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DIY Infinity Dress

Hello Loves, I'd like to share my latest make: an infinity dress.  I made this dress after my Saturday morning bike ride. I finished just in time to hit the road for my good friend's wedding reception. COVID didn't stop us from celebrating her love. This dress was super easy. I followed this YouTube video  and used this circle skirt chart. I made one modification. My straps are 10" instead of 9". My fabric is a double-sided, 4-way stretch knit from Walmart. The bundle was 4 yards for $4.  Here are a few pics: I also made my clutch. All my other accessories are from Awesomely Affordable Accessories . At $4, this dress costs less than others like it on the market. I love a good bargain. This make costs 10% off what the ones in the search below cost. It's definitely a win for me! I'm so glad I finally made one of these! Have you made one? If

2 Years Later Finishing a UFO

Hey Loves, How many of you have UFOs in your sewing space? Go ahead raise your hand! That project you started but just haven't finished is an unfinished object (UFO).   I don't have many. Those that I have are set aside in zip lock bags.  Last week, I took the plunge, opened one of those forgotten UFOs, & finished it.  This one was pretty cool because I used two remnants from JoAnn. I had to challenge myself to get the right pattern placement to  get the most out of each fabric. It was really easy to sew. The directions were so easy to follow. I like the outcome. The inside is really clean. My only issue was length.  I'd make it longer next time. Here's my mannequin wearing view A of #S8335 without the sleeve ruffle well.  I didn't get any pictures of it when I wore it to work. Here's a link to my pattern review for Simplicity 8335 .  What do you think

Queening

Hey Loves! I'm super excited about this post!  Over the years that I've sewn there have been two young ladies that always tapped into my creativity with really fun formal designs.  This young lady has chosen beautiful fabrics for her formals. Here are two designs I've created for her: She's gorgeous! Her fabric choices are beautiful! I'm always excited to talk to her and her mom about her ideas. Although I really wasn't sewing this year, when her mom contacted me, I said yes. Of course I did! They are family! I was super excited about the inspiration. Look at this video. It'll inspire you too. Then, they brought the fabric and my heart smiled! 😍 The bodice of the coat is an adaptation of New Look 6481. I cut the front of view D at the waist. I extended and curved the back edge.  The bottom of the jacket is a full circle skirt. I used the skirt pattern in the Iris Ensemble from Mood Fabrics . I added a few inc

Week 1 of Me Made May

Hey Loves! Me Made May is here. Though I haven't done much sewing over the past year and my social media presence was almost nonexistent, I decided this would be a great way to jump back in. Here's how the first 9 days went: Day 1 We celebrated one of my guys' birthday. I customized this shirt for him. I used Thermoflex HTV. I tried the new puff vinyl as well. Check out Bama Sign Supply for affordable vinyl and great customer service. Day 2  Rocking the 2020 accessory of the year...the face mask!  This is one of the prints I liked the most out of all the make it made in 2020!  Who remembers the elastic shortage?! Geez! 2020 was a trip! Day 3 Sometimes, I just need something quick and simple...mainly because I waited until the last minute to make it. Some of my favorite pieces are just like this one...simple design in a super cute print.  Click here for a guide to creating an elastic waist skirt. Day 4 This was actually a 202

Hello Old Friends

 Hey Loves, It's been a long, long time...A WHOLE YEAR!  Thank God I haven't been sick. When COVID showed its ugly head in our home, it was only mild.  COVID 19 caused me to slow rtr down. I began to focus on what's important...my health and my family. I learned to cook a little. I've spent lots of quality time with 6my folks. I've lost almost 40 lbs!  Yes, despite missing out on a few traditional activities, 2020 was good to me. What I didn't do much of was sew! Well, I didn't sew much for myself.  I sewed lots of masks in the early months.  In September, I really felt the need to sew some winter running gear. I started working on M7026, BUT then it sat in the UFO pile for a few months.  I eventually bought a bunch of winter running gear so it was as big of a need as it was in September.  Then, March came and I decided to go ahead and finish it. I'm so glad I did. This jacket is one of my favorite makes.  It's one I'll wear quite a bit. 

Hello March!

Hey Loves! It's March!  What happened to February? You know what I love about March?!  Spring is near.  After fashion week is all said and done, I like to check out the trends.  I tend to sew whatever I'm feeling but it's nice to know what the trends are for the season and try to add a little of that into my wardrobe.  I like the HarpersBazaar and WhoWhatWear trend reports. HapersBazaar is my favorite because they show you the runway style, some options to buy, and some street style.  Here's my top 5 from the two reports. Hot Pants/Short Shorts Both HarpersBazaar and WhoWhatWear had short shorts on their lists. Yes, I'm a little old for crop tops and short shorts.  BUT, I'm not too old for short shorts and a cute duster or maxi shirt dress. Do you see the vision? Pattern Suggestions: Linen Loungers by Patterns for Pirates  |  M7961 by McCall's Patterns  |  K3614 by KwikSew Bermuda Shorts Both HarpersBazaar and WhoWhatWear had Bermuda shorts on th

Flashback to February

Hey Loves! I hope you enjoyed February.  It was a short month that is usually packed full. Every month for me is packed but I seem to make it work! Here's what I made in February: Baby Shower Dress This one was special. This was for my nephew and his girlfriend's baby shower.  I purchased this pretty blue fabric from Fabricmart . The body of the dress is lined in a royal blue scrap from a dress for his mom. I used the Wiggle Dress pattern from Patterns for Pirates .  She looked gorgeous. We really enjoyed the shower.  Valentine's Cards My Cricut Explore Air 2 is becoming a good friend. We made some super cute candyless (I think I just made up a word.) Valentine's for my littles classmates...35 to be exact!   Junior Beta Club T-Shirts Hubby and I knocked out 17 of these shirts!  I love working work him. We have very different ways of doing things but we get it done!  I always use ShirtSpace for bulk t-shirt orders.  The prices and ser