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New Look 6415 Pattern Review

18 Jan

I made a black wearable muslin of this knit tunic back in October. I decided that a weekend getaway (to the Poconos) would be perfect to sew this up again.

I purchased the rayon knit fabric from Joanns. Wish I had more time to buy online. Joanns is expensive and their apparel fabric wasn’t on sale, now it is 😒.

I made view D with long sleeves.

I pretty much followed the patterns directions. I did lower the neck line and sewn the sleeves in flat instead of setting them in (I hate set in sleeves). I also thought about making the sleeves longer because I have long arms, but I forgot to add on to the sleeves. The sleeves turned out fine.

I like how it hides the tummy and the back rolls, very flattering.

It’s a quick and easy pattern. I’am also new to working with knits. This was a success!

I will mostly make again in a different view.


    Valentine’s Tea Party ♥ 1st Birthday

    1 Apr


    My Babygirl’s 1st birthday came and went. That year went by way too fast 😦

    Anywho, I have some things I made for her special day I wanted to share.

    I love to bake and create yummy cakes and cupcakes for my family and friends.  I have been wanting to try baking those cute little cakes in the can. I thought it would be perfect for my daughter’s first cake.


    All you need is cake mix or homemade recipe prepare as on box or as usual. Can(s), I used 2 tomato sauce cans.


    They do take longer to bake just keep an eye on them and don’t fill the cans up too much. After done baking let cool and decorate. I did a rose design with a large star tip.

    For her party I went with cupcakes in the design of a bouquet of roses.


    This was my second time making a cupcake bouquet but on a larger scale. You will need more than 24 cupcakes, found that out last minute. Got the pot and styrofoam ball at Joanns fabric (used those coupons). The styrofoam ball is expensive I am sure it was 8 inches and so was the pot. I painted the pot with acrylic paint and added sticker letters to create my message.


    Hot glued the styrofoam ball on very quickly around the edges of the pot.
    You attach the cupcakes with toothpicks, there are plenty of tutorials out there. I would suggest decorating the cupcakes prior to putting them on the ball. It can get a little messy but I like the outcome better than decorating while the cupcakes are already on the ball. I decorated the cupcakes here while on the ball. Its totally up to you. Fill in gaps with tissue paper. 

    Now to my favorite! The first thing I have sewn for my little lady, her party dress.


    She had a Valentine’s tea party. Love the hearts on the dress. Got the fabric from Joanns 50% off and used McCalls 5791 pattern, the dress that is being modeled.


    I didn’t make the bloomers or headband. I made 2 simple 5 petal flowers from leftover fabric from the dress and glued it on a purchased headband and on the dress.


    And look at those shoes! They are the cutest!  Got them at Burlington coat factory for $6. Gotta love Minnie Mouse!

    I decorated our house with paper heart chains. Gave paper teacups fill with Valentine’s candy to the little girls as favors and robots made of candy to the boys.


    I can’t wait until next year! Finally get to plan and host girly parties!