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Animal Print Dress - Simplicity 1358 View B

Hello my sewing mommas out there!! I'm back as promised with another pattern review. In my previous post I talked about sewing view C if you haven't checked it I encourage you to do so. It is a maternity friendly pattern so if you are currently pregnant and looking for a pattern well this is the perfect pattern. So today I'm going to talk about view B, which is a scoop neck, high low knee length knit dress. I had the perfect animal knit print fabric in my stash that I've been saving for a maxi dress but I loved the idea of a high low hem. Luckily I had enough fabric for view B! I went ahead and cut size L which was a mistake because I had to take out 3 inches from the sides and 2 inches from the back. After I made the alterations I absolutely loved the way it came out. It had a nice drape and flow which made the design look great. I really liked the final product, it's a simplest design but the animal print makes the dress pop. Here are a few p

Stripe Tank Dress - Simplicity 1358

Hello my sewing enthusiast, today I have a pattern review by Simplicity 1358!! I know your probably excited to know I finally sewed something for myself for once. If you have been following my blog for some time now, then you know I usually sew for others, mainly my daughter and my Etsy shop. Even though I've been sewing for a couple of years now, I've only made about 5 things for my self, shocker right!!! I honestly feel like I'm my worst critic when it comes to designing or sewing for myself because, I'm self conscious about my weight YES I said it!! I keep telling myself I'll sew my dream wardrobe once I'm in my ideal body, but let's face it hunny it isn't happening anytime soon. Especially since now I'm expecting baby number 2 and like most mommas out there finding cute maternity clothes are hard to find or too expensive considering you only need them for a short while. Moments like these I'm like well duh I know how to sew so let's pu

Floral Kimono

Last summer I wanted to make myself a kimono but instead I made one for my daughter since I didn't have enough floral fabric. The fabric I used was soft and thin great for spring/summer in AZ. I really wanted the hem to have a beautiful finish lucky for me I found this delicate lace trim that was a match in heaven with the floral fabric. I think adding the lace to the hem of the kimono gave it a romantic feel. I absolutely loved it and wished it was mine instead lol. For the pattern I took down my daughter's measurements chest, waist, neck, and desired arm length. The pattern ended up being a dolman front and back. Pretty basic and simple to cut and sew. I laid the fabric on the fold so no seams at the shoulder only on the sides. The neck was sewn with bias binding tape. The sleeves and front opening were hemmed 1/4".  Here's the final product, kimonos are a fun way to jazz up your wardrobe. Just add a simple tank and shorts underneath, let the ki

Minnie Mouse Inspired Outfit

For our daughter's birthday we took her to the happiest place on earth!! Yes, you guessed right! Disneyland, it was her very first time! I really wanted to make her a special outfit. I didn't want the traditional princess dress, I wanted to be comfy yet stylish. I remembered I had the perfect white polka dot on red it reminded me of Minnie Mouse's classic outfit. I figured I'd paired it with this tiny black polka dots on white sheer fabric. Since the weather would be warm I figured an off the shoulder crop top would be perfect. I had purchased the Coachella shorts PDF pattern from Striped and Swallow a while ago and I thought this be the perfect match with the crop top. I had been wanting to work with pom pom trim so I added them to the shorts and they made it look fun. The outfit didn't take long to cut and sew it was very straight forward. I definitely want to make more Coachella shorts using different fabric combos. My daughter really liked it but felt s