Friday, December 07, 2018

Simplicity 8454 with Embroidery Details on Pfaff Creative Icon


Simplicity 8454 with Style Maker Fabrics Rayons, adding embroidery from Pfaff Creative Icon

I love mixing prints, so Michelle of Style Maker Fabrics helped with the perfect combination.  I love this floral rayon and the plaid.


Monday, December 03, 2018

The Little Red Dress Project Holiday Challenge

The Little Red Dress Project - McCall's 6886 with modifications using fabric from Style Maker Fabrics




I am so happy to be participating in #thelittlereddressproject and was thrilled when Renata of The Twilight Stitcher asked me to be part of this sewalong.
The Little Red Dress Project - McCall's 6886 with modifications using fabric from Style Maker Fabrics


I started to do some looking and planning for this project and I do love red!  I knew this would be so fun and planning a sewing project is so fun!   One night, Michelle from Style Maker Fabrics were texting about this challenge.  Michelle has great ideas and is always so inspiring, she led me to this idea.  I went with a dress inspired from a ready-to-wear site that begins with a B.  Here is the pin for my inspiration.  I won't link it directly, as the B company has had me remove links to their site on one other occasion.
The Little Red Dress Project - McCall's 6886 with modifications using fabric from Style Maker Fabrics


My pattern is McCall's 6886 with some changes.  I went with View C but raised the neckline just a bit.  After sewing the shoulder seams, I just measured to see how wide I wanted the tie. I cut this measurement from the width of fabric from the jersey, cutting two, seaming these together.  I angled the ends and attached to the neckline.  I did not attach the tie at one inch on each side of center front, wanted to be able to tie it.  I cut the red sleeves the long length and then decided where I wanted to start the cuff.  The inspiration has a split cuff but their fabric is more stable.  I just went with a solid cuff from my jersey knit.


My dress had a bit of extra fabric above the bust at the armscye, I just pinned out the dart and stitched it up.  This helped with the pooling of fabric and made my dress look much better. 



Let's talk the fabric, all from Style Maker Fabrics
Red Ponte -  10 colors available
Wine Bamboo Jersey  - amazing and comes in 11 colors

The Little Red Dress Project - McCall's 6886 with modifications using fabric from Style Maker Fabrics


I ordered the Orchid Bamboo Jersey also but the Wine was the perfect color for the combination.  Here is a closer look at the collar and the wine color.
The Little Red Dress Project - McCall's 6886 with modifications using fabric from Style Maker Fabrics


The back of the dress has some extra fabric and in a stretchier fabric I would have added some waist darts.  The ponte is stable and I felt I needed the extra room to get my dress on and off.
The Little Red Dress Project - McCall's 6886 with modifications using fabric from Style Maker Fabrics - back


I love this dress so much, it turned out better than I expected.  This McCall's pattern is an easy sew but I was worried about getting the tie just right.  It all worked out in the end.

The Little Red Dress Project - McCall's 6886 with modifications using fabric from Style Maker Fabrics

Thank you, Renata for the invite to this fabulous sew along, I can't wait to see all the #thelittlereddressproject

I am hoping to make another red dress, using McCall's 7834, so if you see some great red rayons that will mix well together, let me know!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

McCall's 7844 - Blush Pleated Skirt



McCall's 7844 pleated skirt from Mood Fabrics' Blush Pleated Satin


  Time for something that isn't my usual look, something fun and festive. I saw this Mood Fabrics' beautiful pleated satin     (in 22 colors if I counted correctly) and I knew I needed/wanted a skirt from this fabulous fabric. This style is all over ready-to-wear and just search pleated skirts on Pinterest and you can have so many styling ideas.


Monday, November 19, 2018

Butterick 5997 Red-Blue Plaid

Butterick 5997 in plaid linen with bias pocket and cuffs.

Butterick 5997 is one of those sleeper patterns, the front of the envelope isn't going to sell many patterns but let me tell you this is a good one!

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Blackwood Cardigan - Multi-Color

Blackwood Cardigan made from several fabrics for a unique look



Now if you are counting this is the fourth garment from these fabrics, one a t-shirt for me and two little girl dresses and now a Blackwood Cardigan (here are my other Blackwood Cardigans)