Sunday, December 28, 2014

A Comfy day dress

After all the holiday celebrations & dinners it is nice to chill out
& wear something comfortable....aka fat day dress, that iMade!

This dress was made using my New Look 
pattern 6936.  Another easy dress & it was an
easy sew but it had been laying around since summer for
me to finish it up!

I did make a change by ommiting the elastic around
the bodice.....I did sew it in & then seam ripped it out.
as you can noticeably see.

It was way more comfortable this way &
I  serged the neckline & butterfly sleeves in hot pink.

I really like this fabric from 
Laura's Fashion Fabric in White Rock, B.C.
& I think I am out of fabric (lol) so I will be there shopping soon.
Oh & "mom" necklace, the green amethyst ring &
white bootie slippers are all gifts from 
my loving family.

Sew you later!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

A Vogue 8552 dress

A Vogue dress.....& yes it is very easy!

I like the pleats in this pattern, front & back

but is was the big pockets that
first interested me about this pattern.

I did misplace the sleeve part of this pattern,
this is the 2nd pattern I have done this.
So I picked this Simplicity that
look similar, & used that.

I made it in a size 12.

Sew you later!

Friday, December 5, 2014

70's Jumpsuit

I have been wanting a jumpsuit for awhile now
& I finally had some time to make one.

I used McCall's 6083 & it was an easy pattern to follow.

This silk jersey was a dream to sew up.
I was actually a little nervous to cut 
into this fabric....a bit more expensive
than my bottom of the bin bargain
fabrics I usually buy.

The only adjustment I had problems with
was the bodice cross keeps gapping,
but an easy fix.

I made version E bodice with version B crop pants.

Sew you later!

P.S.  don't mind the dying mandarin orange tree.....I live in Vancouver not Portugal!

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Stripe Dress

This dress I just made in time to wear at
the end of summer.

As you can see it is totally my own
design.....I draped & pinned & sewed.

Both my machines were used on this heavy knit cotton
material found in the bargain bin.

The back of the dress was kinda of the modern bustle I was 
designing or just pinned together as Mini-me said!

Sew you later!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Fashion Friday......past projects

Hello friends, 
I got a new laptop & while I was transfering photos, 
I found so many past sewing projects that I never posted!

This top iMade using New Look 6149 pattern
with contrasting fabric.  My Metropolitan fabric for the bodice
& black jersey for the sleeves.

I liked this pattern so much I made a few 
other tops as well that I will save for another post.

This top is now a couple years old & I still wear it.
This was an easy pattern to follow & now I might 
make it into a dress too!

Sew you later!

Friday, November 7, 2014

The Coco Dress

I had high hopes for this pattern,

that I finally finished.......The "Coco Dress" using New Look 6145 pattern.

I saw this pattern a year ago  & hum & hahd even though I quited like
the simple style of this dress.  When the pattern went on sale for  $1.50
it was a no brainer to purchase it.

I did a lace hem adding that special touch.
I did have a few fit issues.

Hospital gown comes to mind.....

Oh & zipper issues.  Trying to be cool & not insert
an invisible zip but a contrasting one.

Trying to make this work but I know the next time I sew this pattern
I will go down a size.  The fabric is a cotton stretch which even though
pressed well....does not look it.
I did wear this to the office so not a total loss!

Sew you later.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

from my dressing room.....

Rain has descended on Vancouver after a month 
hot hot heat so it is a high heeled boot 
kinda of day.


I did some seams on the serger with this dress.

Sew you later.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Blue Marine Dress.....inspiration.

The design for this dress has been in
my mind for a couple of years 
when I saw this dress from 
Blue Marine.

I made a summer version with short sleeves
using a New Look 6936 pattern.
I omitted the tie gathering at the
upper bodice.

The fabric is a jersey/knit that I found
at Laura's Fashion Fabric in White Rock BC.
& as this is a very easy pattern only
a couple of hours to finish.
This was another dress that was
tossed into a pile to be finished
from last year!

Sew you later!

Monday, August 4, 2014

iDesigned a Dress

I am finally finding a 
little time to finish up
some sewing projects
that I started last summer! 
Seriously....this was cut out 
& pinned.

This dress iDesigned from
leftover cotton fabric &
thread.  I really hate to
waste thread that is
sometimes left on the
spool so this
dress has pink, turquoise,
white & black threads.
I also made back darts,
elastic gathering
with a simple shift
style front.

I will be wearing this
dress on my
Fashion Friday Runway

Sew you later!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Fashion Friday Runway

I thought I would bring back "Fashion Friday Runway" 
back to the blog!
Today my runway is White Rock beach with Mini-me.

Dress iMade a few years back & still is one
of my faves for hot summer days.

Have a fabulous weekend!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Hot hot heat I know this dress borders on Mu Mu territory but when
you have been having the freaking heat wave we have been 
having.....well this is about the best dress EVER!

I really like the racer back style that fits perfectly with my
one & only racer back bra.....

& this 100% cotton like silk fabric is the coolest.

After these past 4 years of sewing I am still liking this un even hem &
 oh my suede Fergalicious wedges too.

This McCall's 6954 pattern was on the bias & took a lot of time to cut out
but well worth I was the only one cool at the office today!

Sew you later!


Monday, July 28, 2014


I designed this beach dress

 hacked from a skirt pattern, 

so I am calling it a Skirtress.

I used a New Look 6470 skirt pattern. 

and the very last of this hot pink fabric!

Sew you later!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Hot Pink Dress

From this.......

to this.......a couple of hours...

using Butterick 5211, view C.

I added 2 inches to the sleeves &
as this dress will be for the office,
kept it just below the knee.

Sew you later!

Monday, July 21, 2014

the traveling skirt

Hello again Blog Friends!
Well I just returned from traveling & one of my fave
skirts went missing from London to Paris (my luggage
had a sticker on it saying it was a random check).
So what's a girl to do?......well sew up another one
of course, with the exact same fabric!

I used my New Look 6571 pattern & added in-seam pockets.

Oh & if you see my skirt walking around in Paris
this is the label inside ;)

Sew you later!