Posted on

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 😀

Posted on

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 🙂

BOOTSTRAP FASHION 56959
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

BOOTSTRAP FASHION 56959
BOOTSTRAP FASHION 56959

BOOTSTRAP FASHION 56959

Continue reading Made to measure patterns- #MINDBLOWN

Posted on

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 !

IMG_0313

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

Posted on

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.
11008566_10101181842655103_8677495078779834821_n

<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!!

Posted on

Tri-Oreo Cheesecake

 

image
I have been planning this Oreo cheesecake ever since last year when I fo und out the Limited Edition Red Velvet Oreos would drop !!

They were released February 2nd and I bought a pack just to try them out prior to making the cheesecake.

IMG_0045

I also tried the birthday cake versions and decided why not make it with all three? And here we are ! Enjoy !

IMG_0043

Cheesecake Factory Bakery Oreo Cheesecake

Author: Allyse Jolie adapted from CopyKat Recipes
Recipe Type: Dessert
Prep time:25 minutes
Cook time:1 hour
Serves: 10

Ingredients

Please note: this recipe tastes best when you allow it to rest for 24 hours before serving. It isn’t necessary, but a suggestion for optimal flavor.
Crust
8 Red velvet Oreo cookie crumbs
8 Black Oreo cookie crumbs
8 birthday cake Oreo cookie crumbs
3 tablespoons butter, melted, plus more for the pan
Filling
3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
5 large eggs, at room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 (8-ounce) container sour cream, at room temperature
6 Oreo cookies for the batter – 2 of each flavor
9 Oreo cookies for the top of the cheesecake 3 of each flavor
1 cup of butter – optional
Pan Needed
8 inch Spring Form Pan
Instructions

Crust

Separate your 3 flavor of Oreo crumbs in bowls. Mix melted butter 1 tablespoon of butter in each bowl. Grease pan with additional butter and press mixtures from each bowl in the pan.

 

 

Filling

All Ingredients need to be at room temperature before beginning. Beat cream cheese until light and fluffy add butter and continue to beat on low until mixed . Add one cup of sugar gradually and continue beating cream cheese until mixed through. Add eggs one at a time until blended. Add the vanilla, salt and flour, pour into the cream cheese and beat until smooth. Add the sour cream .

Separate mixture in three bowls. About two to three cups per bowl.
With a spoon, Stir in two cookies per bowl Of the different flavor .

IMG_0011

IMG_0012

Pour cream cheese into the spring form pan and place the 9 coarsely chopped Oreo Cookies on top of the cream mixture. Place pan on the top rack and in the middle of a preheated oven at 325 degrees and bake for one hour and fifteen minutes . The cheesecake will be done when it jiggles slightly in the middle when the pan is gently .
When time is up prop the oven door open and let the cheese cake stay in the oven for one hour. Remove from oven and let cool enough to place in the refrigerator for 24 hours. It is worth the anticipation. A cheese cake should season. The flavor ripens and becomes enriched.

Yield: 16 servings

IMG_0043

IMG_0041

Adapted from http://www.copykat.com/2009/02/06/cheesecake-factory-bakery-oreo-cheesecake

<

Posted on

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!

image

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?

image

image

Posted on

More ANKARA! #InProgress

I have been working a lot with Ankara wax fabric lately! It was one of my first projects with woven fabrics besides a few purses that I made.
I really love how beautiful the prints are! And they are very affordable. Check out something I was working on last night.

image

The Ankara flounces will be added on the sides.  I can’t wait to finish this dress!