Tap shorts

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

In the spirit of summer.... I made shorts :)  !!!!!!!!!!
The pattern is Katy & Laney tap shorts.

 I must say they were really easy and the instructions were awesome. There are 3 styles to choose from, and instant download!  = instant gratification!
 I chose view C.  Mostly because I had the right size zipper and couldn't wait to get to the fabric store.
High waist anything always appeals to me so these shorts were a no brainer!

I Made a size 6 according to my measurements and they are almost perfect on me. Next time I'll grade them from a 4 in the waist to 6 in hips.
Aren't they awesome :)

I really love the look of menswear and I am slightly obsessed with suiting fabric. This fabric is a stripe herringbone. It has a little stretch in it, maybe that's why the waist is a little big on me. Not sure.

This was my first time installing a fly front zipper and the instructions were so good. 
The only issues I had making these ... Is that I used fabric that looks exactly the same on both sides. (oops)
My seam ripper was my best friend even though I usually despise that little thing. I sewed a few pieces on the wrong side a few times, ughh.
 It definitely took me all day to complete since I am really mostly an advanced beginner. But I think the next pair will be super fast. I can't wait to try!! 

I definitely will skip stripes next time.  See the back dart?  One of my stripes got eaten up. Whoops. Hello beginner.

I'm proudly sporting them today :) 
Xoxoxo, Lisa

Tova ohhhhh Tova

Saturday, June 14, 2014

I am sooo in love with sewing. Making something handmade gives me such gratification. 
Since this is my very first post... I thought it should start with wiksten's Tova. Although this pattern has been around for quite some time and there are tons out there on the web... I feel like it is timeless and for me, will never go out of style. It works for me in so many ways. 
I plan on making some for the fall as well. Definitely in a plaid for sure. This one however, is perfect for summer nights or as a beach coverup since the fabric I used is pretty light and is quite see through. It is perfect in every way :)
This fabric is a Swiss dot I purchased at fabric.com. It is really lovely and super easy to see with. It looks grey here but it is actually black. 
No pictures of me wearing it yet although I've worn it twice already :)
I'm going to get my husband to snap a picture but I just couldn't wait to share with you. 
Can't wait to make another. Oh Tova I love you. 
Xoxoxo, Lisa 
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