Fall Vibes

Who doesn’t love a good cardigan? They are a staple in everyone’s wardrobe. They can be dressed up or down and can be worn in the office or on a casual outing to the movies. I chose to dress my cardigan up. I found this beautiful quilted knit fabric on Fabric.com. It was easy to sew and had the right amount of stretch while still maintaining its structure. Fall is my favorite season and the color screamed fall to me. I used Mimi G’s Annie pattern for the cardigan. I also found this beautiful mustard color knit fabric that is so soft to the touch. I decided to make a cute turtleneck from my Georgia pattern (I did warn everyone you would be seeing this pattern a lot). I omitted the ruffles for a simpler look. Together, I have the perfect fall outfit in the mist of this dreary winter we are currently experiencing.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post.

Until next time,
DeShanda

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Velvet and Pearls

 

Guess who’s back…. ME! I say this with actual confidence now because I actually have projects already sewn. Today, however, it’s about Mimi G’s Georgia pattern. Man, I love a turtle neck especially in this New York weather. I have literally made this pattern 4 times already. It’s quick and easy to sew up, can be made as a dress (which I already did and will post), and I can incorporate into my office attire. What’s not to love? I love having pieces that I can utilize for work. I got the stretch velvet from my local fabric shop for only 7 bucks.

The jeans I gave a little face lift. I kept seeing pearl jeans every where but was not about to spend $70.00 for a pair. So I grabbed a pair of old jeans. Glued on some pearls and deconstructed the hem for more of a trendy look. And there you have it, Velvet and Pearls!

Thank you for visiting and reading.

Until next time,
DeShanda

Gingham Style

Happy Independence Day! I thought I would celebrate today with red, white and blue. The most important item I am wearing is my shirt made with Simplicity’s 8335 pattern. I’ve seen so many wonderfully made garments using gingham fabric. I felt I was missing out on the movement as I didn’t own anything with the gingham print. Now I do, and it’s made by me.

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Summer Cocoon Dress

Happy Friday Everyone!

Fridays always put me in such a good mood. I could seriously have the worst day and once I remember it’s Friday a smile appears. So why not celebrate a lovely Friday with a dress that screams summer. I swore when I wore this dress, I instantly felt I should’ve been on a yacht (but of course I wasn’t).

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Off the shoulder dress

Hey Lovelies! Happy Monday!

I haven’t posted in a while (you know, life) but I am back and with something different than I would normally wear. Cynthia Rowley, S0912. A little cute off the shoulder number. I had a love and hate relationship with this dress. In my mind it looked good but the way my curves are set up it could have easily been a chambray potato sack.

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year all. I hope it’s a healthy and blessed 2016 for you all. I know many people believe with a new year there is a new beginning. I personally believe every day is a new beginning. I try to learn each day and make the next better. With that said, I have been battling with the idea of making pants for quite some time. I’ve shared this with you guys. So my first post of 2016 is trousers.

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Poncho + LBD

So I’m told every girl should have a little black dress (LBD) in her closet. I have a few but this is my first “Sew DeShanda” LBD. I used McCall’s M7240 and a ponte knit fabric to execute the dress. I chose the wrong side of the fabric because of the beautiful sheen it had. So, I wasn’t aware that my hair covered the best part of the dress, sigh! I wanted to edge up the dress a bit so on the front left yoke, I covered the ponte knit with a mesh fabric. It gave a nice little contrasting detail which I unfortunately didn’t capture in the picture. Blame the weather! It was super cold when I shot the photos. I just wanted to take the pictures and head back to my sofa and snuggle with my favorite blanket. I’ve shared with you guys that I love making clothes but picture taking – ummmm, not so much.

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2 For 1

Today is a very special blog post for me. This is my first time making two pieces for one look (2 for 1, get it?). Go me! I normally make one item and style with things from my closet. I wanted to push myself a little more and complete an entire look inspired by Fall. For many of us, fall is the best season. It’s the time when you can wear your cute boots, sweaters and beautiful jackets. You also get humidity free hair. LOL.

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