Monday, January 25, 2016

DIY Cute and Easy Fabric Bows

Hey Everyone!
I'm back with another DIY for you.
I know, I know, you've seen these fabric flowers everywhere but I just thought it would be fun to do something from my Fabulous Chev'. 

They're easy to do and takes little to no time.



Materials

Material of your choice
Glue Gun
Pin
Pendant or Jewelry of your choice
A "Sturdy" piece fabric for the backing  


Step 1:
I free handed my template 4 inches. 




I made 22 in all.
You can make them as thick or thin as you like.
I wanted my fabric flower full.



I cut 2, 3 inch circles for the backing, then used a tealight to make another circle.
It doesn't have to be neat you won't even see this.



Fold a piece of fabric and fold in half




Then fold it again




Hot glue tip and place on along inner circle.



.
Just follow the circle all around




Fill in inner circle just like you did the outer. 




Done!!!!



 Just add a charm of your choice and all finished.




Here's a look at it on my Chev', I can't wait to wear her in the Spring.




I hope you've enjoyed this adorable, simple DIY and like my blog, share, join and comment.

Until Next Time.....
DIY IT CHIC!!!!




Fun Chevron Technicolor Coat/Duster Butterick 5952

Hey Everyone!!!
I hope that everybody had a Great Christmas and Wonderful New Year..

I'm back with a very, very festive coat/duster..
It's too cold to wear her this winter but she'll be speculator in the Spring. 






First, let me introduce you to Chev'..
A breath of fresh air, isn't she? 
I went to Wally World for something totally different and happened to stumble upon Chev'. She was just a wavin' at me, trying to get me to notice her. I was to busy on another rack looking at fabric I intended to procure but she was justa wavin'. Then, I looked to the left and she almost knocked me off my feet. I actually ran to her, picked her up and literally turned her around in my arms. I wish you could have seen it, it was like a scene out of a movie.
LOL!!
The 3 men in the boot aisle must have thought I was out of my damn mind.
I didn't care because I knew we belong together.
She was $3.00 a yard and guess what?
She was in the Home Decor aisle.. 
She's thick enough for a duster but not to heavy as a winter coat..




When I saw her in all her glory, I when she reminded me of something but I couldn't place it but as I walked through Wally World making groceries this coat came to mind.
I know I could never, ever find the fabric below but the fabric I purchased was good enough.. 


1960's Donald Brooks Technicolor Striped Vintage Coat.
I know the fabric isn't exactly like the coat but it inspired me soo much.  
I really didn't want a trench coat, I wanted more of a Duster like the pictures below.

You can also wear her in the fall too.


I used Buttericks 5952 

B5952, Misses' Jacket, Belt and Dress

MISSES JACKET, BELT AND DRESS: 
Loose-fitting, underlined, lined jacket has collar, side pockets, back yoke, pleat, and self belt. Optional stitching, buttons and buttonholes

Line Art

Details:
I didn't underline this jacket because the fabric was decor fabric and was a little heavier than the fabric required for the pattern, but I did put lining in the jacket because I wanted a little more  structure. I already have the lining fabric that was given to me by my fabric fairy and it matched perfectly with the beige chevron on the fabric. 







We're all cut and ready to go. 



Stitched and Pressed Dart.




Pleated and Pressed Back.




Attached Yoke Back




Attached Pockets


Stitched Back and Front sections at shoulders.


Side View


Back View



Stitched Under Collar


Attaching Under Collar


All Attached


I know, I know the bottom collar is not pattern matched, but being that it's at the bottom you won't see that..


Side View of Collar



Making Lining.




Lining All Done..



Attached Top and Lining Together 




All Done!!!!!



Back View



Close up View of Pleat.


Close Up of Back



Close View of Top stitched Front Opening




Arm View



Cuffed Arm




Thank You all for being soo patience with me and continuously view my blog.
Please comments, share, and like it of possible.

Until Next Time...
SEW IT CHIC!!!!








Monday, January 18, 2016

Sneak Preview Of What's Coming Next..

Hey Everyone!
This is my second time posting today, I hope it's not too much..
But I just wanted to give you a teaser of what coming next on my blog.
I know you've seen the DIY and Cooking, but now it's back to sewing. 

I fell in love with the fabric and had to make a statement with it. 




Now all I have to do is put the pieces together, tweak her a little, hem and maybe add one more thing. Then she'll be done and I'll have a pictorial for you all by the mid-week. 

Until Next Time...
SEW IT CHIC!!!!!!!!

Copy Cat Recipe: Easy and Delicious "White Castle" Burgers..

Hey Everyone!
Today, I'm here with a fun and easy Saturday Night Meal for the family. 
My family absolutely loves these and they're soo easy to make.. 
I remember growing in New Orleans and there was a White Castle or a restaurant like it we use to go to in Algiers. It's now closed and forgotten, but I still remember the taste and how little and cute they were. Well, I've done a little research and found a spot on recipe of this tantalizing tidbit.  



Here's a closer look at them.
OMG!
Sooo Tasty!! 




Ingredients Needed:

1 Onion Finely Chopped
1 Package of Onion Soup Mix
1 1/2  Pound of Ground Meat
1 Cup of Milk
1 Tablespoon of Peanut Butter (yes)
1 Package of Individually Sliced Cheese
1 Package of Dinner or Slider Rolls
Pickles (optional)
Ketchup


Preheat Oven 350 degrees.


I used Sara Lee's Dinner Rolls.
They aren't cut in half, so you'd have to do that yourself.



Mix Peanut Butter, Milk, and Onion Mix together and in a lined cookie sheet press meat mix into the sheet like below.




Place in oven for 10 minutes.




Take out of oven after 10 minutes.
Tip:
Drain at least have on the oil. After that, sprinkle onions all around meat and put back into the oven for 15 minutes.




After that, take onions and put on top of the meat.




Then add cheese on top of the onions.
I only needed 5 because I made my sliders in batches.
Put make in oven for 10 more minutes, until cheese have melted.




After that, place rolls on top on the cheese put back into the oven for about 7-8 minutes.




All done!
Just add your ketchup, pickles and bottoms.
As you can see, I made my "White Castle Burger" extra thick.
The whole family loved them.




Another picture of how juicy they were. 




Just pair them with fries or a baked potato and there you have a easy and quick Saturday Night Meal for the whole family.


I hope you try and enjoy this easy and satisfying recipe.
Please like and pass this along to your friends and family.
Leave me a message and there's any other recipe you'd like for me to try.

Until Next Time...
COPY IT CHIC!!!!