Wednesday, 31 December 2014

It's been a YEAR!

Well it's official!  It has been a year since my RTW fast began back on December 1.  I have to tell you, I have never given up anything for a full year.  I thought of refraining from shopping for Ready to Wear clothing for a year was going to be scary BUT once I got the ball rolling, it was the easy.

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Cowl Neck/Hooded Tunic Dress

Christmas is almost here!  Happy Christmas Eve!  If you remember my fabric haul from the other day, You  might remember the festive Jacquard knit that I had.

Monday, 22 December 2014

#Fabric Haul

So, here I am continuing my preparation for the holiday.  I have about 2 weeks off from work and I can't wait to spend my day sewing, preparing a new wardrobe for the coming year.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

DIY Dress with Shawl Collar


I have a quick post today! The McCall's #7016 Shawl Collar dress was very easy sew.  This project was so fast.  I really love the look and feel of this fabric. It's funny how many people wanted to feel the fabric.

Monday, 8 December 2014

DIY Winter Coat. Butterick #5966



It appears that whenever I make a winter coat, the snow seems to disappear.  I've been enjoying make these fitted garments; experimenting with fabric, interfacing and linings to see what is the best for the coat.  The constructions of my winter coats have been a labour of love.

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Friday, 28 November 2014

Striped Hooded Jacket


You might remember, I made a fall jacket from the Burda # pattern.  I LOVE the fit and style of the this jacket.  Using the same pattern, I managed to make a few other projects including this really comfy Striped hooded jacket.  I used a simple double knit from my local fabric store.  

Here's how it turned out!

Thursday, 20 November 2014

#DIY Striped Hooded dress


So I have been on a stripe kick lately; I am enjoying the fabrics with stripes of all kinds.  I found this Ponte Roma double knit material at my local fabric store.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Winter Coat



I am official ready for Winter!  I have made my winter coat.  It was a labour of love.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Shirring and everything nice- #WIP


So every now and again, I get start a project that I try a new, for me,technique.  This time it's shirring.  I have never  used elastic thread and so it was so much fun to try.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Corduroy Jacket and other goodies

  
I have been very busy sewing away, finding fun Fall clothing to make up my wardrobe.  I have a few items that I would like to share with you and a pattern review.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

DIY Mini Dress and Radio Silence


I've been MIA for awhile; it does not mean that I've not been sewing.  Unfortunately, for the past few weeks, I did not have access to the internet so that I could actually post.  It's amazing how liberated yet lost you can feel when you are without WIFI.

Monday, 29 September 2014

DIY Burda 6847 Fall Jacket


Fall is definitely in the air here.  The leaves are turning the beautiful colours of autumn and the once precious flowers are withering away.

Friday, 26 September 2014

#NFLD trip part 2

The hubby has been doing this photography project for the past week or so, and I came across a few more pictures of our trip to  Newfoundland.  The views were absolutely gorgeous.  I would go back in a heartbeat.


Wednesday, 17 September 2014

DIY Classic Black and White Mini Dress


It feels like summer has come and gone in the blink of any eye.  I am suddenly finding myself sew for Fall and Winter :(

Thursday, 11 September 2014

DIY Polka Dot Shirt Dress



If you remember, I had purchased a few yards of fabric from Grey's Fabric.  Well, this little number is from one of the fabrics.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

#Newfoundland Excursion


Morning, morning, morning.  I have been pretty quiet on here as of late.  This summer has been quite busy for me.  I will post some pictures of our family vacation to Newfoundland, Canada over the next few posts.

Saturday, 30 August 2014

DIY McCalls#6988


If you remember, I recently purchased several yards of fabric.  I have started working away at this latest fabric haul.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

#Fabric Haul and Other Updates


I can't believe how quickly the summer is disappearing.  It has been a very busy summer for me.  I have traveled the West coast and the East coast.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

#Oonapalooza contest WINNER!


Back in July the lovely ladies of #Sewcialists ran a contest in celebration of #Oonaballoona, an amazing seamstress and blogger.

Saturday, 9 August 2014

DIY 6 Month Recap


I can't believe that I am half way through my RTW fast for 2014.  I am happy to report that I have not purchased any ready to wear items thus far.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Simplicity #3803 pattern review-- #Oonapalooza


I have returned from my trip to Las Vegas...it is SOOOOOOOO hot there.  I am not used to temperatures in the 40's.  Nonetheless, I had a swell time with my hubby (sans mini me).  I saw some amazing shows,ate at wonderful restaurants and caught up on some much needed rest and relaxation.

Monday, 7 July 2014

Summer Top X 2



So every now and again, I find a pattern that just "speaks" to me.  A pattern that I love everything about it, has very little alterations and it looks great on.  This past week, I found this pattern, McCalls 6928. Here is my review of the pattern:

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

My Bombshell Swimsuit



I am happy to report that I have successfully ventured into the world of sewing my own bathing suit.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Return of Vogue1314

I made Vogue1314 once before here, and decided to try my hand with a few new adjustments to the overall pattern.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

The Reveal


Okay, so with a little extra effort, I managed to finish the Newspaper Dress that I was working on here.  This dress is absolutely AWESOME!  I have so much to say about this dress, where do I begin?

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

New Projects

Easter is a great time to get together with family and friends.  I hosted my family for Easter dinner this year.  It's amazing how much work goes into feeding 10 people.  What is strange for me is that I am more stressed about setting the menu then actually preparing the meal.  Once the menu is set, I can easily execute.  I LOVE to cook and I LOVE to entertain.  Needless to say, this weekend went beautifully.  With all the hustle and bustle of the long weekend, I still managed to make a few pieces.

Item #1- Casual Zip UP

I love this casual Zip up jacket.  I used McCall's 6614.  This pattern is very easy to make and it provides you with a variety of options that are great!  I wanted a light jacket that I could throw on when I was running out the door.  The pattern also gives you options for sweatshirt styles with and without a hood.


Item #2- Cotton Printed Dress  

This dress I made before combining two patterns and making some minor adjustments to the pattern.  This dress is fun and playful.  I am really enjoying the printed on the dress.  I discovered that it is important to lay out your pattern pieces the right way when you working with printed patterns, especially when there are words on it.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Bright and Yellow


I said I would create these pants in every colour of the rainbow, didn't I! :)  This time, I used a stretch yellow cotton.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

My Muse!


I finally got up enough courage to make something for someone else.  My mother has always supported my sewing and so I thought what better person to sew for than her.  I figure she will wear it even if she doesn't like it!