Skip to main content

Sew with Me: Look Back At It

Hey Loves!

This time off work with my children has been great!  The little guy and I are really enjoying each other.  The bigger guys are trying to make my hair gray and I think they are succeeding. BUT, I love them and wouldn't have it any other way.

When the middle guy and the little guy are napping, I slip in my craft room to spend time with my Brother.  That's my special place.  Together, we make things I love.

My latest creations are all about back details.  I have a little junk in the trunk.  LOL  I had it before it was popular. So, I actually like clothing that accents by junk.  LOL  Check out these inspiration pieces:
ASOS TALL Swing Dress With Off Shoulder Gypsy Detail - $37.00

 Express MIXED FABRIC TULIP BACK TEE - $19.99
Express Mixed Fabric Tulip Back Tee - $19.99

Here are my creations:



The Shirt
I love this shirt because it's really simple in the front but the back is a little racy.  The tulip cut in the back can be cut higher to make it sexier or lower to make it more conservative.  I made this shirt by modifying NewLook A6217 - I did a pattern review including my modification on patternreview.com. Click here to view it. The fabric used was a soft white light weight jersey knit.  I know this post is about the shirt but I made the skirt she's wearing too (it was one of the first things I made). You can't go wrong with a maxi.

The Dress:  
Drafted using my circle skirt pattern, my modifications, and some modifications suggested by some of my Facebook sew sisters.   I used this polyester fabric I've had in my stash for months. I loved the fabric when I saw it.  I bought the last 3 yards at $2/yard at Wal-Mart.

These turned out really cute.  If you'd like a custom version of either one of these, contact me at chelseaschest@gmail.com.

Until next time, smooches!

Post a Comment

What's Hot Here?

Congratulations Are In Order, Part 1: DIY Wedding Gift

This past weekend my big little guy was in a wedding. I love weddings so I was very excited. The four of us (and all the bags) piled in the Tahoe for the road trip. It was quite the adventure, but it was worth every minute.

Back to what you came here for the DIY project.

One night while searching Pinterest, I found this really cool print:
I thought it would be a great gift for a couple.  I even thought it would be for my bedroom (I'm seriously considering making one for us).  So, when I was thinking of the perfect gift for this wedding, my mind immediately went back to this idea.

I thought about how I could make this idea my own.  I came up with this: I took this before I decided to add the year they were married to the center top.

Here's what I used:Frame & Mat:  I was prepared to make my own mat, but I found a frame that included the perfect mat  for 3 5" by 7" prints at Ross.Map: You can buy an atlas or map.  OR You can do like me.  I used Google maps t…

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&…

Mobile: Going Places

Hi! I'm squeezing in posts between feedings and naps. School is about to start and I'm about to go back to work so 1 post a week will be all I can share. I'm going share one of the first projects I did for Baby Z's room - a mobile. While searching for nursery ideas, I found the inspiration picture below.  I loved the colors and simplicity.  The mobile really caught my eye and pinned it.  When I decided on a theme, I added a personal touch tot he mobile.  I think it is really cute.


Here's what you need:
Card Stock2 Embroidery Hoops (I used 9" & 7".)ScissorsHot Glue Gun & SticksAcrylic PaintYarn (Fishing line can also be used.)Jump RingsNeedleComputer & Printer Here are the steps:
Paint the embroidery hoops with your paint acrylic paint.  Set them aside to dry. It may take multiple coats. Create a template for each shape you will use in the mobile.  I found coloring sheets online that matched the theme. I compiled them in PowerPoint. I also create…