HOC Week 3

Welcome to Week 3 of the House of Curves #Breakallthedamnrules series. Have you made yourself something amazing to wear yet? I hope so! Make sure you are tagging me on Facebook and on Instagram. You can use #sequoialynnsews and #Houseofcurves or #Breakallthedamnrules so I can see you amazing outfits!

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OK This week we have another shop credit to give away! This time Bella Sunshine Designs has donated a $20 shop credit!! I wear a lot of great items from Bella Sunshine Designs. Their size range is from doll size through size 30. For reference in BSD patterns, I wear a 24 bust, which is about a 3x in RTW.


One of my favorite color blocked BSD patterns is this Amelia! You can read about my original Amelia here.


I made this dress last spring and I still adore these prints today! The lined bodice keeps everything in place and makes it comfortable to wear anywhere. Plus, I do love anything with an Empire Waist.


So why does this work? The black in the floral and the polka dots bring the two different prints together. Again, we have to look at the scale here. Large random floral design, smaller organized polka dots.

This dress is sized from 00-30 and it comes with an included Full Bust Adjustment!

Get your patterns here!

LadiesΒ Pattern

Another one of my absolute favorite Bella Sunshine Designs patterns is this one…

BSD Apple1

The Apple Cardigan. This was actually my second ever blog post! You can read about it here.Β 

So why does the floral work with the pink stripes? It all comes down to the color and scale. More than a year later I am still wearing it! Sometimes I wear it with my favorite camo slim fit pants “because camo is basically a solid.” πŸ™‚ We will talk about that in a few days. πŸ™‚

Here is another Apple Cardigan I have made. Again, mixing up my prints. πŸ™‚ My original post can be seen here.Β 

BSD Apple Sophia 24-28 11

Β Here is the link to the Women’s Pattern.Β Β 

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Author: SequoiaLynnSews

I am a single dog mom of two and we happily reside in a small house in Ohio. We spend our days playing fetch, digging holes in the garden, and sewing, lots of sewing. We have high hopes of moving to the mountains someday. The dogs don’t really know that yet, but they will understand. I shamelessly hoard fabric and feel slightly sorry for whoever has to sort my stash when I am gone. I am employed full time in a industry that requires little of my creativity, but basically lets me wear whatever I want. So it works out. I can usually be found behind one of my sewing machine avoiding human contact. I test a lot of clothing patterns and therefore always have a new outfit to share. You have most likely found my blog through some sort of sewing outlet and will quickly realize that I am sewing for a plus size body. For reference, I am 5'1 and wear a range from a 2-5x. Sizes change with every designer and you can't trust ready to wear sizing when you are making your own clothing. Your tape measure will become one of your most used tools and if you misplace them like I do, you should pick up several. I will be sharing the good, the bad, and the A-MA-ZING with you… So stay tuned. I will also try to teach you a few of my tricks along the way. People always tells me they want to learn how to sew. My best advice is you have to start. Just do it! You are going to mess up, you will break needles, you will ruin the pretty fabric, you will stab your fingers, but you will learn. You will make something and you will wear it. Someone will say, β€œI like your shirt.” and you will smile and say, β€œThanks, I made it.” You will race home and make something else. Pretty soon you have made more good things than bad and you will feel proud of yourself and you should. I will be proud of you too. :) Ok, that is enough rambling, I have sewing to do. :) SequoiaLynn

10 thoughts on “HOC Week 3”

  1. Yippee! Cant believe it has been 3 weeks already! Been seeing a lot of great rule breaking 😍


  2. I absolutely love those cardigans. My husband thinks I have a cardigan addiction. I just really hate being cold and they keep my work freeeeezing. Plus you can totally change the look of an outfit with a cardigan! Love yours!


  3. I love the collar on the Dashing Dress on you. It is very flattering. The whole dress looks great, but that collar is lovely.


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