This is it, our Miz Mozelle sew along is coming to an end! We have all had such a great time working on this dress, and we hope you have too!
It’s no secret that sheer is in! Here in California a colorful sheer skirt can be perfect for Autum weather. Here is some great inspiration for a sheer skirt of your own!
We just got a wide assortment of sheer stretch chiffons in all sorts of colors that was perfect for this project! They are relativley easy to sew with because they have a lot of texture and they have 3% spandex which is just enough to give them some bounce! These Delfina Chiffons can be found in our Blouse and Dress Fabric section.
We recently got Mod Podge in the store and I am so excited! I have so many memories of my Grandmother Mod Podge-ing her TV tables with old letters and cards that the grand-kids have given her over the years. I was fascinated by this product at an early age and I still am. My grandmother even still has her TV tables that she Mod Podged from 20 years ago. Mod Podge is some awesome stuff!!
The inventor of Mod Podge was a lady named Jan Wetstone, she first developed the stuff in the 1960s in her garage. The name Mod Podge came from the term “Modern Decoupage,” which was super popular at the time. Ms. Wetstone owned an interior design shop in Atlanta, Georgia. Decoupage was all the rage, but extremely time consuming. It was a tedious task to brush on layer upon layer of varnish, sanding between each coat. She did some experimenting in the back room of her shop and Mod Podge was born. She tested it on all kinds of surfaces, she even decoupaged a Volkswagen Beetle using bed sheets!
I was so excited about this nostalgic product Mod Podge that as soon as we got it in the store I immediately started dreaming up all the things I could make with it.
Hello All! Julia here, and I’m going to tell you all about my experience with the Miz Mozelle sew-along!
First of all, puff sleeves and a peter pan collar on an easy to wear dress? Yes please! Like everyone else I was excited to join the sew along for the aesthetics, but as it turns out this pattern is not only cute, it’s quick and fun to make as well!
I first made a copy of the pattern onto muslin. I don’t always trace my patterns, but if I think that I’m going to make the pattern again I’ll take the time to do it. I used muslin because I had extra hanging around. Then I chose my fabric, a Tula Pink print from her nightshade collection, and a lace-edged bias tape for the trim. I liked the scale of the prints and a spooky motif.
Here at Harts it’s no secret that we adore Colette, we also love free patterns! Today’s tutorial provides the best of both worlds! I’m going to show you step by step how to make her Madeleine Mini Bloomers. The pattern is a free downloadable pdf file, all you have to do is download it and print it out. These bloomers are super cute, easy to make and they only require one yard of fabric!
Who else is totally excited about sewing this dress? When I heard that the Miz Mozelle pattern would be used for our next sew-along I was practically giddy with excitement! I’ve had my eye on this dress for a long time and this is the perfect excuse to get off my fanny and sew it.
Before I cut my pattern out, I traced it onto some pattern paper. I like to trace my patterns rather than cutting them out directly because I am then able to save all the pattern sizes; just in case I need to make a smaller/large size sometime later. Also, most pattern tracing paper is more durable and will last longer than the tissue-like paper that patterns are printed on.
After you have sewn up the sides and shoulder seams, it’s a good time to adjust the fit. I put my shirt on wrong side out and pinned the sides in a little under the armpit. I also measured the armhole opening and wanted it a little bigger, so I pinned my cutting line as shown.
Color Block Shirt
Dana wearing her Color block top- it’s stretchy to allow for easy movement whether you’re at work, running errands, or just lounging around. The fit is loose and breezy and looks great on you no matter what!
Alright ladies! It’s the official kick off to our Jamie Christina Miz Mozelle dress Sew Along! So first things first let’s get the dates all set…
Today 9/14 Official Start to Miz Mozelle Sew Along
October 12th (Friday) Final day to submit garment photos for the contest (send to email@example.com)
October 19th (Friday) Winner is announced and is able to select 3 Jamie Christina Patterns of their choice.
Okay, now some rules and regulations…..