Saturday, November 29, 2014

From me to you!



I hope everyone had Happy Thanksgiving and a safe holiday weekend!! I know the Black Friday shopping was in full effect! I definitely took advantage of some great deals and coupons at Joann Fabrics!! Now to wash everything I bought...oh yeah and find the time to make it! Lol 

Until next time!! ✌️

Stephanie 

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Monday, November 24, 2014

DIY - Cowl Neck Tunic - McCall's M6612

DIY- Cowl Neck Tunic View A - McCall's M6612

I have an obsession with trying to find long shirts or tunics to wear with leggings. My backside has to be covered at all times!! I am totally out of my comfort zone if its not.  When I saw this pattern I couldn't resist. It's stylish and can be worn with tights and leggings.  I do have a short attention span at times so it looked quick enough for me to do in a day or two with stopping to go to work and taking care of kids.

I'm sad I didn't take a pic of the fabric like I normally do for my other posts.  I believe I purchased this fabric at Joann Fabrics.  It was an impulse purchase that I had no idea what I was going to make with it.  You cant tell by the picture, but it has a very faint amount of sparkle to it.  It's a light weight jersey knit. I will tell you, to only have to cut out three pattern pieces made my day and gave me my sewing fix. LOL

The pattern was pretty easy to follow. I think the only problem I had that I had to rip the stitches out a few times was putting the pieces of elastic on the sides for it to scrunch up for a lack of a better word.  Elastic and I don't get along to well with anything that I have to do that needs it.  I can never get the stretch the way I want it or for the way it is supposed to be for that matter.  It came out well this time in my opinion.

This is the finished product. I wore it to work and received many compliments on it so I must have done it right! LOL

I will definitely be making a few more in different colors to wear with different leggings.  I was comfortable in it and that's what matters!! :)

Until Next Time!!

Stephanie

Monday, November 17, 2014

DIY - Jacket - Simplicity 1283 - MimiG Style

DIY - Mimi G Style Jacket View D

If you have followed my blog you have seen that I LOVE Mimi G and I was so excited to meet her this past September.  I'm sure many people love and follow her, but I owe this restart to the love of sewing to her. I always thought all I could sew was home decor or children dresses that didn't have much difficulty to them.  If it wasn't for finding her on YouTube one day I wouldn't have come as far as I have.  Not to say that I don't have a very long way to go and new things to learn everyday, but she has made it possible for me to keep going and keep trying!!

Pictured here is one of my signed copies of her pattern.  This is not the pattern that I cut! This is safely tucked away after taking this pic.  The fabric used to make the jacket (View D) is a Black Ponte fabric (Here)  that I bought from Mood Fabrics in NYC.

There are a couple flaws in it that I would change for the next time....but I can't complain for my first time.

I used to love cutting out pattern pieces and the fabric, but now that I am sewing more frequently....I think this is starting to becoming my least favorite part!

Now I chose to show this picture because this is the first time that I really had to use interfacing. With that being said, I think I used one that was a little to heavy/stiff for this project.  Next time I will use a much lighter one.

 Making this jacket had a lot of firsts for me. Like sewing the loops for the belt.  It still amazes me watching things I make come together.

 With these two pictures I was so excited to see it coming together.

 Just sewing my seams on one of the lapels! :)

 This was a challenge for me because this was my first time doing a real sleeve with easing and setting in.  It was not the easiest for me!! I will have to practice with this.

Getting my sleeve set in the arm hole.  

Another (look so far) pic.  It made it look a little weird with the arms poked out.

I ended up having to take in both sides a little.

Sewing on the interfaced self facing.

Above and below of the finished look.  I ended up taping the arms of my DIY Dress Form down to the bust/body to make it look good.





To me it came out as good as I could hope. I have already worn it a hand full of times for an evening out and even to work when I don't have to wear scrubs.  I have received a lot of compliments even with the flaws that I know are there but they can't see.  I once read no one should be that close to you to see your mistakes. Next time I will cut the pattern down from a 12 to 10 and use a lighter weight interfacing so the lapels aren't as stiff.  I do have to get a little better at easing the sleeves, but overall I am happy with it and its mine!!  I will be making a few more in different colors eventually.  There are so many patterns and ideas that I want to do and or finish (WIP) that I can't get to another one of these yet.  When I do I will be sure to post them.

Until Next Time!!

Stephanie


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Pajama Jammy Jam -- See & Sew B4322

DIY - Pajamas - See & Sew B4322


I know I haven't posted in awhile. I have been sewing behind the scenes, but I have been soo busy at the hospital lately posting things I have made has been a challenge. Hope everyone is well!! So I decided to make pjs for my kids. This is the first time I have ever made pajamas and I'm excited about the outcome. Remember I'm still new to sewing and I learn something new everyday!!

My daughter loves the Chicago Bulls and my son loves The Walking Dead. So I found the perfect fabric that made them both happy!!

I used a see & sew pattern that was very easy to follow!


Mr. Grumpy decided he wanted to be in the picture!


All the Anti-Pill Fleece was purchased at Joann fabric.


My daughter knew that I was making her pajamas but she had no idea that I had bulls fabric for her. I made the pants for her in the morning as soon as she got on the bus.


My son came to the store with me to pick out his fabric so it could be fair that he had a pair too! Did I mention that in my house we are obsessed with The Walking Dead!!


Here he is trying to be a zombie!!


Enjoying tv before bed! Sammy the seal in the background keeping an eye on them. That's my son's nebulizer for asthma!

I have so much to post, just have to upload to my computer. I swear it is so much easier to blog from my iPhone with pics I have on here, just wish I could center everything from the phone. Stay tuned for more projects I have completed.

Hope you enjoyed.


Until Next Time!!  

Stephanie✌️

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