Starting off with something quick and easy for Fall with Vogue 1510. Check out my pattern haul video to see what else is on my Fall Sewing List.
Pattern: V1510, View A
Pattern Description: Misses’ Zip Front Tunic and Dress – semi-fitted tunic and dress have princess seams, so side seams, topstitching, bust darts, stand collar, and optional armhole finishing. A: Front exposed zip closure. B: Decorative zipper with contrast gusset at front neck and hemline, back invisible zipper closure, and stitched hem.
I’ve wrapped up my Summer sewing projects, wishing I finished this project weeks ago so I could’ve worn this bad boy on my vacation!!! 😠 If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my post of a look I found on Pinterest, several weeks ago. I recently had some time to finish up some UFO’s that had been taking up massive amounts of space in my sewing room and this dress was the first in my list to finish.
A bit about the dress… To create the dress, I used my favorite hack-able pattern, Vogue Pattern V8840. Similar HERE & HERE, I added 7-8 in to the length and ended with a 3 in hem, which I actually ended up loving! I created a v-neck & added a facing to clean up the neckline. I cut the back bodice away from the FOLD, creating a center back seam.
With only 5 main seam lines, this dress is extremely easy to complete!
At the beginning of the year, I started a ‘make list’ with all of the must have DIYs that I wanted to make for myself in 2016. A pencil skirt, although one of the easiest DIYs is something I’ve strayed away from in the past, was near the top of my list. Oddly enough, I’ve waited until half of 2016 to be over before committing myself to making one…. or 2 🙂 You can see my first pencil skirt HERE.
My DIY Tank
I made a pattern from a RTW tank in my closet. I used THIS fabric from Cali Fabrics, out of stock. You can find similar fabric HERE & HERE! I added a facing for this tank, since the fabric is pretty thin and stretchy.
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I can’t tell you how long I’ve wanted a floral print pencil skirt. The journey to this skirt has been a long one, but rewarding nonetheless.
Now, I have to be honest, finding the right floral print fabric was tough! Although I really admire those that can rock such a statement piece, such a vibrant fabric is not my first choice in fabric selection… But then I came across this middleweight 4-way stretch cotton fabric from Cali Fabrics and knew right away that I needed it!
Sidenote: This was my first time ordering from Cali Fabrics, so like most of you that buy fabric online, I didn’t know what to expect. When I received my fabric in the mail, I was so impressed with how fast the delivery was made & the packaging was very professional. I like attention to detail and I love getting my fabric order quickly EVEN MORE!
I have been extremely absent lately. Absent from sewing, posting and all things in between.
I think I go through periods of time where I obsess about different things and then when I’m done, I obsess about something new… my recent obsession consists of catching back up on old Game of Thrones seasons. Over the last few weeks, I’ve watched seasons 1 -3 and I’m so into it, I plan on re-watching all other seasons. It’s pretty bad.
I come home from work, eat dinner with my family, catch up on other projects that I’m working on & then I watch GOT, sleep and do it all over again. I’ve even cut out my reality shows!!
Today’s post is all about sewing on trend.
The Bell Sleeve Obsession.