Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Day and Night Dress Challenge

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Elizabeth Farr from Elizabeth Made This is conducting a Day/Night Dress Challenge

Although this is the 3rd year for this challenge, this is my 1st time participating!


I know, I know...fewer challenges this year, she said!
But...I couldn't resist!
This was a mostly no-sew challenge for me!

The challenge was to pull a dress from our closet that we've not worn or hadn't worn in ages and create 2 pieces to wear with it...or create/add accessories! 
Sew I did! I altered my dress and added accessories!

I made this self-drafted black knit dress in 2007 for an event I was going to with my daughter.
  I made it full length and made a red shawl to wear with it.
Then I gained weight, but I still loved the dress and the knit fabric - so I kept it!

For the challenge I thought of this dress and pulled it out hoping that it fit now!  It did! But it was much too long and I didn't want to wear it as a maxi.  Covering my entire body with black is not a good look for me.  I need and love color!
Sew...I cut it shorter and left it a about 3 inches longer in the back.

 That was my only sewing for this challenge!


For my Day Look, I added my McCalls 6802 cardigan from my Online Sewing Class and my "go" boots.  I call them my "go" boots because they serve me well in the crazy Illinois winters. 

But for those of you who know me...you know I couldn't stop there!  

For my 2nd Day Look, I added my favorite infinity scarf and switched my boots for booties!
 I'm not sure which one I love more...the dress or the cardigan!  But I do obviously love gold! 😍













On to My Night Look!  
Same dress, but this time with the oh so popular McCall's 6844 peplum jacket (which I believe is now out of print).

I also switched up my jewelry and added my booties!



All of the jewelry I'm wearing in all of the looks is from my friend and sew sister Chandrika Hayes at Divinely 5 Styles - click here to see her unique pieces. 😎

For my 2nd Night Look, I simply switched to black pumps!


This was a fun challenge!  
The real challenge was bringing all the pieces together for the photos!  LOL!

Did you participate in this challenge? 
If so, I hope to see your creations on Instagram or in Elizabeth's Blog!



Happy Endless Sewing!


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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Sew Let's Sew!

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Sew! Let's Sew!

I am SEW excited to announce that my 3rd, Yes 3rd 
Online Sewing Course is up and running on the website!


My classes are offered as either stand-alone courses or 6 month memberships courses!  You can register for classes at any time and will have lifetime access to any course you purchase.  
For those who purchase the 6 month membership course, you will also have access to a private group where you can post pictures and ask questions!
Click here for pricing and registration!


In this course I teach how to make a knit cardigan!  Cardigans are perfect all year round!
Below are some of the topics presented in this course!
  • How to preserve fabric
  • When, where and why to use interfacing
  • How to make the pockets
  • Top stitching
  • How to choose the correct stitch lengths
  • Serger tips
  • Top-stitch finishes
  • When and why to press
  • Final finishes of your knit cardigan

Check out my promotional video!  
And while you're there, check out the rest of my YouTube Channel!



You will be using a combination of your sewing machine and serger (if you have one).





Pattern layout is a tedious, but necessary and fun part off the process!



Let's get those pieces together!


Use your sewing machine and serger in tandem to create beautiful, professional looking garments!


 Celebrate your success!




Happy Endless Sewing!


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Chiffon Duster Re-Fashion

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