GOLDEN VELVET

Hi everyone! I hope all is well with you. I am all smiles right now because it is fall 🍁, and it is my favorite time of year. I love watching the leaves change from green to reds and oranges. I love decorating the outside and inside of my home with pumpkins and fall decors, but most of all, I look forward to fall because I get to pull out all of my velvet clothing and make new ones for this year. Today I am going to share my new me made outfit with you, as well as include a few photos of my favorite velvet garments that I have created so far, so keep on reading.

For my first look, I used two different patterns to create a full outfit. The first pattern that I used to make my top is the new fall pattern from McCalls Pattern company, M7836. For my pants, I used Simplicity 1283 by Mimi G.

My Review

Fabric Used: I used a gold metallic velvet fabric from Promenade Fabrics.

Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were very easy to follow. Both pieces were easy to make as well, I finished both in under an hour (not including cutting the pattern pieces).

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I did not make any alterations nor modifications, it was perfect as is.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would definitely use both patterns again. I have already used Simplicity 1283 to make several pants.

Conclusion: I love both patterns, and I am very happy with the outcome. What I love most is that I was able to use two patterns to create a beautiful and luxurious outfit that I can also wear separately with different garments.

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I absolutely love velvet, it’s soft, warm, and beautiful to look at. I have already created a few velvet pieces this season. Please continue scrolling to see my favorite velvet garments that I created. Thank you guys so much for taking the time to read my blog, I truly appreciate it.

“Dare to love yourself
as if you were a rainbow
with gold at both ends.

Author: Poet Aberjhani

Day and Night Dress Challenge

Hi everyone!! I hope that you are all doing well. Today I am going to talk about two dress that I made for a “Day and Night Dress Challenge,” that I participated in for the first time this year. This challenge was created by the awesome Elizabeth of elizabethmadethis.com. This year’s theme is coffee and cocktails, which is perfect, because that’s often times how my friends and I get together when we get a moment from our busy lives to get girl’s time in. We either meet for coffee or cocktails.

Coffee With Friends Dress

For this dress, I modified Simplicity 8136

As you can see, it was designed by Mimi G as a peplum top. I lengthened the people portion of the top and turned it into a dress. I must say that I was completely pleased with the outcome. I couldn’t stop twirling in it.

Cocktail Dress

For this dress I used a pattern that I consider my T.N.T (tried and true) pattern, McCalls 6886

I sewed view A. The only modification that I made was to shorten the dress a little so that it would fit my 5’3″ frame. This is by far one of my favorite patterns, because I can use it as a foundation to create other designs such as any t-shirt or dress design that I can imagine. It’s also very quick to sew.

Thank you guys for checking out my blog. Please take a moment to check out elizabethmadethis.com for more info. on this challenge. There is still time for you to participate. Have a great day you guys.

Sew Blue: Mommy and Me

Hello everyone. I hope all is well with you. This week has been sew productive for me. I have been trying to tackle some of my pattern stash, and some of my fave patterns are by Mimi G. Her style and skills are impeccable. I have been following her work since she started on YouTube, so it is very cool to see how far she has come. I purchased some fabric from one of my favorite fabric stores, Promenade Fabrics online and used it to make a killer dress for myself and a skirt for my lovely daughter.

Pattern used: For my dress, I used Simplicity 8221 by Mimi G and I self drafted my daughter’s pocketed skirt with fabric that I had left over.

Fabric Used: I used a blue floral cotton sateen that I purchased at promenadefabrics.com.

Modifications Made: The only modification that I made was to shorten the dress and sleeve length to match my 5’3″ frame.

Favorite detail: I loved the double collar on the dress, it made the dress so fashionable and chic.

Was this an easy pattern to sew?: This pattern may be a bit tricky for beginners, but Mimi G had a tutorial on YouTube, which is very helpful in making this dress.

Would you use this pattern again?: I would definitely use this pattern again. Fall is almost here, and this dress would look awesome with boots.

Thank you guys for taking the time to read my blog, continue scrolling for more photo’s.