I was browsing more like salivating on Burda Style.com today, and on the front page was their 2012 Spring trends.. Among the likes were pastels, prints and peplums. Which, btw, I am absolutely intrigued with at the moment.. I have to admit, that it wasn't until recently that I even knew the correct term for such a jacket... All along, I had been thinking now "hey that is one chic jacket"....
However, I couldn't help but notice while watching my favorite sitcom of all times! You guessed it! "Golden Girls" It is just something about that show that just makes me happy, too bad the hubby doesn't share the same sentiment lol...The hubby states that watching the Golden Girls puts him in a deep sleep/coma lol, men I tell ya! Okay, but back to everything that is lovely with my Golden Girls... I happen to notice that Rose, played by Betty White was rockin' a lovely peplum jacket and said," hey there goes one of those chic jacket "thingy" again." And my search was off to find out the correct term for such a jacket...
Rose "Betty White" in the blue is wearing a peplum jacket..
And lo and behold Burdastyle just so happened to be featuring peplum jackets or shirts, skirts, etc.. as the 2012 Spring trend. Which made my search even easier *winning*! Now, as much as I love my girls, the " Golden Girls that is.. I don't necessarily wish to look like one, style wise..So, I scoured the Internet my favorites shopstyle.com and came up with few updated looks for the styles that I could rock..Without wanting to burst into the Golden Girls theme song lol!
Back off jacket! Mind blowing
I said all this to ask: What do you think? Chic or Golden Girls? Alright, Divas have to get back in this sewing room, working on something special, which you can probably just about guess with the nature of this post :) Be blessed and nothin' less and continue to stay fearlessly fierce!
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.
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.
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…