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Friday, October 22, 2010

McCall, McCall, McCall New patterns

Well, as you Divas probably are aware McCall posted new patterns... There are few that caught the Divaness (is this a word, oh well let's make it a word lol) inside me...And I am really smitten with McCall's 6243 and McCall's 6246 This jacket view C is fiya, yes I said fiya and too all my collegiate Divas I mean it's wonderful lol..... These are the patterns that I love and can't wait to see what you Divas do with them! In other news on the last Butterick, McCall,Vogue sale I ordered quite a few new patterns.Did I mention that I have quite an addictive personality? I am going to hopefully work on this pattern hoarding, I mean collecting just in case the hubby reads this lol... Well, Divas that's all for now enjoy your weekend and as always Be blessed and nothin' less!
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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Friday Night Sew-in Results!!!!! A long time coming......

                                      
                          " A Long Time Coming"

  

 I titled this post a long time coming, simply for the fact that it is...Okay, let me explain...Two years ago when I had the lovely idea that I wanted to sew and better yet that I would teach myself...My first project that I decided that I wanted to sew was Simplicity 2957 "It's so Easy" yeah, about that, don't believe the hype..Especially for a true true beginner like I was and still am.... Okay, naturally the first dress was a disaster and the second dress was a disaster and the third dress, you say, has to be the winner....WRONG another  disaster lol....the fourth dress a total disaster worst than others...This is when I got discouraged and put off sewing for a few months...Well, at the beginning of this year is when I decided to get really serious with sewing and to give it my all..So, seeing that I have been sewing regularly since the beginning of the year, I felt it was time, time to see what I was made of...So, on Thursday I prepped and cut my fabric and Friday I participated in the Sew-in and Saturday evening I have a wonderful dress that I am absolutely in love with..So,  the moral of this story is," if at first you don't succeed try five more times lol"... Well with out further ado here is my pride and joy! As always Divas be blessed and nothin' less!
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Friday, October 15, 2010

Friday Night Sew-IN

 Friday night sew-in time Divas...This time I promised myself  I will have more to show than one measly, spaghetti strap LOL... I have something in the works, we will have to see how that turns out! Divas that's all I have for now enjoy your weekend, be safe and as Always be blessed and nothin' less!!!
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Monday, October 4, 2010

Meat and Potatoes!!!!

                                                       Butterick 5249

Divas, I finally finished with Butterick 5249, I finished one skirt two weeks ago and put in my first lining ever.. Not to mention that this skirt pattern does not include a lining pattern... I referenced "Easy Guide to Sewing Linings". By Connie Long...However, with all the excitement that this project was actually coming together, zipper, lining, finished seams, finished with my new serger...I had my first of many heartbreaks, in sewing that is...The  fabulous, lined skirt, with finished seams didn't fit...    

Yes, Divas it didn't fit!!! The skirt was a hamburger and large fry too  tight, oh what the heck and a large Coke too tight LOL....It's time to start back working out again, like seriously!!! I refused to beaten so, I dusted off my little ego and got to work on a second skirt this one is without a lining but it still is wonderfully finished on the inside and I can BREATHE, yes I can BREATHE and eat okay maybe not eat so much lol!!!Well Divas I hope you like the new skirt I love it and it will get much wear this winter!As always Divas be blessed and nothin' less


Pattern Description: Skirts A,B,C,D have princess seams, back zipper and high waist.A,C: carriers and self-belt with purchased buckle.B,D: side front pleats and pockets.C,D: self-ruffle.A,B,C,D: mid-knee length... I made view B

Pattern Sizing:14-20

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

Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were really easy! I had more problems uploading my pictures and links to my blog LOL!

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I liked everything about this pattern, simple, classic and a clean cut skirt!

Fabric Used: I used a cotton poplin from fabric.com

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I took smaller seam allowances on the side after checking the fit and realized it was a bit snug...In doing this ;however,I noticed that the skirt isn't as tapered at the bottom ,but I still love it nonetheless....

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would sew this skirt again and I would also recommend this anyone!

Conclusion: Great skirt pattern... I am glad to have tried something new...
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