Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Vintage Patterns I Would Die For!

Style 2190
This dress is a absolute show stopper. When I first seen this dress thought it was an adorable after five dress. This dress transforms into more than one look, It is a basic sheath dress with an overskirt. I can just imagine  going to a party and wearing this dress, then taking the skirt off and  everybody thinking I changed my outfit.

This is the fantacy dress for a little kid. I am not the kind of person that buys tons of kids patterns. Why an I lying to myself. I never buy kids patterns, the only kids patters I own are the ones my litte sisters buy for me to sew for them. I would love to make this dress for one of my younger sisters when they have thier school baquets.

This pattern I can't wait to get my hands on. My favorite part of this pattern is the swirly top with the short pencil skirt. I think the whole outfit is so flattering. The reason why I like this pattern so much is because I never seen a top anything like the one in a picture.

This jacket should speak for itself. I think this pattern is so stylish and the color of the jacket is right on. It is defnitly a trendy coat that will never go out of fashion.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

College Story- Day 2

Yesterday was my second class in fashion100 and I loved every minute of it. I was absorbing as much info as I could. I had learned how to wind a bobbin for a mechanical machine and that took me a couple of tries before I could do it by myself. We also learned how to thread the machine and that made me frustrated, because the instructions were right next to me and could not figure it out for nothing. I had to ask the teacher a question for every step. When I had everything checked and ready to go, the thread came out the needle. At that moment, this machine was my enemy. I did not have a lot of success on the machine, so after I made three stitches it was time for my group to move on to the next step. Next we learn how to add seam allowance to a pattern. We all traced the skirt pattern and added seam allowance to it, this part was so easy and I was like one of the first to finish with no problems.

Fit for real people

I bought the book for all the raving reviews. When I started reading it, it was like my eyes were glued to the pages. I am a visual learner and this book has great illustrations and tons of photographs. This book is based on a tissue fitting and It defiantly prevent some of the major problems in sewing pattern.

The one thing I love about this book is that they don't base it on  skinny models, this book shows a wide variety of models tall, short, kids, and adults. This book covers everything but pants, for pant you have to get Pants for real people.

Monday, August 22, 2011

First day of college

  Today was the first day of my fashion class at Harper college. Although it was the first day, it was anything but easy. The class was four hours, so there was ample time today to jump in to the sewing lesson. For the first two hours if felt like time was moving slow. She had the she read over four syllabuses about the class. It was interesting to hear everybody story. After lunch is where the fun began. The teacher taught us how to rip fabric and had us ripping a yard of fabric in to 5x9 squares for sample fabric. Omg, I loved this project just so I can release some of my anger out on that fabric. I am eager to start sewing next week. They are going to educate us on how to sew to use an industrial machine .

Friday, August 5, 2011

New Simplicity Patterns

I am in love with the new simplicity patterns that came out this season. Some of my favorites are from their new line SewSimple. These patterns are not on the simplicity site but you can find them here.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Yay! I made accessories.

I made these lovely bangles with three simple things old plastic bangles, E6000, and ribbon. They were super easy to make and I am in love with the color.

I made this beautiful hairpiece from a tutorial I found on Craftster. It was fun and cheap to make. I got all the supplies from my near by dollar store. I am going to experiment with this project to make  tons of  unique hairpieces. Some of my ideas are daisy and roses or maybe adding feathers to give the project a completely different look.Overall it does not matter how you accessorize these projects they could be made to express anyone personality.
Here is the tutorial