Sunday, October 26, 2014

S1283| Camo Crazy

Like many in the sewing community, I was very excited to hear about Mimi G.'s collaboration 
with Simplicity! I've been inspired by her creations for many years,  and couldn't wait 
for the release of her patterns. 


I was very happy, and lucky my local Hancock had both her patterns when they came out, 
so I snatched them up almost as soon as they put them on the shelves! What's even more awesome
 as the beautiful, hip patterns, was the step-by-step video tutorials released in 
conjunction with both patterns!

For the new sew sistas, the visual tutorials are extremely helpful. I'm not a newbie but I really 
enjoy learning things visually and Mimi's tutorials always has great techniques, and easier methods plus I always pick up something new!��

About this ensemble....... Loving it!

I didn't bother reading the instructions, I just followed along with the tutorial. I made a few adjustments along the way. I added 2.5" to the crop top to lengthen it a tad, but still have that crop look!  I added 2" to the sleeves, just for assurance sake but really didn't need to. I cut the 14 size for the skirt based on the finished measurements. I normally wear a 16, so I blended up to the 16 waistband for a comfier fit! (didn't want spillage above and below the waistband, lol)

The top was easy to assemble, and I find it's a great staple piece. Now for the daring, you 
can wear it as is, "cropped",  or you can add a few inches as I did or even a few more and its a great mock turtleneck! I've already drafted a nice dress from this top to wear with my favorite blazer.

I'm also truely diggin this high waisted pencil skirt! Of course I have some already, but I love the fact that I can use up some of my left over fabric, (that I hate to throw away) as the side panels. The possibilities are endless so many design options leather, plaids, piping more color blocking etc.

S1283 for Reference 

Camo Crazy

I saw this "Ponte Camo" fabric earlier in the spring at Fabric Mart, and put it on my wishlist that morning. Well, by the time I got home it was only a 1/2 yard left !!   I was sick, ... seriously! 
A few weeks later it was back in stock, and they had a sale on knits soo you kno 
I copped 6yards!!   Uhm yes I did,... since I'm Camo Crazy, lol.   I made quite a few things with it, and  promise to post it later. In the meantime, I've been scouring the net for a cotton blend camo of some sorts to do a peplum blazer. If you come across any, please do share!

Til next time See-ya!!

Monday, June 30, 2014

M6884 | And our Son's new baby

Hey guys I hope you had a wonderful weekend!!! My family and I sure did.
If you're friend on FB, you may know that my son is in the FFA. Earlier this year
he competed in a calf scramble at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. He was able to rustle down a baby calf to raise for scholarship funds. Well, on Sunday he got his calf. Yea! 
She's still a baby.

Having a son in the FFA is a lot of responsibility. This aint his first rodeo, tho! lol
We've had rabbits, pigs and now a Heifer. (Insert Green Acres song here)  He's been planning ahead for college very responsibly and I'm very proud of him!

I made this dress a few weeks ago and it was pretty pleasant to sew. I didn't have to 
alter it in anyway so that's always a good thing for me!  

The front is a mock wrap dress, and I made view A. I don't have any yellow in my closet, but this year I decided to try more golds and yellows. I've always had in my head that I was too dark for yellow and orange colors so I steered away from them. I'm still not to sold on it, but I'm trying. 

I picked this fabric up from Michael Levine, I love their vast selection of knit fabrics. (Just hate I can't purchase 1/2 yards) I had no idea if I'd like this fabric or not til I received it, but I likes it!! 

It's a ity knit and feels great. I paired the dress with a pair of gold slings for the 
photo, but I'm still looking for something else that will go with this.

Speaking of yellows, I still haven't posted my very yellow Easter dress yet! You 
probably noticed it on my dress-form in the background of some of my other post. 
That's coming up soon! 
Stay cool everyone.

M6884 for Reference

Till next time, C-ya!!