Tag: #ladylike

Summer Dress with Pockets Vogue 9100

Hello Darlings..

Well summer here in the District of Columbia and Maryland is coming to and end 🙁 However, the summer type of weather does not end until the end of September sometimes into October.


So I create this dress with the fabric above using Vogue 9100. I had this fabric in my stash but it came from Fabricmart Fabrics. Its a cotton twill with a bit of stretch to it. I cut the custom fit size 14 but I could have used a 12 because of the stretch. I wind up taking out about 2 to 3″ in the back because it did not fit.

flower dress


I just love that this skirt is flowy but with gathers vs pleats.. The princess seams and use of the D cup really fit nice and I had no fit issues. The back fit close to perfect with the exception of taking our a few inches.


The major plus about this dress is it has pockets! I do not know why pockets on a dress have become such an obsession lately! But I just made a shirt dress without pockets and I so regret it, I keep searching to put my hands in my pockets all day!

Anyway I love my dress its so fitting to kick it off with these cute Micheal Khors shoes that I got a few years ago.. cute gold hardware bow and kitten heel!

Do you like my dress? 🙂


Pretty Polka Dot Dress with Vogue 1395

Beautiful Morning in Downtown Silver Spring! Thanks Brittney for the photoshoot 🙂

This is Vogue 1395 and the Fabric I used is from G Street! It was the last piece on the roll! Love love love the feel of this its a rayon with no stretch.. Its a nice sunny yellow with pink polka dots..
This was constructed a bit differently where you made an additional piece for the back with gathers at the top and it ties in the front.. It really didn’t take that long to sew but be mindful of the instructions as they can be confusing..
I made mine a tab bit longer than the pattern and the models.. Cause I just like it that way lol no fit problems.. I cut a 10 on the top and a 12 on the bottom and widened the hips :-9 I did not care for the lining for the skirt so I just omitted it.. 
By the way pay no attention to the massive ball on my head.. its the summer and its hot! lol I get a blow-out later!
Cute hun 😉
Sunnies: Gucci
Necklace: DIY with beads from Fusion Beads
Watch: Michelle
Bracelets: David Yurman
Shoes: Ann Taylor

Maxi Dress Love! McCalls 6700


Did ya miss me??
Well I did create an outfit for Easter — dress beautiful brocade spring coat.. but I did not get the lining and buttons in time.. So I never finished the coat.. I hate UFPs (unfinished projects) — urgh but I will for sure get to it and maybe wear it for Mother’s day.. Any so I spent all of yesterday — yes on Easter finishing a self-drafted maxi skirt and this dress.. which I have to say I created in about two hours! It was a very easy sew.. love love it and the fabric feels great.. I can see many seasons  wearing this garment.. What you think yeah or nay??
Pattern Description: McCalls 6700 Pullover dress has fitted, mock
wrap bodice, shoulder ties, elasticized shoulders and raised (seamed) waist,
fitted, narrow hem, thread carriers and self belt.

Pattern Sizing:
8 – 16 — I cut a 10 for the top and 12 for the bottom which were more than
generous and fits well.

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

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes for the most
part, the small tie was a wee bit confusing as to where to place it. I am not
sure I would put it on the top again? However, that does give some character to
the shoulder area..

What did you particularly like or dislike about
the pattern?
Nothing it is a great maxi dress to sew! You can dress this up
or down.

Fabric Used: I am not quite sure as I obtained this from
the famous $2.97 table at G Street Fabrics. I know for sure it is a knit — I believe
it may have some lycra or spandex. It sews very well, stays put when you pin

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Nope none
I love the length and all

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend
it to others?
Yes I would and it is a good dress for

Conclusion: Great dress and I would sew this again!

I will try to get some photos posted of me wearing it 😉
Yeah or nay??

Pretty Polka Dots – Lady Shorts

Cute hun?

I would never think to make my own “foundations” let alone my own bras or panties.. but after meeting a fabulous ASG member at the sewing retreat in December and she was creating her own bras I became intrigued. I happen to stubble upon another blog where this sewer has created the most adorable pieces Very Purple Person and I knew I had to begin somewhere. However, most of the suppliers seemed to be in the UK or elsewhere and I wanted to begin right away with something simple at least — yes its that shopping impulsive urge. I then stumbled upon Cloth Habits site and link to a free Lady Shorts Pattern .. the result you see above..

Materials Used:
Polka Dot Cotton Knit from JoAnn’s 1/2 yard
Top Lace from JoAnn’s 2 yards
Smaller lace around the legs JoAnn’s 3 yards
You can’t see it but I did purchase a 1/4 yard of thin cotton fabric in orange (they did not have white, why I do not know).  The clerk suggested a different thin white knit but it had polyester mixed.

I downloaded the pattern — pieced it together and I had to think about it a minute.. Like how in the world would these two pieces of fabric become “lady shorts” lol but 4 seams later or less they were!

I add the cute lace with a little ease and tension and there you have it.. I promised this is probably the quickest thing I have ever sewed! And in less than 30 minutes I might add!

For sure using stretch cotton might not be very economical especially with the lace trim which I love.. But if you use different fabric like stretch silk, or other luxury fabrics you will have a unique piece of lingerie to love and it was fun sewing!

Yeah or Nay.. let me know your thoughts 🙂

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