Tuesday, August 10, 2021

DIY Flower Halter Top:Round 2 [Cult Gaia: Rachel Camellia Top]


Mori wearing the DIY Rachel Camellia inspired halter top.

Saturday, July 3, 2021

DIY Flower Halter Top:Round 1 [Cult Gaia: Rachel Camellia Top]


[Mori wearing my version of Cult Gaia's Rachel Camellia Top]

Monday, June 7, 2021

DIY Stripe Jumpsuit

DIY Stripe Jumpsuit

Friday, June 4, 2021

DIY Denim Leaf Earrings Tutorial

DIY Denim Feather Earrings Tutorial

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

DIY Bleached Denim Jacket: A Rose is a Rose is a Rose....Even if it's on a Jacket!


DIY Bleached Denim Jacket 
[This is not a tutorial]

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

DIY Dress: Simplicity 8636 “ Cynthia Rowley”

Mori wearing  Simplicity 8636 “ Cynthia Rowley” View A.

Sunday, February 28, 2021

DIY Ironing Board Cover

Give your ironing board a little bling!

Saturday, February 27, 2021

DIY Burberry Inspired Monogrammed Poncho



This story starts out with a Poncho that was impressive from the moment I saw this in the Burberry Fashion show back in 2014. There were celebrity sightings all over the streets in this poncho. This is my DIY version of that exclusive monogrammed poncho, minus the not-so-budget friendly price-tag that goes along with the brand. Fall and winter fabrics are hitting the stores in full force right now and when I ran into this print at my local fabric store, I knew it would work well for this project. The fabric is a polyester, rayon blend and I used a wool felt for the lettering.


Thursday, February 25, 2021

Ruffles Has Ridges! Let's Make a Tuxedo Shirt.


Mori in her DIY Tuxedo shirt


Sunday, February 14, 2021

#Sewyourview: The Hickory Ensemble A Collaboration with Mood Fabrics


Hello Peeps! It's Michelle here and I had the amazing opportunity of hosting the #sewyoruview January sewing party on Instagram! The pattern of the month was the Hickory Ensemble by Mood. This is s 2 piece unisex pattern.

Here is Mori and her #thehickoryensemble. This is a little upgrade from her work for home pajamas and the pattern whipped up so easy. I'd say that's a winning combination.

The fabric I chose is so amazingly soft, you would never want to take this off. 
Mellow Rose Bamboo Stretch French Terry/Product #: 320912  
Helmut Lang Dusty Rose 1x1 Tubular Cotton Ribbed Knit/Product #: 420862  

My idea for this hickory pants.

Not let me share what I did here.
-You saw the quilting on Instagram, that was a chore but worth it.

-Although I had the softest terry from @moodfabrics My fabric choice was not ideal for the look I was creating. I had a “Tim Gunn” make it work conversation with myself. The quilted pieces where too stiff compared to the soft terry fabric, so it did not lay the way I wanted it to in the bulky seams.
-I shortened the length to crop the top and the sleeves.

-I extended the top length for my cardi, cut the center front open, added a collar and fringe.

-I added ribbed cuffs to the pants instead of elastic.

-I’m going to change the waistband elastic to drawstring , like I wanted to do originally.

Thanks for sewing along and remember to post your pictures on Instagram and tag us: #sewyourview #syvsubmission


Wednesday, January 13, 2021

#Sewyourview Challenge: The Hickory Ensemble



Friday, January 1, 2021

Sew What? Birthday Sequins for Simplicity 8554

Well hello again, it's been a while since we last chatted! While I'm here making sure to comply with social distancing I finished a few projects. On the top was this sequined beauty for Mori's  birthday,  she was home for this occasion this year. But we partied in the house and did it in style!

 This sequin lace fabric  from Minerva Crafts is so stunning! I choose Simplicity 8554 for this project. Now it goes without saying that sewing sequins, is not for the weak at heart. This fabric requires removing the sequins in the seam areas to make your sewing hassle free. BUT.............the removal of the sequin can be challenging to say the least. It takes patience, a lot of patience. I know you've heard this before but I'll say it anyway, "but it's worth it!"

Psst, don't tell anyone but I only picked half of my seams because I got lazy, that's the only reason why this project was a little challenging for me. I broke 2 needles, because of that laziness and the seams that intersected were problematic.

This pattern is a winner for sure, it's a Simplicity "Easy" pattern and if you remove the sequins from the seams you can easily whip up one or two fairly quickly. 

Sewing Category: Definitely beginner friendly and for the advanced sewists you can work magic with this pattern as your base or a super quick sew.

Fit Modifications: None, this is an unlined coat that is not fitted it has the ability to work for all different sizes and shapes!

Sewing tips for this pattern: None required, you can probably sew it without the instructions.

Would I recommend this pattern? Absolutely! I've seen it on Instagram a lot and I know now know why. I've had this pattern in my stash for a while and was inspired by the sewing community to whip one up. 

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