Saturday, July 23, 2016

Sew with Me: White Out

Hey Loves!

It's been a minute! I've missed you guys!  I wanted to share a recent design with you guys.  The client asked for a simple, cute,  fun dress.  I showed her a few patterns and she chose two we should combine. Then, we journeyed to one of my favorite spots, Hancock Fabrics, to search for fabric. We were all white but spotted this border fabric and couldn't leave it.   It didn't hurt that it was 75% off.  I left there wroth matching orders to make something great.

While studying the patterns, I thought about my client.  She's shapely and always well supported with a good foundation. Her dress should have a good foundation especially since it's a halter.   I remembered Simplicity 3823 incorporated boning in the bodice.  It was the same style, and with some small modifications, it would be great.  

Well after a few hours, a broken needles, and uncooperative machine, it was all done.   I think it turned out great.   She looks amazing wearing it!   Don't you agree!

On a side note:  I'm so sad to Hancock Fabrics go!   I got my first machine there.  Materials for my first project were bought there.  It's been a fun journey.

Until next time,  Smooches!

DJ

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Sew with Me: A Tale of Two Skirts

Hey Loves,

I love clothes.  I really really love clothes. I buy clothes from the thrift store, $10 store, Ross, Wal-Mart, Macy's, and Nordstrom.  If it's cute, it's bought. The only thing I love more is shoes but that's not what this is about.  It's about my love of clothes,  especially skirts.  I could wear a skirt everyday.  Lately, I've been feeling maxi skirts. So, I made a few just for me.

One is the popular gathered high waist maxi.   The other is a basic elastic waist skirt with a thigh high split.   I love them both.   Check them out.  What are you're thoughts?

If you want to make them here are two tutorials that look similar to the way I made mine:
* https://youtu.be/SrMusrwp2N0
* https://youtu.be/mmyvN2T_0_k

Until next, smooches!

DJ