Wednesday, September 28, 2011

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Okay so maybe I am little indecisive, maybe I just get bored? either way I am back to blogger because wordpress templates are dumb!

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Monday, September 26, 2011

PR: B5249 View B an Oldie but Goodie!

I have made this skirt so many times but its my favorite pencil skirt pattern :) I used a faux snake leather I got at Joann's.



Pattern Description: Skirts

Pattern Sizing: I cut the 6

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

Were the instructions easy to follow? I have made some version of this skirt so many times I think I could sew blindfolded and with arms tied behind mu back, LOL!!

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the pattern because it is so easy to fit!

Fabric Used: Faux Leather from Joann's

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? This is my pencil skirt TNT so yes, I always use it as a sloper and then I just add whatever changes etc.

Conclusion: I like the snake print, its kinda sexy, lol!



PR: M6319 Revisited

I made this dress before but with the other neckline, this time I wanted to try the asymmetrical neckline in a red knit.



Pattern Description: Knit Dresses with various necklines

Pattern Sizing: Cut the 6

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

Were the instructions easy to follow? I have made this one before so I didn't need to look at them but the first time around they were pretty clear.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the elastic waist, you can belt it or not and I like how comfy it is to wear. I also like the pleats on the skirt.

Fabric Used: Red Cotton/Bamboo blend Jersey

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: none.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? No I wont be sewing it again as this is my 2nd one but I do recommend it.

Conclusion: I really like this dress!



Sunday, September 25, 2011

PR: V1264

I wanted to make these pink cigarette pants after I saw Erica B's so I went and picked up the same pink bull denim from Joann's, I love them!!




Pattern Description: Separates, I like the pants.

Pattern Sizing: I cut the smallest size

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

Were the instructions easy to follow? I didn't look at them because a pant is a pant is a pant, you know? they were very easy to sew up.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the high waist and the slit at the hem, very cute!

Fabric Used: Bull Demin from Joann's

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: none

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I might make these in every color, lol up next a pair of black ones in a double knit.

Conclusion: These are Fab!

Few More Pics:





PR: Burda 7283 LOVE this skirt!!

Okay, I rarely ever sew Burda Patterns (the magazine yes, but store patterns, not so much) but I am really feeling these midi skirts so when I saw this pattern I was like YES! I used a navy light weight wool from my stash which I really love and since Fall is here I thought it would be a good staple for the closet.



Pattern Description: Skirt 2 length options and front placket option.

Pattern Sizing: I cut the 8 but had to take it in a lot.

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

Were the instructions easy to follow? They were but you know Burda is pretty good with their instructions without being "wordy"

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the length and I love the options to do a button down option.

Fabric Used: Navy Wool

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None beside having to take it in so much, the 8 was the smallest size and was way too big on my waist.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I will be making the other version and yes I would recommend this pattern.

Conclusion: Love this skirt! Love, Love, Love lol!

few more pics:



PR: M6438 View A & Boat Neck Tee Self Drafted

I realized a few months ago that I sew A LOT of dresses, lol but that means that I have very few skirts in my wardrobe (I know hard to believe) so I decided that I would make a few more skirts and will also be working on making some more tops/jackets for fall this season. The boat neck tee was an old self drafted pattern I have that I use often instead of your basic T.



Pattern Description: Gathered waist skirts (various lengths)

Pattern Sizing: I cut a size 6

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

Were the instructions easy to follow? I didn't use them, the skirt is really just so easy to make that if you have made one before you wont need them.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love flowy skirts and I had this fabric in my stash for a long time and finally used it for this skirt. The pattern is super simple and you can make this skirt in an hour including cutting time.

Fabric Used: Silk Print from Michael Levin in Downtown LA

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I will be making a few more and will be drafting pockets and also making them in a midi length too. Totally recommend this pattern.

Conclusion: I really like this skirt and the silk feels fantastic on my skin ;-)

Here are a few more pics and also a different look with my NY&CO silk top.





Wednesday, September 21, 2011

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Im Alive! LOL

Hey Guys


I know, I know I totally suck but things have just been out of control, lol. We moved back into the city because living in the boonies was NOT working for me! I have been trying to get settled and trying to fix up my sewing room so I can get busy; which btw, I have done. I have at least 5 new things to show but I need to get my camera working again.

On another note, I have been internet browsing for fall inspirations that will ultimately become knock offs, lol! and I love this new website www.inlovewithfashion.com they have some cute stuff I wanna copy like these:



I am going to fix my camera tonight so I can start taking pics of new wearable's and have some updating to do on other stuff too!

xoxo,

Mimi G.

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