M7505 Bell Sleeve Dress

2017 is the year of the sleeves. This is a trend that I don’t see ending for awhile. I might have one or two more sleeve projects to complete before I am done with them.

I picked up this pattern last fall from Joann, a Nicole Miller pattern, M7505. It is described as a semi-fitted dress at the bust. M7505_aI picked up some denim chambray fabric and immediately cut out the pattern. Then I put it down until last week.  Continue reading

M7100 Bomber Jacket

I think I may have developed an obsession with jackets. Bomber jackets to be exact.

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The start of my obsession. M7100

I made a floral bomber jacket last year during the McCall’s Blog sewalong, (My jacket made the photo collage on their page) using M7100. This is such a great jacket.  The design elements are endless. The first one was made from a stretch floral sateen and black satin that I had purchased from JoAnn.

I loved it so much that I made plans to make 4 more. While I love making jackets, let’s be realistic, do I really need 4 bomber jackets? Yes, I do!  Continue reading

DIY Heart Patch Pants

 

Happy New Year!

I know everyone is busy setting goals and getting excited for the new year. I was planning to do a 2017 goals and planning post, but I changed my mind. I’m easing into the new year. I guess you can say that is my plan – to ease into 2017.

Anyway, I have a quick and easy patch repair DIY. It is actually a reverse applique or patch. With a traditional reverse applique, you are suppose to layer fabric, stitch and then cut away the top layer to reveal the fabric underneath. I did mine a little different. Feel free to look up other methods.

You’re probably wondering why I decided to do a random DIY patch post. Well, my daughter came home from school right before the break with holes in the knees of  her black pants. These pants were still fairly new, while I was upset I decided to just repair them.

Here is what you need. Continue reading