Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Time to fall for FALL!!!!

WOOHOO!! Fall is quickly approaching and I cannot wait. Fall is my favorite time of the year, I just cannot wait for the cool (not cold) weather. I've already purchased some fall patterns and started on some fall projects. 

This is a cape I started. 

I attended my first ASG sewing meeting. I am now a member and I worked on my cape during the meeting. I had a wonderful time. Great fun! Great group of ladies. My fleece I got for half off at JoAnn Fabrics. It was a good sale. I also got some great patterns on sale. McCalls, Vogue, and Butterick.

Last thing I want to talk about is my friends first sewing project. Ever since I met Jabril and he found out I could sew, he has wanted me to teach him. So, after 8 months I finally started to teach him. He picked out this colorful knit from Hancock's and decided he wanted to make a shirt. We got started but there were a lot of errors so we had to get the Master involved. In case your wondering the master is my mom (i finally finished). She came over and whipped that shirt in shape. He is really proud and I am too. Its nice to have one more person that likes to sew.   

He didn't want his face showing!

Until next time!!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

We are opening up a STORE!!!

I hope everyone is doing well. I'm busy working on several projects, the main one being our online store. We are now live!!!! We have vintage Vogue patterns currently on the site and will be adding some notions soon enough.

We had our Grand Opening sale (10% off) last week and Saturday we will have a flash sale. BOGO!! Buy one, get one sale everything in the store. 

We will be adding new patterns, fabrics, and notions every week. Visit our store at Sewing, Notions, Gadgets& More to see what we have in stock. You can also click the store widget in my blog. Until next time!!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Pattern Review: Simplicity 2414 (Look at me in my short skirt)

Hello Everyone.....HAPPY SEPTEMBER!!!

We are finally in the month of September and will be saying so long to summer real soon. Even though summer is ending, I am still happy because that means fall is coming. I love fall!!! I made another summer skirt though and typed up a quick review. Hope you all enjoy! 


Pattern Description: Misses Skirt/Pants

Pattern Sizing: 16-24

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes it did!

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, once I figured out how to gather. 

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I liked the pattern, it was easy to lay out and once I figured out how to gather it was super fast.

Fabric Used: Knit, very very beautiful material.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I had a border print so I laid it out in such a way that all elements were included in the skirt.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes I would sew again, but if I did the short skirt I would add another tier. I would recommend to others. 

Conclusion: In conclusion I enjoyed this pattern. I will probably make again next year but I would add some length. It came out kind of short.

Getting ready for dinner!

This skirt came together rather quickly. It was my first time gathering and my mom was a great teacher. Now, I know how to gather material and it felt great learning a new technique. Only problem is that the skirt came out so short. I am hard headed and didn't listen to my mom but yeah she was right too short. Fortunately, I have enough material to add another tier. I'm not about that booty hanging out life. 

Love the material, it came out great!
Until next time, thanks for stopping by. OAN: I got the fabric online from Sew Blessed.