Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Malissa Pattern

This cute, bubbly pattern can be made in any fabric for completely different looks. Try it in a orange and brown plaid for a autumn favorite or a blue or red silk for a winter favorite. Check out the pattern here: http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/malissa and the instructions for the variations here: http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/navyred-malissas-malissa-variation/instructions/1
Here's some finished work of the variations by mlssfshn
Happy Sewing!
Lilly :)

Layering Extra-ordainare!

Okay, I know I spelled that wrong, and that I say okay alot. But that's besides the point. The point is, I've got a great new pattern to share with you. Remember my ramblings on layering? Well, here is another great project. At my school, we follow a sort-of-not-really-strict dress code, in which it is prohibited to wear tanks. But, when the highs reach the upper 90's year round, that's kind of hard. So I slip by the rule by wearing short, cropped, light-weight shrugs along with it. Is it the perfect shrug pattern? You can decide by downloading at this URL: http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/the-perfect-shrug
Here's pictures of completed projects:
Check out this LRS (Little Red Shrug) by Brittany Davis
 This cute, floral shrug reminds me of something AE would create- but for a fraction of the price! (by nettevivante)

Got the Shrug Bug yet? Shrug fever? (This is getting ridiculous!) Check out this Shrug by suechtique


This week, I have been quite busy (surprisingly). I still have to finish my third crop top (just some hemming) but I am still looking around for patterns. For my back to school wardrobe, I love layering. I mean seriously, who doesn't? So when I found this pattern for a tank/camisole, I was like, yes! This one even features the option of having lace trim or piping around the edges. You can make it out of old clothes (upcycling) or use new fabric- the options are endless! Check out the pattern here: http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/t-shirt-cami
Happy Sewing,

Friday, August 12, 2011

New Pattern,- just in time for fall!

Okay, first of all, let me just say that I am sorry that I haven't been posting lately. With all this back to school, I have been swamped! I have to read Great Expectations (so not a fun read when aren't even 15) and complete an entire report. But enough of that- let me fill you in on my sewing projects!

Well, I have 2/3 crop tops done- and I hope to have pics up soon! But for now, let me post a new free pattern I found while browsing- The Fall Hoodie! It's perfect for autumn and can be made in any color to compliment almost any outfit!Try making it with a contrasting zipper for added embellishment!
by flosshea
by giunta

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Crop Tops done!

    Hi everybody! Lilly here! Well, I've finished the crop tops, and the photo shoot is scheduled to happen some time this week. Stay tuned for more funshoots and sewn outfits!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Newe Pattern+ Soon to be new top!

Let me just say first off that I am in fact quite fickle. Here's an example- I totally abandoned my dress for a crop top. It's turning out quite nicely, and I am thinking about making one for my sis, and one for my BFF, Lei. I want to get all 3 done by tommorow, but i don't know :).
I also finally drafted myself a pattern. I posted it here: http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/key-largo-tank-dress
It's a supr cute tank dress, that can be made in Juniors and Womens sizes 0-6. Check it out!
~Lilly :)

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Romper Pattern

 Rompers have been a great summer staple this season. That's why I've been looking all over for a good one! Well, here it is, the coveted (just kidding) URL:  http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/the-bandeau-romper-and-beach-coverall
Try pairing this romper under a cute button down with a complimenting fedora or straw hat,and a large purse for a look that is totally cool!
Photo c/o of www.polyvore.com

Friday, August 5, 2011

Peasant Skirt Tutorial

I don't know about you, but to me, peasant skirts never go out of style! Wear them with a cute tank top and a retro belt, add in a pair of gladiators (for that modern twist) and you've got a perfct 60's/70's vibe going!
Made out of layers, these skirts are perfect for using up scraps of fabric. Peasant skirts are usually made in two or more layers, but you can easily alter it to be a maxi skirt.

The tutorial for this skirt can be found at this address: http://www.jcarolinecreative.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Store_Code=JC&Screen=PSKIRT
It's quick, easy, and the end result is surely something you will love!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Ruby Re-do's

I know I posted this pattern a while back, but I the link was "linked" so here it is again, in a brand new post!
Here's the URL: http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/ruby-sailor-shorts
Here's BurdaStyle Member "nattyjane 's" interpretation of these cute maritime shorts!
Here's BurdaStyle Member "ustreetmoves"

Back to School Essentials: Tote Tutorial

Hi everybody- Lilly here! I've recently been scouring the store shelves for a bag to put my school books in. Last year I had purchased a quilted tote bag. It was roomy, cute, and fashionable. That's when the idea came to me. Why not sew my own tote this year?
   This tote, as posted on Sew Gloried, is a great tote for any use or occasion. And the best part is, when you go back to school, you'll be going back in something you made. Talk about bragging rights! :)
   The tutorial is very easy to follow and the end result is as cute as can be. Click here to go to Sew Gloried's Tote Tutorial. The tutorial is coming out in three parts- so make sure to check back often!
Here is a picture of the end result as made by Sew Gloried's author, Lisa Ranae:
The tote also features a cute button clasp!
Happy Sewing,

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Crop Top Pattern

I've been searching all over for a cute crop top pattern, much like this one from American Eagle:
c/o American Eagle.com
                And I finally found one! Here it is, readers! The Port Elizabeth Crop Top!
URL: http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/port-elizabeth-cap-sleeve-summer-top

By Burdastyle member seagle
By Burdastyle member misscontreras

This piece is totally wearable, and totally summer too! As some of you may know, I made my own variation and made a post about it. Check it out here to see what I did.

Happy Sewing, Lilly :)

Alterations: A world of Possibilites

Very similar to the batwing pattern, this "kimono tee" is a possibility waiting to happen. Look at the way these sewers altered this pattern:
                                            Here are some of BurdaStyle's Interpretations of the Pattern



What I'm Sewing

What have my needle and thread been up to? Take a look!
This is a McCalls pattern, M1659. I am making it out of the cutest rustic cotton. I just finished the task of cutting out the pieces- now on to sewing! More pics soon,
Lilly :)

Sorry about the Mess!

I previewed my blog today, and I noticed that there were barely any posts on the page. All of my other posts aren't gone, it just so happens that they were archived. If you want to view some of my previous posts, you can check them out on the drop down menu on the sidebar. Sorry for any inconvinience!

Monday, August 1, 2011

New Skirt: The Helen

Here's a cute new pattern. It can be made of a cute floral, or a light weight denim for your next ultimate fav skirt!
URL: http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/helena-skirt-a-new-pattern-download

By Littleash of BurdaStyle

Vest Tres Chic

 I haven't been uploading patterns, but this post will make up for all of that. I'm updating  my pattern page, and here are some of my cutest new finds! Check 'em out! :)
Here's a great vest pattern I found, for Women's sizes 0-12 !
URL: http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/franzi
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