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    Starting all Over with Sewing

    I’m starting over. I first learned to sew from my grandmother. She taught me all about buying patterns and the basics of using a sewing machine and hand sewing. Everything else, I’ve learned on my own through trial and error and the help of YouTube. Though recently I haven’t been sewing as much while I built my other business, GirlTalkwithFo, I have attempted to make a few garments. I use the word “attempted” because to me, they were epic fails. McCall M7774 Pattern The first was the M7774 pattern that I chose as one of my picks from being a winner in the #RoyalWeddingSewAlong contest. Aside from being short on…

  • Interested in making the Vogue V9075 pattern? Check out my review of this sewing pattern & DIY princess seam dress make. #DIY #DIYFashion #sewing #fashionsewing #sewingpatterns
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    DIY Princess Seam Dress | Vogue V9075

    Well, a few months have passed and I’ve finally completed the V9075 pattern in view A. I’ve recorded an update on where I’ve been, along with my video review of this make. Make sure you’re subscribed to my YouTube channel to get an update when that posts! Click here to subscribe. Comment below and let me know what’s on your sewing table! Vogue V9075 Pattern Review Pattern Description:  Dress/jumpsuit with close-fitting, lined bodice & princess seams   Pattern Sizing: I cut a size 16 and shortened the bodice   Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes. A very simple dress…

  • Want some cute pleated pants? Check out my review of these DIY pleated pants using McCall sewing pattern M7726. #DIY #DIYFashion #Sewing #FashionSewing FoAlexander
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    DIY Pleated Pants | McCall M7726

    Of the patterns that I mentioned in my April/May plans, I was able to close out the month with McCall’s M7726 pants pattern in View B. When I originally decided to sew this pattern, I planned to sew view C. This is the capri length version of the pattern; however, after seeing other makes of this pattern, I decided to go with the longer, view B option. Fortunately, I purchased extra material in anticipation of having to make a full butt adjustment. But, after reading Brittany J Jones’ review, where she mentioned not making adjustments, I decided to just use the extra fabric for the additional length. The fabric used…