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4.13.2018

PATTERN REVIEW: MCCALL'S PATTERN 7737


Hello loves.. Happy Friday the 13th! Finally had the chance to blog about one of my favorite Me Made jackets. When I first saw McCall's Pattern 7737, I loved it because of the View A short jacket. I wanted to make it in a beautiful Red fabric.  A few days later, I changed my mind and wanted to make the floor length version of View C, in bright Pink. I was so excited and was already planning how I'd like to style it, until I couldn't find the right shade of pink I liked.. So while walking around in circles at Joann's, I came across this gorgeous brocade fabric and I just knew that this was the fabric I needed to use.. Asked the hubs for a second opinion, and he said, "Yesssssssss." And of course, new fabric meant I needed to rethink my design idea.. (the fabric tells you what it wants to be.. ;))



PATTERN REVIEW: M7730


Pattern Description: The pattern is for Loose fitting lined jackets that have length and sleeve variations. There's also an option for side or patch pockets for the long jackets.

Pattern Sizing: I cut out the Pattern Size 12 for the Body of the Jacket and a size 14 for the sleeves (needed more room)

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern once you were done sewing with it? I think it was pretty close.. 

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, the instructions were easy. Thought the sleeves were going to be complicated but it wasn't. 

What did you particularly like about the pattern? I love the sleeves.. They look regal.


Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:  I made View B with View C's length..

Would you sew it again? Yes, once I find the right shade of pink fabric I was looking for, I will be making the floor length version in the fall.

Would you recommend it to others? Yes, definitely a must make.. It will look great in solid or print fabric.






Thank YOU for stopping by...

xo, Ye

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Empowered Sleeves

3.08.2018

PATTERN REVIEW: MCCALL'S PATTERN 7627


HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY!! 

You Are Amazing, You Are Beautiful, You Are Smart, You Are A Child of God, and You Can Do Anything You Want to Do!! This is what I've always believed and lived by, thanks to some of the amazing women that have looked out for me all through the years. And this is what I try to instill in every girl and women around me. We have to continue to empower each other not matter what. 


Empowered. This is what I felt when I wore this top. I literally felt like I could conquer the world, especially after tackling those sleeves. The top is absolutely beautiful and I was glad to finally use this print that I have kept for years.


PATTERN REVIEW: M7627


Pattern Description: Misses' Wrap Tops and Dresses with Waist Tie. Fitted tops and dresses have sleeve and length variations.

Pattern Sizing: I cut out the Pattern Size 14 (I should have went smaller).. I think the size runs big a little, especially in the bust area.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the website once you were done sewing with it? I believe so.. 

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, the instructions were pretty easy to follow. 

What did you particularly like about the pattern? I love the sleeves.. They are so beautiful.

Fabric Used: African Print from the Stash.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:  No alteration made. The only thing I did was fold and stitch the tuck before sewing the seam on the sleeves. This made it easier to stitch the tuck and press the sleeves.

Would you sew it again? Yes, I will, but in a small size and maybe a solid color fabric.

Would you recommend it to others? Yes, definitely a must have. It's also trendy.



Here's to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them. 

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Stay F A N C Y

1.08.2018

PATTERN REVIEW: VOGUE PATTERN 1572


Hi Everyone!!! I'm backkkkkkkkkk.. Sorry for being away for literally over a year. Make sure to follow my instagram pages (@SewUrbane and @YetundeSarumi) to see what I've been up to. My plan for 2018 is to make time to sew for myself AND BLOG like I used to.. at least once a month. To be honest, every time I make time to sew for myself, I feel guilty and tell myself that I need to be using that time to work on my clothing brand, YS. There's always something going on with it. But this year it's going to be different... I'm challenging myself to do some Selfish Sewing for ME!

Moving on to this FANCY number... I decided to start the New Year with something GLAM and Classy. The moment I laid my eyes on Vogue Pattern 1572, I knew I was going to make it and also which fabric to look for. I loved the square neckline, peplum, and wide leg pants. 




PATTERN REVIEW: V1572


Pattern Description: Close-fitting lined top has front and back peplum and back zipper closure. Semi-fitted pants have side zipper closure

Pattern Sizing: I cut out the Pattern Size 14

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the website once you were done sewing with it? Yes, I think so. 

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, until it was time to turn the lining for the top inside. The instruction suggested that you stitch the neck edges, armhole edges, and lower edges.. Do Not Stitch the Lower Edges! Instead, after you stitch the neck edges, armhole edges, Turn the lining inside, and THEN stitch the lower edges. I made that mistake and couldn't turn the lining inside, so I had to cut the stitches from the lower edges in order to fix it. So my top ended  up being about half an inch shorter. 

Decided to cut the hem of the top instead on using a seam ripper. Ain't no body got time for that! 😁


What did you particularly like about the pattern? I love the simplicity of the design. Definitely my kind of style. And it was so comfortable to wear.

Fabric Used: Metallic Tapestry Jacquard Black from Joann's

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:  I didn't make any pattern alterations or changes except for having to cut the hem of the top, which made it about half an inch shorter.

Would you sew it again? Yes, most definitely. Probably in another fancy jacquard fabric.

Would you recommend it to others? Yes, no regrets.






Pattern: Vogue 1572
FabricMetallic Tapestry Jacquard Black from Joann's
Lip Color: Retro Matte Liquid LipColour by MAC Cosmetics


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Kente Off-Shoulder

10.06.2016



Hi Loves!! Hope you guys had a wonderful week. Sorry I've been quiet for a couple of weeks.. I'm currently recovering from a major surgery (Myomectomy), to remove some fibroids I've had for over 5 years. I'm doing and getting better each day, I'm just glad that the surgery is over and I can go back to being ME! Healthy Me! Fibroid is something that A LOT of women have and some don't like to talk about it.. But thanks to the women that have shared their experiences so others can learn about and be prepared to deal with their Fibroid. If anyone wants to talk or have any questions about Fibroids, Myomectomy, or anything else, feel free to reach out to me.
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The Kasunmus: First Look

9.06.2016


Do You Know What Today is? It's OUR ANNIVERSARY, ANNIVERSARY! Yaaaaassss.. It's Officially Our 1 Year Anniversary and I Am Super Pumped Right Now. On 9.6.15, I married my king. One of my best friends asked me how I would describe our first year marriage.. and I really couldn't put it into words, so I said Exciting.  It has been an amazing year (we thank God)... One thing I think we learned this year is how to really work as a team and support each other. I thank God for our first year of married and pray we celebrate many many many more in Jesus name. Amen!

In the pictures below, I'm sharing Our First Look.. First looks are when the bride and the groom see each other before the church ceremony. Ola and I decided to do a first look and even take pictures before the ceremony so that we can save time and also take our time with pictures. Nigerian wedding ceremonies sometimes takes longer than planned, which leaves less time for pictures after. 
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