Happy new month beautiful people! Can you believe the year is almost over, however there is a whole 29 days left. Make the most of it, enjoy everyday and spend quality time with your loved ones. Today is an exciting day for me as I’m attending a Womenswear Pattern Cutting course at the London College of Fashion for the next three weeks, I couldn’t be more thrilled. Will definitely keep you posted.

Pattern Description: Fitted dress has front band and button fly, front princess seams that release into pleats.

Pattern sizing: I cut out a size 12.

Did it look like the photo once you were done with it? Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes pretty much until the button fly. It was confusing for me, maybe because it was my first time sewing a shirt kind of bodice. I ended up putting buttons on top of the band, yeah.

What did you particularly like about the pattern? I love the simplicity of the design.

Fabric used: 100% cotton wax print.

Pattern alterations or any designs you made? Made view B which suggests a detachable collar, but I opted to sew collar to the garment.

Would you sew it again? Most definitely.

Would you recommend it to others? Yes, I think so.

 

Thanks for stopping by…

xo, L

Hi guys and happy monday!! It’s been a hot minute on here and I could mention some reasons why I’ve been away but life happens, I seriously do apologize. Hope you had a great start in the new year. Praying 2018 has great things and opportunities.

Onto today’s piece. I purchased this fabric sometime back and decided to make this duster using Butterick pattern. What I love about this pattern is, its an easy and quick sew. I added darts but went for a loose fitting so I can layer when its chilly. Took quite a lot of pictures but it was windy and I wasn’t pleased with how most of them turned out.

Xx Lekeleli

Hi guys! Hope you had a good start in the week. I have been nursing a cold the past few days, I feel much better thank God. In this post I am reviewing this vogue pattern . When I saw the pattern, I  fell in love with the neck as it has this victorian vibes. A light weight fabric was recommended but of course I opted for ankara just because I couldn’t help myself. As I was assembling the pieces together I realized that the fabric was quite see through so I added a lining to the body. The belt gives it a more fitted look. As autumn is here, I will be including this more in my wardrobe.

Pattern description: Loosing fitting dress

Pattern sizing: 6-14, 16-22

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, its an easy sew.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I fell in love the neck, it has this victorian vibe to it and the patterns pieces are minimal because some times it can get overwhelming.

Fabric used: Ankara cotton woven

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made? I added a lining to the body as this ankara were suprisingly a bit see through and also shorten the hem.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes

 

 

Hi guys and happy monday! I made this beautiful bold ankara print when I attended a freehand cutting workshop. Having learned making dresses using a patterns, I wanted to explore the traditional way using measurements. To be honest it was a little tricky at first but with time I get more confident, haha. Freehand cutting gives me the boldness to custom make outfits.

I’m so in love with this dress, can’t get over it. The ankara fabric is light and yet of good quality. I paired it with these color block sandles. Thanks for taking your time to check out my blog. Hope you come back soon for another post.