Friday, July 8, 2022

As Seen In Sew News: Summer issue

 

Hey Peeps, it's me again with more projects for ya! I have 2 tutorials that are in the Summer issue. This time around it was all about workout gear and I took these average patterns and made them a little more interesting for your workout!


So grab yourself a copy if you want to upgrade your workout gear!







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Thursday, July 7, 2022

Sew & So Podcast Episode 37: Michelle Morris - We See You!

 

Be sure to check out my episode, it's live!!! For some reason, ya'll like to hear me talk about me!

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Sew & So Podcast Episode 37: Michelle Morris - We See You!




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As Seen In Sew News Magazine: Spring 2022

 

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Mimi G Simplicity S8889 -VS- The Closet Core Kalle Shirt : Part 2 Closet Core Kalle Shirt


Tee wearing two DIY shirts that she made for Sewn Magazine

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Monday, May 23, 2022

Mimi G Simplicity S8889 -VS- The Closet Core Kalle Shirt : Part 1 Mimi G Simplicity S8889


Tee wearing her DIY shirts from a Sewn Magazine Project
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Friday, May 20, 2022

16 Bandanas Equals 1 Cool Shirt: A DIY Sewing Project

 

Mori wearing a DIY shirt made from bandanas

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

3 Piece DIY Outfit: Part 4 DIY Jewelry-Ankara Elephant Necklace Tutorial



DIY Ankara elephant necklace
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Monday, May 16, 2022

3 Piece DIY Outfit: Part 3 The Ankara Maxi Skirt Hack Tutorial

 

Mori wearing the Ankara DIY maxi skirt

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Friday, May 13, 2022

3 Piece DIY Outfit: Part 2 Denim Front Tie Top Tutorial

DIY Jean inspired tie-front top

I don’t know about you, but I live in denim jackets all year round. In fact, if I could wear denim all the time I would but my workplace only calls for jeans on casual Fridays. Anytime that I can inject the jeans look into a project I will.

I originally modified this pattern for this dance top above and that’s how I came up with this idea. Now before you say this top isn’t for you, let me say that you can apply this hack to any top! The pattern I used was the Diva Patterns Copeland Cardi (ballet wrap), which is meant to be worn over a tank top or dance leotard. 

For this hack, I created the front of the jean jacket on a large piece of denim. The idea was to create a large enough piece of fabric to cut out the pattern piece. You will need to piece together a few pieces to make it happen.

Sizes and measurements depend on how big you want your pieces and the size of your pattern. I’m just going to show you the shapes needed to create this faux denim jacket front look. NOTE: If you have a denim jacket pattern, you could use those pattern pieces instead of creating your own.

You will need these three pieces to create a panel, so make sure you cut a set for the right front and a set for the left front. I used a 9” x 13” piece of denim for this tutorial.
Once you have your shapes cut out, fold the raw sides of the middle piece inwards as shown and press.
Place the 2 remaining pieces about a finger’s width apart. 

Place the middle piece in the center of these 2 pieces and pin. 

Sew these 3 pieces together with 2 rows of topstitching. Be sure to use topstitching thread to pull off the denim jacket look.

Create the pocket flaps. I cut out 4 [ 3” x 5”] pieces

With the right sides together, stitch 3 sides of the desired shape, trim and turn to the right side, and press. Now add 2 rows of top-stitching. I started with a rounded shape but then went with the traditional denim pocket shape. NOTE: Make sure the flaps are about ½” wider than the top of the middle section so that it overlaps a little.

Baste the flaps to the middle section.

Now add the top piece of the panel. Remember the size of your pieces all depend on your garment and the size of the pattern. You may need to piece several pieces together.

Place the pattern on the pieced denim. *NOTE since you are cutting the front pieces one at a time, make sure the right side is faced up.


Place the pattern on the pieced denim. *NOTE since you are cutting the front pieces one at a time, make sure the right side is faced up.


Cut out the pattern pieces. *Add snaps to pocket flaps.
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Be sure to stop back by for part 3: The Skirt!

The series
3 Piece DIY Outfit: Part 1 Putting Together A Handmade Outfit
3 Piece DIY Outfit: Part 2  Denim Front Tie Top
3 Piece DIY Outfit: Part 3 The Ankara Maxi Skirt Hack
3 Piece DIY Outfit: Part 4 DIY Jewelry-Ankara Elephant Necklace




 

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

3 Piece DIY Outfit: Part 1 Putting Together A Handmade Outfit

 

Mori wearing a DIY denim top and Ankara maxi skirt

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Monday, May 9, 2022

My #1 Shopping Bag: A DIY Tote

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Friday, May 6, 2022

1 Pair Of Old Jeans Makes A Great DIY Tote

 

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Friday, January 7, 2022

3 Classes at The Sewing Summit For 3 Cool Projects!

 

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