Entering the Matrix (for Halloween) lol

Kwiksew 3052







Pattern Description:Misses' unitards, without side seams. View A has stand-up collar,
front zipper extending into collar, and full length sleeves. View B and
C have scoop neckline finished with elastic and flared unhemmed
legs. View B has full length sleeves, View C has short sleeves.


Pattern Sizing:
xs,s,m,l and xl, I made the med.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Uh, kinda

Were the instructions easy to follow? They were very easy, as all ks patterns are!
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
No real dislikes, the pattern was otherwise simple, no sideseams, zipper instructions was somewhat questionable tho, lol.

Fabric Used:
Stretch patent leather


Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:
Uh, where do I start! Okay, first off this is a great pattern if using the suggested fabric. Since hubby and I, were doing a Matrix theme, I wanted to use the patent. I adjusted the pattern as needed, 2" on leg length, 1" on arm length, and for the torso I added 2 more inches since i knew the fabric didn't stretch that way, lol. Lawd I should've made a large!!! Unfortunately, the stretch in this fabric was not nearly enough, I had to add a 1.5" panel on each side of the zip, so that it could close properly! I also decided to make my zipper exposed and added in vertical darts to give it more shaping.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yep, but not this version, but I do plan to make the other versions for my yoga classes...in the appropriate fabric tho, lol.


Conclusion
After the alterations, it really turned out great, hubby and I were a hit @ the costume party so it was fine. I'll be reviewing his costume "simplicity 5386" soon as I can locate the memory card!


A few more pics of , Trinity, lol!!


Which would you choose, ...the red pill or blue? lol





All in all, I did have quite a few challenges, getting thru this, but I learned a lot about myself in the 2 days I had to put it together! We had mad fun tho, I'm unplugging til next year, get-it!

Seeya!



MOT #1, and more!

My first entry in the," Month of Tops." is NewLook 6952.



This is my 2nd attempt @ a FBA, so i think I'm getting better. I love button down type shirts so I plan to make a few more for work.



Align Center

I love the color and the stretch of this poplin fabric, it goes perfectly with this denim skirt! As you can see I'm not quite finished with the buttons. I haven't purchased any yet, lol. But the buttons will be hidden under the placket and it will be a min. before I make it to the fabric store. In my eyes she's basically complete.

Pattern Description:
Misses shirt, 5 different variations (I chose style E)

Pattern Sizing:
Sizes 8-18, I mad
e a 14

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

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, pretty easy to follow

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? No dislikes, I like how
easy it was to sew!


Fabric Used: Stretch Poplin



Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I made a FBA and extended the length by 2"


Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, it's pretty easy to make and it's a staple in any wardrobe.


Conclusion This was pretty simple and easy to sew, after making my adjustments. What dr
ew me to this style was the hidden buttons look, cuffs and the simple collar without a stand. I do plan to make a few more, as this is perfect for work!



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Before I got started on this top for the MOT's, I was already working on this great denim skirt!


Butterick 5249


My inspiration came from this post from Erica B., I love, loved her skirt! When I saw her version I knew I wanted to make a similar one. I never thought about doing it in denim, plus her top stitching details were also awesome.



Okay, now my topstitching needs a little work, but it's not very noticeable, lol. I do need to finish pressing that zip tho.


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This one is a TNT skirt for me, I've done every variation of this skirt! I'll post them at a later time.


Pattern Description: Misses high waist skirt, in four styles. I chose version A

Pattern Sizing: Many, I cut a 14.

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


Were the instructions easy to follow? Very

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? There's no dislikes, I like it so much I've actually done all versions.


Fabric Used: Denim


Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: None, I omitted the belt loops tho.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? yes, and yes


Conclusion: This is tnt skirt for me, trying it in denim put a different spin on this for me and I'm happy with it.

Working on tops for a change, is pretty fun and doesn't take up much time or fabric! What a great idea Mz.Faye!

Seeya!




Simplicity 2579




As I mentioned in a couple of posts back, I'm playing catch-up! This was one of my many summer dresses which I love, the color is so vibrant! Now, anyone who knows me, also knows that I kinda stear clear of color,lol. I'm a "Black-Out" chic, open my closet and that's all you get, lol!




Well, after my client asked me, do I ever wear any color? It got me to thinking, this year, I will only make and buy fabrics in color....time for a change.





Pattern Description: It's described as a special occasion dress, I chose view C.

Pattern Sizing:
Most sizes, I chose a 14

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, I think so, lol.



Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, they were ok, although I got a bit lost on the casing instructions.


Fabric Used: Some type of Rayon


Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:
I didn't make any alterations on this dress but next time a FBA.


Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? yes, and maybe the
longer version!

Conclusion
I thought this was a pretty cute dress overall, i like the fabric especially. I just
got a bit lost on the casing instructions and had to come back to it the next day! .........Umm nope, that didn't help much, lol. So I improvised, and that worked for me! This is great for our hot summers here, (fall too!) and it only took 2 evenings to finish!


More additional pictures.




This was my first try @ an invisible zipper, and it was easy peasy with the right foot!



There were a couple issues, with the casing on this dress, I just didnt get it, so I improvised. I've been experimenting with bust adjustments lately and one was needed here. Next time I feel a lil more confident in trying to make a FBA. There are so many wonderful bloggers, that took time out and walked me thru this process, and I thank you, so much because I'm a visual learner!


Seeya!