Stripes and Florals

Tags

, ,

I love stripes and florals together! You should too. In my opinion, they kind of level each other out. There are some many inspiration photos on Pinterest. Other bloggers and sewists have featured their rendition of the mix print floral and stripes. I’ve decided to do a couple of OOTD looks to satisfy my closet craving designs.

My first garment was a simple knit pull on skirt. The front is poly knit floral and the back is a poly knit stripe.  I wore (a very old Gap) long sleeve top with it.

image

Very small stripes and a turquoise floral print on white works well. The bag is from An Extra Touch. My shoes are from a from a friend who was closet bustin’. I must say, they are a pair of my fave shoes.

The second look was worn to church service thus past Sunday. (The 1st Sunday of the year 2016) I love this look more!
A broad stripe and a hot pink or fuschia floral on black is the bomb dot com! Yo, I felt like Tony the Tiger greeeat!. Lol.

image

I also paired my OOTD with my McCalls cape made maybe three years ago. Yeap.  Another print – plaid. I love this look. And again, you should too.
Just a few pics more before I go.

image

The skirt used to be a maxi. I chopped her down to a midi. Much better.

image

image

Here’s the skirt I made for my 6 year old.

image

I want this one too.

Ok smooches and smoothies from Scheryka with Designs by Scheryka

Advertisements

(NOW ON PREORDER) Dashiki in 2016

Tags

, ,

$80 Preorder AND pay for your Dashiki top in time for Black History celebration.

African print has been all the rave lately. So if course, since I like it and all, I hopped on the paddy wagon and got to sewing.
The prints are so gorgeous and some even rave royalty. Here are some of the prints I love.
image

I love the Dashiki prints too. So when I saw this photo.
image

I HAD to make my version. I only had red print in hand so I sewed a quick version just to get a handle on the what’s, how’s, and how much. Here’s my sample version.

image

The legs are straight instead of tapered to the ankle. When I make mine, it will white and tapered just like the inspiration photo.
Here they are side by side.
image

Not bad huh?
I already have orders coming in. This item is going to be hot! I’m excited.
image

I also made am African print maxi skirt for a customer. I love this blue and yellow print. I think I’ll use the leftover fabric to make myself something.
image

Oh yeah, that’s the baby. She wasn’t happy about the photo bomb I guess. Maybe she’ll do better next time.

Until I get my white dashiki print fabric, I’ll be sewing some other items.

~~Scheryka
With Designs by Scheryka

💋💋

Winter’s Shawl

Tags

, , , ,

I love this shawl! It’s warm. It’s beautiful. It’s easy to make and wear.  It’s soft. It’s fluffy. It’s a wrap. It’s…. Mine.

image

You can also own this gorgeous #ClosetCravingDesigns by #DesignsbyScheryka too!

image

Only 20 will be made to order. Order by December 15th for Christmas shipping.
Www.designsbyscheryka.com for invoice.

image

$47.00 plus shipping.

image

Can’t you imagine yourself in a unique shawl/wrap unlike the next? Well now you can. But hurry now, ya hear?!

image

See you soon.

Designs by Scheryka

Denim Pinstripe Maxi (no pattern)

Tags

, , , ,

I’d lost the fabric when I first started making this skirt and was stuck without a waistband and sash. BUT I found it right where I’d put it. Well, kind of right where I’d put it and it had a load of other fabrics on top of it.
Anywho, it’s done. While looking at it on Aloe, it looked… well, dowdy. Kind of Suzy Homemaker-ish.

image

But as I kept looking at it and playing around with the styling, I started liking it.

image

The above photo is how I styled and wore it.

image

Here’s a photo without the sash. I like this version too.
I used no pattern, just my personal measurements. That is what custom sewing is, using your custom measurements to make that special piece just for you.

I know I’ll have to make a plain denim maxi now. I would love one in white denim too.

Keep calm and sew on.
Scheryka with Designs by Scheryka
Muah!

Basic Black

Tags

, , ,

Pencil skirt; another item for the Build Your Wardrobe 6-week challenge that consists of six great fashion bloggers. I am participating by sewing along and I’m glad I did. I gained some much needed pieces. So, thank you to Mrs. Crafy Chic for this fun opportunity.

My pattern is actually a TNT (tried and true). A sewist doesn’t get rid of those. TNTs are the go-to patterns that we know will fit, work, and go together quickly each and every time.
image

Butterick 5466. You see my notes and all. I’ve made versions of this pattern four or five times – it could be more.
I used a medium weight cotton fabric. That’s what was on the bolt. I wrote it on the tag pinned to the fabric when I bought it because I got tired of not remembering what fabric contents were when I bought them. This was also from the never ending fabric stash.
I sewed the black and white view. The difference are the four panels insets. I like that it’s basic but not too basic. Simple too. 

image

I hand sewn the hem using an invisible stitch. It’s nice and very neat.
The waist facing turned out pretty well too.

image

Understitching (the line of stitching you see at the top near the edge) helps the facing stay turned in where it belongs. I serged the facing’s lower edge.

image

Just look at the invisible zipper! The more I do one, the better I get. This one is …. Well it’s perfect!

While I’m WAY late posting this, I wore my newly sewn black skirt with my Breast Cancer Awareness blouse made several years ago.

image

I love you guys! Leave a comment and share if you will.
Until later
Scheryka

Color and Print

I love color! All colors. I love print! Most prints. And I love a colorful print. I made this skirt to try and finish the #buildyourwardrobe challenge. There was no pattern, just measurements.

image

To custom make an item for my customers gives me joy knowing that it will fit their one of a kind body. It won’t fit like the garment was made in a sweat shop… Well, sometimes it can feel that way. Lol But you won’t get an item made for the general mass. You’ll stand out in a piece that was made specifically for your body.

image

For the skirt, I took my waist measurement and multiplied it by 2. For the waistband, I simply added 5/8 in on each center back end. That extra served as my seam allowance and zipper placement. I measured from my waist down to determine where I wanted my skirt to stop, then added my hem allowance which was 1in.

image

I haven’t worn out yet because I’m looking for a coordinating or matching blue/green/aqua fabric so that I can make a top for it. I don’t want a white but if I just have to make that do than I will.

Originally, I was supposed to have made this skirt:

image

But sometimes fabric and patterns have thus talk with each other that makes me believe they somehow get together and influence the sewists mind to sew whatever they feel like becoming. In this case, the fabric wanted to be a mini/midi skirt. I had no objection and went with it. I’m glad I did.

Until the next project.
Designs by Scheryka
How can I be of service to you?

Simplicity Birthday Dress

Tags

, , ,

Let’s try this again. You see I wrote this post a day or two ago and it’s gone. Maybe human error but I’m not claiming it.

This dress was originally supposed to have been my birthday dress. But with several other projects going on at once, it just didn’t make it. However, I was able to wear my Wrap Dress, so that’s cool.

The pattern is Simplicity 2703. Women’s Sportswear. Misses Sportswear

I’ve made the top before. it was so long ago, I don’t even remember the outcome. I kept the pattern so it must was ok.

I cut the 16 line according to my post-partum body. The bodice was a tad big and did not fit around the under arm area. That was remedied by making a dart on each side back just from under the arm. Not only did it tighten the fit, it also pulled back the fabric to hide the little side boob that was showing.

S2703 BackS2703 Front

I used a stretch poplin in this very pretty Sprite Green. It’s been in the stash for a while. Lately, I’ve been stash bustin the patterns and the fabrics. I need to make more room in my mini fabric store anyways.

The final product does look like the model’s dress on the envelope except it’s in a solid. I didn’t make many mods. One has already been mentioned above. I also left of the bias trim and the side zipper. The stretch in the fabric was enough for me to get into and out of with no difficulty.

I like the bodice detail. It has two pleats on each upper sides. It gives kind of an illusion of bust. A simple illusion, though. Right now, however, I don’t need any illusions!

BodiceRt bodice zoom

I have a pair of heels that were given to me by a friend girl that was closet cleaning. I believe I inherited about fifteen pairs of shoes! I like the colors in the shoes. They look really nice against the green too.

Shoe PornNice combo

I’d planned to make and wear a printed bolero with the dress but the more I look at the fabric for the bolero, I want to make a fun print pair of ciggies. But, I’ll see. Maybe I have enough for bo and the ciggies!

Until next post. In the mean time, as I RE type this post SC is under a flood watcha nd warning. We have been since Friday night. It’s Sunday evening. Stay safe and dry.

PS this is part of my National Sewing Month items. I did finish it before the last day of Sept. My birthday was the 27th.

Designs.

It’s a Wrap!

Tags

, , , ,

frontside frontfront view

So, I recently joined the Face Book page group named ThRed and Needles and they in the middle of a do your thing sew along challenge. At that time they were working on the shirt dress. So, started on the next item which was the wrap dress. I have so many, in fact, too many, wrap dress patterns that I could choose from. I went through a few of my never ending pattern stash and found some contenders.

wrap choices

But this one I’ve made before, like almost 11 years ago.

made before

I’ve gained some weight since then but that is the good thing about some wrap dresses, they are forgiving because you don’t have to tie it as tight. I didn’t choose that one even though it’s a keeper and I do want to make it again. I just don’t know when.

Butterick 5850

I finally decided on and made Butterick 5850 view A with a few modifications. Even with my changes the dress still looked like the rendered drawing on the envelope. I took out the side zipper and made each front bodice one piece with each skirt piece, thus turning it into a true wrap dress. The pattern calls for the dress to be lined. I kept mine unlined and I did not finish the hem. I left it raw since I turned the pattern piece toward the selvage and I like the look. I won’t ravel either. I added a button and hole for the inside wrap to stay in place. I cut the sash in half and sewed the two pieces, one, to the end of one wrap piece and the other to the side seam.

Side tie detailfront bodiceselvage hem

I have more of this print for sale if you’d like some. I don’t know how much but it may be enough to make a full skirt or two.

This dress is great for breast feeding because it’s not so tight on the chest. I can just whip it out and baby can nurse. I also made a cover up for nursing. It is so cute and handy. It’s in a recent previous post. So you can go take a look, but I don’t have a picture of it in use.

I wore my wrap dress to Sunday service on my birthday because my birthday dress wasn’t done yet. I’ll blog about that in a few.

twirly tendacies

I may make this dress again but the B view, and probably in a solid.

Until the next project Peace and breastfeed.

~~~Scheryka

Modesty = Nursing Cover

Tags

, , ,

It’s a shame in these days where a female can wear clothes in public with all her lady parts showing but a cause worthy breast feeding mom is look upon badly. But it’s all good with me because I still, as always, will do my own thing. For myself, I prefer to handle a little modesty while nursing my babies in a public domain. But I choose which domain is ‘public’. AND it’s really done out of respect to myself, my baby, and then to others.
image

So you say what’s a true public domain that requires bodily respect? Let’s see, church it’s one. Who wants to be in the middle of a fire hot stepping on ya toe sermon and some mother pulls out her rounded milk filled breast to nurse her crying baby? Ok, ok. I get it. Some one just might enjoy that mild nude innocent porn. But really, that would not be respectable. Or the preacher getting distracted in mid scripture….
Any who’s, my Google search turned up some pretty cool and cute covers.
image

But I wasn’t willing to pay for two yards of coordinating fabric and a strap. So, I caught a good sale and used a coupon ( because who doesn’t like to save maximum dollar) to buy this gorgeous pink, black, and white cotton print from the local Hancock Fabrics.
image

It has a little stretch and the feel and handle of it makes me believe it’s a poplin. It seems like a dream too.
I like the convertible ones too.
image
But since I like things custom to my tastes and preferences I made mine a little wider and the strap can be adjusted with velcro strips. The coordinating fabric is from the stash that seems to dwindle.
image

My old sewing label. I’ll use these until they run out. Then I’ll use the brew ones with the cute lil logo.
image

I may make another one but for now, one is enough.

Until later.
Scheryka @ Designs by Scheryka

RuffleButts N Bows

Tags

, , , , ,

Are you ready for some footballlll?! RuffleButts N Bows is my baby girl line of onesies. The onsie has ruffles on the butt. There’s are reversible bib and bow for the head. They come in an assortment of accent colors but the onesies come in white, black, blue, and pink short sleeves. Only the white comes in long sleeves too.

image

I love making these sets. Here is one set made for a wardrobe stylist’s newborn baby girl. I have yet to get a photo of the bundle sporting her RuffleButt.

image

I ran a give away because I was feeling generous. The winner would have had to like the original Facebook post. Share that post. Then follow my Instagram page. The winner was chose the colors for the RuffleButt. She chose a deep pink and white set to be given away for a baby shower gift. How fitting.

image

Of course I had to dress my own butterfly in a RuffleButt! And since it’s football season, what better way to rep my favorite collegiate team? ROLL TIDE!!!!

image

Of course they’re available in all, if not most, teams. HOWEVER, the world would be such a great place if everyone wanted Alabama. But since this it’s not true and I realize some people are just blahhh, I’ve prepared for the ultimate sacrifice to make a RuffleButt for a sub-par team.
In the mean time,

ROLL TIDE ROLL!!!!!!