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New Look 6491

new look 6491 dress
new look 6491 dress

This will be a really quick pattern review! I’ve been looking for a pattern that had a really deep plunging neckline. I just love that look ! This pattern was absolutely perfect for that!! The bodice (top) is fully lined so I did not need to wear a bra – which is always great 😀

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Seam Work Magazine Subscription

 

I have been really really selfish.  I should have told you guys about this amazing subscription when I found out about them back in 2015.

What subscription am I talking about? Seam Work Magazine !

What is Seam Work Magazine ?

Seamwork Magazine is an online pattern magazine bringing you two beautiful projects every month for just $6, along with articles, techniques, and creative ideas that make sewing a pleasure.

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Channeling Tracee Ellis ROSS

I absolutely love when inspiration hits! I begin sewing and something magical takes place!

About a year ago I was inspired by the fabulous Tracee Ellis Ross wearing a blue cowl hooded dress.  It was GORGEOUS!

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I was unsure how to tackle it at the time although it’s a very easy dress to make. When I came across this beautiful inspiration I had only been sewing maybe a month.  Sooooo yea,  albeit simple, your girl couldn’t understand how to execute it lol.

I used McCalls Pattern M7020 and for the dress I used a pattern I drafted myself for simple dresses. But you could totally use M6886, just use the sleeves and front and back peices and the Hood piece from M7020!
That’s why I’m so proud of myself and in love with this dress. This is something I wanted create and I did it. #GoMe

What do you guys think? Did I Nail It?

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Refashioning Thrift Store Finds

Today’s post is about recycling/refashinoing a Thrift Store T-Shirt.  I found this shirt about 2 weeks ago at one of my local thrift stores. It’s a size XL I think but I fell in LOVE with the pattern and just KNEW i could do something with it!! This shirt only cost me 3.00!!!!!!!  What a steal!! I think the shirt was beautiful before I decided to cut it up, it would have been cute with a belt, Oh well though! lol.  On to the photos…

I used MCCALLS Pattern M6791 ! I was going to freestyle the dress with no pattern, but since it’s sooo cold here in Atlanta, I really wanted sleeves.  As a new sewer, drafting sleeves is not something thats easy for me.  I attempted once and it didn’t come out so well. I understand them a LOT more now, and I think I will tackle them one day down the line with NO pattern!!

Any who, I only used the front piece and the sleeve.  I cut the front piece a little below the waist and I plan to use this as a base for all of my dresses since I can always change up the neckline easily.

*** YOU CAN USE ANY BODICE/TOP PATTERN YOU LIKE***

Oh, Also by the way, I add interfacing to all of my patterns that I plan to reuse A LOT!!!  This makes them super duper sturdy.  I know you can retrace them onto sturdier paper , but that takes wayyy to much time to me, and this is so much neater and QUICK lol.

To make this dress I simply placed my pattern onto my t-shirt and I added length and added my hip measurements then cut out the dress.  I used scrap leather that I had lying around for the sleeves.

This was my end result 🙂

Please let me know if you would like a video tutorial 🙂 Thanks for reading!

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FALL IS SO FAUX LEATHER SEASON!

I think this is my very first year being interested in “Leather” of any kind! Of course I have to take baby steps and sliiiiiiiddddeee into it with FAUX leather versus the real thing (Some of which costs upwards of 200.00 per yard YIKES!)

I decided to make a dramatic high low faux leather skirt as my first project in the Leather World.

This skirt was so simple to make! I am definitely going to create a tutorial for this skirt. You do not have to make one quite as diva and dramatic as mine. I think a shorter more conservative version would be lovely for an everyday look or night out!

Oh oh oh,  let me first show you my inspiration.  Did I Nail It or did I Nail It?  Lol.  This is one of my first “remakes” that I was completely happy with.  I did my own thing and added pleats but the inspiration is still there.  Check it out.. 

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