13.9.17

Girlie pink baby romper

Hi guys, I probably should start back blogging because Instagram isn't everything. It's a great tool especially for persons who are creatives but there is something nice about still writing a full post and sometimes blabbing on about things.

I am kind of on a self imposed sewing ban as well so I might just blog about all my undocumented makes to make me feel better.

I'll start light with this cute little baby girl romper I made for a soon to be born baby girl of some lovely friends. There is something special about a unique gift and I wish I could do it for every gift I ever give.



I simply started to eye cute little outfits on Pinterest and came across a similar romper. It was actually an independent kids and babies pattern company design but I really couldn't bring myself to buying it because even though I support creatives I can't buy everything that I like because I know I am more than capable to figure it out, and well also because I'll be broke. I'm adding the link to the pattern here so that if you'd like to create the look but need a pattern to work with I highly recommend the designer. For all you know my proportions could be very wrong and the baby might get very limited wear out of it...haha.



I will spare you the story about wanting a girl baby first!

Take care, blessings to you and yours.

12.5.17

Vibrant print maxi dress

Hi guys! It has been so long since I posted; I won't even do the math. I've been squeezing little projects in and between my busy schedule but i haven't documented many of my makes. I will try to work on that because years later I'd like to look back and see all the items I've made for myself. 


Today I'm showing you a maxi dress i made using a Mc'Calls pattern from 2016. I fell for the design lines at the bust and waistline and i chose to make them standout in this dress and to give the look a little more definition. 


The pattern is M7385 and it comes with a few variations. My favorites thing about some of these patterns is that it has pattern pieces that are specific for cup size so that you get a better fit for your figure. 

The fabric is a vibrant print from a fabric store here in Trinidad and Tobago called Yufe's. It's so pretty and I'm not usually one for prints. I love the subtle zig zag print and the mix of colours. I believe it is a rayon fabric but i can't be to certain as they don't label fabrics very well here.



I made the pattern almost exactly out of the packet. The only changes really were to add inches to the length and to scoop a bit out from the back pattern pieces at the waist and top center back. These are changes i normally have to make with lots of patterns. It was a nice straight forward and easy make.


I've been considering my style lately and this definitely falls into 'I like it, but it's not me'.  I'm sure that I won't wear it often but I have it now as one of my special occasions outfits. I would consider making this pattern again in a plain dark colour in a flowing cotton. 

Thanks for stopping by! Blessings to you!

4.3.16

Maternity knit dress

Hi everyone,

It's been a while since I've posted and I thought I'd break the silence. I've been quite busy as you can see growing a little one inside. Prior to that I decided to take a step back from sewing to focus on school and because I had such a hectic time early last year sewing my life away. I took on a job that was probably too challenging even though I enjoyed it. The time and effort I poured into it really sucked at my spirit and love for sewing. I am slowly but surely sewing and finding that joy again.

So here I am showing of my baby bump in a woven lace printed dress with a significant amount of stretch. This was the second maternity dress I made to accommodate my growth. Here I used McCall's M6886 with about 6" extra added just below the waistline if the pattern to be gathered at the side. It was a quick and easy make and the beauty is really found in the fabric.

The photo was by a friend EJ.

Thanks for reading, God bless!