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Friday, September 5, 2014

August Jewelry Challenge Social pics






This was the challenge beads that were selected


A pair of etched bone earrings



Hey All! The jewelry challenge was so much fun!!! I'm sorry that you missed it! 

As I expected, the challenge lead to the making of some pretty cool jewelry pieces. Please visit my Facebook page www.facebook.com/pijworld to see pics of a few items. 



Join us for the next Jewelry Social at Joann-Novi, September 18th  6-8p. There will also be a Jewelry demo that will take place the same day 5-6p. I'm planning a special project for the jewelry demo. Please stay tuned for more updates and opportunities to gain more insight in the wonderful world of jewelry making.

Please connect with me on the following social media sites.

Facebook: Facebook.com/pijworld
Twitter: @pijworld
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Serena


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Pattern Review, Simplicity 2219


  Pattern Description: Misses' knit dress in two lengths 


Pattern Sizing: 6 to 22

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, but I changed the bodice.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the fullest of the skirt of the dress. I disliked the low cut front of the bodice.

Fabric Used: A polyester pink and white chevron printed knit and the front is a small cotton ribbed knit. 


Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I changed the front of the dress by adding a panel of a different color. I also changed the bodice as well, actually using the back as the front too. I added the front panel because the pink fabric was a remnant, so the design started evolving on.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, but next time I will actually make the dress as is and probably in the shorter version. I also recommend it to others.

Conclusion: This dress was very easy to make. The issues I had were with the bodice, mostly due to me making the back the front. The shift was not hard, the side panels had to be eased into the front. I would make my version again! 

Pattern Description: Misses' knit dress in two lengths 

Pattern Sizing: 6 to 22

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, but I changed the bodice.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the fullest of the skirt of the dress. I disliked the low cut front of the bodice.


Fabric Used: A polyester pink and white chevron printed knit and the front is a small cotton ribbed knit. 


Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I changed the front of the dress by adding a panel of a different color. I also changed the bodice as well, actually using the back as the front too. I added the front panel because the pink fabric was a remnant, so the design started evolving on.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, but next time I will actually make the dress as is and probably in the shorter version. I also recommend it to others.

Conclusion: This dress was very easy to make. The issues I had were with the bodice, mostly due to me making the back the front. The shift was not hard, the side panels had to be eased into the front. I would make my version again!