Friday, September 19, 2014

Easy Peasy Kitchen Mat

My kitchen is the only room in my house that I haven't painted or renovated in any way.  Just the thought of doing a kitchen overwhelms me completely...so instead I just added a new mat using my new FolkArt Stencils and Paints, so much easier~



Here's what I got in the mail the other day!


Click through HERE to see how to make your own mat~


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Sassy Librarian Dress

Fall started to set in here a few weeks ago, which means it's time to start sewing up some lovely long sleeved dresses for work.

New Look Dress, Sewing, Librarian Dress, Argyle, Sewing Patterns


You've seen this fabric on a few pieces already and, believe it or not, I still have enough left for another project.  It's the never ending bolt of argyle.

I used this New Look pattern 6001, View A. (Note this is an old pattern and New Look has since reissued this pattern number for a completely different dress.)



This pattern actually calls for woven fabric but I used something with some stretch to it.  I ended up taking it in a bit on the sides so that I could get a really good fit.  I still inserted the zipper so that I could get that great fit without compromising the silhouette.

Do I look smarter in my fake glasses?

The only thing I don't like about this dress is that I didn't self-line the neck tie.  The pattern doesn't call for it but the whole time I was cutting and sewing I kept thinking I should line this.  But I got lazy and followed the directions.  Now the tie has a front and a backside which annoys me.  I could still go back and add it, but odds are that now it's done I won't.


Have you started your fall wardrobe yet?  Any favourite patterns for fall that you're hoping to tackle?  Leave a comment below~

Check out my Winter Maxi Skirt made with this fabric too~

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Make it Monday + Giveaway

Wow! Thank you everyone for helping us celebrate a great kick-off to our Make it Monday linky party! Donna, Mitzi, and I had so much fun checking out all of your projects.  And, lucky me...I get to pick the features from the first party!

1. Retro Dress & Cardi: I Sew You Sew  /  2. Dangle Hoop Earrings: Mellywood's Mansion
3. Rescarf Rescue: Sadie Seasongoods  /   3. Vintage Lid Towel Hooks: My 1929 Charmer


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Now, onto this week's party....


I can't wait to see what you have to share this week!
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Lace Dress

Well, I think someone out there needs to have a very fancy cocktail party and invite me to it. Otherwise, I have absolutely no idea where I'll wear this latest creation.

(Did you know that I'm
a blonde now?!?!)
I received the lace with eyelash trim from Wholeport (which seems to have disappeared off the face of the planet) awhile ago.  I knew I wanted to make a pencil skirt with it and luckily I had enough left over to make a pretty little camisole top to match.


I used the same old pattern I always use for the skirt.



And I pulled out this vintage pattern to base my top off of.




I almost lined it with some shocking pink lining but decided to go classy and use this lovely brownish taupe I had stashed away.


And look! If I really want to take it to the next level, I finally have something to wear my Reversible Obi Belt with!


Do you ever make clothes that don't fit your lifestyle just because you think they'd be fun to make?  Leave a comment below~

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Sewing Blogs

Over at Burdastyle they're running a contest to find the best sewing blogs on the web.


50 bloggers who sew, from all over the world, have entered.  The voting ended yesterday but I think this is still a very handy dandy list.

What I like best about all this is that there's a list of 50 sewing blogs to check out!  Sewing blogs can be hard to suss out from the thousands of other blogs so I'm going to copy the entry list and make my way through it one by one.  Hopefully I'll find some new inspiration and fun new blogs to follow!

Do you have a favourite sewing blog? Leave a comment below~

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