Sunday, August 31, 2014

Why I Sew

I have been sewing for several years now and I spend a bit of money in doing this.  So there is definitely a reason why I sew:

  1. Sewing is my way of expressing my individuality.
  2. Sewing is a way for me to escape stress.
  3. I feel that the garments I make are better made quality wise for me than the ones I buy.
  4. The garments I sew last longer than my store bought ones.
  5. It makes me feel good when I make something and no one can tell that it is home sewn.

For me this is the best investment that i have made. It is also the best give that God has given me.

Coming Back

I have been away a long time. Unfortunately I have been dealing with some personal and professional issues. As God is moving me to a new plain I am trying to take things at my own pace. I see that He has so much in store for me.  I am hoping to be back soon!!

 

Although the problem may be rooted in the past, the prescription is a present word from God!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

KWIK SEW 3446

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      Now I know that this pattern is a costume pattern, but I wanted to make this for a friend named Shandora.  Her baby is due in December and I have always thought that a newborn should have a pram.  Baby Lauren’s colors are hot pink and lime. This is how baby Lauren’s pram came out. (Please excuse my foot in the pictures. I had to stand on my cutting table to take these pictures.)
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Pattern Description: Baby costume include hot pepper, flower and pea pod. Bodies have raglan sleevs with mitt, hood with elastic in casing, and center front zipper.


Pattern Sizing: Baby xs-s-m-l-xl

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? They were pretty easy for assembly. Be careful when placing the sleeves and putting the elastic in the casing.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? There was nothing that I did not like. I was very pleased with this pattern and the outcome.

Fabric Used: Fleece

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes
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SUMMER MAXI FOR MCCALLS 6559

Now there is one thing that I love and that is a summer maxi. This pattern (M6559) is great for me. I really enjoyed this pattern, not only because of the look but also for its simplicity. The only advise I have is buy it, make it and rock it!! Here aM6559 (1)_cropre my pictures and review:

Pattern Description: Very close fitting, pullover dresses. Front seam detail, bias upper and middle fronts, lower front and back. All narrow hems.


Pattern Sizing: (14-16-18-20-22) I cut a size 18/20 (see alterations).


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? Extremely easy


What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Love everything about this pattern. I love maxi dresses!!!


Fabric Used: Jersey Knit


Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I cut a size 16 in the shoulders; size 18 fromM6559 (6)_crop bust to waist and a 20 in hips. Because of the fabric you will need to cut this smaller.


Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Most definately will l make it again and recommend it to others.  


Conclusion: BUY IT! MAKE IT! ROCK IT!!

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