Project Sew It – Farrah Dress

I know I know, its mid May already but better late than never right? heheh Yep I’m talking about my April Project Sew It make; last months’ theme was dresses and I decided to try the new Chalk and Notch pattern the Farrah Dress.

I’m so in Love with this dress, the pattern is perfect, but no surprise there since I already know Gabriela always delivers amazingness. The Farrah comes with two different views both in tunic and dress length and I just adore the ruffles on this one. To be honest I was a bit afraid of how they’d look on me since I have broad shoulders but I’m sold on this look.

I was planning to sew it all in woven but since I didn’t have enough of the main I went rogue and paired it with gorgeous black flamé jersey from NOSH. The main fabric is an organic cotton voile from Cloud9, bought last year at Retrosaria, I was immediately hooked on the print and couldn’t help myself in buying some, happy I did because I really love how this dress turned out, perfect for Summer!

Although my sewing isn’t perfect I absolutely loved making this dress, the construction  of the armhole with the “gusset” piece is so much fun. Also love the asymmetrical side seam, all cool details that make this dress super special. This is size 6 and I only have good thoughts on the fit, yep Gabriela knows what she’s doing. ❤

Unfortunately I don’t have photos on the back, well actually I don’t have many photos of the dress… but I guess you can get an idea from these few. 😀

You can get the Farrah Blouse & Dress pattern here.

Lets see if I’m still able to sew and blog this months’ project sew it make in time. heheh I’ve been delayed since I’ve decided to start selling some of my handmades YAY, if you’re interested you can check out my FB shop here, it’s just a group for now but I’m planning to make an Easy shop soon. 😉

Thanks for stopping by! Hugs. ❤

Hearts Dress

A couple of months ago I had the impulse to learn how to make seamless patterns that I could use to digitally print on fabric. I love the idea of being able to decide exactly how I want my fabric to be.  I ended up with a mini “collection” with 4 designs, and although they are super simple and not really original I’m really happy with how they turned out. One of the prints is this one with little black hearts over blue, that I chose to order in lightweight twill from Spoonflower. 

Pretty much since the Loveralls pattern was released that I’ve been dreaming of making a circle skirt version, and as soon as I got this fabric I knew it was just what I was looking for that project. Since I had just finished testing the Spin Dress from Madeit Patterns I figured I could mix both patterns to save time. Yep it worked out perfect, except I should have made one size bigger, I keep forgetting my youngest has a sweet baby tummy that I have to take in account. Anyway, after realizing it was tight and super hard to dress I added an invisible (sort of ahem) zipper to the side seam, and for I while I was happy it worked but, after using it for a full day after these photos my girl still complains that it is tight and doesn’t want to wear it. Sniff Sniff Sniff I feel I could die hahaha this is my first total sewing failure size wise, up until now everything ended up being used, and I’m sad (that is an understatement). But enough with that… lol

For the straps I used black elastic instead of making them from fabric, kind of like suspenders, fastened with plastic snaps in black. Lastly I hemmed the skirt part with bias tape also in black for some contrast and I love it. I figured the fabric would be hard to hem, we can say circle skirts are not my forte when it comes to hemming so I decided to play it safe. Heheheh

Despite the fitting issues, I’m really happy with the result of this, I’m still deciding what I’ll do with it, I will probably sell it. I’m even considering opening a Facebook group to sell some things that no longer fit my girls but that are still in perfect condition like this swimsuit (here) or this dress (here), and also some new items like the dress in this post, anyone interested in that? 

My mini collection of prints is available at my Spoonflower shop. I think this one would be super cute for swimsuits too, just sayin’. 😀 You can check it out here.

You can get the Loveralls Pattern here and the Spin Dress pattern here.

Thanks for stopping by! Hugs! ❤

SPIN SPIN…

La Folie - SPIN Dress

A couple of weeks ago Madeit Patterns released the first of their “No Frills” patterns: the SPIN Dress.  Its a super cool skater dress and since I had never made one before and had the perfect fabric for it I subtly (or maybe not so subtly) managed to get a spot in the testing process… heheh

La Folie - SPIN Dress

This was my second test version, in size 3Y for F., she measured a perfect size 3 at this point so you can get an accurate idea of the fit. Its perfect. ❤ It comes in sizes 2Y to 10Y, but when you buy it you get Teen sizes for free, yep you read me well. 😀 There are pattern pieces for short sleeves too, and you can use the necklines of the Groove Dress pattern which gives you plenty of variety.

La Folie - SPIN Dress

The “No Frills” patterns from Madeit are exactly the same quality you have on their “regular” patterns but they’re intended for experienced sewers. Meaning you don’t have a super detailed, step by step illustrated tutorial, instead you get more simple directions just like you have on a regular sewing magazine pattern. But if you ask me, anyone who has sewn a few items can make this one, its so simple that there’s really no need for the step by step illustrated tutorial. So in sum, you get a perfect, great quality pattern by a really great price, whats not to like right? 😉

La Folie - SPIN Dress

La Folie - SPIN Dress

La Folie - SPIN Dress

The fabric I used is from Lucky Shop, which was a sponsor for Madeit Fashion Week, and I got it as a prize, talk about feeling lucky heheh. 😀 The shop carries lots of gorgeous prints but this one with its gold glittery squares won my heart. Its a stretchy rib knit, super cozy and perfect for a autumn/winter dress. F. has worn this a lot already.

La Folie - SPIN Dress

La Folie - SPIN Dress

La Folie - SPIN Dress

La Folie - SPIN Dress

Ohh the twirly dressed sure can make someone happy! And yes Elsa’s crown was a must to take this photos, or so she said. heheh I take what their willing to give when it comes to photoshoots. 😀

You can get your SPIN Dress pattern here and the Square Fabric here.

La Folie - SPIN Dress

La Folie - SPIN Dress

Oh and I just have to leave the link to Spin the Black Circle, a Pearl Jam song that’s always in my head when I think of these dresses. Gosh how I would Love to have learned to play this one in the electric guitar, so cool!! 😀 😀 😀 Yep Mie you’re right I can be a “rock chick” sometimes heheh ❤

La Folie - SPIN Dress

I guess she’s happy! I sure am.  Thanks for stopping by, Hugs! ❤