Friday, February 22, 2019

Day to Night Challenge 2019

Hi friends! It's that time of the year again; The Day to Night Challenge hosted by Elizabeth from Elizabeth Made This. 

Here are the deets:


  1. Find your lonely dress in your closet! Sew up 2 extra pieces to coordinate with your dress for a day look and a night look.
  2. Let other people know about it.  Use #dayandnightdresschallenge on Twitter and Instagram and follow the Day and Night Dress Challenge Facebook group.
  3. Keep reading here to find out the latest.  Follow Elizabeth Made This on Instagram andFacebook.
  4. Post a picture of your newly styled dress and extra pieces in your day look and your night look to Instagram to enter yourself.  Don’t forget to tag me @elizabethmadethis and use the #dayandnightdresschallenge.
  5. Grab the graphic below and post it on your site and/or repost on Instagram:

Sound simple right? Not exactly for me. I had my ideas for weeks and when it came time to execute, it didn't work out for me. So I was left stranded with no ideas. (insert sad face).

Have you ever made something that you absolutely knew would turn out great, but ended up in a failure? It takes a toll on your confidence level. But I was able to get myself together, give myself a pep talk and become the boss chick that I know I am. 

And this is what I have:

Read more all about my beach vibes at Elizabeth Made This


Monday, January 28, 2019

Envigado Vest

Hi friends. I just realized that it's been almost a year since I posted anything, so.... Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and all that jazz!!! 2018 was a busy year for my family and 2019 is going to be just as busy for us. We are looking for a new home, my middle daughter will be turning 16 in May (Oh no!) and we are planning our annual family vacation... Whew! I hope to get more garment sewing done this year, and actually blog about it.

Anyways, on to today's post........

I've been testing a pattern for Kennis over at Itch to Stitch. I present you, Envigado Vest.
Envigado Vest is described as a princess seamed vest with ample front pockets and buttoned flaps, waist drawstring and optional hood with drawstring.
Envigado Vest Features:
  • Options for A, B, C, D and DD cups
  • Front and back princess seams
  • Waist drawstring for shaping
  • Ample front pocket with buttoned flaps
  • Optional hood with drawstring
  • Unlined bodice
Skill Level: Intermediate+
Sizes: 00 – 20 
 So let's talk about this awesome vest. Let me say this loud and clear: I DO NOT WEAR VESTS. I AM NOT A VEST KIND OF GIRL. However, I love, love, love this vest. It's trendy, cute and cozy. I cut a size 2 and graded to a size 4 in the hips. I used a corded bottom weight cotton that I purchased a while ago from Fabric Mart (sorry no longer available). I know you probably can't tell, but this fabric is very textured. 

I wanted to make my vest with fabric that was little more heavier, because I am literally always cold. This vest, paired with a warm top and boots, will have you looking super great. I am ready to hike in the Tennessee mountains with my husband this Fall!
The vest is unlined, except for the hood and the pockets. I used some tartan plaid lining that I've had for ages to line my hood and pockets. The vest features 6 front snaps and an enclosed front zipper. The front pockets have snaps as well. I did my usual pattern adjustment, which is shorten by 2 inches and I think the length is perfect on me. As per usual, the instructions were super clear and I love that Kennis offers pictures, every step of the way.

If you are looking for a cute and functional vest, this is it. The pattern is currently 20% off. I'm not sure how long it is on sale for but the price is right, so jump on it while you can!




Friday, February 23, 2018

Coffee and Cocktails

Hey guys. I know it's been a few months, so I want to say thank you for being a loyal reader.

Remember last year I participated in the Day to Night Challenge hosted by Elizabeth from Elizabeth Made This? I made these cute little dresses? Well, Elizabeth invited me to participate again this year and I am so very honored! This year, it's really the same theme: Coffee and Cocktails. The idea is to make two dresses; one for coffee with friends and one for a night out sipping cocktails (or your evening beverage of choice). 

Here's a little teaser for you:

 Cute right?

Head on over to Elizabeth Made This to read the rest about these two wonderful patterns!

Until next time

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