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My New Website!

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Hello All!

My new website is live! So you don’t miss out on any of the fun, please join me on my new site www.lejanaro.com

On my new site I will continue to share my DIY Fashion and I am adding educational content as well. I am super excited! If you haven’t had the chance to check out my new site, please stop by and don’t forget to subscribe!

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My New Website!

Screenshot 2016-03-18 00.06.27

Hello All!

My new website is live! So you don’t miss out on any of the fun, please join me on my new site www.lejanaro.com

On my new site I will continue to share my DIY Fashion and I am adding educational content as well. I am super excited! If you haven’t had the chance to check out my new site, please stop by and don’t forget to subscribe!

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TNT! Back at it!

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Hello All!

I have to say that I really missed you all! I haven’t really had the time to sew lately but for some instant gratification, I pulled out McCall’s 6886! I think almost every seamstress on the planet has made this pattern because it is SEW easy and you can modify it in many different ways.

I wish that I could explain the torture of taking these pictures! I couldn’t get my lighting right and my hill kept sinking in the ground!

I purchased this strip knit fabric at Fine Fabrics, at first I didn’t know what I was going to do with it but of course I found my inspiration on Pinterest. I tried my hand at bell sleeves but I didn’t like the look, so I ended up adding elastic. I hope you enjoy this look as much as I do.

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Vogue 9159

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Happy Monday!

Well let me get right to it. Have you ever had a project that you just knew you had the perfect fabric in your stash?! Well that is how I felt about this project, unfortunately I did not have enough fabric for the sleeves and facings! However, I was not going to let that stop me! Here is my inspiration picture:

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Photo Credit: nyandcompany

This is Vogue 9159 and I am absolutely in love with it! The pattern was quick and easy to sew up and I plan to make another version in a solid color. I found this fabric on the value table at Hancock Fabrics and the pants are from New York & Company. I hope you enjoy this look as much as I do!

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Simplicity 1317 Modified

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Hello all! Today’s DIY is Simplicity 1317 modified. This is a shirt that I lengthened into a dress. I followed the Mimi G Lace Knit Dress October 2015 sew-along to accomplish this look. I absolutely love the fabric she used, and I remembered that Fine Fabrics had a  similar print. I also use this pattern to make a shirt using an argyle grey and pink fabric. You can check out the pattern review here.

I have to admit that I really like this pattern because the instructions are very straightforward. It was also easy to lengthen the pattern following Mimi G’s tutorial. However I had to take into account my hips when lengthening this pattern, so instead of going straight down I drew the line at an angle.

I think that I will make one more version of this pattern using a grey and black argyle print next time. I just have to decide whether I want it to be a dress or shirt. See you soon!

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Kwik Sew 3717 + Pattern Review

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Hello all! So I have to admit I have a new obsession with Kwik Sew patterns. I say this is a new obsession because I didn’t want to pay $11.99 or $6.99 for their patterns. However I have come to my senses. I was very pleased with their last sale of $3.99 at Jo-Ann Fabric.

This is Kwik Sew 3717. I must say this is one of the easiest patterns I have come across. It is pretty much one big circle with two circles on each side for your arm holes. You can choose to use two different fabrics for this pattern or you can use one fabric that is the same on both sides. I decided to do both. Check out the pattern review and pictures below:

Pattern Description: Vests

Fabric used: Ponte knit

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done? Yes

What size did you cut? Medium, but I will cut the arm hole to a small next time.

Level of difficulty: Easy

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like how you can do one color or contrasting colors for this vest.

Pattern alterations or design changes: I didn’t make any changes, however I will cut a smaller size next time because the arm holes are too big for me.

Would you sew it again? Yes I plan to make a ton of these!

Would you recommend it for others? Absolutely!

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DIY Pencil Skirt

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I love pencil skirts! I believe a pencil skirt is one of the sexiest things a woman can wear, confidence being number one.

I made this pencil skirt using one of Stylesewme tutorials on YouTube. In this tutorial Eryn walks you through each step from taking your measurements, drafting the pattern, and the sewing skirt. She even created a PDF document so that you can jot down your measurements for future use. You can check out the video here.

I love the way the skirt turned out. I will definitely be adding more of these to my wardrobe.

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