I just wanted to start out by saying that I love Maxi dresses, and so when Maximize May was thrown around as a feature I immediately jumped on the bandwagon. Maxi dresses are so versatile, great for layering all year round and always make me feel classy with all that pretty fabric swishing around my legs.
I opted to make the Isabelle Dress by Made for Mermaids. I do love a good wrap dress and was excited to give it a go. I love this dress. It’s perfect for adding a little bit of sexy to your wardrobe without being too immodest. As a naturally clumsy person who trips over her own feet walking along, I like the tulip style skirt that means I don’t catch myself on the hemline walking along, and whilst you wouldn’t realise it from pictures, the way the dress wraps up means that once the wrap is all tied, you are not going to have a wardrobe malfunction should the tie accidentally come apart whilst wearing.
I’ve used a gorgeous Italian viscose jersey for this dress. I purchased it back in January and promised myself I would use it and not just hoard it like I tend to do with fabrics I love. It is perfect for this dress and I love that the Isabelle pattern has bought my fabric to life.
I find Made for Mermaids patterns highly reliable when it comes to size and there are always a ton of pictures for each pattern on their website on ladies of all different shapes and sizes. I will be making so many more Isabelle’s and highly recommend this dress if you too decide to get your maxi on in May.
Warmer weather is sneaking up quickly! At the change of season I usually panic because I feel like I don’t have anything to wear! I’m so grateful for super fast patterns to get me over that hump!
Love Notions’ Tidal Dress was perfect for starting my new Spring wardrobe! Of course, as with all Love Notions patterns, you can expect tons of options; the Tidal is no different. I love the length options, but my favorite part is the attention to detail in creating 3 sleeve options (tank, sleeveless and sleeved). Also included are bands and binding options for the arms and neckline.
Something that makes the Tidal unique is princess seam down the front. The dress wraps from the back and around to form the princess seam. There’s no side panel. I love this design and it makes the construction a breeze! It also creates a very flattering shape! I am 4’11” on a good day and have had 2 giant babies. Having dedicated points for bust, waist and hip adjustments help to get the fit spot on and helps me to adjust areas around my mid-sections where I’m more self conscious.
So give the Tidal Dress a try when starting your Spring wardrobe! It will definitely be a staple in mine!
Today Jackie is creating a Tin (Wo)man using patterns from Love Notions and Jacole. Keep checking in to see the rest of the amazing costumes we are featuring this week.
Today we are continuing with our Sew Ready for Fall feature. Sarah's sewing some Greenstyle active wear and Kasey is getting dressed up with Love Notions.
Today Jackie and Rebekah show off some new fall fashions. Featuring patterns from Love Notions and Peek-A-Boo Patterns, these pieces definatly make you think of apple cider and pumpkin spice.
Today we are sewing for a cause with the Fighter Tee from Handmade Boy.
Merav sews up Mommy and Me peplum for herself and her daughter which compliments both their styling needs. The Margot and Maggie by Love Notions are perfect additions to a Mommy and Me wardrobe!
Marnie shares her version of the Love Notions Prisma dress. With a drop waist and amazing twirl factor plus several other options in one pattern, it's sure to be a little girl pleaser.
Heather is sewing herself some love with the Riviera Raglan from New Horizons Designs and the Laundry Day tee and Willow Wrap Top from Love Notions.
Marnis shares her Love Notions creation on today's stop on the Love Notions Blog Tour.
It's a pajama party and you're invited!
We've got more awesome sewing for you today with tips of how to stay the right temperature as the temperatures around you fluctuate.
We've got Rachel and Lisa sharing their awesome creations and tips!!!!
We are serious around here about Halloween if you can't already tell. This costume could be the original worn on set outfit! Nicole combined patterns from Duchess and Hare, Little Lizard King and Made for Mermaids to turn her little into Dizzy Tremaine.
Today Nichole is turning her girls into Winifred and Sarah from Hocus Pocus. Using patterns from Made for Mermaids and Foo Foo Threads, these costume are really spot on.
Today Heather sews up her version of Twilight Sprinkle using patterns from Made for Mermaids and New Horizons.
Today Nicole sews the Mama Tara Twist top and the Tara Twist Top by Made for Mermaids. Nichole used a hack to further personalize this pattern for herself and is planning on making more.
Are you sewing for a trip to Disney? Or maybe just for a special someone who loves Disney? Today Raedene is sharing her favorite Disney inspired sewing patterns! Check out these beautiful dresses for some Disney sewing inspiration!
Today Jessica sews the Vivienne dress by Made for Mermaids using some amazing floral striped fabric from our sponsor Girl Charlee. Laura opted to sew the Green Tee and the Amy Skirt by GreenStyle Creations which she chose to sew in some fabulous knits with roses and elephants from our sponsor.
Day three of our summer Selfie sewing series sponsored by Girl Charlee fabrics. Today Heidi sews up a fabulous romper by Made for Mermaids and Maryanna sews up a trendy open back hoodie by Greenstyle Creations.
Today we begin our Sew Ready for Summer feature with designs from Greenstyle, Handmaidens Cottage and Made for Mermaids. Sewn by Heather and Rebecca, these patterns are must haves for your summer wardrobe!
Marnie and Kasey wrap up the final installment of Maximize May with two more amazing maxi dresses. Marnie sewed up the wrapped front Isabelle Maxi by Made for Mermaids and Kasey sewed up the Tidal Maxi with the princess seam by Love Notions.
Today we are sewing our way towards easter with a woman's dress. The Mama Joy has so many options you'll be able to wear it for Easter and beyond!