Showing posts with label womens sewing patterns. Show all posts
Showing posts with label womens sewing patterns. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

#bundleUP for Women Continues - VFT Ginger & FBA (Full Bust Adjustment)

You've seen lots of Violette Fields Ginger for Women variations during the blog tour . . . 

did you #bundleUP?

For me, the Ginger doesn't work without 

a Full Bust Adjustment.  


To learn more about the advantages of properly fitting your bust & small or full bust adjustment, visit Everything Your Mama Made & More for the blog series:  "All About the Bust"  

So today is just a look at how an FBA can make your Ginger hug your curves!

Oh, and look how cute my new shoes are . . . my first pair of flats!

Show some love to the bloggers on the Pattern Revolution Women's BundleUP 2015 Tour:

happy sewing!
gloria june

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Violette Fields Piper is playing my song

My last contribution to the Pattern Revolution BundleUP-Women tour is my vision of the Violette Fields Piper Misses.  You probably can't take this vision home to mama.   My take on the Piper is what I will call a bit risque.  Magical sewing mistress that I am.

I was pleasantly surprised by the full pattern pieces and at least one sewing skill this old broad doesn't see unless I dig into my paper pattern collection  -- a dart.  in the bodice even.  

This is both a scary but also exciting post in that I was teasing earlier today about whether or not I could "bring sexy back" to the women out there like me -- too close to 50 to not admit it.   I'll take the risk.  Why not?  

I am pleasantly surprised by this pattern.  It reminded me of the paper patterns I love to cut out while watching "Everybody Loves Raymond".  

Its a lot of cutting.  I don't mind at all.  I LOVE paper patterns. Tissue paper is much easier to ball up and put in the plastic grocery bag hanging off my glass on the side table though.  

What I did not like was the printing of 45 pages (black ink only), then cutting & positioning and then taping and then cutting out the pattern pieces.  

Don't get me wrong, it was worth it -- I love this pattern.  But with a paper pattern, at least I only have to cut once.  

I use a tracing wheel and tracing paper --- old fashioned maybe,
but it always gets the job done for me!

Something I've rarely come across since making PDF patterns -- a dart. I was surprised.  Perhaps the PDF pattern revolution will not block out all traditional sewing standards and practices in place -- sneaking the kind of sewing I know into your skill set secretly.   

So, here it is.  

I remembered the sheer blue & white polka dot fabric I found at a Hancock Fabrics "spot the bolt" sale last year (I bought oodles of it at $1 a yard).  Perfect.  

No need for a bow.  This dress and old broad doesn't need it.  

I feel seductive and silly at the same time.  

Success.  My emotions and hormones are cycling in chaos.  

Ergo, age appropriate behavior.    (giggles)

You can still #bundleup.  
The sale ends at midnight June 27, 2014.
Shop here.

Happy Sewing,

gloria june

Sunday, June 22, 2014

I've got the Skinny on Jocole Patterns in the BundleUP!

The Pattern Revolution BundleUP for Women Blog Tour Continues!  The sale continues through June 27, 2014!  If you haven't made a decision yet, look over the patterns available here.

Today's look at the BundleUP is Jocole Patterns.  Two patterns are included!


Take a look at all of Jodi's PDF Patterns available here:  JOCOLE

A Couple of Pictures first . . . .

Jocole Peplum Top, modified sleeves, Elbow Length

Jocole Skinny Pant, Front Pockets, Capri length

Jocole Peplum Top

Honestly, when the buzz started a year or so ago about "Peplum" this and that, I had no idea what everyone was talking about.  I am a flip-flop, tennis skort, cami top styling girl that tills a garden, cleans my pool, mows "the back 40," entertainer of chickens, dogs and cats kind of girl.  I know nothing of style.  Just comfortable clothes that get me through each day.  

Then I realized my niece Katie mentioned something about never having found a peplum top that she really liked.  Yeah, a chance to try a peplum and find out what the fuss is all about.

Tshirt with a twist is what it is!

This top is a fitted knit t-shirt with a peplum at the natural waist and includes six (6) sleeve options.  After printing 15 pages with a smidge of colored ink use (the jocole logo), you will have 6 pattern pieces, one is optional to change the look of the back peplum.  Instructions are very detailed and every possible tip is included either directly in the pattern instruction or via a link provided to Jodi's extensive tips & tricks located at her website here.  

I finished my shirt in 30 minutes: from print & tape, cut & fabric to the serger.  (I've been sewing for 30+ years, and its not often I find a pattern I can sew together without looking at the instructions -- I'm in love with Jocole!)  If you take longer, no worries, we all sew at different levels!  I know I cried many times over the last 30 years struggling to learn to sew!  

My Peplum Top

I decided I wanted to make it one size larger, for layering. 

AND I wanted split sleeves.  

Glad I tried this!  I love the look.  

And I love the sweater knit I found on a clearance table at Hancock Fabrics a couple months ago.  #hoarder

I simply cut the sleeves in the largest size, split each sleeve in two pieces at the fold, overlapped the top and bottom of the sleeve to fit my armscye, stay-stitched, then set them in following the instructions.

Try it! You can figure this one out!

I wonder if Katie will like this!

Jocole Skinny Pants

Girls, how many pairs of pants do you have that, if you lay them out on the floor, look like a rectangle?  Are you shaped like a rectangle?  No, we all have a bit of a curve, whether or not you realize it!  

Fiddled with a decorative stitch on my sewing machine.  I'm liking that special touch!
Jodi has designed the essential easy-on, comfy knit waistband (the comfort of yoga pants plus the style of  skinny pants) one stop bottoms pattern.  I say bottoms because there are seven (shout it!) length options:  shorts, bermuda, clam digger, capri, petite, regular, tall.  And options for front and/or back pockets.  Yep.
I know.  You are amazed.  Jodi Jean Baird is amazing.  

My Skinnys

I found a woven in my stash that had the same leaf style as the sweater knit I used for my Peplum Top.  #lovemyfabrichoard!!!  And I had a lycra knit that I was saving for a bikini, so I knew I would be able to snip off a bit for my yoga waistband and still have enough left for future plans with that fabric.

And yes, another 30 minute garment completion time.  I did not have to look at her instructions, yet again.  (Of course I did look at the instructions -- you may not have been sewing as long as I have and you might wonder if everything you need to know to make these pants & top are there for you -- IT IS!!!!)
21 color coded pages to print, 2 pattern pieces for the pant, 2 optional pattern pieces for the pocket choices.  One measurement guide to cut your yoga waistband.  

For me, a perfect fit.  I do not have to go to another clothing store for bottoms.  Ever.  

(Fishtail Peplum Option)

My Recommendation

Because Jocole Patterns are filled with everything you need --  detailed instructions, photos/diagrams, links to extensive tips & tricks from Jodi on her blog, cutting lines for lengthening/shortening; and Jodi Jean Baird has created a community for discussion and help on Facebook; and, the devoted, helpful Jocole fans sharing their experience with Jocole patterns, as well as their personal sewing experience/expertise . . . (I need to take a deep breath here because that is a LOT y'all!) 

. . . you should definitely Bundle both Jocole Patterns offered in this sale.  

Then, go directly to her shop and buy some more!  

Happy Self-Care Sewing,

gloria june

PS:  Did I tell you I love Jodi Jean Baird?  She works hard for you honey!  Give her some of your money! And you'll get back so much more!   

Monday, June 16, 2014

Another BundleUp from Pattern Revolution is on its way -- and its for Women!!!

I've been taking lots of secret selfies in the last month. . . . all in preparation for 

WOMEN'S BundleUp Sale!

Here's a preview of the garments I have tested of the PDF Sewing Patterns for Women included in the 
June 20-27, 2014 promotion:

Ellie Inspired Spring Lily for Women

Greenstyle Creations Taylor Shorts

Citron Twist Shrug by Candy Castle Patterns

Everything Your Mama Made & More 
Calla Lily Skirt

Four Seasons Cardigan & Duster 
by Everything Your Mama Made & More

Love Notions Ladies Hip Hop Tank & Top
(Love Notion No. 5)

Mark your calendars Ladies!  You can find more information about the BundleUp here:

Happy Self-care Sewing,