Skip to main content

Happy 2012 and other tidbits!

    Happy 2012 to everyone! It's a new year so whatever may or may not have been in 2011 just brush it off of your shoulders.. Let us just embrace this new year with full of new possibilities.... A new year always brings excitement, right?  My new years resolution you ask?  Here's the thing, I am not saying!  I am going to do! So, that's the new years resolution, "No talk, just action"... I will let you know know at the end of 2012 how that plan goes...


 On to other news; I will be joining Tasia from sewaholic patterns in her Minoru jacket pattern sew along. All of my materials for this jacket have arrived, so I am pretty excited now!
 


The red fabric is cotton twill and the print fabric is poly charmeuse!


 I also have my first F.O. for the year B5672, hopefully if the weather cooperates I shall have pictures up sometime this week...Also, BMV are having an awesome sale on patterns until Monday, but before  I leave you lovelies let me leave you  with a sneak peek from B5672....





I have since removed the red pin lol!


Alright, Divas here's to a beautiful, prosperous, sew filled, healthy and happy New Year's!

Comments

  1. I'm lusting after this jacket myself! What colour have you chosen?

    ReplyDelete
  2. Happy New Year Candice! The dress is so beautiful. What fabric are you using?

    ReplyDelete
  3. Happy New Year! That jacket is nice, it's gonna look great when you finish it. Oh, and that's a good resolution to have!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Candice, I laughed when I saw your fabric choices for the Minoru, because mine are almost the exact same :) I've been wanting to go with a red, but decided recently to do a plum. Then, the lining fabric is a black and white zebra print. I can't wait to see both of our finished jackets :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Karin, come on and join the sew along fun with us :) And I chose a red cotton twill for the jacket and that black and white print for the lining...

    ReplyDelete
  6. Happy New Year Faye and Vanessa! Sophia, I can't wait to see our finished jackets also...That plum color sounds awesome...

    ReplyDelete
  7. My current project is the B5672. I love Maggie London - and I can't wait to wear my dress (once, I finish it - LOL!).

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thanks for stopping by Audrey, and finish that dress girl, so you can rock it lol!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

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 …

I'm just here for the sleeves: M7542

It's no secret, that these sleeves are in everywhere now days! I'm mean, I'm just here for the sleeves myself,lol.

 I loved this pattern at first glance, and I even loved all of the other views that were accompanied within the pattern. I don't think that has every happened for me, now that I  think about it.


 Now looking over the instructions prior to starting this project, I was fairly confident that everything was going to be a breeze, and they were for the most part( however comma) (yes I had to write it out because I would totally say this in real life, lol!)

However, those darn sleeves gave me a run for my money, well not the sleeve itself, but the hem!




 I'm no rookie when it comes to hemming curved hems, or so I thought, because every method I tried was basically like, nope, try again, LOL! 
 After what seemed like an eternity and having to re-cut out an entirely different flounce, I was able to get a decent hem on the flounce of the sleeve. I just used Mc…

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…