Showing posts from May, 2015

Sunny Days and DIY Jumpsuits are here to stay: Vogue 9116

Every time I see a wide leg jumpsuit, I think of my Mom.  You see when I was a yungin... jumpsuits were the uniform to wear.  It seems that every thing that was once is now, and any of the fashions which were then, are here again.  It is back, "OLD School" is new again.  I have made several jumpsuits in the last few years, a couple self drafted and a couple using patterns from Vogue and McCalls.  Now, everywhere I look,  I see a rise in the number of patterns available for this fun piece of clothing, and an onslaught of various renditions of said patterns by so many on Pinterest.   This time I made the new Vogue 9116, although we all know it is really the old vogue.  Actually, it is the same jumpsuit I have been wanting from my sister for the last 5 years, except her's is in black.  I will get to that color another time.  I just had to make this fun print for the summer months, poolside parties, and beach getaways.   Pattern and Construction Details: Al

It's all about the new date night dress.

Stella got her groove back by going to the Bahamas, I thought I would work on getting or keeping mine back by checking out my pattern stash. With the help of some really nice matte jersey I got in New York and Donna Karan for Vogue patterns #2067, I was able to strike this pose for this picture.  No photoshop here y'all.  Just straight up all me, stretch marks and all.   It's not easy trying to keep your sexy and be a grandmother all at the same time, and still be just a slight bit modest.   But I manage to try ever so often as not to wither away into that old lady, "mmm" what is she wearing kinda, it's a shame, she should "dress her age".  What the hell does that mean!??! Dress the way you want! Just make sure it is SASSY not TRASHy.  You feel me? The pattern is basically a wrap dress with the upper portion of the bodice detached at the front midriff forming a type of crop top which reveals just enough skin to keep it modest yet sassy. 

A Sultry Little Number: Review Butterick 6050

Here is a great dress that could easily be used as a comfortable run-about dress, or add some heels and you have a sultry little number for date night.  I made it with a foil printed cotton lycra. Construction Notes and Pattern review: Fabric Used: cotton lycra Pattern-- Butterick 6050 Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Cut size 14 upper Size 18 hips from waist down. Removed 2" from center back along elastic opening. Removed 1" from yoke. Lowered the from neckline 2inches.

Graffiti Wrap Top

What are your clothes saying? Graphic prints and labeled clothing are all the rage, but do you take the time to find out what it all means? With all the signs and ticket prices splattered all over, I thought it interesting what these quotes and quirks represented. So, I went traipsing the Internet to see what it all meant.  "Reynolds Coliseum" N.Y.C. State Campus. Well, no such thing.  What I did find was-- Reynolds Coliseum- former home of the NC State Wolfpack, college basketball team.  The Konbats-- turns out to be a place in the country of Myanmar, under the Shan State administration, between Bangladesh and Thailand on the Asian Continent. It was definitely a quick study in geography for me.  Fabric:  Cotton lycra from my stash.  I got help on choosing the pattern from Andrea  Its good to meet new sewing buddies.  Thanks Andrea. She is a Burda Style enthusiast for sure. Do you pay attention to the meaning and history of