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Monday, August 30, 2010

What I've been working on!!!1

 Divas, I have been M.I.A for about a week or so, but I promise I have been sewing away....I've pretty much finished McCall's 6070 which is pretty much going to be a house dress...The fabric I used was pretty cheap and not only that, but it looks faded, so it will be a house dress!  Pics will  be up soon, my honey ship is back so I have my camera man back!That's all for now Divas, be blessed and nothin' less!
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Friday, August 20, 2010

Friday Night Sew-In August 20th!


 If you haven't already signed up for the Friday night sew-in, what are you waiting for! Come on Divas, let's work on some UFO's and have some FO's to show for Divas.....   I have something cut out and ready for Friday... And a special thanks to knitmachinequeen's blog for posting about the sew-in, so thanks again! Okay, Divas I hope you all join in on the fun! As always, Be blessed and nothin' less
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Thursday, August 19, 2010

2.99 Simplicity Sale!!!!!!!!

  As you all probably are aware by now, that Patternreview is having a 2.99 Simplicity sale on all Simplicity patterns...Well, you might be thinking  that I can just stock up at my local Hancocks, or JoAnn's...It's exciting
 for me because I am stationed overseas in Japan and, do not have the option to get the lovely deals like some of you divas......But today I was really EXCITED when the Simplicity patterns went on sale for 2.99! I purchased six simplcity patterns 2413, 2443 ,2603, 2580,2497,2401 Did I say I am EXCITED!!!So that's  all for now Divas, happy sewing Divas!!!As always , be blessed and nothin' less!
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Monday, August 16, 2010

Okay so maybe I like it just a little lol(Butterick 5497)


Pattern Description: Loose fitting at bust, have short or long dolman sleeves, gathered upper section, shoulder casings with elastic and stitched hems...I made view B




Pattern Sizing:14-20 I made a 14 but will tell that  story later lol



Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?Yes



(back)
Were the instructions easy to follow?Somewhat until you got to the neck binding....I will try to explain this step how I interpeted the instuctions to help any beginner, like myself....Step 11.. On outside, pin one edge of back neck binding to upper back, matching lg circles,keeping remaining edge free, as shown.Stitch in 3/8 seams, ending a lg circles. Press seams toward binding. (My interpetation, pin neck binding right side to right side of of back, matching raw edges and lg circles...Roll neck binding out so the wrong sides show...So now you should have one edge pinned and you take the remaining edge, and roll it over turn in 3/8 seam and slipstitch over seam...I hope this helps!



What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the fit of the lower half it can really be a sexy little number depending upon how you dress it up..



Fabric Used:Left over fabric from my McCalls dress 6069



Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:I intended on making a 14 at the bodice and a 16 at the lower half, but somewhere between step
#11and my second cocktail I ended up sewing and double stitching the lower half with wrong sides to right sides lol...So, knowing that this fabric doesn't take well to seam ripping(ask me how I know lol) I just decided to line up my pattern pieces against my fabric and make this lower half into a 14 and to my surprise it worked.....



Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?I would sew it again, just not right now....



Conclusion: It's a good pattern just pay attention to the neck binding section and any beginner can rock this one out! I promise you won't see this fabric again lol...Happy Sewing Divas and as always Be blessed and nothin' less!
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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Ugh.....Sew not feeling it(Butterick 5497)

  Well, I have finally finished Butterick 5497 a simple top with gathered sleeves and an elastic waistband casing...I am so upset to the 19th power. I guess more so at myself that is..Going in to this project, I just wasn't motivated for this top, but since I had it on my list for this month I thought I should do it...WRONG follow your first instinct at all times....The shirt to me is a wadder, I didn't enjoy the process in making this garment. I don't know because I used the left over fabric from my McCalls dress 6069 so I was just bored and tired of looking at the fabric..I don't know but I didn't enjoy sewing this one at all....I might go back in a different fabric to sew this one again just to see if it was my fabric or just the shirt I wasn't feeling....Will post pics soon!
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Monday, August 9, 2010

What is Candice working on now!!!!

  After having completed my first wearable garment, it just pumped me up more  than ever to start on my next garment... I really really wanted to make another dress, but decided on Butterick5497 a nice fitted top. Hopefully, within the next couple of days or so I will be able to have a new top....This sewing journey is becoming addictive, downright obessive but I love it.....It's all I can seem to think or want to do lol...Did any of you Divas experience this and if so does if fade away enventually??? Well Divas that's all for now..Happy sewing and as always be blessed and nothin' less!
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Sunday, August 8, 2010

McCall's 6069 Dress completed with Pictures!

I am finally finished with my 1hour  McCall's 6069 dress that took  2 times to be successful...We all have to start somewhere right! I am learning and really felt that I gained knowledge while working on this dress a TOTAL of 2 times!!!!!! I love love love my new dress, I feel so accomplished like I can tackle anything now..The things a beginner will learn while making this dress will be;  making an elastic casing, narrow hem, sewing with knits.....So, in all although I made this dress a total of 2  times, with the second one in my book being a success. I can now look forward to my next project... As always, be blessed and nothin' less!

                                                      I love the back it's pure hawtness!!!!!!
                                                              
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Friday, August 6, 2010

Can I get a whoop whoop!!!!!!!

Divas so I finally finished McCalls 6069 Be nice Divas, I am still a beginner, I will post pictures as soon as I am in all my Diva glory lol...The hubby's ship is out to sea, so I will try my best to get pictures in my new dress....Happy sewing Divas, getting ready to check out the new fall Butterick patterns...Let me know what you Divas have in my mind or if any with the new Butterick patterns....Be blessed yall and nothin' less!
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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Butterick 5274

                                           
ps. sorry for the cut off head shot but I was not diva ready lol! Happy sewing divas!



Pattern Sizing S-M-L






Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once your were done...Yes, kudos to me!





Were the instructions easy to follow? I will have to say to NO anything to a beginner is never easy..





What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I loved that I had a chance to learn a few new technique's ex...Slip stitch, and grading and clipping seams properly...






Fabric Used:Cotton  fabric left over from previous projects....





Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None





Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?I would sew this apron again, and would recommend to other beginners to learn new skills...






Conclusion: The end result was great, and I am happy that I completed this apron! Happy sewing divas!

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Monday, August 2, 2010

2nd times a charm!!! McCalls 6069

Okay so as we know I have only been sewing consective for about a few months now, without any instruction as far as a teacher, only the help of the web, lovely divas in blogland and books..So I am working on Mc Calls 6069 and this my second time with this pattern...I finished the dress the first time but felt I could do a better a job and really learn from my mistakes on this second dress...All I have to do is hem and add the elastic and hopefully, I will have a new dress to model for you :)  Happy sewing Divas!
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Introdcution!!!

 I want to start off by saying, this blog is long overdue..I mean I have been an avid reader(okay stalker lol) of so many wonderful, talented divas in blogland...I have been inspired by so many. Although I am just starting out both sewing and blogging, I would like to hopefully encourage and inspire others as I am starting on this wonderful journey! Be blessed
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