7:07 AM

Style File: The Fall Jumpsuit 10 Crosby Derek Lam - Get That Look!!!!

Morning Dolls,

As I prep my mind for Fall and the projects that ensue, I cant deny my obsession with jumpsuit.  While scanning on of my favorite online retailers (www.shopbop.com) I came across a jumpsuit that literally took my breath away!  

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4:00 PM

DIY Wide Legged Striped Pants using M6930

Back Again!!! 

Following the theme of fall prep I made this wide leg pants using M6930.  I am a wide leg pants fanatic if you haven't picked up on that yet; and I always create my wide leg pants from shorts patterns.  For the first time, I didn't do it with M6756 (I kinda feel guilty lol).

The fabric used is a light weight cotton purchased from G Street Fabrics.  I was able so snatch up (4) yard for $2.97 per yard!!!! I am pondering what to do with the rest!  

I cant wait to wear these!!!!!!!

Happy Sewing!

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3:55 PM

DIY Side Split Shirt using Simplicity 1366 / S055

Good evening darlings! 

I wanted to share with you a quick project I completed over the weekend to get the old juices running again. I had plans on making 2 versions on this shirt.  The most important of which is the top below with a half sleeve.  

Yes, Yes, I admit.  I am transitioning into fall.  I think I got into a slump lately because I wasn't into sewing any more dresses..... Either that or my inner tomboy is coming out :).

I have always been a jean type of girl.  Therefore, I am finding myself trying different options for shirts.  This shirt is rather popular.  I choose to wear mines with a tie in the front to break up the mediocrity.  As I am in no shape or form wanting to walk out my house and instantly look like the next person lol!

The fabric I used is a little bit thicker than lining (purchased to use as lining) and has a matt silk finish to it.  I've had it so long, I don't recall what it is, sorry!

I paired this shirt with a pair of lightly distressed AG Goldschmied Jeans which is ironically one of my favorites right now.  My shoes are from www.cherrybombatlanta.com one of my favorite boutiques from my Atlanta days. 

To accomplish this look, I simply measured the length of my shirt from the top of my shoulder to right below my knees which was 45 inches.  I constructed the shirt a per the pattern and stopped my side seam 4 inches from the armpit.  I also made an optional sash, I not quite sure which way I like better.

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3:54 PM

Syle File: The Perfect Tweed Dress. Get the look with M6465 and Mood Fabric!

Hello Sew Fam!

On my frequent search for inspiration, I came across this beautiful tweed dress by Rachel Zoe.  Considering the cost and hassle that is involved in dealing with quality tweed, I am inclined to feel the price of $275 is rather reasonable.

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8:17 PM

DIY Side Split Infinity bottom Maxi M6886

Back again... (you know I post in two's lol).
I woke up inspired this morning with the perfect pattern to recreate an inspiration pic I saw last week.  While the dress was not marketed at as an infinity bottom Maxi, I quickly realised I could do so many things with this dress!!!  The options are endless and I plan to discover more as I continue to make more.  The dress is constructed  using McCalls pattern 6886 view A shortened with an over skirt attached.
I created a tut as well... woot woot!!!! You can view it Here
Let me know what you think!!!

Happy Sewing!

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7:17 PM

DIY V1387 View A Extended

Hello Darlings!

Long time no hear huh?  Ugh.... I have been doing THE most lately.  I am also a week off of vacation in Puerto Rico.  Its been a week now and I am getting back into the swing of things.  Unfortunately, I am very very far behind on posts...

Today's fit is an extended version of V1387. I received the chevron fabric as a gift and I knew exactly what I wanted to make!

The only adjustment I made to this pattern was adding 8 inches to the flounce.  What do you think?

Happy Sewing!

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