Hoodie Cardigan

Hey everyone, I’m so excited to share my hoodie cardigan d.i.y. Have you ever purchased fabric and had no idea or plans for that material? I’m pretty sure most sewist can relate. Two years ago I went shopping and acquired some knit floral print fabric but had no idea what I was going to create with the material. The fabric stayed in my stash up until last month. The material is soft ,thick and I love the color, it reminds me of the Spring Season. So, I decided that this fabric would look great as a jacket or cardigan that can be worn now and for the Spring. I’m so ready for the weather to get warmer, which encouraged me to sew this d.i.y inspired by one of my favorite seasons.

To create this cardigan I used Simplicity 8740 view B in size small and 2 yards of double knit fabric. I also used 1 1/2 yard of white cording for the drawstring, matching thread, and twin needle.Sewing this was real easy , and I enjoy making this d.i.y. I’ve never sewn a hoodie before and its one of the reason why I chose to sew view B.


 All the views for this pattern are the same except view B which has a hoodie and two front pockets. The two front pockets are awesome and I love them so much. Normally, commercial sewing pattern pockets are small and I always have to enlarge them by 2 or 3 inches. But not these pockets, they are perfect.


I actually love everything about this cardigan,  and have plans to sew it again. As for now here is my d.i.y hoodie cardigan.

xoxo, PresheilS





Little Black Dress

Hey everyone this week I sewn a simple black dress. I used my favorite McCall pattern M7349 view B. This is a real easy dress to make, it took me a couple hours to finish. What I love about sewing this McCall pattern is, the cost to make this dress. I only need two yards of fabric and thread, which cost me only 7 dollars. I love when I’m able to create attire for less than 10 dollars, it’s the main reason why I used this pattern so much. The knit fabric I used is very light weight and it cost 2.99 a yard at Walmart. The clothing I wear has to be comfortable first and chic second. When ever I find that perfect pattern that’s easy and fast to sew I continue to make it in different colors. So stayed tuned there will be another M7349 coming soon. Follow my instagram @Presheils Here is my little black dress.



For Sale: Crochet Long Cardigan

Hey, everyone two weeks ago I crochet a long  cardigan in black, check it out. Crocheting that cardigan was pretty fun and I received a lot of questions and request for this sweater. I really appreciate all the support and feed back, I’ve taken everything into consideration.  This week I made another in red metallic yarn, that gives this cardigan some sparkle.


Its the perfect addition to any person wardrobe, and can be worn all year long. The yarn is so soft and light weight, its one of my favorite yarns to crochet. This cardigan can be made in many colors and in sizes small- 3X. The cardigan in the picture is made in a size small and is now up for purchase with more details, Here.

Thank you for your support.

xoxo, PresheilS

If you are interested in this item, please email me at AbsoluteHandwork@gmail.com Follow my Instagram @AbsoluteHandwork and   Facebook @AbsoluteHandwork . You can contact me on All My Social Media Platforms. 

Soft Velvet Dress

Hey everyone, this week I created a simple dress using McCall’s Pattern M7833 View A. I have a feeling this pattern is going to be one of my favorite Fall pattern.


For this d.i.y  I didn’t need a lot of materiel or notions to create this look.  I purchased one spool of thread and 2 yards of  burgundy double knit stretch fabric that is very soft and has a golden shimmer effect. Instead of purchasing ribbon as the pattern suggested I created my own custom ribbon. I had some 1/2 burgundy bias tape  in my stash, so I cut two 45″ pieces then top-stitched  them both with gold embroidery thread. I used the ribbon to create a drawstring on the left front side of the dress.



Also, view A has sleeve so I opted out of the sleeve and finished my armhole with the same 1/2″ burgundy bias tape. Sewing this dress was a breeze and I really enjoyed making this look. I will most likely sew this again, but the next time I will be hacking this pattern. Until then here is my version of McCall’s M7833 View A.





D.I.Y Cardigan

Hi everyone, it’s Fall and the weather is finally cooler out here in Southern Cali. During the Fall and Winter I like to wear cardigans, long and short.  Since the weather has change I decided it’s time to crochet my first cardigan. Last year I had sewn a cardigan using a McCall’s sewing  pattern. This year I found a free pattern from the RedHeart website to create this cardigan. I took me about a 2 days to complete this project and I loved the pattern so much I made another in grey.  I’ll have photos of the grey cardigan next week. This crochet cardigan will be apart of my everyday wardrobe. Crocheting this cardigan was very easy and I had fun making this for the Fall. Christmas is in two months and I think this cardigan will be a perfect gift for the love ones. I’m working on my third crochet cardigan, so stay tuned for that post. Here is my version of the Sage Stitch Cardigan.







Backless Dress D.I.Y

Hey everyone, this week I’m sharing my first Fall D.I.Y.  I used Simplicity Pattern Newlook 6508 view C. I love everything about this dress, its actually a two piece. I can wear the skirt and the top separately.  This dress is backless and both pieces ( top & skirt) is being held together by the 5  buttons in front of the dress.



To make this dress I purchased 2 1/4 yards of Rayon fabric in the color red and black. The  Newlook pattern fabric suggestions were Chambray, Crepe, and Cotton Types, but I chose Rayon because its lighter in weight. Sewing this dress was pretty easy and I love how it turned out.




Vintage Two Piece

Hey everyone, this is week I created a Summer Vintage look using two Simplicity Patterns. For the top I used Simplicity 1426 view D and Simplicity Pattern 1559 view D for the skirt.I had to alter the skirt and the top at the side seams by 1 inch to get the perfect.  Also, for the skirt I used an 7 inch invisible zipper instead of a regular zipper at the center back. Those were the only changes I made for this d.i.y, and I’m pretty happy with the results.

Sewing this two piece was very easy and fun and I just love the sunflower print fabric. Summer will be over soon, so I’m sewing my last few projects I had plan for the season.  Make sure your subscribed to stay updated on my latest post, thank you for the support.  Here is my Vintage Two Piece D.I.Y :