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.




Yarn Haul

Hey everyone, as you may know I love to crochet.  This week I’m sharing some of the yarn I purchased at Walmart and Joann’s. I have many  projects planned so its only right I have the material on hand before I start.


Three Red Heart With Love Metallic in the Color Red. I’m excited about this yarn, I’ve been searching  for yarn that has a little sparkle. This yarn has just the right amount of sparkle and its gold, my favorite.


Three red and two black  Red Heart Super Save Jumbo. Joann’s has weekly sales, the company send 40%,50% and sometime 60% coupons in the mail and on the app. They allow customer to combine coupons which is what I love the most about Joann’s.

3 Red Heart Super Saver Jumbo
2 black Red Heart Super Saver Jumbo

While I was shopping for yarn at Joann’s pick up some Clover stitch markers.

Clover Stitch Markers

That’s it for the yarn haul, I have to get to started on these new projects.



Swim Suit D.I.Y

Summer is coming to an end and it’s still hot as hell in Southern California. This week I made a third swimsuit using my favorite Vogue patterns V9192. I’ve sewn all the views in this pattern except view C.


The view I’ve sewn this week is View A & D, with the same fabric I used for view B. Sewing this D.I.Y was pretty easy and I enjoyed creating my first bikini. I would  normally prefer one piece bathing suit, I haven’t worn a bikini since I was a teen. But this Vogue bikini is amazing and I love how it fits my figure, its very easy to sew.



Vogue Pattern Version Of View A& D

I made View A & F last month a few days before vacation in Kauai, Hawaii.


Vogue Pattern Version View A & F

The fabric for this D.I.Y is the same sparkle blue knit material I used for the d.i.y cardigan. Next Summer I’ll be sewing View C for the first time and view A & F again.



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.