Friday, April 10, 2015

What the heck is that on your skirt?



Art, is what's on this skirt and don't you forget it! But then again how could you forget this little beauty. OK let me stop feeling myself right now. This here is my submission for the third challenge in the Rippin' Ain't Easy" Sewing competition.One Day ONLY Voting on Sat 4/11/15 10AM-9PM EST www.prettygirlssew.com (voting for the 3rd challenge) I'm counting all my friends, fans and followers to vote! The challenge was to utilize our color-blocking skillz with McCall's M6706, I also used Simplicity 1278 for my top.

Pattern Review
Pattern Description: McCall's M6706
Fabric Used: 100% cotton
Pattern Size: 10
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?  Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? sizing and length information was misleading
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made? I added a half inch for booty room but the entire skirt come out about three inches longer that the pattern stated. The finished product was a little longer than I wanted it to be.
Would you sew it again? Yes
Would you recommend it to others? Yes, it was super easy.


Pattern Review
Pattern Description: Simplicity 1278
Fabric Used: 100% denim
Pattern Size:12
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Sizing
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made? I did not make a muslin before I made this garment. The sizing was off by maybe two sizes. I used 12 and I needed to use at the least a 14. My daughter in real life wears a medium and we struggled to get her in this top when the photos were done. We should have had a video of that transaction it was truly some funny shit.(this one will be donated)
Would you sew it again? Maybe
Would you recommend it to others? Yes with a sizing warning

I really enjoyed adding my art to this challenge. My original plan was to use red, white and blue color blocking for this project, because I just love those colors together. I went out and bought all my fabric way ahead of time because I wanted to get this project done before the deadline creep-ed up on me as usual. A few days after I had the fabric a new thought about adding art to the garment popped in my head, so off I go again to the fabric store but I only had to buy one new piece of fabric. This is how the art was started and the completed outfit in all it's glory.


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One Day Voting is Sat 4/11/15 10AM-9PM EST
voting for round 3) 
I'm counting you to vote!

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27 comments

  1. This is a crazy hot outfit!
    Lee.

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    1. People are really digging this one. I think I enjoyed this the most because I was able to incorporate my art work in this design. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Omg you did such an amazing job, love the design so much!!! Great look! xoxo

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    1. Thank you Marija! Stay tuned for the next round!

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  3. I really love this skirt! When I saw the picture on the Penniless Socialite Link up, I thought that is a unique skirt you bought! But to know that you made it makes it even more cool!

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    1. Lanae, Thanks so much for the compliment and thanks for stopping by my little part of the bloggerverse!

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  4. The whole outfit is fabulous--I had noticed the Simplicity blouse pattern, but dismissed it. Now? Gonna add it to my list. But that skirt... and your art on it... AMAZING.

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    1. I have to tell you that I had that pattern a long time and I just thought the neckline was interesting. The skirt, I love adding my art to anything so this was my fav make for the year thus far! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Stunning! Stunning, that is all!

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    1. Thanks Charmaine, this was a fun project!

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    2. You are so talented! I stumbled across your projects while searching on the net for ideas since I pulled my sewing machine out of the cemetery..lol. You are so inspiring. I love the your background shots; your sewn pieces; and your color combinations. My favorite is the this skirt and the African print suit. Keep inspiring!.

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    3. Thank you Rhonda, this is one of my fav's because I get to put art on the skirt. I'm making one of these right now for a ballerina. I'm excited about that. The African print suit is my new-new fav. Thanks for your kind works and hopefully you'll stop back by and say hello to your sewing machine for me!

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  6. OMG, Michelle! Can you please explain how you created the artwork on Mori's skirt? I would love a template of it so I can attempt to re-create this masterpiece! Stunning to the 10th power!!

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    1. Thanks! I drew a picture and made a applique for this afro head. If you don't draw you can probably print a picture and cut it up for your template.

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    2. I used to paint black girls on denim...I love love LOVE the idea of making an applique! !!!!! Great idea! I am going to try this out! You are AMAZING!

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    3. Try It. I used to paint denim as well but it was mostly designs not people.

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  7. Awesome! I will do just that...print a picture and use it as a template. Thank you Michelle.

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  8. OMG! awesome! After you made the appliqué how did you actually get it on the fabric? Like did you cut each piece from fabric or just used the actual paper? Im telling you I'm like mind blown lol

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    1. Yup and Yup! I cut out all the pieces to make the applique, sewed them together and then sewed the applique on the skirt.

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  9. This is a popular skirt I've seen people making them all over social media and taking credit for the design as their own original. I CAN'T DO NOTHING ABOUT THAT. All I ask is that people do not take credit for my original design, I'm excited to see other versions but at least give me credit as your inspiration, that's all.

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  10. Michelle this is absolutely gorgeous! I love everything about the skirt and top, but that art work took it to another level. WOW!

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  11. #brwnskngurlcomelately....anywho...I just stumbled upon your blog and I must say that I'm am tickled pink with it. I am a sewer and wanna be blogger but taking all those pictures and things in my "spare time" just never happens. I am absolutely in love with your art!!! Now on this skirt you actually drew the face on the fabric? I simply LOVE it!!!!

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    1. I used my stencil and cut out the girl in all the different colors and fused the pieces of fabric together and added it to the skirt.

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