FINALLY!!! DIY Plus Size Wide Leg Pants



Honestly, is it too much to ask for a seriously chic, high waisted, wide leg pants? Like seriously? I have had this particular conversation with fellow plus size ladies and we have come to the same conclusion, apparently it is too much to ask!
Point me to a gorgeous, chic, high waisted, really wide leg, gorgeous fabric in a stunning color pant that is made to fit my 52inch hips and you just might be a magician lol. So you know what? I got tired of waiting for a brand to step up and I made one for myself, just the way I like it.

This was my first time making pants but I must say, Vogue patterns V1572 is just divine to work with. So simple, easy to follow directions that I strayed from just a little bit. I love this pant so much, it has been on heavy rotation since I took it off my sewing machine.

One of my frustrations with store bought pants is that the fabrics are mostly too thin for people with any form of cellulite and I draw the line at wearing shape-wear underneath my pants, that is a hard no for me. So I picked this gorgeous linen-ish, silk-ish fabric from the $2.97/yard room at G street fabrics and believe me when I say I got all they had lol! I still have some left over for a silky skirt for the Summer. This fabric has an amazing structured drape and has enough body to hide any imperfections.

For the top, I worked with McCall's M7807 and I did alter it just a little bit but this patten is about to get torn up! I mean, I see a lot of tops and dresses for the Summer with this pattern.

I also used a  $2.97/yard shirting fabric from G street fabrics for this shirt but since it was a bit thin, I self lined the bodice but left the sleeves alone. 

Top: McCall's M7807 I cut a size 20.

Alterations: I self lined the bodice since the fabric was a bit too thin and I didn't want any visible underthings lol. Since I was making the tunic, the hips were way too snug for my 52 inch hips so I added the slits on the side to free up some room and i actually liked it better this way.

Thoughts: I absolutely will make multiples of this pattern, it was a project that only cost me a few hours and was very easy to follow. I am thinking of making a hi lo linen dress with pockets for an easy Summer wear.

Pants: Vogue's V1572 I cut a size 22

Alterations: I did an elastic waist instead of the recommended waist as that is my preference, I also added about 2 inches to the hem so I can wear it with heels. Finally, I added side pockets since I add pockets to everything I make lol, just another preference.

Thoughts: This pattern is another multiple remakes for me, I love how it fits and sits on my body and it was yet another project of a few hours.

Diva Behavior: Plus Size DIY Jacket Dress




I told you guys that I have been sewing up a storm didn't I? Between work, school and family time, you can find me in my sewing studio, hunched down over my cutting table or my Juki (which I am so delighted with!)

This DIY project was for a wrap dress but after sewing, I decided that I prefer it as a jacket. Which is a win win for me because i get to multitask this piece.

I used Vogue patterns V8992 for this jacket and I made absolutely no alterations. I made it exactly as directed and i cut a size 24. Looking back, I should have cut a 22 for a more fitted look but I also kinda like how this came out. 

My bodycon midi dress was also a self drafted DIY which I made using a stretch matte jersey which I lined with the same fabric for some cellulite support and I absolutely love! The fit is as perfect as I always wanted my bodycon dresses to fit. 

Since sewing is a time consuming task, I always tend to stay away from basics that I can just easily buy, but some basics are so worth the effort.

Dramatic Sleeves Featuring Vogue V9243


Cheers to the weekend guys! 

A few weeks ago, Vogue patterns posted a picture on their IG page of a Solace London triple flounce sleeve blouse and used their V9243 pattern as a similar piece. I loved that Solace blouse so much that I could not pass up the challenge of recreating it! Since I already had the V9243 pattern in my stash, I quickly pulled it up and started sewing away. And if you follow me on IG, you might have come across behind the scenes glimpses of this blouse.

I utilized a complimenting ankara fabric for my middle flounce, just because i ran out of fabric since this was an impromptu sewing project. I will say, this was a relatively easy pattern to follow but I did make some adjustments for my body shape (as I do with almost all patterns). 

Adjustments
1. I added a few inches to the overall length, as I prefer my blouses to be a tad bit longer than average. 
2. I also added a total of 2 inches to my side pieces, which I cut in an A-line manner to prevent that snug fit over my tummy.
3. I cut view A for the upper sleeve then cut the flounces from view C and then I cut one extra flounce since i wanted the triple flounce look.

That was pretty much it guys! I paired this top with a basic black denim and gold plated belt to showcase my figure.
I will definitely be making this blouse again, in a solid fabric this time around though. 

Top: Ola Moreena (Made by me) ~ Jeans: here ~ Bag: Henri Bendel ~ Belt: here ~ Shoes: Oldie


Call Me Mrs. Gray: Plus size DIY asymmetric dress


Hey guys! It seems like as the Spring weather is coming out to play, so are my creative juices. Honestly, I am sewing up a storm guys! And I can't wait for you to see what I've been up to. 

Let's start with this grey beauty right here. I love pieces that have any sort of asymmetric detail and I completely enjoyed watching a Victoria Beckham runway show recently that had a lot of these asymmetric dresses and that was the inspiration behind this dress.

I had this fabric in my stash but I originally picked it up from the sale room at a local fabric store for $2.97/yard and I picked up 4 yards. It is a stretch knit fabric that I picked up with absolutely no project in mind but I really liked the shade of grey.

This dress was relatively easy to make so I just drafted it directly on the fabric. I cut the bodice into a slouchy off shoulder and then cut the skirt front into two pieces with one piece longer than the other for the asymmetric hem detail. Of course I added pockets! That's one of my perks of making my own clothes, I get to add pockets to everything! And I love pockets lol.
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