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Converting The Red Baby Bump Dress- Wardrobe Building

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This dress was originally made for my DnL, when she was pregnant, way back in 2017.  She had thoughts of wearing one of those slim fitting dresses with all the ruching up the side, in order to reveal the bump that was soon to be my grandson.  I made three dresses for her, all in one week, trying to get the look she wanted, before I realized, that I was not a "forever 21" mass production line. I finally decided to just make a simple wrap dress using this matte rayon jersey fabric in black.  I was so happy she didn't like this one!  What was I thinking!!! I guess you could officially call this one a "save", since I drew it from a pile of lost souls, aka UFP- Unfinished projects, just in time to cut the pleated/gathered side seams off and slim the dress down to  my waist size, stitch the hems and get out the door for our family Christmas Party.  I was intending to make a cute dress with that buffalo plaid you see around my neck, but I just plumb ran out of time

Holly Hat Pattern: 2018 Holiday Sew-Along

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This is the fourth year I'll be sewing my family's holiday gifts while Livestreaming.  I cannot believe how many years I'd been doing this, and neither did I realize, you all were looking forward to my live holiday sewing chats.  Back in 2015, I choose to make a habit of sewing #Sewtofitlastminutegifts, while livestreaming in an effort to avoid rushing out into the stores to shop.  So, this year, I'm embracing that which is me, and inviting you to join the fun.  I will be "Sewing While Live" this Friday, 12/21 @8pm CST, and want you to join me! Let's see how many hats we can make in a couple of hours, as you sew-along with me while I broadcast Live as I sew my #SewToFitlastminutegifts on my YouTube channel.   I challenge you to prepare your list and gift bags as well, since you never know how many you may need for those last minute parties.  Personally, I know I'll need at least 7 for sure!  Whew!!!  It's about the same every year, so I'

DIY Casual Sequin Pant Set: Fashionistas Runway

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After a year of working through the process of wardrobe education and planning, and learning to understand color as it relates to my taste and style. I came out of the year long "Sewing With a Plan" process with a deeply renewed sense of confidence and trust in my choice of clothing, whether I  make the garment myself or purchase ready to wear. I had no clue what my style was, I would just make whatever came to mind, or across the "inter webs" with no direction for how it would fit into my wardrobe life .   We learned to understand style and aesthetic from our Wardrobe Consultant, aka, Roz of Sew Much Fabric.  She taught us how to pinpoint our personal style esthetic and taste in clothing, and evaluate our lifestyle or wardrobe life. Mine turned out to be my all time favorite: Bohemian, aka BOHO .  My secondary style aesthetic,  "Urban Chic" came as a surprise to me, not to mention I didn't know what it entailed, let alone, how it looked.  I real

New Video: Sewing of The Snakeskin Sequin Pant Set

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Sewing of The Snakeskin Sequin Pant Set — — In this weeks video, (https://youtu.be/Lgs5jq6mEUw) I show the full details of how I sewed my sequin pant set for a runway fashion show. We shared our style aesthetic during the annual Holiday Celebration of our sewing group. The Set was sewn using a Snakeskin, Python, Stretch Sequin Tulle. My style aesthetic is BoHo and Urban Chic as it is my desire to always feel comfortably dressed while exhibiting a little flare, with no fuss. Pattern Details: Pants- Self Drafted, Top- Self Drafted Sobo Premium Craft & Fabric Glue-8oz https://amzn.to/2QlW53G (Affiliate) Gingher Scissors: https://amzn.to/2Ungdkp Gingher 8-Inch Knife Edge Dressmaker's Shears FABric Details: Reptile Print Stretch Sequin Tulle- Sew Much Fabric- (bit.ly/ReptileStretchSequin) Supplies Used: Painters Tape to secure the leather: ScotchBlue Painter's Tape, Multi-Use, 1.88-Inch by 60-Yard, 1 Roll https://amzn.to/2rt5Tty #sewistofyoutube #sewistofinstagram #sewover50

A quick hello 👋🏾. SewToFit Live

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I just wanted to let you know about the changes going on in Youtube that will make it easier for you all to know what's happening with the videos. YouTube now, has a very nice new Community Tab that makes it easier for you all to see updates from me, outside of just regular videos.  You should check it out, and leave me your feedback over there to let me know what you think.  Join the conversation: bit.ly/YT-CommunityTab Subscribe to stay informed:  https://goo.gl/MFPTgO The Hat Pattern for our December Holiday SewAlong is almost ready!  Join in the sewing fun with me live on, Saturday night, December 22nd at 8pm Central time.  You will have more information for downloading the free pattern on Saturday if you tune in, otherwise, it'll show up here on the blog the following week before the SewAlong. Checkout the latest video: https://goo.gl/dVUL4M Misty Top Pattern: http://shrsl.com/1b951 Misty Top Sew-Along: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeGwfW96f3jUXLR5

Sew-To-Fit Misty Top for The Pattern Hack

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This is an awesome pattern, if I might say so myself, since it is my own design.  Plus, I am still totally in love with the neckline!!!  I cant believe it has been over 18 months since I rolled out the Misty Knit Top pattern.  You all have been wonderful and very supportive of my efforts in providing sewing patterns to the community.  For that, I thank you!.  Let's get started:  This version is the main version of the pattern with a sleeve hack and sash upgrade. I detailed this hack on my last "Sew & Chat" on my youtube channel.   Instead of sewing the sleeve as the two piece with the split as drafted with the tie ends, I changed it up a bit.  The original pattern, as with this version, is well fitted at the bust-line and softly drapes out at the waist for comfort with a shirt-tail hem in the front and back.  The ties were added to the waistline so that I could have a sewn-on sash to give the affect of a peplum top, but without the waist seam.

Christmas Sew-Along and Sew & Tell: LIVE Webcast

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Hey ya'll, check out the last Live Webcast if you missed it..........It's my new setup and video layout to keep you all up to date on what we are sewing and doing. It's called the "SewToFit Live WebCast & Sew & Tell. In this video, I'm we are discussing and finalizing the upcoming Christmas Sew-Along Plans. A Sew and Tell of my current Holiday Sewing is on display as well. http://bit.ly/2Q982ta Set your calendars for the Sew-Along on Saturday, December 22, at 8pm.  The FREE pattern download will be up and coming for you to download. The next webcast is December 15th at 8pm, with details on fabrics and pattern download information. Talk you soon.