DIY Easy To Sew Tutorial for a Tulip/Half Peplum Skirt and a Cynthia Rowley Pattern Giveaway

Now that I have the fabric’s needed it’s time to start some of my long list of projects.

So first on the list is a Tulip aka Half Peplum Skirt for my daughter.  This skirt was very easy to make. It takes about and hour and requires 1 1/4 yard of fabric


To make this skirt watch this step by step Tutorial c/o DIYMEESHA


It’s time for the Giveaway

DSCF2383  Fits Bust  30 1/2″- 44″   Waist  23″- 37″

To enter just like or leave a comment.  The giveaway will run from August 23rd-28th.  With the winner being announced August 29th @ 1 pm est.  I will ship the pattern world wide so enter for your chance to win.

Enjoy and Happy Sewing!!! 🙂


Multi Color African Print Skirt and a giveaway for 2 See & Sew Patterns

Hello all today I wanted to share my latest creation.  I have recently become obsessed with African Prints.  I just love how colorful and geometrical they can be.  So I decided to make a simple lined gathered skirt out of a wonderful fabric from my stash.

To see how to make this skirtl check out my tutorial titled

Chervron Gathered and Pleated Skirt Tutorials

On to the giveaway, this giveaway is for 2  easy to sew dress patterns by See & Sew

The first pattern is B5307


Size 16-24  Waist 30″-39″

The second pattern is B5592


Girls Sizes 7-16  Waist 23″-27.5″

This giveaway will run from August 5, 2013-August  12, 2013.  With the winner being announced on August 13, 2013 @ 1 p.m. est.  To enter just leave a comment choosing the pattern that you would like.  Congratulations in advance to the  2 wonderful winner’s to be.  Please feel free to share this giveaway across all the social media sites  and blogs.  Thank you for entering.

Enjoy & Happy Sewing!!!

Maxi skirt Pattern Giveaway for M6608 | Misses’ Skirts | Palmer/Pletsch | McCall’s Patterns

Hello to all my fellow sewist.  Today’s post is a Giveaway for  a Maxi Skirt Pattern by McCall’s Generation Next for Palmer/Pletsch, Melissa Watson.   (Pattern Size 12-20)  (Waist Size 26.5″-34″/ 67-87 cm)

4 different skirt types within 1 pattern

M6608 | Misses’ Skirts | Palmer/Pletsch | McCall’s Patterns.

M6608    M6608                               

M6608    M6608

M6608   M6608

M6608   M6608

This giveaway will run from July 28, 2013-July 31, 2013.  With the winner being announced on August 1, 2013 @ 1 p.m. est.  To enter just leave a comment.  Congratulations in advance to the wonderful winner to be.  Please feel free to share this giveaway across all the social media sites.

Happy Sewing!!!

McCall’s Tank Top Pattern M6511 Giveaway!!!!!!

Hello All

I just wanted to announce my latest Giveaway.   Which is for a McCall’s Generation Next  M6511 Tank Top Pattern Size (Lrg-Xxl).


The Giveaway will run from July 17, 2013- July 23, 2013.  With the winner being announced on July 24, 2013 @ 1 p.m. est.   For your chance to win just leave a comment.  Congratulations in advance to the winner to be!!!!!! 😀

A Tutorial to Draft & Sew a Pencil Skirt to fit your Body Measurements

Since I started sewing a little over 2 years ago. I have really enjoyed having things that fit my body based off of my measurements.  Sewing has truly become a wonderful hobby.  I love seeing my work come to life.

In this tutorial you will learn how to draft a pencil skirt pattern based off your own measurements, add darts, transfer pattern onto fabric, add an invisible zipper, blind hem by hand, attach the waistband and add a hook an eye.  I hope these step by step video’s are as helpful to you as they have been for me.

Another great resource for skirt pattern drafting and design is a book called Sew What! Skirts by Francesca DenHartog.  The book gives great tips on various topics of sewing along with steps for pattern making a pencil skirt, A-Line skirt and many other designs.   You should be able to find it at your local library or purchase it on Amazon.

Onto the tutorial

Here is my daughter wearing the Black Pencil Skirt I made for her back in the Fall.


Paired with A Hot Pink Polo Sweater from JCPenney for $10.99(click here).

Polo Sweater

Neutral Ballet Flats with Hot Pink Trim for $4.99 also from JCPenney they are $15.00 online (click here)

Hot Pink Ballet Flats

Now onto the Pencil Skirt Pattern Drafting Tutorial………Click Here

Next it’s time to take that pattern and transfer it to fabric click here.

Adding the darts for that nice tailored look click here

Let’s learn to put in an invisible zipper click here ( you can also use a regular zipper the choice is yours)  for a regular zipper click on this tutorial.

Here you will see how to sew the skirt together and the optional blind hem by hand. click here  If you don’t want to do a blind hem feel free to do a straight stitch on the hem as I did.

Final Steps adding the waistband and hook an eye closure click here

Thank you to Craftovision for the excellent step by step video!!!!

Enjoy & Happy Sewing!! 🙂