Hey My Sewing Family,
Can I just say I miss my cyber friends! Please forgive me on the front end for leaving ya’ll hanging waiting for my next post. It’s been a real struggle for me because…..I truly don’t like winter; no parts of it! It’s a lot of work to getting dressed and taking photos in and of itself but adding the burr of winter temps doesn’t excite me at all. I suffer with anemia and back problems so, I avoid going out during the colder months as much as possible. I’ve made it perfectly clear to my husband once he retires, we need to move where there are no state taxes and the weather is fair all year round. I’m telling you, if I had it my way, it would always be spring or summer.
While sitting here thinking about how much I really don’t like winter my mind immediately started reminiscing about spring and summer. Warm weather, sandals, sundresses, shorts, skirts, off the shoulders tops, tube tops, the list goes on and on and on. During the spring and summer of 2016 I’d sewn several garments and took photos but for whatever reason I didn’t post them. Since the hawk is here to stay for a while, I decided to share those items over the next few weeks on the blog. I hope you don’t mind. Hopefully these will be inspirations for you to start sorting out spring/summer patterns to sew. I will do this until we get a break in this unpredictable weather on the East Coast.
There were some great patterns over the spring/summer of 2016 that had social media popping! For me, it was the year for Fashion Designer Cynthia Rowley! Everybody got in on Simplicity 8124 and I definitely wasn’t going to be the one who’d miss out on this baby.
What Dee’s Wearing?
My sew sister’s had been rocking Simplicity 8124 Misses’ Romper, Peasant Style Mini Dress, and Top by Cynthia Rowley. The elastic neckline and sleeve band; romper has additional elastic waist for a cool effortless look. I made view B, this pattern is rated “Easy” and it is. I cut the medium however I probably could have cut a small if it weren’t for my upper arms being large. Honestly I was being lazy and really didn’t feel like doing an arm adjustment so I just went with the medium. This is a great pattern for new sewers, it’s not intimidating and the instructions were spot on. For the expert sewer who’s in a sewing funk I encourage you to try it. It won’t disappoint, it’s a quick sew and it will definitely pull you out that funk.
I used this beautiful floral linen fabric I got from Hancock when I first started sewing back in 2012. The fabric was kind of stiff so I washed it several times to soften it, please ladies do not use fabric softeners.
New Look 6459
New Look 6459 Cropped Pants that I cut in a size 18 but will cut in a 20 next time. I absolutely love these pants and you already know I love cuffs so it was only appropriate to add them! If you have never sewn pants, I recommend you try these. The instructions are really easy to understand and they sew up just as easy. I used this off white and orange mixed linen with stretch fibers fabric. Do I thank God for stretch fabrics, yes I do!
All Pictures Courtesy of BWHAT!
I just love my Dolce Vita Noel Rust Suede Shoes. I love the chunky heels and all! I purchased these online from Sak’s Fifth before the summer of last year. I’m in my feelings because they are on sale for $24 at 6PM, know that I paid more. If you can find these, you most definitely want to get a pair.
Until we cyber again!
Dee from BWHAT!
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