Documenting my sewing adventures, and the ins and outs of learning to adjust patterns for a perfect fit.

Tuck Tuck Go Away ... Butterick 5886

Happy Father's Day!!

So I decided today would be a sew day planned to make two items ended up with one. I'm doing inventory on my fabric stash which has turned into a mini store and I know why!

I don't buy fabric project specific majority of the time so I end up with yardage that's never enough for what I want it for.
So I go out and buy more fabric.
But I'm learning summertime order 4 yards for dresses
Other seasons 2 1/2 and 3 yards will suffice. I'm stuck with 3 yards of a lot of fabric and I like floor length dresses in the summer.
I'm going through my patterns and finding patterns I can make that require 3 yards or less so I can 
1. Sew up my stash
2. So I can buy more fabric 

That takes me to today project which I thought I could knock out in 2 hours 8 hours later it still needs to be hem but I'm done with it for today.
The tucks on the bodice gave me the blues 15 Seams ripped later,I just said mine will not be like the others I have seen.

The issue I was having is I would sew the tucks and see my sew lines like the pattern said BUT nobody seam lines  else's lines were in their pictures.
I grabbed my sewing book looked up how to make tucks checked the Internet still no luck.

It wasn't until I got to like step 13ish maybe when I realize the tucks created the halter neck line!!! 
The tucks would not be on the bodice persay I wasted 4 hours of my life 😂😂😂😂

My lining is not perfect but it will work for me and after all that hassle with the tucks I did not under stitch the lining.

But the dress is done (minus hem)  I used a knit no zipper needed 

This fabric is gorgeous and the photos do not do it justice.

Butterick 5886/B5886



Butterick 5886 lining
Butterick back lining 5886
Lets talk about those TUCKS, I did get to use my wax paper or is it wax free paper, picked up at Joanns to mark the tucks.






Where those tucks ended up!

Wrap it Vogue V8896

Happy Thursday

I finish my first wrap dress for the summer. Wrap dresses are probably one of my favorite styles of dresses, easily dressed up or down. The versatility of them. And as a person who may or may not run late often being able to grab a dress from the closet wrap it and out the door will come in handy.


I sewed up Vogue pattern V8896, I spent a few hours cutting out the pattern lol. I truly didn't understand the layout they had. After cutting out the pieces, I was left with scraps that I needed to get two ties out of so I got creative, and piece together a tie piece. It works barely noticeable.



Cutting out this dress, has me on the search to finding a collapsable foldable table, counter height or close too. My current table is not working and cutting on the floor is getting tiresome.
                                                               Review
Pattern Description: Wrap dress flared skirt

Pattern Sizing: 18 bodice and waist, graded to 24 for hips

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? yes for the most part

Were the instructions easy to follow? for the most part, the ties, didnt lay right so I did my own thing 

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Love the finished project
Fabric Used: poly/lycra from fabric mart

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: just grading to the hips. 

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would but I have way too many more patterns to try. 
Fabric
Fabric mart
Item # Gray/Sunset Yellow/White/Multi Confetti Abstract Print Poly/Lycra
Love the fabric very easy to sew




I love this fabric V8896


Vogue V8896

Vogue V8896


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