Month: June 2014

Pool Blue Fabric Giveaway Winner!

…… the winner is (drum roll please!)

Jae Williams! You must claim your prize with me within the next 24 hours! 
Here is what she won! 2 yards of Pool Blue Stretch Cotton Sateen, 
a spool of thread, and a matching zipper!
I can’t wait to see what you create with your prize!
xoxoxox! *mauh*

Two Piece Jersey Vogue 8935

Well Summer is definitely upon us! Warm weather outside including humidity and its nippy inside.. so much so I have on long sleeves and a heater under my desk lol.  I have so many things I have sewn and not worn I though I would pull this out.  This pattern was so cute when it came out last year from Vogue! I then found the perfect fabric in one of my many NYC trips! The fabric is definitely not too bold and its definitely not plain!

Cute buttons I found I believe at JoAnn’s!

Hanging on the dress form!
This fabric was definitely a dream to sew very easy and very quick! Would I make another set.. yes as it was easy.. As long as I find the “perfect” fabric again. No alterations were made to this pattern.
Necklace: JCrew
Shoes: Ann Taylor (2013 Season)
Wash and  wear hair…
You likie???

Fabric Giveaway!

As promised….

Here is my first give away! So you like my pants eh! Well you can have your own pair, or a skirt, or a cute stylish jacket. This is two yards of the pool/ocean blue fabric, one zipper, and Gutermann’s thread! The photo here does not do it justice — the color can be better viewed on yesterday’s post of the pants I created.
Good luck and don’t forget to leave a comment on the fabric of your proposed creation or a post on how you like my pants πŸ˜‰ 
This is what happens when you are doing 10 bizzillion things at once you forget the actual link! *sigh* charge it to my head not my heart lol!

Self-Drafted Ocean Blue Palazzo Pants and FREE Giveaway!

Happy Hump Day!

Hello There!
Here are my first pair of self-drafted Palazzo pants! I love love the fabric color and the fabric. 
I used a pair of pants that fit well, omitted the pockets and used a side zipper.  The pants are still a bit big in the hip area for me, the next pair will be much better!  After I created the pants I found a pattern that would work McCalls 6515 lol but thats ok I need to learn to self-draft and its only through trial and error. The fabric is a cotton sateen with a slight bit of stretch to it that I obtained from Mood Fabrics! However I will be giving away 2 yards of this same fabric, Gutermann’s Thread, and a zipper.
I will post a photo of the Giveaway tomorrow along with the rules and stipulations!
Subscribe to the blog today so you are first to receive the giveaway info tomorrow πŸ˜‰
Other details:
Top: Ann Taylor silk from last season
Shoes: Cute Ann Taylor polka-dot peep-toe sling backs (I know its hard to see b/c my pants are covering them)
Watch: Michele Art Deco with diamonds and sapphires
Necklace: Not sure OLD!
Tell me how you like my pants πŸ™‚

DIY Maxi Skirt in Silk!

Hello again! What a lovely day in the downtown Silver Spring Area!

Although the temperature begins at a steady pace, I have found it can turn as quickly scared rabbit! You almost never know what to wear! Coming from Jersey it was much easier as the weather gradually changes with beautiful Spring flowers and Fall leaves! Taking a ride in North Jersey is simply beautiful.. While most have negative opinions about Jersey the landscape is gorgeous in transition weather times.. anyway! I digress! Today I decided to wear a silk twill maxi skirt that I self drafted with a permanently attached bow!

I found this piece for fabric at the Sewing Expo in March or April and I knew exactly how to create it.. easy peezy!
Any maxi skirt you need at least two yard of fabric with a preferable width of 60 inches.  You can cut each half on either side of the fabric on the fold.
I thin added how wide I wanted my waist-band – 2″ and then the length is double your waist measurements so you can tie it as large as you like. I did interface it so it would be a bit stiffer.
I added an invisible zipper and did light gathers so this skirt is about 10 inches above my waist measurement .. if your waist is 24 add 10 then divide by 2 for the measurement of the panel on the fold.
Of course matching the stripes for the professional and polished look!
See EASY Peezy!
Sunnies: Gucci outlet
Sandals: MK adorbes!
Top: JCrew

Bright and Sunny Inside with a Faux Wrap Dress Vogue 1027

URGH! Its so hard trying to get good (or decent) photography done right away. I am thinking of hiring someone but that is costly and two I have to go a great distance and BRING all my props.. No bueno! Anyhoo this is what I have today and this is why I have not blogged.  Followers and non-followers pay more attention when you are actually modeling the clothing.. Anyway here is my review of the pattern and fabric..
 Vogue 1027 Misses’ Dress: Calf length dress has semi-fitted, pleated
and lapped bodice, bias skirt with inseam pockets and stitched hems.

8 – 12 — I cut a 10 for the top and 12 for the bottom,
which were more than generous and fits well.

it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done
sewing with it?
Yes, just like the photo!

the instructions easy to follow?
Yes for the most part,
the belt is attached to the dress.  I
should have made the belt longer to so it could wrap twice. 

did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

I would like to see dresses like this give an option for D cups :-9

Fabric Used:
It’s a Crystal Tie-Dye from Michael Levine Fabrics in LA 92% Polyester / 8% Spandex. This knit fabric has an ultra-soft
plush hand and has a crinkle knit texture on stretch polyester. It is perfect
for stylish tops, t-shirts, dresses, and skirts.

alterations or any design changes you made:
Mad the bodice
a bit longer, I could have made it a bit shorted and I should have added a bit
of width to the top.  Why? Because I need
to add a pin to it if I am wearing it work hence you see a bit of pulling in
the top.

you sew it again?
you recommend it to others?
Yes, making the alterations I mentioned.

Great dress and I would sew this again!
Do you like it πŸ™‚

Shoes: Blue Suede (oh so soft oh so comfee) Via Spiga
Watch: Michelle Art Deco
Bracelets: David Yurmen 
Necklace: JCrew

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