Wednesday, September 4, 2019

More fun sewing on the blog today.  And another release from GREENSTYLE CREATIONS.  Angelyn did it again and designed a super cute crop top with the most awesome overlay that you can wear with it, or on its own.



I made my version is Size E, Medium.  The only alterations I did was to add 3/8" to the top shoulder pieces of the crop top.  It added just the right amount of length to make it sit well on my shoulder blades.  Other then that I used the pattern as when I don't have to do any altering of the pattern, I really am not that good at that part of sewing my own clothes.

This is such a versatile pattern.  Sizes B-M and so many options on how to make it and wear it.  Check out all the loveliness below.


Fabric: White Swim
(no idea where I got it)
Lining: Nude Swim Lining
(excuse my sweatiness, it was 6:30 am and I had just gotten done testing this crop top in my spin class.)

Racer Back Version
Also comes in a U Back version


Fabric: Red Mesh from Mood Fabrics in NYC

No sleeve version using bands as a finishing technique on the arms and back.  I also choose the waist band version. 

I also made a long sleeve version in white sweater knit.  LOVE!!!

You can really play around with different versions of the pattern.  Check out all the options here.  I think I am going to try a back tie next.
Also added this time around is a printing sheet so you can choose what you want to print, no waisted paper.  Love these.  They make it so easy to pick and choose your version and ONLY what you need to print for that pattern.  I love it when a pattern maker does things like this to make my "me makes" a little easier.  Thanks Angelyn.
The pattern is on sale starting today at the Release Price of $9.50 until Sunday the September, 8th at midnight CST. Regular price will then go to $12. No coupon needed.  You are really getting two patterns for the price of one.  And if you really think about it....YOU ARE GETTING EVEN MORE THEN THAT WITH ALL THE OPTIONS.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Yes Sir that is me in my undies.  Yup, check it out...I am letting it all hang out in my new....

greenstyle creations

Here is the new NO SHOW BRIEF from GreenStyle Creations! Angelyn has done it again with an amazingly easy pattern that goes together so quickly and fits awesome. 

What a great pattern to have in your stash. So many different options.  Low, mid, high, cheeky or brief are available.  You even have the option to put a waistband on it you like.  Tons of size options available. Sizes B-M I am wearing the size E.

The words NO SHOW are so true with this pattern.  Leggings, jeans, pants....they don't show.  And sewing these up are such a joy.  15 minutes and you have new undies.  You will be whipping these up like crazy.

You can get the pattern for only $5 now through Friday.  Everyone needs new undies, so get going!

Happy Sewing folks.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Just a few suits I made up for my vacation back in April.  Punta Cana was amazing.  We had such a great time.  My North Shore bathing suit top and Riptide bottom were the perfect match.  I also used the Greenstyle Creations Centerfield Raglan T-Shirt pattern to make matching rashguards.

I need to keep out of the sun, or really lather up with sunscreen.  Had a little run in with some issues on my back a year or so back.  So, I am trying to keep out of the sun and take precautions.  Rashies that match are a perfect addition to any beach outfit.

I had to do some altering to the raglan to accommodate my chest.  The make up of the sleeve did not fit me correctly so with a little help from Angelyn over at Greenstyle she sent along an altered pattern that had a lower armscape.  It fit perfectly.

I did a little color blocking with the pattern on this one.  Don't you just love color white?  I love how clean and crisp it always looks.

Shortened the sleeves on this rashie.  Looks cute and also...I didn't have enough fabric to accommodate the long sleeve.

I also made up some North Shore bottoms as well as a power bra, both from Greenstyle to make this final suit.  It was really fun and a great suit if you are running and playing on the beach.  Volleyball, swimming, salsa dancing and it doubles as a sports bar for the gym.

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Saturday, July 27, 2019

My latest makes....

I took a basic mens T from WM and created this Solo Tank, designed by #greenstylecreations.  I created my custom design by bleaching out the fabric to get the multi toned look.  I then sublimated the flag on the front.  Cut my pattern pieces and because I did not have enough of the shirt material for the binding I used some scrap white poly fabric I had left over from a recent project.

I love how it came out.  The white bands made it pop.

I also recently tried the MOTO hack for the Inspire leggings, also from #greenstylecreations.  The directions were super easy to follow, like all Angelyn's patterns.  I made these out of some circular knit I got from #surgefabricstore, online.  Love this fabric.  It has great compression and feels really soft.  Also, great for working out at the gym, wicks away the sweat which is always a win in my book.

The color went great with my workout tank that I sublimated with this cheeky saying on it.  The tank is the Bella and Canvas Muscle tank.  It is one of my go to tanks as far as RTW.

One more #greenstylecreations pattern, the Clara Wrap Top.  In a fun multi color/print DBP.  Got a little belly  This was about a month ago, not so sure this top looks the same as I have been indulging on yummy food and drink this month.

And my most loved and sold item from my Etsy store.  My MINI love tank.  This was a short sleeve T, sublimated with my custom image on it.  I then chopped off the sleeves with a slight angle to create this "muscle" type tank.

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