• How To Change Your Dress Form

    Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a great and restful weekend.

    Most dress stands are a size 12 which isn’t a standard “12”, this is used meant for testing garments on models. So if you want to alter the sand to your body measurements or simply want to sew for friend, this is the post for you. Bear in mind you can make the stand larger.

    What you need:

    • dress stand
    • measuring tape
    • pins
    • scissors
    • wadding ( you can this from crafts supply store or ebay

    Firstly if your stand has a removeable covering, please remove it.

    To determine where to fill in the wadding, measure the dress form and measure yourself at bust ( around the largest part ), waist ( smallest part ) and hip ( the fullest part ).

    Cut a piece of wadding, pin and fill on the parts ensuring you smooth out the material. In my case, I didn’t have use a lot of material as I am not so full at hips and bust so it was a matter of increasing the inches around. See pic. If your stand needs more filling, build up layer by layer starting out with bigger pieces followed by small pieces.

    Sew to connect the lines so the material properly contours around the stand

    Thank you for stopping by. Talk to you soon. X, Leli

    Pattern Review: McCall’s 7726

    Hi lovely people! How are you doing.

    In today’s post i’m reviewing McCall’s Pattern 7726. I remember seeing some amazing pictures and posts from the sewing community on Instagram and thinking, wow I really like this pattern already. So I went on and bought it. I opted for the shorts ( view A ) for the start. There’s definitely going to be more garments from this pattern, and I think view D would be perfect for autumn or so. Anyways, let me stop dreaming ahead lol. Did I mention that I’m in love with these shorts, after all I made them ( wink ).

    Pattern Sizing: I cut out size 14 and altered it to fit my body

    Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern once you were done sewing with it? Yes I believe it did.

    Were the instructions easy to follow? I would say not so easy and that’s only because of the zip fly. I googled and stumbled upon a you tube tutorial by the amazing Brittany J Jones followed along, which was a huge help.

    What did you particularly like about the pattern? The pleats at the waistline, think they quite flattering.

    Fabric used? Ankara Wax Print

    Would you sew it again? Yes definitely, might use different fabrics.

    Would you recommend it to others? Yes, most definitely.

    Thank you for stopping by.

    Xx, L