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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A day late and a dollar short!

  Don't you just hate it when you have your heart all set to sew a project, only to realize that you do not have enough fabric, ugh! Well, that happen to me on yesterday! After waiting, and waiting, and waiting, no, seriously on  my last BMV order. I won't complain because this is the first time having to wait this long but jeez! But I've been stalking the Post Office for this lovely gem V8815.
V8815 Pattern love

 Okay, I know I said that I was about to crank out some more "Mission Maxi's", and I plan to do just that. However, I got smitten with the "Peplum bug". I already was treading the waters, seeing that I had blogged about this trend some time ago, but when I saw Shawnta's V8815 and Erica's version. I was like, "Shut the front door!" LOL,I knew I had to have one A.S.A.P!

Pinned this look from Pintrest source

So, what's a girl to do when she's short on fabric? SHOP, of course! Nothing like a little online fabric therapy to ease a little irritation, eh? Also, more and more I am realizing that my handmade clothing is starting to mesh with my RTW style a little better. At first, I was just happy to have had completed a garment, but now I NEED my handmade clothing to coincide with my RTW style. Did anyone else have/or had this problem starting out? Please do share! Alright ladies that's my time talk to you soon! Be blessed and nothin' less and continue to stay fearlessly fierce!

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Sunday, May 27, 2012

I betcha can't make just one dress( mission maxi)

This dress, wow! Let's just give Jamie Christina, who created this pattern a standing ovation! I am in all kinds of love with this dress pattern. It's chic, sophisticated, sexy, but not clingy, yet still clings the right spots!  Did I get all the adjectives for this dress pattern lol?

Check those stripes on the side, they match! *WINNING*

I named the title post, simply because once you make one. I guarantee, another will be sure to follow lol! I literally raided my stash last night looking for every possible knit to make into this dress. Just so we are clear, I plan to make so many of these dresses, until someone will probably assume that I don't have other clothes lol..This dress is just too comfortable and it's cute! Just can't beat that for the heat, right? It's really not much that be can said about this dress that already hasn't been said. I know for me this will be my summer staple, yes, please!

Saw Kim K. in similar version I'm sure hers cost a grip, but I'll take mine for 20 bucks please and thank you lol!

Kim K. in her stripe maxi! Say
what you will about the girl, but she
is fly!
My next plan of attack, get some more of these dresses done. I also will like to do one with the godet next as well.. I have not been this excited for a pattern in a minute. Just call me the lady on mission! Corny, I know right lol, but so true! Well lovely ladies that's my time, you all have a wonderful and safe weekend and keep those sewing machines humming lol! Be blessed and nothin' less and continue to stay fearlessly fierce!
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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Getting back to the basics! M5391

So, I have been m.i.a for a few weeks eh? I have been sewing. I just have had wadder after wadder, and it was becoming a wee bit irritating, to say in the least...I just didn't want to bore my dear readers with the irritation of my sewing mishaps. However, I'm back! And back with a F.O to show for it, oh yeah!
Thanks to the lovely Erica B. for linking where she purchased her Jessica Simpson wedges...I had
to cop a pair for myself!

During my little three week hiatus, I got to thinking about the garments that I sew. It's nothing like a little time to reflect, right? Well, I got to thinking, while I love my pretty dresses. I just don't get to where those as often.
This is my chill mode, right here!  

During the week I am in normally in chill mode, and really do not have/ or feel like wearing a dress, unless it's a maxi dress! Which is next on my list of garments to make(my mission maxi dress pattern finally came, oh yeah!) Oh, I almost forgot that I was reviewing M5391 LOL! it has totally been one of those days, but back to the review.. This is labeled as easy from McCall's, I will have to agree to disagree lol! Simply because there are ,or should I say for me; to many adjustments needed to get the shorts somewhat wearable...

 For starters, there was way to much ease in this pattern. I would definitely suggest making a muslin, yes, the forbidden word to some lol! I had to go down 2" on the hips and I should have went down a size on the waist, so that a belt wouldn't be needed.  Also, the waistband was much shorter than the waist, had to cut out another waistband and add to it, ugh! And let's not mention that low back,(remember crack is whack, no really it is lol) I really could have used a full seat adjustment. It's not bad by any means; however, it could be better!

Oh yeah changed shoes had to take off my Jessica Simpson wedges and
put on my Gentle soul wedges Kenneth Cole! Had too much running around
to do with my boys....

I also added, per reading PFRP:  added stay to the slanted pockets, I didn't add twill tape to the waistline; however, lazy I did stay- stitch the waistline instead ( the same thing eh?).. I also swapped out the hook and eyes in favor of using a button.  Now,  I am not saying that this can not be a go to pattern for shorts, because several people have had great success with these shorts. I will just say, make a muslin or two! These btw are my wearable muslin, I will wear them, but I know the next pair will fit even better.

Well, ladies that's all for now! I'm not sure if I will start on my maxi or make another pair of shorts, but I do know that we have a long weekend coming up, and plan to take full advantage! As always be blessed and nothin' less and continue to stay fearlessly fierce!

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