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Throwback Thursday 

Hey beautiful people!

Happy Thursday!

I thought I should stop by to share a relaxing photo since we are nearing the end of the week. Also it’s really nice weather today..not the kind to Jump into a beach cover up at the pool..hahaha but it makes you dream of a time when you could! 😊😎👙👒🍹🍦

Have an awesome Thursday! Until next time!

Blessed

UtaVz

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Sunny with a Chance of Summer!

Hello there July!!!!!!

Summer=Good weather for a Maxi Dress!!!  🙂 🙂 🙂

I had the draft for this dress sketched out in my notebook since last year I think, or maybe 2014. This was suppose to be *The MAXI*, my gorgeous, flowy, armed with pockets kind of functional summer statement piece.

I never got around to making it last year. But that’s okay cause I did it finally this year!! Found this lightweight floral polyester material to use as a tester. And I am in love with it. This was my trial prototype you could say. It came out amazing to the point that someone saw it and said they wanted to buy it as is! 🙂 SOLD…..I know that’s crazy right. Sad part I know the fabric sold out. Hmmmmm….. I will go hunting next time I am at the fabric store in event someone left a piece behind. You never know..

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The whole process in my head transpired well in the cut out stage. Very nerve racking since I was winging it basically but with some key measurements involve to ensure fit, things came together. It’s suppose to be flowy but to proportion of the size. So This size can fit a medium and a large. It may fit a small but a belt may be required to avoid a mooo-moo -licious look 🙂

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I am ready for round two and making the second one. Thereafter I will try to get this baby into a sloper and ready for duplication! Ensuring of course I get the measurements down pat and the shape too. It has an unusual shape which makes it flow a certain way. Hard to explain, I just let the scissors do its thing. 🙂 🙂 Cut cut…

Goal reached, happy camper!

Excited to make one for my own wardrobe. I have a great Rayon print lined up for mine. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by, stay tuned in July I have a few custom pieces in the works that i will share with you.

Just keep sewing, just keep sewing, what do I do I sew, sew, sew, sewwwwwwwwwwww

Bless

UtaVZ

 


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Escaping Winter at the Sewing Machine: The Beach Cover up Tunic!

” Take me away, a sweet escape… take me away to brighter days” Natasha Bedingfield

These two Tunics were made for two friends. I can definitely see me sewing a few more of these for the summer. So cool and also chic.

As mentioned in the previous blog I am escaping the winter blues at my sewing machine. Love the fabric, it was easy to sew and  draped beautiful. It is a sheer mesh type stretch material.( You guys know me and getting these fabric names right) I will enquire more on my next fabric store visit.

Both friends were very happy. And I am too 🙂

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Styled with a Necklace and a belt as another option.

 

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Made a belt to go with this as an alternative for styling…

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Taking it to the machine…. The fabric was so good. Very easy to sew up.

 

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So beautiful….. love how it drapes.

Escaping winter continues. New month, new projects! Stay tuned for more sewing adventures….

Just keep sewing, just keep sewing, what do I do I sewwwwwwwwwwww

Much love

UtaC


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Winter Sewing: “My One of a Kind Shimmer Shrug!

Shimmer away with this cool, calm and classy piece. Shrugs are definitely in. A relative to the cardigan, this piece will add sass to your wardrobe in minutes. This was a cool, quick piece. Out of the fabric store straight to the machine type of project. 🙂 Casual yet dressy. Unfortunately this was the end of the fabric bolt at the little Fabric store and as such it is definitely a one of a kind. The feel and flow of the fabric is just perfect. The fabric definitely cooperated with me. IMG_4519   IMG_4524 IMG_4529 The sewing adventure continues. Just keep sewing, just keep sewing, what do I do I sewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww 🙂 Thanks for stopping by UtaC


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” On a simpler note Dress”

Taking a mini break between sewing scarfs and another piece for my winter wardrobe, this little number was made. This was really one of those ” three hole dresses”. A term I grew up hearing my mom use to define her simpler dresses. The dress you would put on quickly and be out the door. Where you feel cool, calm and confident. Yes, I can see that with this simple piece. Cool, Calm and confident woman. 🙂

Background on this piece:

I have no idea what the fabric is.  I am still getting there guys, don’t judge me. 🙂 ( It sort of reminds me of those running shirt fabrics. Quick dryish with some stretch….lol ) I picked it up at the thrift store and wanted to test it out and of course as you guys know, models are so hard to find. hahah :). My model in set wanted a simple evening dress for an upcoming dinner and I figure this would be the fabric to try. That was all I had at the time too. Oopsie!

Sewing time: About 2.5hrs this included fitting as well as ironing. ( Things I see as key in garment construction) The Model tried it on at least three times. 🙂

New for me: Cap circle sleeves. I think they came out great for starters. I will probably perfect this as time goes by. But definitely a first.

Lesson learned: I will probably try this again.I noted the fabric didn’t take too well to darts so I omitted those as well as a zipper as it is stretch and can be pulled over the head.

Let the pictures speak!

In the beginning… where the magic happens, on my floor 🙂

I used an existing boat neck dress to copy the silouette for the dress pattern and applied the measurement for accuracy when fitting.

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Tada!!

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Fab, Fab, Fab…. She loved it.

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I thought it came out well for a simple white dress. The accessories also gives it that added pop it needed to be elegant and not too much.

 

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Overall I am really happy with the outcome for a quick simple dress. I guess as a sewer it’s always good to know those go to styles in cases where time is of the essence. I think I just found one of mine.Very quick and simple. A few of these in my closet can make dressing a little more versatile and interesting.

See you guys soon for my next posts.

Back to sewing scarfs!!!

Just keep sewing , just keep sewing.. what do I do I sew sew….  sewwwwwwwwwww..

 

UtaC