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The three pattern dress that took a month to finish:Simplicity 8383

Guys so my sewing mojo has been pretty much non- existent-hence the reason it has taken me over a month to finish the hem of this simple dress,lol..  This dress is Simplicity 8383 and I was so gun-ho  in making this dress, that I went out and purchased the pattern and paid full price, as I couldn't bare to wait the shipping out, then only to take a month to hem said dress that I just had to have :)..

This pattern is very easy. If you have any sewing experience, the instructions would not be of importance to you. The view that I made, view C, has only four pattern pieces:front, back, neck band, and the arm hole binding pattern pieces for the arm holes. I made the 16 and added four inches to the dress and I was still only able to do a tiny hem, so be mindful if you're only the taller end like myself. For the fabric, I used a rayon blend knit fabric that I purchased from a local vendor here in Hawaii some time ago, and I really adore the drape and movement of this fabric.



I al…

Review: M7543

Hey y'all! I'm back with a quick little review, which really I wasn't sure if I was going to make a blog post- due to how quick this project is, but here we are,lol. I also want to thank everyone again on the well wishes on winning the McCall's contest, that was such an amazing thing to happen to me!


It's no secret that off the shoulder is trending, or still trending really hard since last year and I'm lovin' it! This pattern is McCall's 7543, I believe this pattern was apart of the Spring collection, and of course, by now there are lovely versions everywhere of this awesome pattern.



I used an African print fabric that I had been hoarding for sometime now, and I'm glad to have finally gotten a chance to use some of this print up already.


 I made the large,as that's the size that I had in my stash prior to dropping a few pounds ( almost 40 now, thank you Jesus!) I just took a deeper seam allowance, no harm, no foul, this pattern is very forgivin…

Spring has sprung! Simplicity 8292

Hey guys! So I am back with a review, in this Simplicity 8292 dress pattern. I fell instantly in love with this pattern the moment it was released and knew it was going to be an instant make. I think we all can agree that the sleeve trend is big this season, and I am really digging all the various iteration of the sleeve details on designs this year.



Well, fast forward a bit; I had found this lovely rayon challis on Style Makers fabrics, and knew instantly what I was going to make with it. This rayon challis fabric from their company, has got to be one of the best challis fabrics that I've ever purchased! Like, I seriously washed and pre-treated this fabric upon arrival, lol. However, it took me over a month to get finished with the dress,lol.. Life has been insanely busy.



 Now, this dress pattern is nothing complicated; it's pretty standard in the way on construction. I made view B and I completely nixed the lining. I just wanted an everyday simple dress for Spring and Sum…

It's a ruffle kinda of season :Vogue 9243

Guys have you ever started a project, and were quite excited to make the garment, but halfway through finishing, you suddenly lose interest? Well, that was my story. I have never been so ready to call a garment done in my life,lol.


This pattern is seriously not hard at all, technique wise, that is. I mean, once you get over having to hem those four flounces if you do the view that I made, which is view F. However,  I'm just kinda of meh about this project. I  think because I loved McCall's 7542 so much, and was hoping the same for this top too, but nope!



 The neckline on this one is enormously large! I didn't catch this when I tissue fitted the pattern, but I have been more diligent in exercising and eating better, so I don't know; maybe I lost a few pounds, which could have caused the neckline to be large. However, if you look closely at the model on the cover, it looks to be a little large on the model's neckline as well, so something to note.



 Let's get …

Brittany J. Jones Front Zip Pencil Skirt Tutorial: Review

I'm sure you've heard of Brittany J. Jones by now, and if you haven't, then what are you waiting for. Brittany is awesome! Brittany, makes the most amazing clothing and also shares her wealth of knowledge on her YouTube channel.



   Brittany, reached out to me and asked if I would kindly review her zipper front skirt tutorial and of course, I was all in. I first saw the sneak peak over on her Instagram page, and thought the skirt was hott! Recently, I have been seeing tons of zipper front skirts while out browsing the malls, but what's so cool is that Brittany walks you step-by-step in making your very own zipper front skirt.



 What I love about Brittany's tutorials are they are geared towards everyone from the beginner to the advanced. Brittany's tutorials are very well done, easy to interpret and the visuals are equally clear and concise.  

 This skirt took me a little over an hour to complete. I didn't have the recommended pattern that accompanies th…

Birthday dress that didn't quite make a birthday appearance. Vogue 1471 Review

This dress is truly a long time coming you guys. Like I seriously purchased all the materials for this dress a year go. What took me so long to actually make this dress you ask? Well, fear! Yep, I was scared,lol.




 You see, I had never made anything quite like this before, but this year I said I was giving fear a kick in the butt in so many areas in my life. I am truly going to embrace being "fearlessly fierce"! But that's another topic in itself  y'all,lol!



Okay, so back to the dress. I purchased 5 1/2 yards of a stretch scalloped laced fabric from Moodfabrics.com. I know that the pattern did not call for such yardage, but I wanted to be sure that I had enough. And I would have had enough, had I not cut the skirt portion out wrong- not just wrong, but ALL the way wrong, HA!



For the underlining and lining, I used a four way stretch rayon blend knit fabric and it worked great! I didn't have any tricot fabric, but I had 6 yards of this white rayon blend knit fabr…

Sewing for the husband: K3422 Review

Today is Super Bowl Sunday here in the United States, which is a pretty big deal here in this house, at least that is for my husband and my boys,lol.  But today, I wanted to make a quick post on this shirt Kwik Sew 3422. This pattern is actually an oldie but goodies, but still a great pattern.


 This was my very first time making something for my husband. I normally just hem his work uniforms or sew patches onto his military uniforms, but had never up until now, made him something. I know, that is terrible,lol. And trust me he lets it be known quite often,lol.





This pattern is really awesome and comes together relatively quickly. I tissue fitted the pattern, as is a must for me to ensure I get a great fit, or close to it. Upon tissue fitting the pattern, I realized that the center back nor the center front were meeting in their respective places, so I started my way from the back and worked back to the front. I learned this from one of my Craftsy courses. I just love those courses!


So…