Friday, May 25, 2018

Butterick 6330 - Maxi Dress

Butterick 6330 Maxi dress in rayon jersey from Style Maker Fabrics.

One thing Me Made May has shown me, I need more maxi dresses, you know those easy to throw on dresses but still look chic and stylish.  I have one that is my go-to dress and decided to make another one from the same pattern.

I went with Butterick 6330 again (here is the first one) and I went with a 
Style Maker Fabrics' Rayon Jersey, I bought it a few months ago, so not sure of the color.

Butterick 6330 Maxi dress in rayon jersey from Style Maker Fabrics.


I added length as on my stripe dress and it is just long enough for flat sandals, which is fine with me.
Butterick 6330 Maxi dress in rayon jersey from Style Maker Fabrics.

My only change was to make the elastic a bit tighter, it really is loose on my other dress.  Yes, I should fix it but I tend not to do that after a project is completed and with that dress a belt fixes the problem.

Butterick 6330 Maxi dress in rayon jersey from Style Maker Fabrics.

I did have to go shopping for a belt for this dress, I didn't have any in my closet  that worked.  I am not sure this is the best option but as you can see it  needs a belt!



Butterick 6330 Maxi dress in rayon jersey from Style Maker Fabrics.


Just a little blah without the belt.

Do you have a favorite go-to Maxi Dress pattern?



Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Hot Patterns Metropolitan Bouvier Jacket in Mood Fabrics' Stripe Linen



Hot Patterns Metropolitan Bouvier Jacket in Mood Fabrics' Stripe Linen

Talk about a fun fabric, this Mood Fabrics’ Italian Striped Linen is just that.  This is a double-faced fabric with rust and taupe stripes on one side and the other it is taupe-rust.  I fell in love with the awning stripe and had to have it.  I really wasn’t sure what I was going to make and then I decided a jacket with some shaping, no closures and some interesting details.
Hot Patterns Metropolitan Bouvier Jacket in Mood Fabrics' Stripe Linen


I went with Hot Patterns’ Metropolitan Bouvier Jacket and loved the cuffs, rounded collar and the half back belt.  This linen is soft and thin, even with the double-faced so I interfaced all the body pieces of the jacket.  Now cutting this fabric was a bit of a challenge.  Remember the part about rust-taupe on one side and the other is taupe-rust.  I did all my cutting in single layers and my first piece, I totally missed the colors are switched.  After that first mistake, I was extra careful and really double checked my cutting.
This jacket has princess seams, so where I could I tried to match up the stripes, as long as they didn’t get to thick.
Take the back – I matched the rust from the back to the side back for a more cohesive look.  I am also quite pleased on how the collar matches the back stripe.
Hot Patterns Metropolitan Bouvier Jacket in Mood Fabrics' Stripe Linen


The back belt is a bit smaller than the pattern piece, I wanted just a single stripe.  On that belt, I wanted to use decorative stitch.  I used one from the category Antique Hand Embroidery stitches, I really liked the thickness of this stitch.
Hot Patterns Metropolitan Bouvier Jacket in Mood Fabrics' Stripe Linen - decorative stitch from Creative Icon


I would call this jacket soft shaped, more relaxed style.  I made a size 12 in the back and 10 in the front, the back is just a bit big, if I make it again, it is going to be a size 10.  I also think some of the sleeve cap should be removed, which I did remove some but a bit more would of been better.
This fabric really makes this a statement jacket and I am quite pleased with my stripe matching, look the collars and labels match on each side!
Hot Patterns Metropolitan Bouvier Jacket in Mood Fabrics' Stripe Linen


The jacket can be lined or unlined.  I went with the lined, as you can see part of the lining in this picture
Hot Patterns Metropolitan Bouvier Jacket in Mood Fabrics' Stripe Linen


I would recommend cutting the sleeve lining longer than the pattern piece (which is the same as the sleeve).  I do better with extra fabric in the sleeve lining.
Love linen for summer and this stripe will be so fun for all summer long.
Hot Patterns Metropolitan Bouvier Jacket in Mood Fabrics' Stripe Linen

If striped linen isn’t your thing, check out all the Mood Fabrics’ Linens  

Friday, May 18, 2018

Floral Maritime Shorts

Maritime Shorts made from floral stretch sateen from Style Maker Fabrics

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Pfaff Ambassador

Lori of Girls in the Garden - Pfaff Brand Ambassador using the Creative Icon



I have exciting news to share with you and finally I can!  I am a Pfaff Brand Ambassador and I am so honored.  My first announcement was on Instagram and Instagram stories.  Thanks so much for all the wonderful comments, I really appreciate it so much.

I have the Pfaff Creative Icon and the PREMIER+ 2 ULTRA Software to use and sew/embroidery new things.  The ideas are just flowing in my head and I need to start writing them down!  I will be sharing garments and other projects that have sewn and/or embroidered.  I have an idea of what that first one will be and I can't wait to get started.

Last night I spent a couple of hours with my new machine and a few of the features (there are so many)  and I am in total amazement.  One thing for sure, this is going to be so fun!

Thank you Pfaff for the opportunity.






Monday, May 14, 2018

SImplicity 1465 - Floral Stretch Sateen

Simplicity 1465 made from Style Maker Fabrics' Stretch Sateen


Want a to know something about my pattern collection?  Well, here it goes, I have two skirt patterns, one is the Sewaholic Gabriola and Simplicity 1465.  Can you believe that?  I will have to start looking at skirt patterns and add a couple to my collection.