Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Me Sew Crafty: Sew Inspired Bucket List

Me Sew Crafty: Sew Inspired Bucket List: Vintage Retro Circle Skirt with Butterfly Appliques #MeMustMake Dungarees Overalls That Stitch Detail Tho! Love a Pep...

Me Sew Crafty: Pattern Reviews

Me Sew Crafty: Pattern Reviews: SUMMER 2016 Patterns Simplicity I can'y wait for these to hit the shelves!  The dress is uber cute (I keep denim on deck!) and...

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Vogue 1484-A Work In Progress On the Spiegel 60609

A Work In Progress

 Sewing A Line For Gathers in Sleeves

Video of Spiegel 60609

                            Front of Dress                      Back of Dress
So Far So Good!
Full Review of Pattern & Machine Coming Soon!!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Me Sew Crafty: Sew Crafty Sewing Area Studio

Me Sew Crafty: Sew Crafty Sewing Area Studio: Always More Images Coming..... Constantly  Under Construction! My Sewing Machines These are just a few of many sewing machines th...

Viking Designer I USB up FOR SALE!!!!

Viking Designer I USB Up For Sale!
 Check out the eBay listing here: Viking eBay Listing-For Sale
Check out the Designer I in action here: Husqvarna Viking Designer 1 USB
 Selling because I am looking to upgrade to a newer model machine

Futuristic Funk Vogue 8548 (OOP)

Vogue 8548 (OOP)
Fabric: 100% Fushia Wool (eBay Store)
Lining: Zebra Print Simply Silky (JoAnn)
Buttons: Natural Zebra Stripe (JoAnn)

Pattern: Vogue 8548 (OOP) 
I purchased mine from eBay of course!

Other Sewers Coats

My next attempt with this coat pattern is with denim.

Blinged Put Peasant Blouse and DIY Jeans

Vogue 8581 (OOP)

The sequin fabric I had in my stash for some time has a camoflauge look.
I hand-sewed the sequin fabric to the jeans and that was a B.I.! NEVER Again!!  I attached a piece of the sequin fabric to one of the pockets on the back (forgot to take a snapshot of that-my bad).
William Rast Jeans by Justin Timberlake: Thrifted
Fabric: Camo Sequin-JoAnn (No longer available)

I cut the size 12 no alterations, easy to follow directions and a breeze to sew.  I will make another sequin top, different color. I would like an ombre' colored sequin top.  Link to Sequin Fabrics Here: Michael Levine Fabrics

Vogue 8581 (OOP) Pattern Here:
You may be able to got eBay and find the pattern there.

Love A Good Jumpsuit! Basic Black!!!!

Night Out On the Town
Patterns: Pants: Butterick 5893 AND Top: McCall 6964
Fabric: Heavy ITY Knit: Hancock Fabrics-Flat Fold Table
Gold Chain Link Belt: Thrifted
"A" Brooch/Pin: JoAnn
Vintage Short Fur Jacket: Thrifted
Gold Bangles & Watch: Charming Charlies
Jessica Simpson Heels: Thrifted

Me & Bootsey-Caballeros Club Mascott

Jumpsuit Tutorial
Merging 2 Patterns to Create 1 Look
Sew-A-Long with Shun D.

Shun D.'s tutorial is very easy to follow and merging the 2 patterns is very simple to do.  I will probably make this again in a different solid color maybe an olive green. I cut a size 12 in each pattern but could have gotten away with cutting a 12 top and 10 pants.  The only alterations I had to make was taking the pants and waste in just a tad.  The fabric I used is an ITY knit that has a heavy drape to it and hangs nicely along with a little slinky feeling to it. Basic Black is back!!!!

Print Jersey Knit Dress Vogue 8825

Sunday Morning #ChurchFlow

Pattern: Vogue 8825
Fabric: Print Jersey Knit (Hancock Fabrics Flat Fold table)
Shoes: Teal Patent Leather Wedge (Thrifted)
Handbag: Michael Kors (MK) Neoprene Tote (Marshall's)
Jewelry: Charming Charlie's Turquoise Necklace & Bangles
Matching Teal Bible

Link to Pattern Here: Vogue 8825 Misses Top, Dress & Pants

Pattern Review
This dress was quick and easy to sew and I will sew it again!  I think I'll use a solid color or maybe an "ikat" print on the next one.  I cut the size 12. I did not make any changes or alterations to the pattern.  I do recommend this pattern to others, the instructions were easy to follow and the finished garment looks like the pattern.  I love the bishop sleeves and the tie/belt/sash which gives the look of a "wrap" dress.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Spiegel This......

My Spiegel 60609

"The Spiegel 60609 is a computerized sewing machine that has more than 350 built in stitches and more available for download on iTunes and Google Play. On the front of the machine is a smart device holder, which is basically a rack where you can put your cell phone or tablet. Behind it is a long arm that grasps the device, called a Handy Hook, so that your phone or tablet is secure. On the side, there is a USB port where you can power your cell phone or tablet. And can I mention the design? 
White and gold – so chic!".........Maddie of The Madalynne Blog

Read Maddie's complete review of the 60609 on her blog page 

 My Spiegel 60609 Stitch Cam in Motion!

I will be jumping into a project this weekend and using my new Spiegel 60609 making this dress.  I will add a fabric swatch later and once completed give my own full review on the machine and the pattern. 
Vogue 1484 Fit & Flare Dress 
Designer: Zandra Rhodes


Leather & Bling!
Sequin Maxi Skirt

Fabric: Pink Sequin Ombre' from Joann
Pink Leather Jacket: Thrifted-Goodwill-$5.00
Pattern: Mimi G Style Tutorial

Mimi G. Skirt Tutorial Here: 


LV Print Polo Knit Dress

                                                                  That LV Print Tho!

Complete with LV Accessories
The wrap belt I drafted it is NOT included in the pattern.

An easy going jersey shift that you can wear to any occasion or just for relaxing at home in style.  THIS PATTERN IS FOR PRINTING USING US LETTER PAPER

Free Burda Style Dress Pattern Here: Burda Style Polo Style Knit Dress

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Prince R.I.P Sunrise 1958 Sunset 2016


Sunrise 1958 Sunset 2016
If I Was Your Girlfriend (Live 1987)

Prince Rogers Nelson
When Doves Cry

All Time Classic
Purple Rain

"I am sad, but I will smile when I think of every second that I had the fortune of being in his company. We have lost our greatest living musician. But his music will never die. Prince, NOTHING COMPARES"...Justin Timberlake Via Twitter.....

1950s Full Skirt aka Gathered Skirt

Gathered Waist Skirt
Sateen Fabric by Gertie for Joann

                                                  Gathered Skirt AKA "The Full Skirt" 

Fabric: Gertie Border Print Sateen Rose Garden Lt. Grey/Red Roses
(This print last season Spring/Summer)

Pattern: Self-Drafted
Yardage: Approx. 2 1/2 to 3 yards

See Gertie's New and Similar Fabrics Here: Gertie for Joann

The fabric is absolutely beautiful and drapes nicely.  I got a lot of compliments 
when I wore this dress last summer to a bar-b-que.  I love the look of the 1950s "Full Skirt".  These skirts can be made out of damn near any cotton print or solid colored fabric.  I will be
making many more of these.  

1950s Skirt History Link Here: Vintage Dancer

Gathered Skirt Tutorial Here: 


Sew Cape-Tastic!

Capes were the "in" thing this fall and winter.  People were going crazy for capes.
Some folks thrifted vintage capes etc., and quite a few sewistas designed, created and sewed their own.  This particular cape I followed Mimi G's Tutorial on YouTube for this wonderful cape.  It's quick and easy.

My Fabric: Thrifted Vintage Wool 3 yards $2.00

Mimi G DIY Cape Tutorial

Stay Cape-Tastic Baby!!!!

D.I.Y with Men's Neck Ties

So Tied Up!!!

Skirt made of men's silk neck ties? Hmmmmm.

I finished the waste by taking the skinny portion of the ties
and sewing 2 together side by side and attached to the waste.  There are many different versions but I found this tutorial gave the easiest instructions and tips.

Completing this skirt can be time consuming depending on the method of construction and size of the skirt.  That being said......they sure are cute!  

Neck Tie Tutorial Here: Rick Rack Ruby

She has other tutorials that are way easy and cute using 
up-cycled materials 

What To Do With Men's Ties Links Below:

The Blazer BackPack

Men's vintage blazer re-purposed into a functional backpack.
I used a blazer (of course), a shirt and tie.  Scrap upholstery faux leather for the straps.
The back pack is fully functional!

Blinged Out Chanel!!!

Authentic Chanel Gift Box
Blinged out with Swarovski Crystals
Authentic Quilted Chanel Bags
Find Swarovski Crystals Here: Rhinestones Unlimited
Find E6000 Crafting Glue HereEclectic Products

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Grammy & Me....Sew Cute!!!

Grammy & Me Day

My Granddaughter-Aarieon (Age 6) learning to Sew
Singer S90 Limited Edition.

Sewing is a fun and creative challenge to take on, especially with your kids or grand-kids . Children of any age can learn some form of sewing that can get them on the path to eventually making their own complex projects and clothing. The key to teaching a child to sew is to be patient, especially if you are an accomplished sewer yourself. Allow your child to make mistakes to learn from, but also make sure to teach them the proper techniques along the way. HAVE FUN!!!

5 Methods for Teaching Kids to sew Here:

TuTu Tulle

White Tulle Skirt & Chanel Quilted Tee

 White Tulle Skirt Silk Dupioni Lining

Viking Designer USB 1 Sewing & Embroidery-In Action!

Finished Skirt & Tee
Skirt: Tulle & White Silk Dupioni Lining & Waist Band
Tee: Cotton Fitted Tee; Chanel Logo Pre-Quilted Fabric

Beautiful Tulle

Aqua Tulle Skirt
My Vintage Singer 15-91 Makes Beautiful Gathers
Using Vintage Singer Gathering Foot

Finished Skirt

Tulle: 3 1/2 Yards for 28" Waist
Waist Band & Lining: 100% Silk Dupioni

Fringe is All the Rage 1970s

Denim Peplum Jacket & Skirt
Skirt McCalls #6361
Skirt Tutorial Here: McCalls #6361 Mimi G Tut

Fringe Suede Clutch DIY
Clutch DIY Tutorial Here: That Black Chic DIY Fringe Clutch Tut

Monday, April 18, 2016

Sew & Quilt Expo 2016

Sew Expo 2016
Puyallup, WA

  Mimi & Fan                              Mimi & Her Mom

My Baby Girl Jewel 

Queen of Hearts
American Sewing Guild Fashion Show

Jewel Sewing with Miss Clare
Clare Rowley of Creative Feet