Thursday, June 19, 2014

Simplicity 2255 in European Cotton

Hello everyone I know it's been a while since my last post but life it's been pretty busy around here. However I try to visit my studio once in a while for any simple  and quick number. Here is a shirt dress  I recently completed in an European cotton fabric. I got the last 1.5m of the German made cotton fabric from my local fabricland store, the fabric was love at first sight and I knew right there and then it will make a beautiful tunic which can be paired with some skinnies for the summer months.

I won't be making a review of this pattern again as it's my second time of using it and the only change made was an additional 2" to the hemline, For  more info on the pattern, here is a link to my first review.

Have a lovely weekend all!!!!
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Friday, April 4, 2014

Simplicity 2215 Skirt - A Cynthia Rowley Pattern

First of all, I want to thank you all for all the wishes and prayers. I am feeling much better now and trying to take a day at a  time all , I give all Glory to Almighty God for everything.
To jump start my sewing, I made this beautiful S2215 pattern in a rich oriental brocade fabric. These pictures didn't do justice to the skirt at all but I will share anyway until I am able to showcase it better.

My Review
Fabric: Oriental Brocade lined with a beautiful pink silk cotton
Pattern Sizing: 14 to 22. I cut size 16 and modified the waist to fit.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?: Pretty much
Were the instructions easy to follow: I didn't pay attention to the instructions until I wanted to insert the zipper on the pocket, which I didn't understand at all, I eventually removed the pocket from the side the zipper was inserted.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I lengthened by 4", lined the skirt and  omitted one pocket
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Nothing to dislike, though would have preferred deeper pleats, but still love how this turned out .
Conclusion: Very great pattern

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Sewing Plans

My plans for the fearless february will not go as planned as have been sick for almost 2 weeks Boy oboy I can't begin to explain the pains have been going through. Please keep me in your prayers.
Before my pain started I managed to do a muslin of my jacket with welt pocket,  which is still hanging on my form,  hopefully I will get to the real jacket someday but for now I need all my strength to recover. Happy sewing everyone

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Friday, January 31, 2014

Fearless February Sewing Plan

Hi All, I  know it's been ages but my sewing mojo has gone hiatus recently due to job commitment and deadlines, by the time am home from work I am so exhausted that sewing is the last thing on my mind.  But during a recent site visit to SK I was able to attend a 3 day class hosted by Ron Collins of Power Sewing. It was an excellent event  and  I plan to incorporate some of my new learned skills in my fearless February garments. My list for the sew-along will include;
1. A jacket with bound buttonholes, and welt pockets
2. A lace dress, or lace (skirt and top)
3. A vogue dress
4. Some tops
Hope I am not over ambitious but will try and stick to the plan and take a day at a time.
What are sewing plans for the new month?
Happy February all and happy sewing.

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