Monday, August 31, 2015

DIY -- Kids Romper/Jumpsuit -- McCall's M7151

DIY -Kid's Romper - McCall's M7151
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I have no idea why these pictures came out so fuzzy.  It could be because it was a cloudy day, but I had to post this because it's too darn cute!! I don't normally make too much for my kids because honestly they don't like the patterns that are in the store.  I guess they aren't "Cool Enough" compared to the apparel that is in the store.  The other problem is my daughter DOES NOT like to wear dresses and there seems to be many "Girly Dresses" in the book that turns her off.

We were flipping through the pattern book at Joann Fabrics and she came across the romper  in the McCall's pattern book. Now to her this was meant for her because the "Romper Style is In Mom".  She picked out her own fabric as well.

We bought about 2 yards of a light weight jersey knit striped fabric.  I know I took a picture of the bolt, but it must have been deleted from my phone at some point. This was some late night cutting and picture taking because of the shadows.  Do you like my different weights?? I used cans of fruit, vegetables and soup!! LOL.  Anything to keep a paper pattern down to the floor when you have a ceiling fan on full blast!

Honestly, this pattern was pretty easy to put together. I only got held up in the back attaching the straps.  I had a little bit of a hard time understanding that part of the instructions, but I got the gist of it and may have improvised a little.  If you have all the time in the world without any distractions (kids, lunch, phone, bathroom breaks, rest your eyes, etc) this should take about 2-3 hrs.  That also means you have to have manageable fabric.

The Brother Lock 1034D Serger I purchased from Walmart a few months ago was the best addition to my Brother family. It works like a dream.  It makes my apparel look and feel so much more professional when I am finished.  If you are looking for an affordable serger that will get the job done, this is the machine for you!!!

This is the finished product from all views.  I think it came out pretty well and she loves it!! It looks so cute on her. I wish I had made her more, but living on the East Coast....summer goes just as fast as it comes.  Now to find cute Fall and Winter clothes that can compete with the retail store seen.

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Until Next Time


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DIY--New Look 6122--View C

DIY -Halter Maxi Dress - New Look 6122
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I haven't posted in awhile!! I have been sooo busy lately with trying to work at my first job and run my home business.  I wanted to share this summer dress that I made for myself and for a Boutique Store.

I'm using my iPhone to do this post so hopefully it comes out as nice as if I was to do this on my computer at home.

I will admit...New Look patterns and I are not really good friends. I normally have a little trouble with them compared to other patterns. I don't know why that is, it just is. I decided to give this a try anyway!

I bought this fabric when I attended the Sewing and Quilting Expo in Massachusetts this past April 2015. I look forward to that trip every year!! It was purchased from the Vogue Fabrics vendor. I purchased 8 yards of this beautiful stretch fabric at $4.99 a yard! I knew I was going to be making more than one.

I did not take as many pictures during the sewing process as I normally do. This pattern was pretty straight forward.

I think once the bodice was complete everything else was a piece of cake. There is some light weight interfacing at the bottom of the bodice to give it some stability to hold on to the long skirt that will be added.  Do you see that little pink sticker on my right which is your left?? I find this easier for me when it comes to marking the right side of fabric when it becomes too involved with steps. It works for may work for you.

This is the picture I took when I first completed it. It's very light weight and feels great against the body. I love how it ties around the neck and around the waist!

This is a picture of one of the customers that bought my dress from a Boutique store that I have partnered up with. The store is Signature for Women. This is the first dress I have made for the store.

This is me today rocking the dress. I have worn it a few times. When I wear it to work at the hospital, patients and co-workers give endless compliments! It has quickly become one of my favorites!

Until Next Time



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