Youtube Video – Sewing Lucky Undies

My mission for the perfect fitting panties continues and I am super happy with this round! I used the RAD Lucky Undies pattern, made a few personal fit tweaks and am sewing up a storm now!

I made a new Youtube video with a review, general fit information especially if you have more belly than booty and finally a sew a long!

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Sydney Dress Surprise!

So the Sydney dress isn’t really a surprise, but this is the first time I have made one for myself!! Momma Mia has a dress or two from this pattern. There is also another one floating around my house – it is in pieces though, if I am truly honest with you. Anyhow, this time I was self sewing and I am thrilled that I did. Let’s just check out the end result.

Well, Hello There my friend!

So the first thing I want to say about this dress is that is it literally jam packed with options. I feel like 5oo4 is second to none in loading their patterns with options. I sewed the 4x FBA graded to the 5x with 3/4 sleeves. I did a 1.5 inch bicep adjustment. I used the knee length half circle skirt pattern shorted by 2 inches. I only removed length from the skirt and not the bodice. I find that even though I am shorter than the pattern is drafted for my side waist is the correct length. Apparently, I just have shorter than average legs. I should have shortened the dress a bit more for true knee length, but I am ok with this length. I, of course, added pockets to my skirt. When given a choice, always add the pockets. This pattern is drafted to have a lined bodice, but I get too hot for that so I used some pretty picot elastic to trim out my scoop neckline. Just measure your neckline opening, multiple that by 87% and that is your length to cut the elastic. I ordered said Picot from LaceandTrims on Etsy. I ordered 2 grab bags of pretty elastics. So many great colors and all were exceptional quality and usable lengths. My order even arrived 2 days before the tracking said it would so I was super thrilled. 5/5 stars – highly recommend.

Oh Picot, you look so pretty!

Speaking of options, here is the list from the website.

  • Regular and Full Bust Adjustment (FBA) pattern pieces are both included
  • Lift Up nursing option included
  • Multiple neckline options!
    • The front neckline can be Jewel, Scoop, or V-neck.
    • The back neckline can be High, Low scoop, or V-neck.
  • Fully Lined Bodice
  • Short, Elbow, Three-quarter, and Long sleeves
  • Multiple Skirt Options!
    • Half Circle – Peplum, Knee, Tea, and Maxi Lengths
    • Full Circle – Peplum and Knee Lengths
  • Sizes XXS-5XL

I am completely in love with this print. I gushed about it when I did an unboxing video on my business Facebook page. This is a beautiful print on Double Brushed Poly. It reminds me of an apron smock that my granny wore washing dishes. I don’t know why since they aren’t the same, but it makes me think of that. Lindy is from Stitchin’ Pretties and not only is it a beautiful fabric, but the Buy 2 yards, Get One Free sale is still on! PS – Laura, I need this is more colorways!

I bought this denim jacket RTW at Target. I can’t believe it actually fits and even buttons!

In case you didn’t know, this dress along with everything on the 5oo4 website is Buy one, Get one free!!! I picked up a few patterns I needed in my collection. What will you be grabbing? The sale ends in 2 days!! Don’t wait any longer! Afflink below!

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The Sydney Pattern

The Lindy Fabric

The Picot Elastic

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Love Notions – Breckenridge Dress

Sometimes I immediately know I am going to L-O-V-E a pattern and I felt L-O-V-E as soon as I saw this one in the design phase. I have never been able to walk into a store and buy a shirt like this. Typically, this style doesn’t fit the way my body curves, so I can finally make my own!

When I was debating on my fabric choices, I knew that I wanted a dress length with long sleeves so I could layer it with quilted gray Oakley vest I had recently made. This fabric was delivered recently from Sly Fox Fabrics and I adored it as soon as I saw it on the website. I love the navy and aqua combo. I wanted to highlight the little pops of aqua by making the sleeves and band in that color. My stash filed me this time and I had to make a trip to Joann’s to grab this fabric, but I was happy they had it and matching buttons in store.

Website Deets-

The Breckenridge Henley is an easy to wear top, tunic or dress. Meant for knit fabrics, this style will take you through all seasons. The neckline is an unconventional henley style that is easy to sew. No buttonholes required! Three body lengths are included: shirt, tunic and dress. Sew up this versatile style with short sleeves, roll tabbed long sleeve, or cuffed long sleeve.

  • XS-5X
  • Meant for knit fabrics
  • Three lengths: shirt, tunic and dress
  • V-neck henley collar
  • 3 sleeve styles: short, long with cuff and long with rolled tab
  • Full bust option
  • Subtle curved hem
  • Trimless pattern format
  • Layers
  • Print at home
  • In addition to the print-at-home file is a large format file for copy shop printing is included for both standard and full busts. These files will print on 5 A0 (33″ x 46″) size sheets. Be sure to instruct your printer to print actual size in black and white on their cheapest paper. We recommend PDFPlotting for printing the large format files.
  • A projector file is also included for those using projector technology

This dress is so comfortable, just enough fit in the upper half and just enough flare at the hem. I love that is swishes when I walk, but doesn’t blow up in the wind. I finished my dress on Sunday and wore it to work on Monday! It is that good, folks!

As you can see the leaves are dropping here, the rain has been falling for two days and it is cold already. I snapped my pics between the very cold sprinkles. I added the Oakley for warmth and my favorite gray boots. I feel put together in this outfit. I love “layering” seasons!

This pattern includes a tunic and a top length and 3 different style of sleeves so it really will fit all of your needs. I have a tunic to share in a day or two with you. Breaking News – The Henley style neckline is a fake. 🙂 Yep, not a single button hole was made so it is super fast. Tami even shot an amazing video to show you have to achieve this look and it is so easy! You can absolutely do it! You need to do it!

If you want to take advantage of the new release sale here are my afflinks!

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Breckenridge Top, Tunic, Dress on sale for $9.00

Oakley Vest 3 different vests included in one pattern.

40% off Love Notions and a Giveaway

Hello friends! I may have forgotten one little detail about the sale from Monday’s post. I forgot about the GIVEAWAY!! Seriously, how did that even happen? Just leave me a comment on this post telling me which Love Notions pattern you picked up in the sale OR which pattern you have your eye on! If you plan to shop or even even you just want to look around, I do thank you for clicking my afflink. I will pick a random winner on Saturday morning!

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I have only been sewing Love Notions for about a year and I already have all these amazing garments in my closet!! When something is good, you roll with it!

So don’t forget to leave me a comment and show some love! Which one is next on your list to sew? Shop Now!!

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Love Notions – Fall Favorites

Fall is my favorite time of year so this is the perfect chance to write about some of my favorite patterns! Today I am focusing on Love Notions because starting today they have a huge 40% off sale going on. This is their LAST SALE of the year and you do not want to miss it!

Let’s start with the Salone Sweater. I sewed up the 4x fba graded 5x. I cut view B as I wanted a roomier fit and I selected the color blocked yoke and elbow patches for my options! Don’t be scared of the elbow patches like I was. I ended up pinning them in place and stitching around the. Then I trimmed close to the stitching to prefect fraying. Easy peasy. I used my duck bill scissors so I would not accidently snip my fabric. I added 1.5 inches length so my fit would be a tunic since I didn’t want to add a bottom band! I ADORE these top. The pretty colors are muted enough for fall and the weight of this fabric is perfect!

This pattern is rated for confident beginners.

  • XS-5X with FBA included
  • Two body views:
    • A- more fitted with curved hem, hits at mid-hip
    • B- boxy fit with hem band, hits at high hip.
  • Optional:
    • Yoke
    • Elbow patches
    • Hood
    • Kangaroo pocket

Next Up

The Ladies Boyfriend Cardigan

This time I sewed for Momma Mia! I need to get her closet caught up to mine! The Boyfriend cardigan hasn’t been updated yet to the larger size chart, but she is on it so that’s awesome! I sewed her the mid length cardigan with the larger shawl collar. This fabric is a looser stretch weave so I reinforced EACH AND EVERY SEAM with clear elastic. I was worried it would “Grow” as she wore it. This will help!

My Next Share is a Two for One

My sweater is the La Bella Donna and it is all sorts of amazing! I think I now have 5 of them and I am not sorry.

I sewed the 5x FBA, long sleeve tunic length with a cowl! (Insert Heart Eyes) I love this version. I used sweater knit from Stitchin’ Pretties and I am obsessed, honestly!

The pattern includes all this fun stuff…

  • Ladies sizes XS-5X
  • Shirt length with shirt tail hem
  • Shirt length with banded hem
  • Tunic length with pocket option
  • Full bust option for both views
  • 3 sleeve options: short, 3/4 & long cuffed
  • Hood & cowl options

Now I will let you in on a little secret! The La Bella Donna looks amazing with the recently updated Oakley. See, I have already done it twice! Plus a new one today!

I love this combo and I think you will also! This is view C of the pattern with internal pocket.

Three body views:

  • A- open front, fully lined with optional in-seam pockets, meant for faux furs and minky-type fabrics.
  • B- Separating zippered front, bias bound, patch pockets. Choose a collar or hood.
  • C- Separating zippered front, bias bound, princess seams with integrated pockets. Choose a collar or hood.
  • All views include a full bust piece option.

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Do Not miss out on this sale! 40% off everything except the Gliss pants!

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Love Notions – Oakley Vest Update

Hi Friends and Hello Fall! The temps have dropped into the 50’s here in Ohio and that means it is time to pile on the layers! Thankfully, Love Notions heard my unspoken pleas and decided this was the perfect time to update the Oakley Vest into me sized! It it now sized through 5x with an included FBA. 🙂

This is your warning, I have sewn all 3 bodice versions and you are about to be on overload! In addition to making 3 vests in this blog, I also used 3 “slightly unusual” fabrics. That mean this aren’t your typical clothing choices, but they worked perfectly! Dig deep in your stash, I bet you have something awesome there.

Let’s start with View A.

Described as – open front, fully lined with optional in-seam pockets, meant for faux furs and minky-type fabrics.

I used flat fold denim, which I found in a recent sewing stash clean up AND my unusual fabric – A shower curtain!! Yep, this shower curtain did indeed hang in my bathroom for more than year and the matching rug is at my backdoor. I also sewed my inseam pockets inside. Now they are secret snack pockets and pretty epic! Can you see the UNICORNS on my lining?!?! OMG!

I am wearing my View A vest over my La Bella Donna which I blogged about here.

OK View B – I made this one for Momma Mia. It would be super selfish If I sewed all these for myself wouldn’t it?

Described as – Separating zippered front, bias bound, patch pockets. Choose a collar or hood.

So Momma Mia got this neat quilted fabric. I am not sure what this fabric was originally used for, but it has been in my stash for years. I am not sure if it came in a yard sale bin or what, but it is PERFECT for her vest! These colors scream Fall to me and she loves it too! Did I mention there is a hood?! You can choose a collar if you would prefer. I took advantage of the the double sided fabric and used the reverse side for the contrast pockets! The hunter green bias binding looks great too! If you want to skip the finished seams on the inside, you can do French seams and make your vest reversible!

Momma Mia is wearing her Oakley Vest over this dress.

View C- My Favorite!

Described as – Separating zippered front, bias bound, princess seams with integrated pockets. Choose a collar or hood.

This fabric is quilted upholstery fabric and it is kinda fantastic. It is heavier weight and toasty warm. I am happy to report that it wasn’t even difficult to sew after I put in a heavier weight needle. I love that all the edges are finished before construction and that outside edges are finished with binding tape! So easy!

I am wearing my View C vest over the La Bella Donna.

This pattern is already getting a whole lot of love from me and I am sure you will love it too. each version came together quickly and the results are pretty fantastic!

So are you ready to put this one in your fall line up? Today only It is on sale for $5!! Such a deal – Don’t miss out!

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The Fitting Experiment – Leggings for Days!

Welcome to September and our next round of The Fitting Experiment. This time we are looking at the fit of a few pair of leggings. Be sure to read all the way to the bottom for a discount code and links to all the other bloggers in The Fitting Experiment!

The rules for this round was easy. 1. Make the two pair of leggings that the group voted to try out. 2. Pick one additional pair that you want to try.

My final leggings are as follows

Eden Leggings from Bella Sunshine Designs – My Choice

G.O.A.T. Leggings from Rad -Group Vote

20K Leggings from Max and Meena -Group Vote

1. BSD – Eden 2. RAD G.O.A.T 3. Max and Meena 20K

My initial thoughts:

I have sewn the Eden Leggings from Bella Sunshine Designs, I was actually part of testing them. This was about 2 years ago when I first began sewing. I made 3 pair during testing and will honestly admit that I haven’t worn any of the leggings since. While they fit ok, they got saggy around my knees when walking around in them and I had a fairly limited fabric stash back then, so I made some bold leggings without many options to wear with them! 🙂

I was nervous about the RAD G.O.A.T leggings since I have struggled with nailing the fit on the few other patterns of theirs I have tried. I also know that when these released people went nuts for them, so I was willing to give them a go.

The 20K leggings hadn’t even been on my radar since I didn’t even know they were drafted in my size range. To be fair, several other bloggers in our experiment had never tried their patterns so we were all pretty eager to give them a go.

Up First Bella Sunshine Designs Eden leggings retails for $14.oo, BUT there is a code to get them for FREE in their Facebook group! This leggings sew up quickly.

  • Yoga Waistband for the Ultimate in Comfort
  • 3 Rise Options: Super High Rise, High Rise, Mid Rise
  • 2 Lengths: Capri & Pant
  • Sewing Level: Absolute Beginner
  • Sizes: Ladies 0-30
  • Up to a 59.75 inch hip

I sewed up the High Rise in pant length. I also did a full belly adjustment, as I do this with most pant patterns. I graded a size 28 waist to 22 in the legs. Still a little saggy in the knee area. As far as height adjusting, I removed 1 inch above the knee, 1 inch from the above hip area. Looking back I don’t know why I did it from the hip area, I need more, not less fabric there. I should have removed it from the legs. After assembly my leggings were still crazy long on me. I cut off an extra 5 inches off the length because they covered my toes.

Let’s talk about the RAD pattern next. G.O.A.T stands for Greatest of All Time, by the way. This pattern retails for $10.00 US. My first thought was this pattern consists of a lot of pieces for leggings. I believe that magic number was 12 pieces. Leggings are usually less than 5 pieces sometimes only 3 pieces. I appreciated that this pattern is easily color blocked and has POCKETS! I figured with doing all these pattern pieces, I am adding the dang pockets! I sewed the 3x waist graded to the 2x hips and legs. This pattern is inclusive to a 70 inch hips which is RAD’s 7x. I adjusted for my 5’1 height by removing length from 2 places, above and below the knee. I appreciated that the RAD pattern suggested adding elastic to the waistband during assembly. I almost always need it and was glad they reminded me to do during construction.

Pattern Options:

Features a high waist and a long, 7/8, 3/4, or capri length option. There are also optional side pockets that are made to fit even a larger phone, while keeping it secure. This pattern is drafted for a height of 5’7.

Max and Meena 20K leggings. This pattern retails for $5.95, but the Facebook group has a code to get it for FREE! Something different with Max and Meena patterns is that your pattern gets emailed to you instead of logging into an account to get it. This is a super fast sew with only 3 pattern pieces with the basic leggings pattern. I sewed up the regular length with the regular waist band. I didn’t adjust for height since the inseam is given at 29 inches. Mine is 27.5 and the pattern warned if you have larger calves, it may shorten the length a bit. So I have large calves for sure, so no adjustment for the height. I used Double Brushed Poly for my leggings.

The 20K Leggings have three lengths: short, capri, and regular length. Three waistband options: regular waistband, cross over maternity band, and waistband with built in pocket.The pattern has a generous size range from Misses XS-XL and Women’s 1X-5X.You will need 1 1/4- 1 1/2 yards of cotton lycra or similar 4-way stretch knits to make a full length pair of leggings. I sewed the regular length with the regular waistband.

1. BSD 2. RAD 3. Max and Meena

My After Fitting Thoughts:

All 3 of my legging have wrinkling at the knees so obviously this is a personal fit issue.

BSD – Eden leggings were quick to make and comfortable to wear. I used double brushed poly for this pair. For a quick sew, this fit the bill on expectations. This is a basic, no frills pair of legging which is great for laying around the house or even pairing under a dress with boots.

RAD’s GOAT leggings really shocked me – in the best possible way. Even though these were by far the most time consuming to sew, they were well worth it. The fit is great. They are fitted, but not overly tight. The added elastic keeps them secure and they didn’t require adjusting while wearing. I love that I was able to use scraps to make this pattern as the legs were made from a front, back, and side panel instead of the entire leg pattern being one solid piece. Plus there is a POCKET! Now I need them in a solid, non color blocked version!

Max and Meena’s 20K legging is another simple legging. Super fast sew. I made my first pair in Double Brushed Poly, but they were painfully tight. I decided to give them another go and did a full belly adjustment as I am at the top of their size chart in waist measurements and went up one size in the legs. My second pair is still tight in the belly area while it is wrinkled in the back of the thigh area and I noticed the fabric became very see through when stretched while I moved. These will be around the house leggings or leggings for layering. With more adjusting, these leggings could work for me.

1. BSD 2. RAD 3. Max and Meena

Huge thank you to RAD Patterns for sponsoring this month’s experiment by providing us with the G.O.A.T. leggings (Greatest of all time). Stephanie has kindly provided a discount for you to try the G.O.A.T. pattern, available in the announcements of Friends of the Fitting Experiment. Check out the group to see how others made out with the leggings. You can also visit the bloggers for their full review by following the links below:

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Sheila for Momma Mia!

Since Momma Mia hasn’t gotten a new dress in at least 5 days, it was time. I gave in! I had just gotten this awesome Liverpool striped print from Stitchin’ Pretties and knew she would love it. Royal Blue and black is really a great combo and I have sewn up a lot of it.

5oo4 Shelia Dress (4)

Sheila is from the 5oo4 basics line. The thought behind the basic line is that the patterns are easy to make without tons of options. Kinda like a skill builder sewing pattern. This makes the patterns perfect for new sewists as well as pattern hackers!

The Sheila Everyday Tee and Dress includes:

  • Regular front bodice OR FBA (Full Bust Adjustment) front bodice
  • Two Hem lengths: top or dress
  • Three Sleeve Lengths: short, 3/4 or long
  • Sizes XXS – 5XL
  • Check out this great highlight VIDEO of all of our Sheila testers!

OK fabric chat:

June – Black and Blue Liverpool from Stitchin’ Pretties. This fabric is a great weight which was really easy to sew. I love sewing with Liverpool because it is slightly structured so it stitches neatly without too much work. Can you believe that Stitchin’ Pretties is still offering their buy 2 consecutive yards and Laura will send you a bonus 1 yard cut of something? She usually picks something that matches. 🙂 There is no limit on the free yardage either. Buy 10 yards (in at least 2 yard cuts) get a bonus of 5 yards!

Black was a leftover scrap. It is also Liverpool.

5oo4 Shelia Dress (5)

This is the dress length with 3/4 sleeves. It is size 1x graded to the 2x and then back in to a 1x. This dress is fun to wear solo, easy to wear with leggings, or you could add a belt for a new look. Such a versatile garment that is easy to wear and uber comfy.

5oo4 Shelia Dress (2)

So let’s run through the options first. 

  • Regular front bodice OR FBA (Full Bust Adjustment) front bodice
  • Two Hem lengths: top or dress
  • Three Sleeve Lengths: short, 3/4 or long
  • Sizes XXS – 5XL

You can pick up the pattern here.

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La Bella Donna meets the Foxes

Welcome back Sly Fox Fabrics! In case you didn’t know, Sly Fox Fabrics has moved from Ohio to Georgia! Katy and Mary Beth (the original foxes) were ready to retire (Mary Beth) and Rebecca Page (Pattern Designer) wasn’t ready to let them go. I know, I know. Rebecca Page is in the UK, so why does she need US based fabrics?!?! Well Sly Fox Fabrics is awesome and there are loads of US based sewists! Stephanie AKA The Sarcastic Sewist AKA The New Fox is in Georgia and is taking over the duties! I know it sounds like a whole lotta crazy, but this fabric is worth it. So please keep reading…

LaBella Donna (4)

I was lucky enough to land one of the first promo spots after reopening! The minute I saw this fabric offered up, I was all over it. It is adorable and I needed it. I loved these soft colors and small floral design and I was thrilled when I was picked to debut it!

LaBella Donna (5)

I knew right away I was going to make a La Bella Donna. I have sewn up a few of them lately and I love them! Bonus points because the pattern was still in my sewing room and easily accessible. I knew this fabric would be really pretty with the Dolman style sleeves and the slightly rounded hem. #Nailedit I loved the finished product. I even decided to fix my hair and wear makeup. 🙂 Must be a really great shirt! I have some serious heart eyes looking at Love Notions!

LaBella Donna (3)

I made the tunic length with the included FBA. 4x graded to 5x with a 1.5 inch full bicep adjustment as usual. I added a little extra swing to my tunic by cutting the neckline and arm and then kicking the bottom of my pattern out about 1.5 inches and continuing with cutting. One other change I made was cutting the back neckline a little lower than usual by using the front neckline for both. This is how I cut. Fold fabric selvage to selvage. Now fold the fabric in half along the length. This was almost the exact length of my pattern! I started with a 2 yard cut. I also used a length of fold over elastic for the neckline. I had this perfectly matching piece of blue left over my my underwear making session last week and it was the perfect length plus 1 inch.  This made me happy as I didn’t know what I was going to use it for.

The La Bella Donna pattern options

Ladies sizes XS-5X

  • Shirt length with shirt tail hem
  • Shirt length with banded hem
  • Tunic length with pocket option
  • Full bust option for both views
  • 3 sleeve options: short, 3/4 & long cuffed
  • Hood & cowl options

LaBella Donna (6)

So fabric deets! This print is called California Bluebells in Pinks. It is on a pale blueish greenish minty background and has the prettiest pops of colors. This is a double brushed poly, but it only has horizontal stretch. The vertical stretch is limited. I had no idea this was a thing, but no worries. It is still FABULOUS.

LaBella Donna (2)

Let’s go over the details one more time…

Great Fabric…. Available here.

Great Pattern….Available here.

This is me….taking pics….while my neighbors are watching from their front porch…

LaBella Donna (1)

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Game Day Jersey – Hacked

 I was playing on Pinterest looking for some inspiration when I stumbled across this pretty little thing. This was a dress for sale, but when I clicked the link it took me to about 912 other inspirationdresses. Dumb! Anyhow, I knew whatever the price I wasn’t buying it because I could make it myself!

If you saw my Last Game Day Jersey top from Love Notions, you already know it doesn’t come with the button placket. Let’s get to hacking. I already knew the Game Day Jersey Dress would have the right lines for the the basic style of my inspo, but I needed to add a button placket. No worries gang, it is a faux placket on my dress!! No one in their right mind is willingly sewing all those button holes for no reason other than to look at. So a faux placket for me. Let’s talk about how you can get this same look. First- Measure the exact middle of your dress. When I was cutting my dress I was conscious of lining up my Center Front Bodice on a middle line in the pattern repeat. You can do the same if your plaid is straight. If your pattern is on the diagonal, fold your bodice in half and mark with pins.

Next– Decide how long you want your placket. I went with 13 inches as I didn’t want my placket to finish at the fullest part of my belly. 🙂 To determine the width of your placket, select buttons and measure them. Mine were about .5 inches, now double that number (1 inch in my case) and this will be the width of my placket when finished. We know

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Auditioning options

that we want clean edges for the finish, so let’s double the number again (1 x 1 = 2) and add 1/2 inch for seam allowance since I am serging my edges. (2 + .5 = 2.5 inches). Now you can cut your placket fabric. Mine is 13 inches by 2.5 inches. Optional: You can add a piece of interfacing to your placket to make sewing your button easier.  I ironed on a piece 1 inch by 13 inches. Sew this together like a tube. One short end and along the long side. Then turn it. If you need help turning a tube, I have a video here.  There are a number of ways to do it. Pick your fave! 

Almost done! – Lay your placket in place and pin it so it won’t shift. Leave about .5 inches to hang out over the top edge so you won’t have to worry about finishing it. (It will be sewn in place when your add the Front Yoke.) I stitched along the long sides and the bottom. I added the X at the bottom for some extra detail. You can use your walking foot here to make things a little easier or use a contrasting thread for some extra color.

Finally- Now lay out your buttons how you wish. I placed mine 1.5 inches apart. I used 20200813_1034399031037354822035399.jpgmy sewing machine to sew them in place with a semi matching thread. This would also be fun using shaped buttons especially on a kid’s dress. Once you have your buttons sewn in place, finish your dress according to the directions. This placket will be the slowest part of the dress I promise! So what do you all think about my pinspired look??

This plaid print is a double brushed poly from Stitchin’ Pretties of course! It is called Adeline and it is perfect for fall! The beautiful coral is a ponte scrap also from SP! Did you know if you order 2 continuous yards of fabric, You will get a bonus yard of fabric to go with your order?? Yes indeed.

Now that you know how to make your own faux placket, let me show you my entire dress!

LN Game Day Jersey Dress Hack 4x-5x (2)
See the little raindrops falling on my head? It hasn’t rained in days, step out the door…RAIN!

I received another fantastic plaid print from Stitchin’ Pretties this month! Seriously, Fall is filled with all things plaid and you better get some in your closet ASAP! Here are two of my recent makes.

Ok Back to the Game Day Dress. This time I made the Dress length which is actually pretty fabulous! I was in the market for some longer comfy dresses to lounge around the house in and this fits the bill perfectly. I am so stoked to wear my fancy new frock!

LN Game Day Jersey Dress Hack 4x-5x (3)
More raindrops ruining my pics! Maybe I should pretend to play in the sprinklers!

Something else you may not know, I just did a little write up about Stitchin’ Pretties Fabric for Love Notions. Did you see it? Here is a link. My write up is number 12. Go Show SP some LOVE!

Ready for some links?

Game Day Jersey Top/Dress

Laundry Day Tee

Hazel

Stitchin’ Pretties Plaid section

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