Glamming Up Sweatshirt Fabric (DIY)

Hello everyone,

Welcome to…………….



It’s wonderful to be back with a new sewing project! In November, I injured some nerves in my neck/shoulder and back. As a result, I was unable to sew and do a lot of my normal day to day thing’s. So when I say I am “Happy” to be back I mean it more than words can say!

My 1st project of “2016”….. is something that I made for my oldest. I purchased this great black and white speckled sweatshirt fabric. Initially, I was going to make her a sweatshirt…….since it is sweatshirt material and all…..but I just wasn’t sold on the idea. FinalIy, I decided on  making a sweatshirt-style dress. That was until I saw an outfit that I thought would work perfectly with this speckled fabric.



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To make this inspired look, I used Simplicity pattern 2156 for the top with a few alterations and made a simple 1 seam circle skirt. For a tutorial on making a circle skirt, you can check out my previous post here  to see other ways I’ve used Simplicity 2156 pattern click here and here.

I decided to make a top and a skirt instead of making it into a dress like the inspired look.  I thought that doing so would give my daughter more versatility.  For the skirt, I had it to stop above the knee for more modesty.


All and all this was a very enjoyable project. It was my first time working with sweatshirt fabric and creating a bejeweled design and I must say the whole process was very therapeutic. My daughter was very happy to see the look come to life. And I was finally able to have a chance to use my new sewing tool which really cut down on my cutting time!

I would love to know…..what sewing tool can you not live without???


Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by, I greatly appreciate it.

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Tutorial for 2 DIY Tops with on trend accents

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.

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 HEREBlack 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