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Sunday, March 6, 2016

I'm back and with a review:Simplicity 1108

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   Hey y'all! It's been such a long time, but as we all know,life has a funny way of taking over. I thank everyone who checked on me, and it means so much too me, seriously! I've missed our little community so much! So much has changed, yet stayed the same and for that I'm grateful. But enough with the sappy stuff guys, right?! Right! Let's get into this pattern review, which is Simplicity 1108. I've been wanting to sew this from its first release, but just never got around to it, until now.





  I decided to go with view A and I made the large, but let me tell y'all. I almost had a wadder, we are still saying that, right? You know I don't want to be out here in these streets sounding cray-cray,LOL! But anyway, I almost had wadder due to this fabric, which I picked up from Hancock's when were stationed in San Antonio. The fabric is some type of poly, but before you roll those eyes,lol- it's a good poly, seriously! It feels like maybe a poly crepe de chine or something to that nature. Chile', I've never even sewn with the 'real Crepe de Chine, but that's what I'm thinking it is nonetheless, HA! The fabric was a dream to sew with; I wore this all day on Saturday while out with my husband. I even posted a picture on my Instagram page. I almost had a wadder because I forgot that I was working with a panel print, and that I wanted the back and sides to match up. Well, I got to cutting and instantly, I knew I'd made a mistake,boo! Thankfully, I had a little more yardage to cut another front piece to ensure it matched on the sides as well..

Trying to cut out this panel print to match the back and
sides, almost drove me drink,LOL! Seriously, this
was ten times worst then a plaid..



 This pattern comes together relatively quickly. It's only like five pattern pieces; however, one of those has to be cut out twice. The only problem, well, not problem but slight annoyance that I ran into was the facing band. It wasn't difficult, but it was very time consuming-at least too me I thought it was. Maybe because I haven't been doing much sewing, and everything seems tedious now. Moral of this story, just keep sewing,lol!




    The thought crossed my mind to do a few fancy finishes, French seam anyone? But yeah, that's not how I'm rolling these days,LOL!  No, but seriously, I just wasn't in the mood, but I made sure to do the most gorgeous serged seam that you've ever seen,LOL! I'm learning these days, just to do you! When you do what works for you then it never seems like a chore :).




 Well guys that's all I have for now. I've gotten some new goodies come in the mail, so I'm going to see what's next. It feels good to say that again,lol! Well as always~ Stay blessed and nothin' less and continue to stay fearlessly fierce!



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26 comments:

  1. It took me a moment to figure out how to leave a comment, but now that I have, I am SO glad to see you back in action! Your kimono is gorgeous! I'm glad it worked out to recut the front panel. Welcome back!

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    1. Thanks so much Vanessa! It feels so great to be back!

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  2. Lovely kimono, the print is so cool.
    Lee

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  3. GORGEOUS cocoon jacket! Glad you are back. :)

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    1. Thanks helenko! I'm so happy to be back sewing and blogging. I've missed our community terribly..

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  4. Happy your back and Love the topper. The fabric is gorgeous.

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    1. Thanks Kelly! I love that this is something that will get a ton of wear.

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  5. You are funny lol. Happy to see you back on here!
    And I love that fabric <3

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  6. Love the print. Glad to see you back.

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    1. Thanks Natisha! And I have to find out why you are not on my bloglovin' feed? Girl, you be doing your thing on those machines!

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  7. You look gorgeous as ever! The print is amazing.

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    1. Thank you so much, The Sewing CPA!

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  8. welcome back - nice jacket/coverup

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  9. Very nice lady. Love the colors, print and flow. Your makeup is flawless too. You better work. I'm so looking forward to getting some much needed sewing time.

    Natasha B| fashionablyfab.com

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    1. Natasha, thanks gorgeous! I hope you get that sewing time in, I'm trying to get more time myself!

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  10. Candice it's a wonderful Kimono!

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  11. I was looking for a kimono pattern and stumbled across your blog! I love your version, and I am now so happy for my purchase (5 pieces for sewing is my maximum). Beautiful fabric!

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    1. Thank you so much Nat at Made in Home. I hope you get to make this one up, it really is a great pattern.

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  12. This is so beautiful and the fabric is awesome!! Welcome back to the blogging/sewing family!!

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  13. Beautiful, Candice. Glad you are back.

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