Food and Fitness

Monday, March 31, 2014

Another Double Peplum Mini

I've been working on this off and on for a little over a week. BUT since the kids are out on spring break for two weeks and my big girls are here I've had lots of other things to occupy my time. I only need to install the zipper and hem the neckline but that's enough to keep me from being able to wear it. Hopefully I'll get back to it in a few days so I can wear it and take pics. 

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Mimi G off the Shoulder Maxi

I've been trying to get ahead of the Spring and Summer sewing game. It tends to be my busiest time of the year for sewing and for personal and family commitments so I thought I'd start now. 

I've made this dress before here and it went together very quickly so I though I'd use the simple design to show off this great fabric I picked up a while ago from Fabric Mart Fabrics for $1.99 a yard.

Check out that pattern matching.  Never again will I try to match a pattern without a walking foot.

I didn't line the dress because a while back I made a long half slip out of a lightweight knit to wear under my thinner knit maxi dresses.  It hasn't been warm enough to wear it yet so for now it will just hang in the closet waiting for nice weather. I'll add pictures of me wearing the dress when the weather warms up.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Mimi G Peplum Mini

You guys know how much I love Mimi G's tutorials and this  Peplum Mini is no exception.  It comes together really quickly and there are so many options.  I have a few other versions already planned.  This tutorial can work for sewers of all sizes as Mimi teaches you how to make custom alterations.  I love the top as you can probably tell by all of the pictures, but I would buy it for the alteration technique and the way she does her darts alone. I've been sewing a long time and know how to do a lot of things. But every time I make one of her tutorials I learn an easier, more efficient way to do something. That alone makes the price worth it. Now I'll just leave you with all of my pics.