Thursday, March 19, 2009

Another one of my fashion predictions. Check this out!

I received some magazines and catalogs today and I also noticed at some websites that jumpsuits are not the only trend from the 80's coming back for this spring and summer.

Bodysuits are coming strong this year. I loved to wear bodysuits back in 1993-1994 because they are so flattering. This picture is from Chadwicks. Also Sharon posted a related pattern on her website Patternaholic.

Caftans are also a strong trend for this summer. This one is from Michael Kors 2009 collection.

I guess that I will go for the caftan trend instead of the bodysuit because the second choice would look very strange on my pregnant belly. :P

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Purple Handbag

As you can see I just finished the purple handbag a friend requested from me. She sent me the fabric which is one of those fabrics with an Asian look. I think the fabric is gorgeous and since she lives in Florida she may use it all year long. I also made her some custom jewelry. To make this handbag I used Simplicity Pattern 4117.

These bracelets are elastic.

I purchased the beads at Michael's.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Thanks Sharon!

I have been nominated to an award by Sharon. Sharon has two of my favorite blogs. She is really a source of inspiration. Visit Adventures from the Sewing Studio and Patternaholic. If you are really into sewing and are looking for someone who really knows about fashion you will love this two blogs.

Monday, March 9, 2009

McCall's 5578

Finally I finished a dress using a McCall's pattern and even thought it is not "perfect" I think I like the result and I am planning on buying another fabric to use this same pattern again (Remember I have been unhappy by the results using McCall's lately). The only problem I had, but it was totally my fault was on the pleats. First, let me tell you that this pattern calls for gathering no pleats but I chose to make pleats which turn OK but not perfect. Next time I will just gather it. I also wanted to announce that I am expecting twins and for now on most of my projects will be maternity clothes and baby clothes.

I used Pattern 5578 View C. I think next time I will do View A.

This is the front. I also had to add a lining because the fabric was almost see thru.

This is the back of the dress. I am still not so advance when it comes to making button holes. My machine "does it by itself, but I still need to manage it". I think they are pretty good anyways.

Today I will start sewing a handbag for a friend. She sent me the fabric which I think is so beautiful. I think it will turn out great! I did one for another friend as a Christmas present.