I love a simple quick and easy tutorial. I found a great tutorial on something I love…..the pencil skirt. It’s classicly timeless.
To make this skirt click here for the tutorial. Thank you to Elena Rosa Brown for a such a fantastic and easy to follow tutorial.
Enjoy & Until Next Time,
A few days ago I saw a great DIY T SHIRT TUTORIAL. I had to give it a try right away. I went through my fabric stash an I already had everything I needed. It’s a great feeling to want to dive into a project and have all the supplies you need, so you can start right away. A first time for everything. ..lol.
The shirt’s took me about an hour for each. You can get as creative as you like. The tutorial I followed she used one color for the top and genuine leather. For the exclamation top I used two different fabric’s and faux leather. For the lace and striped knit I simply followed the tutorial without adding any of the embellishments. You will be given the option of pockets or exclamation point. You will enjoy the ease of this DIY. It was a great and I must try it again soon.
Thank you to MimiGStyle for Michael Levine for the excellent tutorial.
To make this DIY check out the video below.
FABRIC & SUPPLIES NEEDED: 1.5 -2 Yards of Purple Double Knit HERE, Black HERE / 1 Leather Hide HERE / Optional: Trim HERE
DOWNLOAD the pocket and exclamation point template (other supplies covered in the video)
Enjoy Happy Sewing & Until Next Time
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’s “Fashion Star” Pattern MP228/ M6553 to purchase click here.
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.
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.
Until Next Time,