This version of the dress reminds me of Betty cooking in the kitchen or running after Sally. I love the new rounded collar. This was the best fabric to work with, I got it at SR Harris last fall and I love it. Was looking forward to making a blouse but this was perfect for the third dress. Read more here for…Continue
My first project of 2013 is complete, my goal is to be more active this year on SWN.Continue
I wanted to share this awesome dress I made for a fun Party. Things has been super crazy at my house, and happy to announce I made time to sew :) . This is Burda 138 - a vintage piece in the 11/2012 Magazine.
The fabric is from Hancock, it's an ottoman with glitzy silver splashes. I can't remember ever sewing with this fabric, but I love it. It has a little…Continue
Ottobre Top Saves the Evening!
Saturday October 27th, was the day for me to sew my Jacket. I've been excited to start and get this project going. I've been plague by illness during the October month, so when I began to feel better last week, I was happy.
I started to cut my interfacing (white) but ran out. Not a problem I have black one, the same…Continue
Taking October by the horn has put me in overdrive. I've completed view E of Simplicity 2892. Feeling like I could not wrap my mind around the yoke instructions. I almost gave up, it got a bit fuzzy at step 8, but made sense after a while.…Continue
Added by Renata on October 13, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Fabric: Crepe (Approx 1.5yds gift from my mom in Trinidad)
Pattern: BurdaMagazine 08/2011/119
Notion: zipper & hook n eye (free from stash)
Time to complete: 3 days
First worn: It was hot off the sewing machine, worn for the Pattern Stash contest photo
Total Cost: Affordable
I love this dress, it fits like a glove, it holds me really good and I don't feel like…
I apologize for not posting for a while; life has been hectic but fun. This project runway inspired design was on my to-do list for a while. I’m very glad I took the time to sit and make it. Here is my review :)
After seeing the below photo on Freepeople.com, I decided to make a maxi shirt.…Continue
Sewing for others
How fun is life if we just did things for ourselves? More safe for sure :). Well this is the second time I made anything for someone outside my family. My friend (Kelly) wanted me to make a casual dress for her to wear to a beach wedding. She found this very casual…Continue
Added by Renata on May 26, 2012 at 9:55pm — No Comments
This is the second blog post that was submitted to the Queen of the Castle magazine. I have to say I really enjoyed writing the article and pretending to be a tutor.
Added by Renata on May 1, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments
Here it is, my review of Simplicity 2337. It's late but it's finally up and hope you agree with my that this is a rockin' dress. Its a short review as I'm getting ready for work.
Fabric: Brown Linen (Approx 2 1/4 yard x $8)
Pattern: Simplicity 2337 ( 99 cents)
Notion: Buttons $2.75
Time to complete: 1 week (Life is busy)
Here's the review of "I Love My Garden Top" an experience with Burda Style Pattern.
Fabric: Floral Voile (Approx 1 yard x $6)
Pattern: Burda Style Magazine $7.90/53 patterns = 0.14 per pattern
Style #: 122 B
Time to complete: 2 hours
First worn: February…Continue
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