Chevron Gathered and Pleated Skirt Tutorials

A few weeks ago my daughter’s and I were in Hancock Fabric’s and the 3 of us gravitated right on over to Chevron section.  They each picked the fabric’s they wanted and told me just what they wanted made out of the fabric’s they picked.

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On the left is the gathered elastic waist skirt with pockets in seafoam green and white chevron print. For the tutorial click here.

The skirt on the right is a pleated skirt with a waistband and zipper
In turquoise and white chevron print. For the tutorial click here.

I hope you enjoy making the skirts.  If you do please leave a comment.

Enjoy & Happy Sewing!!! 🙂

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Easy High Low Dress with a Sash

Hello everyone,

Back in the Fall of 2012.  I was going to an event an I really wanted to make the outfit I was going to wear.  So one day while in Hancock I found a pattern, that I thought would be perfect.  It is McCall’sFashion Star”  Pattern MP228/ M6553 to purchase click here.

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So now that I had the pattern, I needed to find the fabric.  The pattern suggest a double knit…..along with some other options.  I wanted a knit in Cobalt Blue. Since, I couldn’t find what I wanted I settled for a nice Navy Blue Ponte Roma Knit.

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Pattern Review

Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were pretty easy to follow….an I’m pattern challenged…lol.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:  The next time I work with this pattern, I would not use interfacing on the yoke back.  I would like less stiffness/structure in this area.

Pattern Description: Loose-fit, pullover dress with princess seams, side opening for self belt, self-lined yoke back  back pleats/ neck slit with button/thread loop closing, and shaped hemline.

Does the dress look like what is pictured on the pattern? Yes it absolutely does

Fabric Used:  Ponte Roma Knit (which is great because depending on how you accessories/style it, you can dress it up or down.  This fabric was really easy to work with and sews like a dream.

Is the pattern true to size: Yes 

I highly reccommend this pattern because it’s easy to construct, not alot of pattern pieces, looks fabulous and the pattern offers other options like a high low top, color blocking and lenthening the hemline for a totally different look than the high low.

Feel free to check out one my favorite blogger’s MimiGStyle. She did a great overview on this pattern in RED.

Happy Sewing!!

Until Next Time,

Sewloveable ☺

Glitter and Stripes

Ok so back in the fall of 2012.  I was in TJMaxx, looking for some cute tops for my daughter’s.  Which was a bold move on my part because I was shopping without them being present.  Which majority of the time  this is a no no.  All mom’s of tweens and teen know EXCATLY what I mean…lol.

Well  I saw this one top in particular that  looked like something my youngest would really like.  Turns out she LOVED this knit striped top with a heart and love written on it.  For $19.99

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So of course I felt like such a proud mother for two reason…….she liked it, she really liked it AND…..I did not have to make a trip to return anything.

She loves the top so much that she wears it every chance she gets  Then it dawned on me to copy the pattern and make her a short sleeve version.

So I headed to Hancock Fabric’s because they were having a great sale.

So there on the clearance table I find a great Jersey Knit with chocolate brown and cream stripes and “GLITTER”.

I only needed 1 yard of fabric…..Total cost $5.25…….and it only took about 40 minutes from cut to finish and that includes interruptions….lol.

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To see a step by step tutorial on how to make this top click here.

The video is by Crafy Gemini…..who is sensational.  Her videos are truly helpful and very easy to follow.

Happy Sewing!!!!