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Post Birthday Celebration and New DIY

Hello Dolls!
Happy Birthday to me! Today’s post is about my post Birthday Celebration at Society Restaurant and Lounge in Silver Spring, MD.  I created a few items to wear for my birthday but because Old Man Winter decided to have a “White Party” Thursday and Friday celebrations just did not happen *le sigh*…
Both the top and the skirt are created by me — the top uses Butterick 5895 and the skirt is a simply self-drafted with back zipper and feathers from Mood Fabrics added.
Pattern Description: Loose-fitting front tie crop top
Pattern Sizing: 4-12 (I cut a size 10)
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes exactly, I only used three buttons
Were the instructions easy to follow? Sort of, when it came to the criss-cross of the collar in the back it was not clear.  It had to be re-done a few times.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?  Love the pattern very cute and versatile!
Fabric Used:Stretch Satin from Hobby Lobby
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes I have fabric on order to create again!
Conclusion: Once again the back collar was a bit difficult to understand, I will consult Butterick for easier instruction.  Although the fabric is quite forgiving I would rather not keep taking the seams out. Otherwise it can be sewn in about an hour or two even with the button holes.
Shoes and Necklace: JCrew (suede and studs — I just love these)
Watch: Michele with snakeskin band
Bracelets: David Yurmen 

Tease Me with Teal!

I found this beautiful knit fabric in GStreet I knew I had to have it! It was the last three yards on the blot so of course being the #SewingGoddess I am I purchased it all 😉 I self-drafted the high-wasted skirt, the top is a combination of two patterns and the pants are Burda.  The pants actually came out a bit larger in the front and would need more adjustment.. but below are the alterations created for all three..
Top is a combo of two patterns Vogue 8877 for the top portion and for the sleeves I used from dress pattern Butterick 5211.
High-waisted skirt is self-drafted
Pants by Burda 7250 elastic in the bottom cuff versus the cuff of the original pattern.
Clutch DIY — Coming Soon

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