Monday, February 8, 2016

One hour easy shell top!

If you are after a quick and easy project New Look have a lot of these “1 hour” sewing patterns.  I thought I’d test it out and see if I could really sew one up in one hour. I chose New Look 6483 shell top version E for this sewing project. The fabric I chose is a cotton broderie anglaise. I love the colour!
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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Pin Pegs Leather Mini

I’ve made the Pin Pegs mini skirt up in a lot of different fabrics but this leather version is my favorite so far. Leather is a very forgiving fabric with  a nice natural stretch which works perfectly for the asymmetric zipper closure and wrap design of the Pin Pegs mini skirt.
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Monday, February 1, 2016

Girls gone fishin' wrap blouse

This sewing project is a cropped wrapped blouse which is very easy pattern to sew. Its a great beginner project with only the buttonholes requiring intermediate skills.  For this reason I’ve included a few quick tips on how to sew buttonholes.

Pin up 40’s and 50’s style is one of my favourite looks. I love the buxom ladies with red lips, pin curls and (these days) full sleeve tattoos but I’m not courageous enough to go all out and pull it off.  I’ll settle for full skirts and blouses and pop my hair up in a pseudo quiff occasionally. Sewing was a big part of this era also, so this style seems to fit perfectly into today’s sewing pop culture. This little wrap blouse definitely falls into wannabe pin up style. Especially when you add some high waisted denim shorts and a fishing rod.  I even found a painting of a girls from the 50’s with a similar outfit on!

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