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Monday, January 17, 2011

Muslin, Muslin, Muslin Butterick 5331

    Hey Divas, I have been working over here on Butterick 5331..While to some it may not be much of a challenge but for me it is posing a big challenge... The first challenge being, having never made any sort of jacket or shirt with buttons ,so this will be a first of many... Secondly, after doing a muslin this weekend...I realized that this jacket was not going to button comfortably as shown in the line drawings.  May I also add that I've never considered myself to have a full bust, but therefore after realizing that I would need to do (gasp) the dreaded FBA for some... I almost stuck my tail between my legs and ran home lol......

After I got my second wind. I said to myself  will I be a hinderance to myself? Because people we know we can often times hinder ourselves.... But that's another topic another day lol... But I said,"nope"...So,   I proceeded to get out my fitting books and search the internet in hopes of more clarity, to trudge through with this needed FBA... I must say that the task wasn't as daunting as I had thought it to be.... Now, for my disclaimer: Time will tell to see if I did the FBA correctly, let us pray!!! I also added about to 2 1/2 inches in length to pattern as well....
The jacket was not meeting my center front

Okay, yeah so I should have traced the pattern on tissue!
The FBA almost complete!

              Now, that I have the FBA done.. I prewashed and pressed my fabric for the real garment, but I don't want to rush.. I really want to take my time and learn and study my pattern and pattern instructions and see what will be....That's all I have for now Divas, as always be blessed and nothin' less!!!

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

How to get that look Divas!

Let's chat Divas! Okay, so I have been secretly obsessing over jackets....Not just any jackets but blazers.... I love the whole style of blazers, for the simple fact  that, that style of jacket can take you from late winter, to early spring...Of course that is depending upon the climate in where you live... 

Also, along with the blazers being totally chic, something you can dress up, dress down, and any where in between that is major for me!  Especially for me being a stay-at-home mom that would still in enable me to do the everyday activities with my boys as well as be "mom chic"( yeah this is the new word) lol....  So, of course I could buy a few trendy blazers, but now that wouldn't be much fun now would it; nope, my sentiments exactly :)  

  Here are couple of styles of blazers that really caught my attention:

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  How to get that look Divas!Simplcity 2728

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How to get that look! Simplicity 2340 

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I would love this with a pair of jeans and cute pair of heels too cute! I may have to do
a muslin for this pattern, and see how it goes!

Well Divas that's all for now! Just wanted to share some thoughts let me know what you think
 As always Divas be blessed and nothin' less!!!!

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Monday, January 10, 2011

McCall's 5222

         Hey Divas, well I finished McCall's 5222 and although it's a standard sleepwear pattern, I wanted to show my first pair of pajama pants for my boys! Which they loved by the way :) I actually didn't have enough fabric to do the top and bottoms..And as we all know you can't do one without the other...So solution solved.. I just decided to  make pajama pants and no one had to wait until I ordered more fabric... Crisis adverted lol!! There's not to much to tell, this is your standard pajama pants, with an elastic casing..I did however, use the same size for my 4 year old as for my 2 year old....I just put a deeper hem in my 2 years old pants! Well Divas this is all for now I gotta get to work on my muslin for jacket pattern, wish me the best! Be blessed and nothin' less!
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Friday, January 7, 2011

I am back Divas!!!! and Happy New Year!!!!!

   I am back Divas, it's been a good month or so since my last post... Umm, yeah, about that lol... I know that the last time we chatted, I was to show my Thanksgiving dress...I really had every intention on showing the dress, it was Vogue 1027 and it was nice... I worked out the little kinks within the pattern, the kinks were totally due to user error ha ha!!! Okay, so I had worked on the dress up until dinner, Thanksgiving evening, in between cooking and managing two wonderful little boys :)....So, yeah, all this is sounding like a 911, or sewing emergency...Well, we didn't have any 911 emergency ; however, I did have a sewing emergency that drained all of my sewing mojo.... I just never thought that would happen to me... Well, it did! And in fact, after I completed the wonderful dress and needed to hem the dress. I then butchered the hem twice, not once but twice, so I was all but through you hear! So through that I couldn't even look at anything sewing related until I gathered my thoughts lol.....

 And now that I feel like I have whined and moped enough about my disaster, I actually feel refreshed..And with going forward I have set more realistic goals or plans for sewing..First, this is a hobby and there is no need for me to push my self beyond that...I was acting like I worked  in a sweatshop, like serious, it was too much pressure I placed on myself....  So, I do plan to set sewing goals or aspirations if you will for 2011 but I taking it all with a grain a salt Divas!!!!  I actually did work on so pj's for my two boys so I will post pictures once I complete the other pair for my baby boy! As always Divas be blessed and nothin' less!
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