Peek A Boo Jumpsuit - M7021 & M6930

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

As the winter approaches, I often have a hard time with keeping warm while trying not to suffocate.  While I am originally from NY, I have done tours in both GA, and FL completely erasing my tolerance for cold weather.  In November, I made a full wool jumpsuit (my favorite garment) out of a medium weight wool.  I must admit, while I love the feel and look of wool, it was entirely too hot.  Adding a coat to it would only work if I were walking more than 2-3 blocks in the mist of this frigid weather.

This time around, I decided to make a jumpsuit that was more suitable for winter wear without being too hot.  What better way to do that than to construct one with short sleeves and with a light weight wool!  I must say, this time, I hit it on the nail!



Jacket Weather!!! Leather Jackets!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Hi Sew Fam!

I hope you all are having a great Holiday season and are finishing off 2014 in style!  I have been doing a lot of sew soul searching and along with it being cold out, I have decided to start making my own patterns in preparation for my 2015 goals!  Starting with jackets, the first one below, I purchased from an online boutique.  I love the jacket and decided to figure out how to make it in my own materials (original is polyester and at that time was only available in black).  Four painful hours later, I was able to create a paper pattern.  I opted to create this jacket first in denim purchased from Fabric Mart Fabrics before I DARED to try it in the fire red lambskin leather intended.  Total time: 9 hours.  You read correctly..... 9 HOURS!  After the New Year, I will be working feverishly to get this pattern to you all as fast as possible.  Once available, you all will be the first to know!






Denim Frenzy! V1416 & Simplicity 2255

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Hello Sew Family!

For my first official post with Fabric Mart Fabrics, I wanted to share with you my Denim Frenzy outfit.  There is nothing more timeless than denim. With multiple styles, colors and weight, denim provides endless possibilities to your wardrobe!



Boulevard of Chic Wrap Up (picture heavy)

Monday, November 10, 2014

Good Morning Loves!

As you may know, I was invited as a VIP blogger and attended the Boulevard of Chic event at the Baltimore Harbor.   This is the 3rd Annual #BOC event and my 1st time attending.  I must say, I was very pleased to be a part of such and amazing event and look forward to participating moving forward.


DIY The Perfect Fall/Winter Dress.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Hola!

One of the many joys of sewing is the ability to pump out a garment in no time at all.  Yes, quality works, takes quality time.  But there are also times when you can take 1-2 hours and make something beautiful.  

I purchased this fabric from Fabric Mart Fabrics.  This image came up in  my periodic emails and I completely lost it.  (I know I am not the only one this happens to!).  Any who, I didn't have a garment in mind so I purchased 4 yards.  As part of the October sew-a-long for the Needles and Fashion FB group, I created this dress.  The preferred pattern was M6886 for the neckline.  There was only one adjustment in the image below.  I measured the length based on my shoulders to the floor plus 3 inches with my heels ON.  

I fabric must have been popular because I am unable to locate it, BUT here is one that is similar.  Get it while you can!  (click here)

You can use any shirt sloper to accomplish this look!  For the belt I used a 4 inch wide strip on the bias (x) my waist measurements (+) 2 feet/24 inches

There has been so much overcast lately, I haven't been able to take many pictures.  Thank god my basement sewing studio was clean :).

Muah!
-J



DIY Wool Lapel Jumpsuit and Fabric Mart Fabrics Partnership!

Back again huns!

I am very excited to announce I will be partnering up with Fabric Mart Fabrics for a monthly post and tutorial.  I am beyond excited to be a part of this opportunity as Fabric Mart Fabrics is one of my favorite sites!  I cannot count the many, many times I have stopped what I was doing and purchased the featured fabric of the day.  Oh and the their sale/clearance selections........? Oh my!

For my first post, I choose black Wool.  Knowing I live for jumpsuits, I decided to make one for the impending weather.  Jack frost is making his way to the east coast so why not?!  You can find the fabric (here), with other options (here) & (here).



www.fabricmartfabrics.com




Boulevard of Chic - Fall into Holiday Shopping 11/8/14 Baltimore, MD

Good Afternoon Sew Family!

I wanted to share with you some great information for this weekend should you be in the DMV area.  I have been invited as VIP attendee to this event and am uber excited!




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