Lazy Sunday sew day

Hello lovelies πŸ™‚

I hope everyone is having a great weekend. I have actually been sick most of it so haven’t really done much of anything to be honest. I have bronchitis and it’s really knocked me on my rear end.

Moving on……. So the other day I posted that red and black tulle pettiskirt I made and I mentioned that I’d have to make a skirt to go with it. Well I became a little motivated yesterday and picked out some fabric and did a pre-wash. Aaaaaand that was as far as I got lol.

So today after sitting around on my backside wallowing in my germ infested self pity until about midday πŸ˜‰ I again found a shred of motivation. Grabbed the fabric out of the dryer and managed draw, cut and sew the whole skirt in about 3 hours lol. Pitiful I know. I mean I am not the fastest sewer on the planet on my best day but I had a couple of phone calls and numerous coughing fits in the time period……yeah yeah blah blah poor me *blows raspberry*.

Now I do apologise for my crappy photos. My hubby does the best he can in the poor lighting on my iPhone. When I become rich I will hire a proper photographer lol.

Cutting out fabric

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Front shot with pettiskirt underneath

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Side shot with pettiskirt

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And here is a couple without the pettiskirt underneath

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All in all I am pretty happy with it. It’s super comfy. And I think I’ll make a few more. Just need to tweak my measurements a tad.

Thanks again for reading and hope to share some more soon πŸ™‚ bye for now xx

Adventures in Tulle

In the past few years since I’ve found my femininity along with my self confidence in my figure, I have begun wearing a lot of skirts and dresses. If I ever decided to show my collection of sewing patterns you will see my obsession reflected in this. I have hundreds πŸ™‚ lol.

I also really admire 50’s and Rockabilly styling. It’s definitely a style that suits plus size figures. So I’ve decided to try and add a few more pieces to my wardrobe. First starting with a pettiskirt. I’ll be perfectly honest and say I have never actually worked with tulle before so it was a bit of a learning curve for me. I also didn’t use a pattern. But I looked at about 50 different tutorials on Pinterest. Though none really suited plus sizes in the type of skirt I wanted. So after winging it, it didn’t turn out too bad but I know what I would do different next time.

Here is the finished result (sorry for the messy sewing room).

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I ended up with a two tier skirt alternating in black and red. On the lower edge of the skirt I did a tight red ruffle on the black and vice versa on the red.

So now all I have to do is make some skirts so stay tuned πŸ˜‰

Oh and a big welcome to my new followers πŸ™‚ thanks for your support

Another dress up day at work :)

In fine form as always my work decided what better way to celebrate Black Friday or Friday the 13th than to have yet another dress up day for a bit of fun (not that I’m complaining) πŸ™‚

Anyhow, after much deliberation and asking for suggestions from my Facebook friends and sewing groups I decided to just go to spotty (Spotlight) and let the fabric do it’s magic…..$150 later I walked out with 7 metres of black velvet, 8m silver satin, 4m red satin, 4m of black lace, 4m each of red and black tulle, a couple if patterns and god know what else LOL. lucky is was 40% off fabric that day πŸ™‚ SCORE.

So I decided that no matter what I dressed as it was going to have a cape.

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I went with option B which is the black one.

I had a 4 day weekend so I decided that I’d focus on my costume since I had the time for a change. Well let’s just say I barely got the cape done. I learnt a lesson that weekend. Stretch velvet and non stretch satin don’t play nicely when it come to lining up pieces and sewing. I got it together in the end but it certainly was not to my standard in quality. But it did the job. And since I only got the cape made in the end I just went with a vampire. I figured you can’t go wrong. And boy was it funny how many customers I made jump when they got a load of me that day hehehe πŸ™‚

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All in all a fun day at work πŸ™‚ hope your all having a great week
Bye for now xx