Monday, May 30, 2016

T-Shirt made from ready wear Dress

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I have been on the hunt for the perfect t-shirt sewing pattern. The closest perfect t-shirt I have found that is almost perfect is the Plantain Shirt from Deer and Doe. I wanted a different look so I tried tracing a ready to wear knit dress. I wanted the fit without buying another apparel pattern and wondering if the fit would be right. I laid the ready to wear dress on a large piece of paper on the floor and traced the front and back of the dress. I traced the whole dress incase later I wanted to make one, then I folded the paper template so I would have the correct size for a t-shirt. I traced the sleeve carefully by using the fold line at the top of the sleeve and drawing the curve. The neck line did not have a collar, so I had to add enough extra fabric to  fold the neck line twice to create a finished edge.
I love the fit and the pattern cost was $0!!! I have a bad habit of buying new patterns when I have the same one just with a slight style change. Of course,  I like to read patterns like some people read recipes.
Happy Sewing!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Sew Spoiled Wristlets!

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Every year in the spring I make a ton of these wristlets. They make great gifts for any occasion. The hardest part about creating them is having to give them away. Last spring I created this easy tutorial on how to create a should/ wristlet strap.  It really helps to have the ability to use it both ways.
Sew Spoiled Wristlet construction
The fabric is called Amelia Paisley, "Release it or Bless it." I saw it and fell in love. I bought two yards without knowing how I would put it to use. These are all colors I love to wear in the spring. I bought different colored zippers to install in each wristlet. The lining is Michael Miller's pinhead dots in stone. If you want to make some of these adorable wristlet you can find the pattern here.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Frenchy Shoulder Bag from Amy Butler

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One of the first bags I ever made was the Frenchy Bag from Amy Butler. I love this cute bag and I still have the first one I ever made.
Amy Butler Nigella fabric in her frenchy Handbag design.
Last week was spring break and as I was thumbing through my patterns, I came across the Frenchy Pattern. I couldn't help myself, I had to create another one and this time the larger shoulder bag style. The lower panels and handles are made from dark navy denim. The paisley print is called Bless it or Release it.
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I have started to notice that I love navy. Everything I buy and make is navy.
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Bags are so much fun to make and create. One size fits all and they are make great gifts.