Sunday, September 30, 2012

To baby, with love...(cont.)

I've finally finished the baby blankie.It went alot smoother than pervious blankies I've done...I'm a beginner at making blankets, so I'm still learning.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

"I made it" Wardrobe

It's a cool feeling when I'm wearing something & someone asks where I got it. "I made it" is a fun response..
My goal for this fall/winter is to create at least 4-5 pieces...tho theres tons I want to do. I must be realistic. I have to take into account my full time work schedule, projects for others, my awesome procrastination skills & my super

Saturday, September 22, 2012

To baby, with love...

One of my favorite things to sew are baby blankies. I love babies, so a few years ago I started making blankies for my expecting relatives. They were an instant hit but because they were so time consuming I couldn't make them all the time..

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Simpicity New Look 6126 (& box shorts)

Hey <3s! I love to be comfy...dont you??  So I've made me a cute robe & short set. I love the pattern for the kimono robe because I can make it from a variety of fabrics ti give it a different feel. I made the pattern for the shorts using my beginner pattern maker skills lol.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

McCalls 6332

This is a cute romper that I decided to make out of lace and polka dots. This pattern called for non stretch fabric but I used stretch. For the top I only lined the busty area not the full piece as the pattern said. I completed the bottom just like the pattern, except I made the hem shorter. The zipper up the front makes this romper super cute and easy to wear. I will definitely be making more for next summer.

Lovely sewing,
    Cookie <3

See & Sew B5632

This is a easy cute little dress. I found the perfect fabric that inspired me to do a sundress. This dress has a zipper, gathered skirt, and pleats in the bodice. I altered the pattern a little to make the front a couple inches shorter than the back..Hi-lo!! This pattern was easy to adjust to my small boobie measurements, so that was a plus. I also like the pockets, the placement and the fabric make them seem invisible. I also made cute little matching hair bows

   This dress was pretty & easy, I'm sure I'll make more for next summer.

Lovely sewing,
     Cookie <3

Simpicity 1803 (Project Runway)

Hey, <3s. So I decided to use this pattern to make a party dress.
Pattern description: Retro dress w/ peek-a-boo neckline & peplum
Pattern sizing: 6-8
Fabric used: Floral silky satin
     I started with the top first due to limited cutting space. I cut it in a 6-8 and only used 1/2in. seam allowances. I lowered the neckline because it was way too high for me. I added purple piping to the front seams and the neckline. I finished the armholes with double fold bias tape. I also lined the top because my fabric was slightly see thru. Overall the top was really easy to construct.
   I was originally making this dress to wear to a party but it didn't get finished in time. Once I was fine with the top I decided to change the skirt.. Took me like a week to decide what I want to do.. I used this opportunity to make my own patter. Im no pattern maker so I wanted to try something easy. I chose a skirt with a peplum. I've been around pattern making enough to know the basic. I got the pattern for the peplum in the first took me two tries on the skirt. I also added pockets (I love pockets!) using the pattern from the dress.
    Overall, with all the changes I made I think the dress came out awesome. Now I just need somewhere to wear it.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done? Yes, no..i changed it but it looks exactly the way I want it to.
Were the instructions easy to follow? I dont really read the instructions.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it it others? Yes, its a great little dress.
Lovely sewing,