Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Spring Fling Pants

I've been working on some snazzy pants. they are extremely bright, but I thought they would be fun for the summer. I used the pattern Simplicity 1699 which I bought at Joann's for $1. I plan to make the peplum top and dress from it too. The fabric I got from Joann Fabrics as well. Below I will show you some pictures of the pants. I still have to finish the waist, put in a zipper, and hem the bottom.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Rocker Dress

I finished my Simplicity 1897 Suede Says dress awhile ago and finally found time to take pictures my creation. I used a skull and flower fabric that I found on EBay and black floral lace from Joann Fabrics. I think I did a pretty good job considering it was my first time reading a patter which can be pretty tricky. Plus I wish I read my sewing machine user manual to see which foot to use...I waited till the end but I wish I read it sooner. It would have made my sewing a lot more consistent.

This is the front view which has a scoop neck.

Here is the upper back that has a zipper with lace.

It's hard to see but this pattern is a racer back pattern. I really like the lace and zipper detail. I wanted a really edgy dress and I think I conquered it. Also, this is very comfortable to wear it is stretchy and has elastic at the waist so it looks very slimming.

Friday, January 11, 2013

New Year, New Goals

This year I am determined to learn how to sew and sew well. I have always wanted to learn how to sew and this is my year. This blog will keep me motivated and hopefully inspire some of you to keep learning and set goals you want to accomplish in life.

So far I have almost completed my first project...Simplicity 1897 Suede Says Collection. I will post pictures shortly.

If you are an experienced seamstress please feel free to give any pointers as well.