Sunday, June 11, 2017

Another maxi mash up

I think we've established that the Lady Skater top is my go to pattern for dresses and all that I change is the skirt.  This one is just a rectangle that I pleated in front, gathered in the back, with stitched round pockets.  I get a ton of compliments on this dress and style.  The fabric is from Girl Charlee and is fading and pilling fast!  Boo!  I love the colors so much that when this one wears out, I will probably make another one.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Elephant shirt

Back when there was less of me to love I made a shirt from It's Always Autumn that was free on her website.  Actually, I made about 5 of them in various ways.  It was the perfect size.  In the last few years I've been gaining girth so I just estimated how much I needed to add to make the shirt fit me.  (Hint: it was a lot) Because this tahirt has kimono sleeves it takes me about 30 minutes to cut it out and sew it.  All the win!  The fabric is from Girl Charlee.  It's very thin, pills easily, and stretches out ridiculously.  But I love the print and style.  I just k ow it's not going to last longer than one summer.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Caahmerette concord

I love this pattern! It is a plain t-shirt pattern with a built in FBA according to your cup size!  Gloria!  I've made about 5 of these shirts.  The pattern comes with a lot of options but I like the plain tees.  The fabric is from Fabric dot com and it's some kind of bamboo rayon.  It's slick and light but drapey. It was a pain to see- you can see my topstitching difficulty!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Favorite maxi mash up

This maxi dress is my favorite mash up.  The top is Lady Skater by Kitschy Coo and the bottom is a rectangle skirt with pockets.  I accidentally made this dress more empireish than I had intended.  I was sewing like a crazy woman on Easter Eve to get my dress done to match The Santlads' ties and I was having an EITTTC day but I think it's mostly okay.  The pockets are a little high. The fabric is from Girl Charlie.