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 :

 

 

 

Xoxo

PresheilS

D.I.Y Short Suit

Hi everyone, this week I made a short suit using Simplicity 8635. The weather has been blazing hot, so I knew this d.i.y would be perfect to keep cool. I acquired 2 yards of floral print Chambray fabric  at Hobby Lobby on sale for 2.99 a yard (Great Deal!!). Its the same fabric I used for the Three Piece D.I.Y.  Also, I purchase one 7 inch invisible Zipper, two spools of thread and interfacing.  This is the second short suit I’ve sewn from Simplicity Pattern Company and it was very easy. What I love  about this pattern is the style and the  four options I can choose.  For my garment I chose to mix the patterns up a bit and used view C top and view D bottom. View C top has 6 loops in the back to hold the straps, I originally put all three loops  but removed the two middle.

So now I have  4 loops at the back, and its a little easier to get in and out of this short suit.  I don’t think i’ll be sewing this pattern with the loops again its kind of difficult to to remove for a quick bathroom break. That’s a no no for me, I like clothing that are easy to wear and don’t complicate my life. Next time I make this short suit ,I’ll sew back views A, B and D, not C so I wont have any issues taking this garment off. Additionally I top-stitched around the edge of my short suit with yellow thread, so that the yellow in the chambray fabric stand out more. I love this short suit pattern its perfect for Summer. Here is my version of Simplicity 8635.

 

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Presheils

 

D.I.Y McCall M7340

Hey everyone this week I created a simple dress using McCall’s M7430. The pattern has four views and I chose the second, view B but without the sleeves.  I didn’t need a lot of material to create this look, I only used 1 yard. Originally I was going to used sweater knit fabric , but its way too hot for that kind of material. So instead I used some light grey ribbed knit fabric I purchased at the Los Angeles Fashion District for 3.99 a yard. Also I picked up some matching thread and seam binding from my local fabric store Mylee Sewing Machines. This was my first time sewing ribbed knit fabric and it was very difficult. I took me 1 hour just to pin the  lines on the yoke to match up with the back piece. Every time I took out a pin the fabric moved, so I left the pins inside while sewing  instead of removing them from the material.  But it was worth the challenge because when ever I plan on working with this fabric again it’s going to be a lot easier. So, next time I use McCall’s M7430  I will be using  sweater knit fabric for the first time when Winter is near. For now, here is my version of McCall’s M7430 view B.

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Presheils

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Summer Swimsuit

                 It’s Summer and this week I’m showing the first swimwear I’ve ever made. Last week I purchased 4 yards of  blue swimsuit fabric from the Los Angeles Fashion District. So, I decided it’s time for a swimwear d.i.y! I used Vogue pattern V9192, view B and less than 2 yards of fabric.

            Sewing this one-piece suit  was a breeze and I enjoyed  making this d.i.y. It only took me two days to complete and I couldn’t be more happier with how it turned out. Because I have at least 2 more yards of this blue fabric I’m going to make another swimsuits in a different style. I love this Vogue pattern bathing suit because it’s very comfortable, super cute and easy to sew. I’m so excited for the Summer and my future swimwear d.i.y.

Xoxo

PresheilS