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!




Bold Plaids S6231 Jacket Altered

Monday, October 13, 2014

Hey Boo!  :)

If you cannot tell already, I am getting in the swing of fall.  I created this jacket a couple weeks ago, but was NOT going to post it until I could wear it for more than 3 minutes without fainting lol! 



DIY Wool Cape S1775

Ok so we already know I post in 3's right?  Ok, got it!

Below is a real quick post on Simplicity S1775.  I started this cape in Fayetteville, NC - the sight of Needles and Fashion's NC meetup.  I was able to fellowship (and cut up) with my sew sisters at JoAnns which was an amazing experience.  While no one was able to finish their garment, it was because we were having such a a great time!  I was able to get home and finish in time for a post.  I still havent added a button, I will travel to Baltimore this week to go to one of my favorite fabric stores - The Fabric Place of which has an impressive button collection.  My total button count for unfinished items (27) yes (27)!!!!!!! Let me see where they do that at!  Once acquired, I have so much more to show you guys!!!!


A Day Abroad - Paris post-fashion week includes (2) Silk DIY Jumpsuits

Morning Loves!

Put yourself in the moment, you are in Paris, Fashion week has ended and the city is calming.  The weather is mild and the nights are cool.  What would you do in Paris?




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