All posts tagged: Spit Up & Stilettos Patterns

A few things finished in February…

At the beginning of the month, I dug out a bunch of unfinished objects at different stages in hopes that I could finish a few in honor of the February challenge at The Monthly Stitch! And yay… I actually finished a few! First up… The Greenwood Tank was/is my first indie paper pattern! I love pdfs but it was so fun to work with a pre-printed pattern for a change! I got it in one of her Stitch Kits back in September of last year, then did a test run and cut my fabric in October. Then my cut fabric pieces sat there waiting patiently for me… until now! :)    I cut a straight 4. The fit is great, but not perfect. Next time I’ll try grading out a size or two at the hips, and add an inch or two of length depending on my fabric. Overall, though, I love it! It’s a great go-to staple pattern! Plus… how often can you say that you perfectly match your pattern envelope?! :) I just love this art gallery …

Last few makes of 2015!

I know, I know… it’s halfway through January already. But I’m claiming these as 2015 because they were mostly finished in December. :) First up, a little Star Wars goodness!   I just couldn’t resist this fabric from Knitorious Fabrics (this was my first exposure to custom knit prints other than Spoonflower… it’s very dangerous territory!) so I made some leggings for myself and PJ pants for the guy. Mine were done minus hemming in time to go see the new Star Wars on Christmas Eve. His I completed after we got home from the movie and dinner in time to wrap up for Christmas morning :) Naturally, I used my go-to Matilda Leggings for these (unfortunately they have fully switched over to kid patterns only… which are adorable of course but it’s sad for their women’s patterns which have disappeared – so glad I downloaded all of them way back when! ;)  I went with my usual adjustments (added 1/2″ to the rise and sized down on the waistband). I also doubled the waistband …

A Frozen Halloween!

Happy Daylight Saving today! (LOL… “they call it Arizona” “it’s NOT plural!”… that video cracks me up – if you haven’t seen it take a minute and click the link; it’ll be worth your time). Okay, so it wasn’t frozen at all… it was actually pretty hot yesterday (poor little Olaf was melting!)… but here’s how the costumes turned out! :) Olaf Patterns: Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop Snowman Costume (Free Pattern! but also just learned they sell fabric… have you seen their knit panels… so cute!), Go To Baby Leggings (Free Pattern!), Dylan Onesie Patten (also made here; I added an extra panel of interfacing-reinforced fabric on the inside under the snaps this time and it was a lot easier; snaps are definitely the way to go – last time I made the one with velcro and I think it was scratching his legs too much), Fleece Hat Pattern from Tracy’s Treasury (Free Pattern! — I lengthened the ear flaps and added velcro for the chin strap). Fabric: Organic Cotton Stretch French Terry from Cali Fabrics for the onesie …

E is for Express Aztec Zip Back Peplum Tank

My sewing room is a disaster right now — it’s full of laundry that’s been waiting patiently to be folded since before I went to Chicago :/ Unfortunately, because of that, I haven’t been very motivated to get in there and start a new project. Maybe I just need to get motivated and get in there to fold the laundry lol… SOOO anyway, here I am catching up from May :) Express was an easy choice for E… I love a lot of their stuff. I actually picked this one out a while ago (it’s not even on their site anymore)… but I finally got to it last month and finished it so that’s all that matters, right? ;) Inspiration: Express — Aztec Zip Back Peplum Tank (now out of stock) Theirs: $34.90 Mine: $6.07 (pattern + fabric + zipper) I used McCall’s M6754, view A. Modifications: sized down (based on other reviews I’ve seen of this pattern and I’m glad I did), added an exposed zipper in the back, added a lining to the bodice so …

AVON39 Chicago OUTFITS!

This past weekend, my mom and I completed our 3rd Avon Walk for Breast Cancer! It’s 39.3 miles in 2 days and it’s such an awesome experience. I’ll share more on that later, but I wanted to share our outfits first! Last time we walked, we created shirts and had them printed. This year, since I’ve been on such a sewing kick… I decided to make us some outfits! Patterns Used: Bottoms: Matilda Leggings from Spit Up & Stillettos. My only alterations were to lengthen the crotch seam by about half inch to an inch and size down on the waist (I went one size down from the size I used on the legs and it worked perfectly for both my mom and I). I ended up cutting 3 pair because my first was too small… so my sister gets some too :) That’s a wonderful part of having a sister slightly smaller than me — no worries if things come out too small; nothing wasted! :) My top: Pneuma Tank from Papercut Patterns! I’ve been wanting to …