Hello Everyone. Lets take a sneak peak of what I’m currently working for my upcoming Punta Cana trip. McCall’s patterns recently put out their new spring patterns and when I tell you I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this pattern. I searched high and low to find it. I just knew this would be the perfect getup for my trip. It’s sexy, flirty, and fun. So, I wanted something very loud and full of color for this look; I found this royal green gauze fabric at Joann fabric. This is the perfect fabric for this outfit and for this occasion because it thin, lightweight, flowy, and comfortable….the perfect beach attire, right?

The pattern instructions were pretty clear and straight forward, I didn’t have any issues. However, I made a couple of changes. Because I like my pants “hitting the floor” I added a few inches to the pants. I achieved this by cutting the pants pattern piece at the “lengthen line” that’s written on the pattern, measured how much I wanted to add, inserted some craft paper to fill in that extra space by taping the paper by both ends to actual pattern pieces, and wow that’s it….. there’s your new altered pattern piece. Lastly, I wanted my top to be a little longer, so I eliminated the elastic in the bottom half of the top. Stay tuned to see the finished results.

Be Blessed. I hope you all enjoyed the post.

XOXOXO….Ms. Kim Austin

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    Teri Myers
    June 5, 2018 at 9:15 am

    I just bought my first sewing machine! My grandmother was a streamstress and my mother made all my school clothes ! I’m thinking their talent may run in the family! I would love to learn as my mother has dementia now and can’t teach meCell 901-490-0856

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      Kim Austin
      June 5, 2018 at 2:38 pm

      Hey that’s great. There’s nothing like seeing something you like, but perhaps its to expense and you just don’t want to spend the money on it, so now you’ll have the option to make it for much cheaper and it will mean so much more, because you made it with your own two hands….very gratifying!!! I trying to put something together where I can offer some basic sewing classes. DISCLAIMER: I am not a professional, but when possible I can show you the skills I picked up.

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