Thursday, July 28, 2016

Backlog of Sewing Projects (Long Blog)...

Hello All,

I've been sewing and unfortunately, not posted my completed projects on my blog. It appears I am quilty of being "sucked" into the world of social media! (Periscope, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat-in that order too!). I owe it to you all to let you know what I've been up to! I joined a Facebook group called "Pericrafters" a few months back and love the group! (Crafters who periscope their projects). It's a wonderful group of like minded individuals who are very supportive and especially, a "no drama zone" which I love, love, love! It truly is so much fun to spend time with so many people you have something in common with especially talking live! There are challenges, prizes, interviews, inspiration and loads of support! However, with all that said, my blog is my first love and where it all started, so it is important for me to keep it open and interesting.

Some of the items I have been working on were posted on other social media outlets but not with me wearing them. This morning, I decided to pull out my tripod and snap these photos just for you all! So here goes...

Up first is a pair of PJs I made for a challenge. The top is a self-drafted, racerback tee shirt pattern I created. I've made several white ones from this pattern for layering under low-cut tops and I love this pattern. The shorts were made from my favorite leggings pattern Kwik Sew 3770. I just added a wide elastic waistband.

Did I say how comfy these are!
One of white tees previously made

Next is another project made for a's a "cold shoulder" top I created by altering the Butterick 6057 pattern. This pattern was designed for wovens but I chose to create my top using a knit. Fabric for the PJs above and this top was gifted to me by the fabulous Ms. Victoria Baylor of Ten Thoussand Sewing Hours! She was a sponsor of one of the challenges in the Pericrafter group. I made version D (the red & black print photo)...

Sorry about the poor lighting!
I love this set!

The shorts were made using McCalls 5857, I made version C. Both pieces were extremely easy to make and were done over a weekend!

OOPs! No brown zipper in stash!

Lastly, is a self-drafted dress inspired by a lovely designer I just learned about, Daniela Tabois! She sells her designs on her website (linked name) and she also has a YouTube channel where she gives tips and instructions in designing! It was one of these videos where I was inspired to create this wonderful dress! In the YouTube video titled "DIY Racerback Ruffle Trapeze Dress" Daniela turns a maxi length peasant type skirt into a racerback dress. My first thought, "brillant" because I had a skirt I purchased many years ago and I'd only worn once! I knew it would be perfect for this project! Unfortunately, in my haste to create this dress, I forgot to take a photo of the skirt prior to starting my project, sorry everyone! Also, my skirt was not maxi length, it was more of a 3/4 length skirt so I ended up with a tunic instead. I also ran out of fabric and needed to add additional fabric (lace) for the front neckline which turned out to be a great design element! Lucky me!!

I love, love, love this tunic and need to order some Olive Green fabric to make some matching leggings! Thank you so much Ms. Tabois for your great inspiration! I really had a great time creating this and know I will get to wear this so much more than I would have the skirt!

Thank you all so much for stopping by and giving me a little of your time (LOL, if you read this entire long post, it was more than a "little" time!)

I leave you all with a selfie of my newest grandson, Tristan (18 months) with his grandma recently!

Happy Sewing Y'all!!