Sunny Day to All,
Last weekend was a busy one for me. I had several graduation parties to attend and of course, I always want to wear a custom piece. I wanted to garden, clean the house, do my hair, get the nails done, cook and sew. Of course, sewing always get squeezed in. Ha! I needed to make something quick for this graduation party because I didn't have enough time for a fancy pattern. I had this beautiful colorful lime green with flowers fabric that I purchased at an Ankara wholesale fabric store in Washington DC a while back. I had envisioned a maxi skirt as soon as I saw the fabric. And what better pattern to use then MimiG's Regal Maxi tutorial. It was perfect and quick! Because the fabric was so busy, I paired it with a simple white tank top and my beautiful sandals' from Mara's (from Haiti) and some custom colorful jewelry that I thought was perfect for the busy look. I almost forgot to mention that , with the excess fabric, I was able to make a headband that I also wore to complete the look. Needless to say, I felt like a Queen! Enjoy the pictures!
About the Pattern
MimiG's Regal Maxi tutorial is very easy to follow. You do need more than 3 yards for this pattern. In my case, I needed more, as I wanted the flowers in the front of the dress. I had to position my fabric a certain way to achieve this look. The sew-along video was on point. The skirt was perfect and I got plenty of compliments. I chose to omit the belt but I am sure I will be making this again with the belt very soon. Thank you so much for stopping by and Happy Sewing to You!
Sunny Day to All of you,
Let's just say that this is the time of the year that I get to sew even more. I love the summer! There are so many events that my husband and I get invited to that I am always motivated to create some beautiful garments. It is Graduation time! This past weekend we celebrated 2 Graduates. Today, I am sharing the outfit that I made to attend a graduation cookout for my dear friend who is now a nurse. Congrats Rach!!! You did it and I am so proud of you!
I bought this fabric in L.A. Fashion District. I don't remember the name of the store I got it from but it wasn't too expensive at all. I used MimiG's Simplicity 8334 to create this look. I have been trying to make this pattern for a while now. I finally got to it and love the pattern.
As you can see, I went with the comfy look. I paired my Camouflage dress with my Adidas and gold jewelry. Allow me to share that this is the very first time I pin my hair up since I cut my locks in December. I felt different but Hubby/Photographer loved it. He is such a sweetheart.
About the Pattern
I have to admit the the part with the snaps intimidated me for a while. I finally got the guts to try it and I was sure that I would have to use MimiG's sew along to achieve the final look. You guys know that she is the BOMB.COM. Well, let me share this with you guys. I keep it real on my Blog. MimiG's tutorials was straight to the point and I was able to finish the major part of the dress. I was so excited about using snaps for the very first time. It was the morning of the event and I didn't have a lot of time to install them. I found a tutorial online for installing snaps. To my surprise, I had only purchased the refill. LOL. I did not have the actual kit to install them. Imagine my face when I realized that I was about to rock the dress without the snaps. smh.... I almost didn't wear it but after trying it, I realized that it was still so cute. So I ROCKED it, like it was fully completed. I cut a size 14, view A. I made a regular split on the side instead of the snaps and sewn the front opening a little higher to avoid showing too much.
I love the outcome. I will definitely make this again and yes, I will make sure to buy the kit to install the snaps. Thanks MimiG for the Tutorial. It made sewing this piece so easy. Make sure to leave a comment and let me know if you have used snaps before.
Happy Sewing to you and thanks for stopping by!!!!
Sunny Day to You All,
Can somebody say COLORFUL? I had to tone this outfit down with some white pants. LOL
I was invited to a couple of parties on Saturday night and wanted to wear something nice and cute. What better way to make this happen than pulling a fabric from the stash, picking a pattern and get to work. I have had this MimiG pattern for a little while and was looking for the perfect occasion to make it. I love all MimiG patterns. She is amazing and is one of my true inspiration to sew other than my dear mother. Pattern S8136 helped me achieve this beautiful look. I felt gorgeous . I used this colorful Ankara fabric. Sewing with this type of fabric is not forgiven. It does not stretch so measurements need to be on point. Hubby was nice enough to snap some pictures before we stepped out. I accessorized it with some gold and orange jewelry, white pants and white heels (old). Enjoy the pictures!
About the Pattern
Simplicity 8136 was an intermediate level pattern. There is a lining, zipper and many adjustments to body measurements. When using knit fabric, there is room for error, however using non-stretch fabric, is little challenging. I had to make some adjustments to the pattern to match my body measurements. This fabric makes me happy because of all the colors. Now, I had to use my seam ripper a couple of times. I have a short torso and I did not take it in consideration when sewing my straps. I was not happy about unstitching the bodice to the peplum, just to adjust the straps. But I did not give up. I still finished the shirt that afternoon and rocked it the same day. I cut view A / size 14. Remember, all MimiG patterns have sew along videos so a beginner may be able to get this done. :-) Thank you so much for stopping by and don't forget to say Hello. Happy sewing to you!!!
Sewing is my therapy...
I developed the passion for sewing about 2 years ago. Follow my journey as a seamstress who is determine to make her entire wardrobe one garment at a time. Thanks for stopping by!