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Summer Maxi Dress Mccalls 6744

Quick post, this maxi was so easy and effortless to make !

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Pattern Description:
Pullover dresses have bodice variations, elasticized (seamed) waist, and narrow hem. A and B: fitted bodice. C and D: mock wrap, very loose-fitting bodice with elasticized shoulders.
Pattern Sizing:
XS-XXL
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Absolutely!! I used the top from view B and the skirt from view C.

Were the instructions easy to follow?
They were very easy to follow!!! And very QUICK!
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I loved how there wasn’t many pieces included in this pattern, so it made for a really quick and easy project. Instant gratification with this pattern.
Fabric Used:
I used a polyester blend that had some stretch.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Instead of hemming, I simply lined the bodice of the pattern. Of course this added additional time to a “quick” project but it was so worth it to me. I love linings!! I even love understitching lol. It looks so much more professional than a narrow hem to me.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Absolutely! I plan to sew it again in a beautiful cheetah print and a couple of solid colors as well!

Conclusion:
If you are looking for a really easy to follow BEGINNER pattern , THIS is definitely the pattern for you!!

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What Would YOU Make ? 

I have a horrible habit of purchasing fabric without having any idea of what I want to make most times ! 

There are times I may know what type of garment I want to make (I.e. Lighterweight Jersey I love for maxis , Scuba I love for fitted dresses) . The type , rarity and cost all factor in how many yards I will buy 😂

This fabric I purchased locally in Atlanta . It’s a beautiful floral Ponte . I have two yards and can not decide what to make with it 😳

Romper maybe ? I even thought of making a pair of fitted pants and matching top. 

I’m so confused , help please, what would you make ?

  

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Closet Case Files : The Nettie Pattern

I have finally decided to review one of the many PDFS patterns I have purchased in my short time sewing ! I must say I am beginning to love them a lot more than than commercial patterns ! (You know Mccalls, Simplicity Butterick etc). 

I love that I have the ability to print them out at FedEx, which means sturdier paper ! I love that many of the styles are up to date and the pattern sizing is usually aligned with RTW(ready to wear) unlike the previously mentioned companies.



This pattern is pretty quick and easy to make. I really enjoyed designing this style dress. I decided to go with the low back and the Scoop neck. I plan on making this dress again as well as the body suit version 😍😍 I’m so excited about spring !

Pattern purchased here Closet Case Files

Pattern Description:  The Nettie is a quick and easy to make wardrobe staple. Close fitting with high cut arms, she can be made into a knit dress OR a bodysuit. This pattern is infinitely customizable with a choice of 3 sleeve lengths, 2 neckline and 3 back variations


Pattern Sizing: 

SIZES :
2-18 (size chart)

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Absolutely !


Were the instructions easy to follow? Very easy to follow. i made the body suit when I first began sewing over a year ago. So it is definitely great for a newbie(which I still am lol) 😊

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I loved everything about this pattern!! I really love the fact that one pattern can give you so many different looks ! 

Fabric Used: Scuba Knit from fabric.com 

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: It fit perfectly. I didn’t need to adjust a thing 😍🙌 I plan to make quite a few of these in different styles.


Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Absolutely 😀

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Made to measure patterns- #MINDBLOWN

BOOTSTRAP FASHION 56959    Scuba Knit Crop Top
BOOTSTRAP FASHION 56959
Scuba Knit Crop Top

I’m not sure WHY i’m so late to hop on to this bandwagon, but i’m here and i’m not going anywhere!! Made to measure patterns are truly the way to go whenever possible!  The company I decided to go with is called BOOTSTRAP FASHION

The way it works:

(Per their website www.bootstrapfashion.com)

Step 1: Select A Pattern
Choose a pattern design from our collection. Our pattern collection is runway inspired and designs vary from vintage to contemporary to couture.
Step 2: Measure
Measure yourself, your fit model or your client.
Step 3: Submit Your Measurements
Enter your measurements for each pattern, or create an account and save your measurements to use on multiple patterns.
Step 4: Print Pattern
After you complete your purchase, the pattern will arrive to your email box within 15-30 minutes. Print and assemble patterns; or import into Pattern Making CAD or Adobe Illustrator for further customization.

They have a ton of designs to choose from and they have them categorized by fabric type and Women(includes tops, blouses, bottoms, lingerie etc)

One thing that I love about their many many patterns is that you can add your own style to them. You can take them and design them as you like, but many you will love just the way they are 🙂 !

I printed out the 36″ PDF format so that I could take it to Fedex and have them print it out on their Plotter (a really big printer).  You can print it out at home, you will just need to assemble the pattern together. Which is fine and thats what I normally do.  But I honestly prefer to just have it printed out lol. I email it to fedex and tell them how many i want and pick them up ! They’re ready when I get there 🙂 I printed out two www.bootstrapfashion.com patterns yesterday and it cost 10.00 🙂 It’s .75 per square foot I think, so the price will vary depending on the size of your project. I printed out tops yesterday so they didn’t take up a lot of room 🙂

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BOOTSTRAP FASHION 56959 ,                       Pattern Printed at FEDEX

Below is my review of their lovely 56959 Which is a crop top.

BOOTSTRAP FASHION 56959  , LINE DRAWING
BOOTSTRAP FASHION 56959 , LINE DRAWING

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BOOTSTRAP FASHION 56959

BOOTSTRAP FASHION 56959

Continue reading Made to measure patterns- #MINDBLOWN

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Neoprene ! I’m #Sold

Neoprene has been on the scene a lot in the recent years ! Many famous designers have been using Neoprene (fabric used to make scuba wet suits) on the run way and it’s been gorgeous !

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It’s a little tricky to find and when you do find it ,you will PAY ! Lol this fabric was 24.99 at mood fabrics. The solid colors at mood fabrics are only 19.99 per yard. I decided to go with the printed because it seems that this is a first for Mood Fabrics. They usually only carry solid colors and finally have a print available and it’s already almost sold out after less than a month ! I will add the link below.

I will do a proper Review with better photos when I get my fabric.com shipment on monday. So stay tuned for my Girl Charlee, Mood, and Fabric.Com fabric haul video.

Abstract Print Neoprene Fabric

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Named Clothing Virna Mini Top Pattern Review

I have really been in a sewing rut lately!! I always need something quick, and NEW to sew, to get me back on track! This top absolutely did that for me!! I plan on making it into a dress, as well as a jumpsuit with pants 🙂 It’s very versatile! Here are the details below on this pattern.  I will update this post later today with more detailed photos.
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<b>Pattern Description: </b>
Short and cute, lingerie inspired top
Wide cross back shoulder straps
Lingerie-like cut at front, and beautifully curved neckline
Wear with high-waisted pants or skirts, or under translucent garments
Use medium weight fabric with stretch

<b>Pattern Sizing:</b>
The pattern comes with a size range from EUR 32 to 46 (US 0 – 14, UK 4 – 18).
<b>Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?</b>
Yes Very much So!!!!!
<b>Were the instructions easy to follow?</b>
Yes, they were very easy to follow!! But they do advise, that they are just a guide, and you can do what feels comfortable to you!
<b>What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?</b>
I loved everything about it!! Please make sure to READ the pattern first 🙂 So that you print out the correct size!!
<b>Fabric Used:</b>
I used Ponte De Roma from www.fabric.com , absolutely gorgeous!! I’m also going to make this in a stretch denim 🙂
<b>Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:</b>
The only thing that I changed, I hemmed the bottom 🙂 Thats just what I prefer (with my twin needle, and with Stretch Thread in the bobbin)
<b>Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?</b>
I’m sewing it again RIGHT NOW!!
<b>Conclusion: </b>
This is a great pattern, It doesn’t have very many pieces, and it’s pretty quick to sew up 🙂 Especially once you have the pattern cut out. The next time you make it will go really quickly!!