I sewed up another mommy and me outfit before Valentines Day and here it is:
I decided to use a soft jersey knit in a pretty dusty rose color. Typically my go to knits are stable knits like ponte or double knits, but I just could not resist this beautiful color. I used this fabric from Fabric Mart.
I made a top for myself with quilting detail on the sleeves and a cute dress for my daughter.
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The behind the seams work of pattern making is never glamorous, but what comes out of it is always a fabulous garment. Loved making these sleeves ✂️💗✂️💗✂️💗 #fashiondesign #fashionbehindtheseams #fashiondesigner #sewing #sewingblogger #sleeves #isew #patternmaking #pattern
For her dress, I free handed the skirt and the ruffles. On the ruffles, even though I used a knit fabric, I chose to interface it with a woven interfacing to give the ruffles stiffness.
For my top. I used McCall’s 6886 as a base and then did some interesting pattern manipulation on the sleeve pattern to create some pleats. I finished the sleeve with some quilting details
Here is the pattern manipulation I did. Many of you asked for a tutorial on these sleeves and I will do a dedicated blog post for that.
Dramatic sleeves are all the rage right now. Interested in learning how to make creative sleeves like this? If so I highly recommend this sleeve drafting class. I reviewed this class and many other pattern making classes HERE if you want to have a look
I love how the sleeve turned out. This would also be so fabulous on a knit dress with say a stiff silk like tussah or dupioni. Maybe that is next 🙂
Like the necklace? Me too! 🙂 You can find it HERE
We both wore our animal print shoes.
I got these shoes as a gift for self and had the outfit styled before I even made the outfit.
Here is a view from the back. I changed the neckline to a square on both the front and the back. This lil’ kid us my ev thing. I call her Jazzy Hepburn with her high bun and sunnies 🙂
Today I am making a laundry hamper for her, one that will hang on the wall, have a ballerina on it wearing a tulle tutu, and a detachable “sock monster” that goes straight into the wash. Ever wonder where all the orphan socks go? Well, no more!
I hope you are having a lovely week and planning a nice weekend for yourself. I have been busy setting up a new home office and also a filming studio in my sewing room. I have some exciting news to share with you… That is coming soon! In the meantime, I will leave you with a perfect visual of the mommy life… Hehe.. This was me last week.
Have a wonderful week my dears.. See you soon with more sewing stuff!!