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Thursday, February 24, 2011

"The Theo Shirt" (Butterick 5562)

           Hey Divas, I know it's been awhile since my last post.... Life has just gotten in the way. First my computer crashes, and then my husbands ship went out to sea so that means mommy is having to be supermom! But that's life, right! Nothing we Divas can't conquer.. I have still been sewing as time permits, as a matter of fact my past two garments were wadders. Wrong fabric choice, that's what I am telling myself (wink)

          I know you all are probably wandering about the title post..."The Theo Shirt" Well, see this episode of the Cosby show was one of my all time favorites. I love all the old shows, Golden Girls, The Nanny, Cosby, etc etc....But, back to this episode of the Cosby show...It's where Theo wanted a designer shirt that would cost well over 90$ well his parents weren't having it! So, Theo decided to have his sister Denise make one for a fraction of the cost...Sounds a lot like us, the home seamstress right! Well, Denise made the shirt alright, she totally butchered Theo's shirt it was all kinds of wrong.....

    And making this Butterick top really made me think of this episode. The top is really a trendy pattern and I really love the top NOW after some reconstructive surgery.....First, the pattern is HUGE so with a pattern with a lot of ease and knit fabric equals" The Theo Shirt" lol but seriously I had to cut the side seams off by 2" or more and then that still left the neckline that was undoubtedly large....The side seams were easy to fix; however, the neckline not so much I had to do some creative sewing lol..... After having two wadders back to back I sure wasn't about to bow out graciously to another wadder. Especially to such an easy pattern...... I am glad I was able to save this shirt, as I really do like it, just be careful with sizing.... So without further ado  here is Butterick 5562! As always Divas be blessed and nothin less!
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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Simplicity 2364

          I love this top and how easy it comes together, even for me! I  used left over fabric from another top to make this Simplicity top...Seriously, I made this an afternoon, to wear for my husbands birthday...When, he saw the top he said, "That's nice"...But when he saw it on me, he said" Now, that's sexy"....Love it lol! It's not too much to say about this pattern besides it's simple, it calls for a little under two yards of fabric so that is a winner anytime..Great way to use up those scraps that you been holding on to....... Here's my version of Simplicity 2364 View C..... And I haven't stopped the process of making my first jacket, blazer but I ran into some issues with fit and technique...I know that I am  a beginner, but I don't want to let that be my crutch in justifying ill fitting or poor quality clothing... So, to help with that I ordered two DVDs that I will be reviewing shortly.....That's all I have for now Divas! As always be blessed and nothin' less!


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