DIY Surprise Peplum Top

Hello everyone,

Welcome To Thread It Thursday!!!!


Today’s project was such a freeing sewing experience. Which was fantastic!!!! Usually sewing is so precise but not with this project. All I knew when I started is that I wanted to make a top for my daughter.  But, I had a bit of a problem….she was not feeling the fabric. Finally after a bit of convincing….she said OK….show me what you’ve got!!!! Lol….now this kid has put the pressure on me. So, I made it my mission to show and prove!!!!!

For this top I used Simplicity Pattern 2156 View C.

For my fabric I used 1 1/2 yds. of waxed cotton in an African print.

I made the following alterations:

Added 4″ to pattern width ( 2″ on each side ) This pattern is made for stretch fabric and I used a non-stretch fabric.
Added 2.5″ to pattern waist line
Cut 2 back pattern pieces instead of cutting on the fold
Added 12″ zipper
Added a peplum
Finished neckline with bias binding
Finished arms using bias tape as a facing
Added darts at bust for shaping


I really enjoyed making this top. I didn’t have a plan. I just created the top as it came to me and that was such a freeing experience. You can feel free to check out how I previously used this pattern here.

I almost forgot to mention a fabric once upon a time not liked turned into a top my daughter LOVES!!!! We even tried amping up our unprofessional photo shoot by bringing in the fan to show some movement in the top. We had fun just being silly!!!


Thanks so much for stopping by, it’s truly appreciated.

Happy Sewing & Until Next Time,

Sewloveable ☺


Navy Blue Dreams Come True

Hello everyone,

Welcome to Thread It Thursday!!!

Today, I wanted to share my latest project.


I have been dreaming of making a skirt like this and I finally overcame my curved hem fear and made it happen.

If you’re curious as to how I made this skirt. Please, pop on over to the guest post, I had the pleasure of doing on the Freckled Fashionista’s blog here.


Skirt ~DIY here
Necklace ~DIY here
Top ~Target

A big thank you to Abigail of the Freckled Fashionista for putting together such a great guest post.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by, it is truly appreciated.

Happy Sewing & Until Next Time,
Sewloveable 🙂

DIY Pink & Grey Striped T-shirt

Hello everyone,

It’s Thread it Thursday.


I made a decision to work on improving my sewing skills 1 pattern and 1 project at a time. Patterns can be a bit confusing for me. So for a while a worked on projects without patterns. Now that a bit of time has passed, I’ve learned a bit more and regained my confidence. I am ready to give the pattern’s that I didn’t give away a try.

Today’s project was made using Simplicity’s pattern 2156 view C. I bought this so long ago and never did a thing with it until now.


I made the following alterations.

Added a 7″ zipper in the back
Added 3″ in length
Shortened the sleeves
Cut the neck band on the bias

I must say that this pattern was easy to follow and make custom changes to. I really enjoyed working on this and little by little my sewing skills are improving.

Most of all my daughter, really loves it. Which definitely brings a big smile to my face.


Thank you so much for stopping by, I truly appreciate it.

Happy Sewing & Until Next Time,

Sewloveable 🙂