Monday, December 30, 2013

DIY | Pattern Weights

I was motivated to complete this DIY project after growing tired of using pins to keep my pattern pieces in place. Pattern pieces are extremely light and can blow away with the slightest hint of wind. Instead of making my patterns holy...get it...Holy! LOL. Okay..I will keep my day job. I have decided to create some "chic" pattern weights with some left over fabric. Listed below are the step-by-step instructions on how to create these chic/useful sewing tools.

Step 1: Cut your fabric into 4"x4" pieces...or you could use the pre-cut quilting pieces. Place right sides together, sew around three of the four sides.

Step 2: Snip corners. This will help when it's time to push the corners out.

Step 3: Turn your squares inside out, press with iron, and fill half way with beans or rice...your choice!!

Step 4: Use a bonding strip, needle/thread, or glue gun to seal off your pattern weights.

Step 5: (Optional) Accessorize your pattern weights with your choice of ornament.

Can you guess one of my future project? lol. Remember to have fun with your style and stay beautiful!!

Happy New Year!! 
See you 

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Happy Holidays 2013!!

This year has flown by so quick!! The ball was just dropping for 2013. With that said, take some time to enjoy the things you love. Before you know it, you'll be asking, "Where did the time go". I hope everyone is having an Amazing Holiday Season and enjoying their family.

Monday, December 23, 2013

See & Sew Pattern | B5203

Outfit | Leather Jacket (George | Wal-Mart), Infinity Scarf (DIY), Tights (Wal-Mart), Purse & Shoes (

See & Sew Pattern B5203 | Style B  Click Here

Fabric Used: 
Stretch Knit Fabric |

Pattern Sizing: 
I used a size 14. The style is designed to fit loose and the pattern is true to size.

Time to Finish
2 hours without any interruptions. I am a mother and my life is full of interruption. It took me about a week because I have about 30 minutes of free time 4 to 5 nights a week. Pretty good!!

Did the pattern match the results?

Difficulty of Pattern
The pattern was super easy. Style B only has 5 pieces.
(Front Bodice | Cut on the fold, Back Bodice | Cut 2, Sleeves | Cut 2)

I love that the pattern is cut with an A-line. This type of style always compliments my shape. Most of all, I get to show off some leg. That is always a plus!

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: 
I extended the pattern by 2 inches to create a dress instead of a shirt and pockets were added. LOVE LOVE LOVE Pockets.

Would you sew it again? I am already working on another one. Have fun with your style and stay beautiful!!!

Have fun with your style and stay beautiful!!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Simple Sewing | McCall M6842 & New Look 6217

Now that my hiatus (moving) is over, I am back to one of my many guessed it!! Sewing. I came across a fall fabric sale at #hobbylobby and was inspired to create something. That "something" turned out to be something fabulous!! LOL. I am excited about all three looks because they give me a little flare for every occasion.

McCall M6842 | The only difficult part about this pattern is the zipper and the hemming. If you choose a stretch fabric, you can omit this part with an elastic band for support. I selected style A in a size 14 and I had to alter the waist. I would recommend choosing one size down....especially if your going to use stretch fabric. The fit of the skirt is snug around the hip and then it flare out at the bottom. Sorta similar to a mermaid style skirt.

New Look 6217 | Super Simple! You can finish this project in an hour tops. I selected style B in size 14. The fit of the top is very loose. To add a little flare, I cut a V in the back. Sorry I didn't take a picture. Believe me, it looks nice! LOL.
My Mixed Pattern Look.
I toned things down by adding a Cream Blazer (F21), Dark Grey Tights (Wal-Mart), and Dark Grey Booties (Marshall's)

My Casual Corner Look
This look I paired the shirt with an Infinity Scarf (made by yours truly), a pair of Deep Plum Skinny Pant (Wal-Mart), and my Wedge Booties (Justfab).

My Dressed Down Denim Look
In this look I love toning things down with Denim so I paired the skirt with a Denim Jacket (Wal-Mart), a Grey Turtle Neck (Wal-Mart), and a pair of grey booties (Super Old). I'm starting to notice that I shop at Wal-Mart a lot. Oh yeahhhh!! It's the only store in this small, Midwestern town I live in. I guess you gotta work with what you have. Never the less, have fun with your style and stay beautiful!!

Happy Sewing and Happy Holidays!!