Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
I used this pattern because I wanted them to wear similar costumes and I could not find anything at the store that would match, since I was looking for a boy costume and a girl costume. Also, I do not like costumes that look like stuffed animals because I think children can get overheated in areas where the weather is not so cold.
Here is the "little pumpkin" running.
Monday, November 1, 2010
As you can see in the illustration the girl is wearing fishnets which I decided not to wear because it was cold. Also my dress is longer than hers.
purchased a witch hat and decorated with the same fabric I used for the dress.
This Simplicity pattern was easy to sew but it is not a beginner pattern because the instructions stops after the dress is assemble. It does not says anything about terminations. I knew I had to use binding at the collar and the sleeves, but will a newbie to sewing figure that out? Also there is a zipper at the back and an overlay which some people may find difficult to handle. In general, instructions where easy to follow. I like this pattern so much I am keeping it for the future. To read the complete review go to patternreview.com
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Ho-ho-ho! It is that time of the year again when we at the sewing community start planning on the presents that we will be making for our friends and family. Well, if there is time available of course. In my case, I think I will just go to the mall this year.
Anyway, it is always fun to see what the patterns company have release for the upcoming season. Here is my review on the new McCall's Winter patterns:
Monday, August 9, 2010
I think I will find time to sew Halloween customs this year. The only problem is that I do not see many options for toddlers this year. I think my mind is blocked right now. Can't think too well! Any suggestions?
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Yes, I would like to sew more if I have more time and if possible I would stay up all night sewing while the babies are sleeping. But I need to get my beauty sleep too. So, here I listed the top 10 reasons why I have no time to sew lately.
1. I have a set of twin babies who are turning one year old next week.
2. I spent too much time planning on my trip to Puerto Rico and now that I came back I am just too lazy. I just feel like having more Pina Coladas!
3. My almost new electronic machine needs a new bobbin again, so I am using my Brother backup machine. So what is the excuse here?
4. I am still trying to finish some summer projects which are in the process of becoming UFOs really soon.
5. I only feel inspired when Project Runway is on TV. I did not watch last season because I kept forgetting which channel was Lifetime TV.
6. I need to decide between doing laundry or sewing.
7. I gained weight and I don't want to do projects on a bigger size.
8. Last time I went to the fabric store I did not like any of their selection. I just wish G street fabrics was closer.
9. Summer is ending and I just feel like enjoying every minute outdoors and indoors.
10. I have no time. But I will try to use a few minutes before midnight.
Monday, July 26, 2010
M6170 brings of an interesting "comeback" of a 90's style blazer. I love it but won't be sewing it, maybe another of my blogger buddies who has more time on her hands will try it.
Monday, May 17, 2010
I used a floral silky fabric. I made view E but I did not add the lace to sleeves and the neck. This is a very easy to use pattern and I recommend it for beginners.
I cut a size 14 but I think I could have use a size 12 because it is very "roomy". I looks good on me anyways.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
I received a Metrostyle catalog and look what I found... A similar dress for just $39! Should I buy it or make it my own way?
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
I would like to thank Sharon for sending me a wonderful girl vintage pattern. I will be posting soon about it too.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
There are a few reviews at Pattern Review mentioning that it is not a difficult shirt to make, but still I am not giving it a try. I am posting about this because I really think it is a better idea to go buy one. By the way I saw one yesterday at Target for only $19.99. The shirts are similar to the Vogue pattern, not identical.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
I will finish the dress anyways. I think I will be able to use it by the summer. As you can see the fabric looks like you could use it to make a reversible spring coat too or upholstery. It is very nice actually.
Monday, March 29, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
I will try to find time to sew this jumpsuit. V1185 is super modern.
V1178 is so pretty and flirty. Ruffles are still in for the summer.
V1181 Caftan. I am not planning on purchasing this pattern because I already own a vintage pattern that looks just like this thanks to Abby Sophia (Patternaholic). Nothing new about this one and if I ever make it I will stay home eating bom boms and watching TV. LOL!
V1186 is another 80's influence that we will be seeing this summer. I like the pants but not the jacket. Suits in the summer? Not for me.