Tuesday, February 6, 2018

#2018 Make/Use Nine Challenge

Hi Everyone!

Welcome back! This post coincides with my YouTube video about the 2018 Make/ Use Nine Challenge. While I am enjoying the journey,  YouTube is a whole other ballgame and I wasn't able  to add the pics my inspirations and  to the side. So for your reading pleasure, here you go...

If you follow me on Instagram at @SewMeKris a few weeks ago I posted my inspiration for the 2018 Make Nine Challenge, I was then informed of the 2018 Use Nine Challenge and  thought it would be perfect to incorporate the two. The 2018 Make Nine Challenge is being hosted by @homerowfiberco on Instagram. You post 9 inspirations for the year that you intend to make. The Use Nine challenge is hosted by @don't_dream_it_sew_ it on Instagram, and it where you use 9 fabrics from your stash.

So this is my inspiration for the Make Nine Challenge....

1. The Pencil Skirt. 2. The Duster  3. The Maxi Skirt Set

4. The Low Back Dress   5. My Easter Inspiration   3. The Two Piece

7. The Maxi Dress 8. The Infinity Pants Suit  9. The Wrap Dress

And this is the list of patterns I hope to you for this challenge:

1. Self Draft / Simplicity 1559
2. New Look 6514
3. Self Draft Skirt/ Simplicity 8459
4. Modified McCalls 7531
5. Self Draft Skirt/ Simplicity 8386
6. Kommatia Patterns pdf
7. McCalls 7719
8, McCalls 6515 Self Draft Top
9. Butterick 5454

For my fabric selections, don't forget to check out my YouTube Channel at SewMeKrisB. Until next time!!!!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Dripping in Finesse!!! Bomber Jacket Edition Pattern Review McCall 7100

My first pattern review.  I see a lot but I have never actually reviewed a pattern. So here you go!

Pattern: McCalls 7100 with a twist (Bomber Jacket Action)

Fabric Used: Ankara fabric purchased at AKN fabrics and knit ribbing from Joanns  

Pattern Sizing: I cut out a large based on my current measurements. 

Did it look like the picture /drawing on the pattern envelope once you finished the project: Yes I got held up one part so I made a slight change. 

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern: I overal liked the pattern. It tested me so I enjoyed the process. 

Pattern alterations or any changes you made: I didn't understand the pattern piece 9 and how to add that particular part so I used the ribbing all around the bottom instead of how it is pictured. (Since making the jacket I’ve done my research and my next one will be perfect) 

Would you sew it again: YES!!! The next time
I will line it and I want to make one for my oldest. 

See below  for more pics of the process and how I styled my jacket!

Edit- Since I wrote those post I have figured out Peice 9 and I am gearing up for my second bomber jacket during fall makes. 

The photoshoot was super fun. My daughter Little Miss Jay was behind the lenses and even though it was a little overcast  I can't wait to do it again.

Don't forget to head over to my Instagram page at SewMeKrisB to see my moves in my jacket as well as Like Comment and Subscribe to my YouTube Channel at SewMeKrisB!!!

Until Next Time

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