploaded a sew-along video for sewing the complete bodice of Butterick 5850 View A&B. If you missed it, you can check it out here! This is Week 5 of the Royal Wedding Sew Along and today we're moving on to sewing and attaching our skirt to the bodice! I'm so excited because after these couple of steps, our dress will take shape and that so much fun to see!Read More
Today I'm sharing with you a two piece I made back in February (blame the weather)! New Look 6507 is a really cute off the shoulder top/dress pattern. I was so ready for Spring to get here, I made in when we had our one day of snow!! LOL! This is a great quick sew project! I made View B with only one ruffle and cut it a little below the waistline to make it a top! For size, I went with the 14, and the fit is just right!!Read More
Hey everybody! I hope you had a beautiful Easter yesterday! I really enjoyed my day from getting dressed in my new DIY (more on that in a bit), going to church, cooking dinner, taking an afternoon nap (because Sunday naps are the best) and simply relaxing with my crew! I was happy I made time to sew up another mommy and me look for Easter this year. At the beginning of the year, I said I wanted to make more mommy and me looks, and I think I'm off to a good start!
Now, because I started Tuesday (the week of Easter) I knew I had to keep the dresses simply but still cute. For my dress, I reached for my ole' reliable Simplicity 1059! I've made this dress 3 times now (here and here), and I'm pretty sure I'll make more in the future! I just LOVE it! I made View A, cut the size 16 and it fits perfect! I made two adjustment to it and one was to eliminate the back zipper. In my opinion the deep v neckline is low enough to just slip overhead. I also raised the v neckline up a little (about 2 inches) for my comfort.
Would you believe I found this fabric at Walmart for $2.50/yard? I kid not! I was shocked when I saw it and quickly bought 5 yards. According to some of my fellow sew sister that saw my dresses on Instagram, they found some at their local Walmart and its now $1.00/YARD!!! Now I don't know the exact contents of this fabric, but from feel and working with it, its definitely in the rayon challis family!! It drapes beautifully and I really enjoyed sewing with it!
For Justice dress, I went with Simplicity 8225. Justice is in between sizes right now, some patterns she needs a 2 and in others a 3 is perfect. I decided to go with the this pattern and try the 3. So glad I did. Clearly she grew overnight because the last size 3 I made her was wayyy too big! I went with View B but View A length. I love the final look of it, and the sleeves are so cute!
Over Easter weekend, Hobby Lobby was having a sale so I drove down to see if I could find some fabric I liked, and of course patterns! Since I'm up-to-date on Simplicity for myself, I wanted to focus more on patterns for Justice. I did find a few that I love and can't wait to make for her and a couple for matching looks with me!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Until next time...