It's been a great summer! I know it's not what you want to hear, but it's August already. The kids will be back in school before you know it. My summer has been a whirlwind from softball games to basketball. Let's just say I'm beat and finally getting my summer sewing completed.…Continue
In my last video I said I didn’t like floral fabrics. Well that was a lie :), I do love floral. It’s just that floral patterns are already busy. When you make a dress it will definitely be loud. I don’t have a problem with loud clothing. There is a line between loud and annoying. The…Continue
Added by Renata on November 24, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments
How exciting!! Right, I was 1 of 56 chosen to move onto Round 2 of this contest. Not a bad deal when you consider 140 sewers were in Round 1. It also show how tough the judging is, which means Round 2 is not going to be…Continue
Added by Renata on November 15, 2014 at 12:25am — No Comments
Yes I said it, one last summer day in Wisconsin. It's not often to enjoy an amazing day like last Saturday! I took the opportunity to cut one last summer tee. I've already used this pattern a few weeks ago to create a dress, but that's for a another post.…
BurdaStyle Mini-Dress Pattern Review May 2014 Issue:
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Last week I shared my intention to make the Dolman Sleeve blouse that Lori of Girls in the Garden made. I really love dolman sleeve, they can be easily transformed. Wow this was a quick and easy blouse to make.
I followed all the instructions completely, they were very clear.…Continue
Added by Renata on November 11, 2013 at 2:15pm — No Comments
This is my first costume, and I think it turned out great. The belt could have been better but Izzy didn't seem to care. The kids enjoyed themselves this evening with my friend Vanessa of Bailey Belle Creation. Here are pictues, wish I had with all five kids.
The are ready…Continue
Added by Renata on October 31, 2013 at 11:44pm — No Comments
These are the two outfits I made for the girls last weekend.
All I did for the skirt was double up the girls waist measurements and add the lengths I wanted the skirts to be. Sophia's was approx 44 x 9 and the second layer was 44*15.
For the waistband, I took the girls measurement and added about 2.5-3 inches to the waist measurement. Please note the waistband is made of ribbing, which is very stretchy. When all is said and done you'll end up with a rectangle and for…
Added by Renata on June 1, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments
Something Blue (Not that photo!)
This post is about five weeks overdue. I made Burda Evening Gown 105 form the November 2009 Issue. Below is the magazine photos along with some photos of Ashley's (My friend that trusted me so much to make this). It's one of the best dress I've sewn and it was not for me :)…
Added by Renata on May 31, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments
I love Burda patterns, as always their instructions can do with a little help. Nonetheless I'm a fan and this was/is my first peplum. Wow - fun and fantastic piece. Definitely a hit with me :). Below is my short and sweet review!
Image: Kelly Whitman of …Continue
Last Friday I hit Hancock fabric on my lunch break and came back to work $60 dollars poorer! Yes I said it, $60 "bones or clams or whatever you call them"less. I'm finding myself loving Hancock, they have such a variety, or maybe I'm becoming a better shopper :). This is a huge plus, it saves me a trip to SR Harris in Minneapolis.
Okay so the fabric, is a light polyester blend, that…