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Fall Into Fashion... Maternity Style..

Hey Everyone! Now that the weather is finally changing in Dallas. It's time to start sewing for Fall and Winter. I'm really enjoying the cool nights with our window open and feeling the nights breeze. That got me to thinking, dresses I don't have any long sleeves dresses. I picked up 2 yards of this medium weight gray knit from, you guessed it Wally World for $5.47 a yard. I also have a swing jacket and dress I made last year from this material.




I made these 2 years ago and still have yet to wear the dress, but I promise this year she will be worn. Just click the link and it will take you directly to the garments.
http://sewitchic.blogspot.com/2014/10/outer-wear-series.html


http://sewitchic.blogspot.com/2014/10/simplicity-1325-ode-to-kini.html 

I didn't use a pattern.  I simply traced a dress I loved.




Then I used a sleeve for the McCall's 6797 pattern for the sleeves.

Sides all sewn up of the dress and added the sleeves.



I also used the neckband from the same …

POP OF MOD!!!!

McCall's 6797 Maternity Style..

Hey Everyone! I'm back again this week with a sewing project I just finished last night. Some of you may know that I'm expecting at 43 years of age and now I'm in need of maternity clothes. Most of the maternity clothes out there aren't too cute or flattening at all to the beautiful growing belly of an expecting woman. Thinking and trying to find something cute to wear to work and out and about, I had to dig into my patterns and find some "maternity-type" clothes I can couture to my body. 
Well, first up was easy, I'm making about 10 of these shirts because they are too cute. This isn't my first time making it and knew when I dug my older sweater out, I had to go out and buy  fabric to make more. 
I went with a black and white striped medium weight knit, purchased from my favorite Wally World at $3.47 per yard. I cut it diagonal to give it a little dimension and to accentuate my growing body. 


It took about a hour and a half from start to finish. 
Mc…

Easy $4.00 DIY Dollar Tree Lantern

Hey Everyone! Just wanted to drop by and post a quick DIY for you. We all know the holiday season is upon us and a lot of us are on a budget. So, here's a inexpensive and elegant way to "brighten" your holidays and even use them all year round.
Isn't it pretty!

SUPPLIES
Candles 4 Picture Frames, any size, I went with 5x7. Paint (optional) Hot Glue Gun Beads for the feet of your Lantern
My first step is optional, I decoupaged glitter over my candles to give them a glow.. I recommend that you texturize your candle before putting glitter on them. Just take fork and score the sides to rough'em up a little, the glitter will adhere better to them. I had my fan right next to me, as soon as I finished applying the decoupage glitter, I put them under the fan. It didn't take very long to dry but I waited overnight. 


You see in some place where the glitter just started to slide, I won't tell if you don't. They still look beautiful at night.

These were $1 e…

Fail on Project Runway!!

Hey Everyone! I know it's been 2 weeks since I posted a Project Runway Review.. I'm really going to have to discontinue it because of my job and pregnancy. At 43 years of age, this baby has gotten me soo tired, I just don't have the energy to do anything. I come home from work and prepare dinner, get ready for the next day and I'm shot.. I'm exhausted! Don't get me wrong I look at it and love this season soo far. These designers are really redeeming Project Runway from last season. I really want to review but my poor body won't let me.. Forgive Me!!!!
Also I've went out of town about 2 weeks and think that kind of threw me off my game as well. I haven't even sewn in about a month, seriously, been to tired to do anything..
I'll try my best to post DIY's and sewing, when I feel energized but for now just look at all of my past post and enjoy..
LOVE YOU ALL..
Tanielle.
Until Next Time... SEW IT CHIC!!!!