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I am a wife and mommy to three, but in all of that- I am a seamstress who loves sewing and connecting with other people who love the art of sewing!

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Monday, September 30, 2013

Mimi's quick 15 min skirt and a sneaky peak of S1756!


  I hope you ladies had a wonderful weekend, I sure did! I didn't do anything in particular, but sometimes those make for the best weekends, yes?! I was able to finish Simplicity 1756 on Friday, and I love it! I'm showing you a sneaky peak today, I know how mean am I lol!



Sneaky peak of my sleeveless blazer S1756!

I do want to show off my little skirt, made by Mimi G's you tube 15 minute skirt tutorial.. I knew on Sunday I wanted a quick and easy project. I debated between this skirt and a New Look pattern, New Look 6150, but Mimi's skirt tutorial won out in the end. I will come back to this top, I wanted to make view E...
 
There's not much to say about this skirt other than it is extremely easy, I used only a yard of fabric, which was left over from a failed project, so that's a score in my book! I will add however that if you make this skirt, please, please use a zig zag stitch on the elastic like Mimi suggest... Don't ask me how I know, lol! I promise you it sounded like some popcorn poppin' when I first tried on the skirt, without adding that zig zag stitch to the elastic, lol! Also, for the hem I just serged and used a twin needle for the hem.. Easy stuff I tell ya!
 
Is that a skater dress pattern that I spy cut out on my sewing table, why yes it is!
   Well ladies, I am off to work on some other things that I have cut out this weekend, come on mojo don't fail me now, lol! Be blessed ladies and nothin' less and continue to stay fearlessly fierce!

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

What's on the sewing table...

Love every version on here..

  It's no doubt that fall is slowly creeping it's way in, and the summer heat is slowly fading*praise break* lol! Fall happens to be my favorite season of the year, with its cool breeze, and pretty leaves and the end to the heat (here's another chance to get your praise on lol) *praise break* lol... I really have no tolerance for the summer heat ijs... Like most seamstresses I've been thinking about what I want to make this season, and one thing on my list has been a sleeveless blazer.. I've been seeing them everywhere from stores to fashion magazines, celebrities, and so I had to have one too!

 
Simplicity 1756
 So, of course I set out to make my own sleeveless blazer; especially since I realized I owned the perfect pattern to make my own  blazer. I started working on this blazer last week, and I assumed that since this an unlined sleeveless blazer that this would be a fairly quick sew, right? WRONG! Everything was moving in the right direction until I got to the collar, and that's when "all hell broke loose".. LOL! It worked itself out in the end when I finally decided to read the instructions hehe! I love the fabric that I chose, which is some type of faux suede fabric that I purchased from fabricmart maybe two years ago. I am glad that this did not turn into a wadder, whew! Sweet baby Jesus! I would have been HOT!!
Here it is un-pressed, needing button holes, buttons,
armhole bindings, hems, deep sigh

  Well, ladies I'm off to work some more on this blazer, hopefully I will have a finished garment soon.. Have a wonderful week ladies! Be Blessed and nothin' less and continue to stay fearlessly fierce!
 




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Monday, September 16, 2013

Review: M6458

My two heartbeats :)
    So, I won't tell you how long these M6458 pajamas have been languishing in my sewing room. Let's just say according to the husband, "He's surprised that they still fit!" LOL... What can I say? I am a selfish seamstress, yes even with my love bugs:)...  This was my first time sewing a button down shirt of any kind, which I find to be odd, seeing that I have sewn at least three jackets. But never had I sewn a button shirt, hmmph... I'm intrigued now to say in the least, so much so that I am finally going to tackle that craftsy course on shirt making. I can't be the only one that buys these courses, and then take forevah to use them!


Excuse the thread this was hot off the sewing machine!
  Okay back to the pajamas! My boys are so fascinated with transformers, like seriously it is not a game lol! I have to say that the instructions for the top were fantastic!  I even made one shirt with piping, which was a first for this technique and it went in without a hitch! I didn't notice within the instructions that they required a lot of hand stitching and I'm sorry but I'm really not about that life HA! Other than obscene amount of hand stitching required for this top, this would really be a great pattern to get your feet wet in sewing shirts/blouses..
first time adding piping...
  I purchased this flannel fabric from fabric.com several months back ,and had to purchase two additional yards after I realized that I needed to lengthen the pattern for my oldest son.. Thankfully they had more, whew! The bottoms were your typical pajama bottoms, no need to read the instructions there.. I also purchased the piping and buttons at my local JoAnn's.. Although it took me a minute to finish, not because this was a difficult project, in fact it was extremely easy. I now know that I am a selfish seamstress and I embrace that, yes I said "embrace"! LOL.. Oh, before I get out of here let me post a recent pic of my little bit, who is two months as of yesterday...
 
My heartbeat....

 Well, ladies I hope you have wonderful week ahead! Be blessed and nothin' less and continue stay fearlessly fierce!
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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Easy like Sunday morning.....Simplicity 1616 Review


   So, I had to have this skirt after I saw the one Adrienne made for her daughter... I was so glad that Joann's was having a pattern sale on Simplicity patterns, being that I didn't own this pattern...
Jessica Simpson wedges and my favorite nail polish of the moment :)
  This has simply has to be one of the easiest garments that I have EVER made. I mean I cut the fabric while on the phone with my girlfriend, and sewed it up while my boys ate breakfast.." Easy like Sunday morning"... The fabric is a knit that looks like denim that I purchased from Joann's last year. This skirt will definitely be in rotation, and I also have plans for a few more! Please don't judge me lol... Well ladies I hope you have had a wonderful weekend! I wish you a blessed week ahead, and as always: Be blessed and nothin' less and continue to stay fearlessly fierce!
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