Monday, May 30, 2016

Do you like a White Button up or a White t-shirt with your lemons? [Sew What? Series Modified version of Simplicity 1464]


Ahhh lemons! I looked high and low last summer for a lemon print fabric with a black background. My online search was grueling to say the least. I did find a print that I thought I could live with but I never cut it up and it still lives in my stash. About two months ago when I was at my local Joann's fabrics and they put out their new Gertie fabric collection, I almost screamed when I saw this lemon print with the black background! I scooped up all the 8 yards that they had and I went to another store and got another 4 yards...why?? you ask....well, you know, just in case I needed 12 yards of lemon print fabric. Duh!

Now the first thing I cut was this simple gathered skirt to go with this super cool Lemon shaped clutch I made fro my first post on Weallsew.com for BERNINA. This clutch is a must for this summer and the tutorial is right HERE for ya! Super easy and super fun, grab a friend and make a clutch! 

I used  Simplicity 1464...wiiitttthhhhh a little modification. Instead of the pleats I gathered the skirt and although the pattern does have color blocking , I modified the size of my blocking as well. This is a great pattern and it is beginner friendly not much to it. So I took a  few pictures of this lovely lemon skirt and I didn't know if I wanted a button up shirt or a t-shirt SOOOooooo I did both. I changed up the shoes for each look. I like both and I think both can work so I say if you're ever in doubt, wear a t-shirt under the button up and you will have all your bases covered! Ha!


I know the peeps my age remember these photo-booths from when we were kids. I bet ya'll didn't know that these photo-booths of today those strips of pictures cost $5.00!!!

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  1. I LOVE IT Michelle! Girllllll I've been waiting to see what you would make with that fabric since you shared your purchase on facebook! I knew you would kill it and just as I thought YOU DID! Great job!
    Hugs
    Shari

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    1. Thanks Boo! That's just a little taste I still got more coming!

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  2. You are sooo gifted. You have the gift of making the fabric singggggg! Beautiful!

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  3. I love this skirt!!!!! And of course the mix with the stripes is perfect! Great job! Super cute wristlet, too!!!

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    1. Thanks Lady, The clutch came first and the skirt was made for the clutch.

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  4. Michelle...please do a tutorial on this skirt..especially the color blocking:) This skirt is sew perfect for Summer 2016!!

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    1. Lora, I'mma get back to you on that one, it may happen.

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  5. Michelle, another creative vision before my eyes -- wow, who woulda thot? That fabric hook up is incredible... You go gurl...

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    1. I'm glad I could produced something that yours eye can focus on, in a positive light!

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  6. This is so cute! I love it! What type of fabric is the middle section, the black and white one. WHere did you get that middle section fabric, the black & white?

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    1. Heeeey Roxanne! The middle fabric is from IKEA and it's a lighter-weight upholstery fabric.

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  7. Michelle I love what you've done with that lemon print fabric! You have such a unique eye to put your creations together! I would love to see you on Project Runway! You should seriously think about giving it a shot.

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    1. Thanks! You sound like my daughter about project runway.

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  8. J'adore, j'adore !!!!
    Le sac citron trop mimi

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    1. Merci beaucoup, j'ai apprécié ce projet et il était vraiment facile!

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  9. Oooooo! I LOVE it! I like it both ways - t-shirt and button up. Have you thought of trying it with a yellow or black top?

    A tip for the next time you're searching for something: my favorite online store for fruit prints and all kinds of crazy novelty prints is eQuilter.com

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    1. Ohhh thanks Lynn for the fabric resource. My daughter would most likely wear it with a black top.

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  10. I saw the print online and thought it would be cute for something. You knocked it out of the park!

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    1. Thank you but I still have plans for another outfit with this fabric, so stay tuned.

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  11. You have become my new favorite blog. I love the colors,styling and creativity. Janie

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    1. Janie Thanks so much and if there is anything specific you want to see let me know and I'll see what I can do.

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  12. Fabulous outfit! That lemon clutch is fantastic!!

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    1. Meigan, I had to pat my own back when I finished this clutch, it's so stinkin cute.

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  13. FABULOUUUUUUSSSSS!!! In my best singing voice! I love it!

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    1. Thank you Anita and gurl you can saaaannnnnggg!

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  14. That is a brilliant combination of color blocking! I love it!

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    1. Thanks Grumpy, I love experimenting color-blocking with prints.

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  15. Is my first time reading your blog and hats off ! you are sassy and funny , like fresh air in this very hot summer.I like your style and the way you swing the outfits.

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    1. Thanks Gisselle, glad to meet you and I hope you come back often!!

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  16. Is my first time readig your blog, I must say thank you Google , you are funy and sassy with a twist of biter sweet humor ,Love it .Hats off to u !

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