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Ruffle Sleeve Top in Liberty

Friday, February 26, 2021




Hi friends! 

Today I am over on Minerva, sharing all about making this gorgeous top using Liberty London Tana Cotton Lawn from their (HUGE) collection of Liberty fabrics and prints!

See below for all of the links, and more photos! 😘

Minerva Post: Click here

Fabric:

Pattern:

As a Minerva Brand Ambassador, the fabric was gifted to me in exchange for a post.










Ivory Plisse Self Drafted Skirt with POCKETS!

Monday, February 15, 2021


Hi friends!!

Today I'm so happy to be sharing this Ivory Plisse skirt that I made, using fabric from Minerva.

You can read all about the design sewing process in my post there! (Scroll down for link)

I lined the skirt using a lightweight ITY knit from LA Finch Fabrics.

The top is a Tabor V-neck.

Shoes are from Target.

All links can be found below, as well as many more photos! Thanks for stopping by my friends! 💕

Posts:
  • Minerva (Skirt info) HERE

Fabrics & Elastic:

Patterns Used:

Outfit Details:
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Sheridan Sweater Hack & Cropped Boyfriend Cardi

Wednesday, February 10, 2021


Hi friends! 

Let me start by saying, a huge thank you, to the feedback on my last post!! I truly appreciate it. It helps me so much when you all tell me what you like and even what is a "not so much".

I am posting around on different sites and spots a lot more recently, so I thought I would try a new layout to let you know about these posts and where to find them. As well as a place to catalog the photos that accompany the project(s).

Going forward, I will leave the photos in a stream format, but will place the links and pertinent info here at the top for easy access!

Today, I am sharing about this really pretty, double sided sweater knit at Minerva! I have two posts that go along with it, I will link to those both below.

The first project I made was a cardigan and that post lives on the Love Notions Blog.

The second is this fun Sheridan Sweater hack that I have been dying to share with you all, and it's finally time!! This post is what I am linking to on Minerva and includes allll of the details on how I made it!

Thank you all so much for stopping by! I am so grateful for each one of you!

This post contains *disclosed* affiliate links. All opinions expressed are honest and my own. If you make a purchase using the links, I make a small commission which helps support this blog. So, thank you!!

Read about the Sheridan Sweater hack on Minerva: HERE

Read about the cardigan hack on Love Notions: HERE

Fabric: 

Patterns Used:

Outfit Details:









 

Viscose Jersey Knit Stripe T-Shirt Trio

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
















Hi friends! I thought I would try a new layout with this type of post. Let me know what you think in the comments! All the photos for you to view are above, and all the links to the info are below! Thanks for stopping by. 💕

You can read all about these fun stripey tees on my Minerva profile! Including all the sewing details, pattern thoughts, etc.

Read my Minerva post: HERE

Fabric: Viscose Jersey Knit Black & Cream

Patterns: 
Sewing Life Magazine - Issue 3 (Oversize V-Neck Tee)
Morrison Tee (Hey June Patterns) {aff link}

This post contains *disclosed* affiliate links. All opinions expressed are honest and my own. If you make a purchase using the links, I make a small commission which helps support this blog. So, thank you!!


Paperbag Waist Allegro Skirt Hack // Sewing For Women

Friday, July 31, 2020


Paperbag Waist Allegro Skirt Hack // Sewing For Women

This post contains *disclosed* affiliate links. All opinions expressed are honest and my own. If you make a purchase using the links, I make a small commission which helps support this blog. So, thank you!!

Hello, friends!! Happy Friday, again!! I have a super fun little tutorial for you today on how to hack the Allegro Skirt pattern {aff link} by Love Notions into this super cute paper-bag waist mini skirt! **Scroll to the bottom for some amazing sale news!!**

Paperbag Waist Allegro Skirt Hack // Sewing For Women

For the skirt, I used a straight size 8 (my W:29.5, H:38), and only made a couple of small, very simple adjustments to get a very different look!

The first thing was to straighten out the side seam from the pocket down to the hem.

Paperbag Waist Allegro Skirt Hack // Sewing For Women

Next, you will want to do the same thing to the pocket so that it still lays nice and flat inside the skirt.

Paperbag Waist Allegro Skirt Hack // Sewing For Women

I shortened the skirt by cutting straight across at the lengthen/shorten line. Now, cut all of the pieces out, including the waistband; making no changes to the waistband. 

At this point, I assembled the skirt as usual. When I came to the waistband, I attached it as per usual, and then sewed a channel for 1 1/2" elastic, rather than 2" like the pattern calls for. This super simple change gave me the paper-bag waist look I was after!

Paperbag Waist Allegro Skirt Hack // Sewing For Women

After I had the waistband attached and the elastic inserted, I tried the skirt on. The hem still flared out a bit more than I wanted, so I curved in the side seam a bit to create more of a pencil skirt shape. The ruler below reflects the type of curve I sewed to get the end result. I'm in looove!!

Paperbag Waist Allegro Skirt Hack // Sewing For Women

After trying it on, I also determined the hem length I wanted and hemmed accordingly. This is highly individual and will be different for everyone. For mine, I did a fairly deep hem and hemmed another two inches from the length I had originally cut.

Paperbag Waist Allegro Skirt Hack // Sewing For Women

I used the tencel denim from Joann for this skirt. Tencel denim was the perfect choice!! It drapes beautifully and wears so nicely as well. I also used traditional jean top-stitching thread for a classic denim look. 

At the hem, I sewed two straight lines, 1/4" apart for a more casual look as well.

Paperbag Waist Allegro Skirt Hack // Sewing For Women

I was 100% inspired to make this skirt by a skirt I tried on about 2 years ago at Target! I'm so glad I didn't purchase it back then and finally made it myself! I did buy the tank top though. 😉

Paperbag Waist Allegro Skirt Hack // Sewing For Women

The Allegro Skirt was the PERFECT base to work from. I couldn't be happier with how it turned out!

Paperbag Waist Allegro Skirt Hack // Sewing For Women

Let me know if you try this hack or something similar, I'd love to see it! 

Paperbag Waist Allegro Skirt Hack // Sewing For Women

Paperbag Waist Allegro Skirt Hack // Sewing For Women

Paperbag Waist Allegro Skirt Hack // Sewing For Women

Happy Sewing!!

**In celebration of Love Notions moving into a new space, they are running a FLASH SALE where ALL patterns (excluding LBD) are FIFTY PERCENT off!! (No code needed) That is an amazing deal, y'all! And likely one that won't be repeated! So if you have had your eye on any patterns, now is the time to grab them! I've linked to the Allegro Pattern as well as the entire pattern catalog below. Happy Shopping!**

LINKS:
 

La Bella Donna Tunic // Sewing For Women

Friday, July 24, 2020


La Bella Donna Tunic // Love Notions Pattern // Sewing For Women

This post contains *disclosed* affiliate links. All opinions expressed are honest and my own. If you make a purchase using the links, I make a small commission which helps support this blog. So, thank you!!

Happy Friday!! We've made it to the end of another week... One more down in 2020, woot!!

So to celebrate, how about a Feature Friday pattern!? Over at Love Notions, the La Bella Donna pattern {aff link} for women (Oh, and the Girl's La Bella Donna {aff link}, too!) is on sale for just $5 for today only!

La Bella Donna Tunic // Love Notions Pattern // Sewing For Women

The women's pattern has been newly updated with the extended women's sizing block, and includes so many options, as shown below. In celebration of the re-release, the pattern will continue to be on sale for $9 after today, through Thursday, the 30th.


I helped test the new version of this pattern and made the tunic length. In truth, this is the first short sleeve tunic I have ever sewn, or worn. It's not a style I gravitate towards, but I'm so glad I tried it, because I completely love it!

La Bella Donna Tunic // Love Notions Pattern // Sewing For Women

I tend to stick to mostly shorts, tanks, and tees in the summer, maybe some flowy tops and a dress here or there; but tunics isn't something I've ever tried before. 

La Bella Donna Tunic // Love Notions Pattern // Sewing For Women

But the La Bella Donna in tunic length and short dolman sleeves is so perfect for pairing with some lightweight leggings!!

La Bella Donna Tunic // Love Notions Pattern // Sewing For Women

If you are looking for a quick, and I mean QUICK, and easy sew for this summer, this is the one for you! I sewed this up in about an hour, and for me, that is super fast. I even used the more time-consuming binding method on the neck and it was still so fast!

La Bella Donna Tunic // Love Notions Pattern // Sewing For Women

For sizing, I sewed a M on top, graded to a S in the hips. This is 100% the standard for me in Love Notions patterns, and the fit is spot on! I also shortened the tunic 1" for my height (also standard with LN for me), but if you preferred more length, more is easily added!

La Bella Donna Tunic // Love Notions Pattern // Sewing For Women

I made this up in a rayon spandex from my stash. I believe it is from Girl Charlee, waaaaaayyyy back in 2016. 👀 Their selection of tropical fabrics is fun to peruse from time to time! I've linked it HERE.

La Bella Donna Tunic // Love Notions Pattern // Sewing For Women

I really am enjoying my new tunic, and I can't wait to sew up some more of these quick to sew, and easy to wear, pieces for both summer and the rest of the year! Hoods, cowls, hem bands??? So many cute options!

La Bella Donna Tunic // Love Notions Pattern // Sewing For Women

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Sewing!

La Bella Donna Tunic // Love Notions Pattern // Sewing For Women

La Bella Donna Tunic // Love Notions Pattern // Sewing For Women

LINKS: 

  • Pattern: Love Notions -  La Bella Donna {affiliate link}
  • Fabric: Girl Charlee - sold out (similar linked HERE)
  • Outfit accessories - linked to similar in the box below
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