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October 2018

DIY Pattern Review

McCall Pattern 7846 – Poncho – Review

Hi guys,

This is my review of the poncho I made from McCall Pattern M7846.

Was this poncho easy to make? Where the instructions easy?

Yes.  Very easy. The Pattern was easy to read as well.

Which view did you make?

View C.

Would you change anything about this pattern?

Nah, This look required only 1 large piece to be cut and to have a separating zipper.

Did you like your fabric choice?

It was ok.  I went to Joann fabrics for the fabric.

What Fabric did you use?

I am not 100% sure but it was in the section with all the other sweater/winter fabrics.  Sorry, sometimes I just grab what I need and go.  I will do better so that you guys can have some reference when you are fabric shopping. I know that can be hard.

Did the finished product look like the photo on the pattern envelope?

Yes.

Does this pattern fit true to size?

I think so.  This time I mistakenly bought a size Medium.  I fell like I should have gotten a large.  So, I cut the Medium.  It felt very snug.  So, I would say it is mostly true to size.

Would you remake this pattern?

Yes, you can’t have too many ponchos.

Would you recommend this pattern to others?

Yes.  The other views are nice as well.

Could a beginner make this look?

Yes.  Definitely.

Tonia Y

DIY Pattern Review

Off Shoulder Winter Top – McCall M7849 – Review

Hi guys,

This is my review of the sexy off shoulder top made from McCall Pattern M7836.  I rolled my sleeves up (personal choice) but below there are pictures of the long sleeve finish.

  1. Was this top easy to make? Where the instructions easy?

Yes.  Very easy. The Pattern was easy to read as well.

  1. Which view did you make?

View C

  1. Would you change anything about this pattern?

Yes, I would eliminate the stitching of the 2 front pieces together.  I would just tape the two pattern front pieces together and make one piece.  I did not care for the stitch down the middle of top.

  1. Did you like your fabric choice?

Ehhh, it was o.k.  You know, I went to Joann fabrics for the fabric and they do not have a large diverse selection anyway, so I just chose one and went with it.

  1. What Fabric did you use?

It was a cotton knit.  It almost looked like sweatshirt fabric but not really.  You need a little stretch in your fabric for view C so that you are able to pull it over your head for the next piece.

  1. Did the finished product look like the photo on the pattern envelope?

Yes.  I would say definitely.

  1. Does this pattern fit true to size?

I think so, I always cut a size or two bigger than I need so that I can have room for error.

  1. Would you remake this pattern?

Yes, definitely.  It’s a cute top.

  1. Would you recommend this pattern to others?

Yes.  I love all the views.  I say go for it.

ToniaY

Sewing

DIY FLORAL SHEER TOP

Hello, sorry you guys I’ve gotten behind on the blog postings. This is a late post, so today I’m sharing with you all this cutie that I decided to wrap up my summer DIY collection with. This was a quickie DIY. I used this embellish Gardenia sheer print fabric and used #Simplicity pattern 8748 with some alterations. Ok so this DIY originally started off as a calf length top which I was planning on wearing over my crop top and my jeans, but after pulling the outfit together, I wasn’t impressed! So with that being said, I cut it off to an average length top and that brings us to what I’m wearing in the pic, this easy breezy comfortable, but FLY top and (I especially love the collar).  

Be Blessed and I hope you all love this look and enjoyed the post.

XOXOXO…..Ms. Kim Austin

Refashion

Remix – Modernizing a Purple Velvet fabric dress

Hi Guys, I found this dress at the thrift for about 7 bucks.  That was higher than I would normally pay but I thought why not. I just wanted to make it a little more comfortable and modern.  I think I turned out pretty good.  I didn’t do much.  It was very hot with that turtle neck on, so I cut that off and changed the next line.  I shortened the sleeves and shortened the dress.  I hope you guys like it.  There is a video of the remix on instagram if you want to see it.

Refashion

Remix – Dress to Shirt

Hi Everyone: I found this dress and turned it into a top and added mesh to the top of it. I dont know where these designs come from but I literally just get the scissors and start cutting. I dont put a lot of thought into it at all. If I mess it up… oh well on to the next. I love doing these remixes. They are fun and you just never know what they will turn into.

Thanks for stopping by…

Tonia Y

 

DIY Sewing Sewing Space

Vision Board and My Small Sewing Space

Hi guys its Tonia.   I wanted to show you my tiny but surprisingly comfortable sewing space and vision board I use for inspiration.  I had to make it work in this little 1 bedroom apartment here in Dallas, TX.

Of course I stalk Pinterest daily and sometimes I print the pictures I really like on 4×6 paper and then cut them out and then pin them on my real live P-interest board.  Everyday I look at it looking for a project I can do for the week.  I left space so that I can add to in when needed.

 

My sewing room is a very small space in my apartment.  It is a 6×9 space.  It was meant to be an office space. This is what it looked like prior to moving my stuff in.

This is what it looks like now that i have set this small area as my sewing space.Now I know its not perfect and if your sewing space is perfect and perfectly clean, then you are not using it.  I use mine daily.  I clean up and its right back messy again. All the furniture is white and of course came from Ikea. I would guestimate that this whole ikea set up probably cost about around $250.

I have a little store on Etsy where I make and sell dancewear and swimwear (hence the manniquin and stretchy fabric everywhere.  If interested the link is on the blog.

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