I wore the lipstick right after receiving it, and I fell in love. The packaging, the shape of the tube, all of it made me very happy, and feel absolutely glamorous. Red Velvet is a gorgeous color reminiscent of the mid 40’s, and I was very happy at how it looks with my complexion.
It’s a very smooth application process. I use the pointed edge of the lipstick to line my lips, and then fill it all out. I then blot with a tissue, and go about my way!
It keeps my lips very hydrated, and the only time I experienced dryness, is when it was an exceptionally windy day. I combated that by wiping some lipstick away, and re-applying.
It should be known, this lipstick will get on everything. There are little tips and tricks to get your lipstick to not end up being your next way of marking your territory, but I didn’t feel like utilizing them. Though, I will say, it makes an amazing kiss mark, and lasts through out the day of eating and being very animated.
Thank you all for reading!
Note- This product was purchased with my own money, I am receiving no compensation from Besame Cosmetics for this review. I have used an affiliate link in this post.
January is here, thus I must make a plaid shirt. Well not really but I made one last January, seen here, but that one was flannel and this one is not. Ok, let’s get it out of the way – I found this fabric at a garage sale. Yep, last summer just st…read more
Just a quick post showing the advantage of using a pressing roll. I’m assuming you know an ironing board and iron are as important as a sewing machine. I guess as much time is spent pressing seams as sewing them (even more perhaps?)
Two seams in a test piece of my ponte knit. No significant difference on the wrong side.
Same seams on the right side:
The seam on the right was pressed on a pressing roll, the left one flat on the ironing board. The imprint when ironed flat is visible in this fabric when ironed flat. This does not happen using a pressing roll. A roll could be made from a piece of round wood (broomstick) with a towel around it.read more
Here’s my first garment for the Burda Challenge. This is exactly why I love this challenge. This is never a pattern I would have picked out on my own. I’m more of the tight, figure-hugging silhouette kind of gal. This skirt is definitely not that. However, since I had to pick one out of the January Burda, I figured I’d give it a try. Turns out, I really like it! This is Burda 01-2015 #109. I made my typical size 34.
I used a stretch wool from Fabric Mart to make the skirt. I think the full sides are a fun touch. It’s a very girly skirt. In the magazine, they used unfinished edges for the hems. I just added seam allowances and did a simple turn-up, stitched hem. The top is a Jalie 2805, but I’ll talk about that in a second.
This is just another standard t-shirt, Jalie 2805. This is a great pattern. Jalie makes their patterns in sizes 2T to Women’s sizes. Mine is a size R. I bought this thin sweater knit from FabricMart when they were having a Black Friday sale. It’s black and tan.
On the back left shoulder, I added some reverse applique. You can see it in one of the pictures above. I don’t know if I love it, or think it makes the shirt look homemade. I was thinking with all the hearts, it needed something. Maybe this wasn’t the something it needed. However, since it’s on the back, I forget about it, so I don’t really worry about it anyway.
Come on Ladies! Get those January pieces done!!!read more
In my first post of the new year I mentioned I wanted to sew more clothes that mix and match. With the first three garments this year I made a good start. First a pencil skirt in a boucle fabric with a lot of colors in it: from off-white to a deep warm red and a lot ot shades in between. A good basic to start with. The fabric I bought as a remnant piece at a market a few years ago. It’s strange how the weave suggests an off-grain in the photos. It is cut on the grain (taking out a thread at the start of the fabric, cutting along that cut out thread and then making sure the pattern pieces are on the grain before cutting).
The second one is a top to go with it, McCall’s 6513 that I made last year when the pattern was recommended to me by one of my sewing friends.
And last the Sienna jacket from StyleArc. Too big in the back and I did take in the center seam and re-cut the collar. I MUST learn to use a size or two smaller and do a fba, OR make my own pattern. I quite like it though. It’s made from a thicker wool jersey (the pattern calls for a woven fabric). I thought it might work with this fabric and it does, making it dressier than a cardigan but just as comfortable and warm. This pattern will be used again after I altered the back.
I have a lovely jacquard weave fabric for a skirt in the same color as the McCall’s shirt. That’s one of the next projects. After the dress that is. Thank you all for your ‘votes’ on this. The dress is cut and I’m off to work on it this afternoon.read more
To kickstart the monthly pattern stash interviews Kestrel Makes and I have planned for the Vintage Sewing Pattern Pledge, I’m sharing my own collection today. But first, I want to thank the 120+ of you who have already signed up! What really …read more
I had forgotten how quickly a simple 5 pattern piece garment can come together…. and is there anything more frivolously fun than sewing a dress for a special occasion? I savoured making this dress, as this wedding I wore it too is probably the last I’ll get to attend for a very long time. The dress […]read more
Over the Christmas break I decided to take myself down to Melbourne for a few days. Now that I sew I ALWAYS stop into Tessuti located conveniently on Flinders Lane (my favourtie lane) in Melbourne’s CBD. I LOVE the Melbourne Tessuti store – so bi…read more
Join us! A group of us from PatternReview.com are going to participate in the Burda Challenge for 2015.
Each month we will attempt to make at least one garment from that month’s magazine (January garment from the January 2015 Burda magazine). You can also opt to stick with the month but use whatever year you want. (January garment in January, but from whatever year you choose).
Because it’s fun, and motivating. It’s easy to be motivated when you know others are waiting to see your monthly garment. It forces you to use your current magazine and perhaps delve into unknown territory. I know I’m doing a different type of silhouette this month just to try it out.
The Badge and HTML
Look at me trying to get all creative! I made a badge! It’s not very artistic or technical, but feel free to steal it and post it on your blog if you want. It links back to this page so other people can read the “rules” and see why we do it. I will also link to other people’s blog so we can see what everyone else is doing. I think it’ll be fun. (If someone wants to make a more blingy badge, go for it. I just wrote a whole blog post yesterday about how I’m not creative!)
Who’s Sewing Along??
Chris at http://makeandwear.wordpress.com
Elaray at http://anothercreation.blogspot.com
NikkeeErinn at https://eridelaphi.wordpress.com/
nothy lane at www.aftagley.blogspot.ca
lakaribane at http://fashionmate.blogspot.com
michelle at http://www.laurensvirtualworld.blogspot.com/
Nakisha at www.sewcraftychemist.blogspot.com
Kristen at http://www.sunnysewing.blogspot.com/
NancyD at sewinginsurfcity.blogspot.com
Valerie at lifeamidstthechaos.wordpress.com
P E Hudson
jvenegas85 at http://www.livelaughandsew.wordpress.com
okie2thdoc at http://okie2thfairy.blogspot.com/
Paulinakoss at www.sewuthinkucan.blogspot.com
Shawnta at shawntasews.com
Kristy at http://www.loweryourpresserfoot.blogspot.com/
Geo P at https://facutinsufragerie.wordpress.com/
Hila at https://saturdaynightstitch.wordpress.com/
Sewing Svetaat http://sewingsveta.blogspot.ca/
1luv2sew61 at http://sosewsimple.blogspot.com/
Carmen at www.seecarmensew.wordpress.com
Constance at sewingcurves.wordpress.com
Stacy at BackpacksandaBernina.blogspot.com
Vanesa at elbotondorado.blogspot.com
Gita at http://voyageofcreativity.blogspot.com/
Tea at email@example.com
Vicki at http://thepincushionchronicle.blogspot.com/
Helenabee at www.grayallday.com
Aline at http://aaltjesdraadstaaltjes.blogspot.nl/
Threadie at http://uponathread.blogspot.fr/
Gail at sewfullofsoul.blogspot.ca
Nico at http://plaidthursdays.com
Eulalia at www.lovelylaia.blogspot.com
Heather at http://rainydayparent.blogspot.com/
Begum Sen at www.terzibegum.blogspot.com
Caroline at https://carolinesstitchin.wordpress.com/
(Please, please let me know if you blog somewhere and it’s not listed. I got a lot of names and a lot of blogs, and I pulled some from PatternReview. Like Mrs. Smith, I know you have a blog, I read the darn thing, I just can’t remember the name!!)
Let the fun begin! If you want to be added to the list, let me know in the comments. Some of you I know and other I don’t. Be sure to give me your blog name so I can link to it! Some of the above information I took from PatternReview, if you don’t want it up on my blog or if I screwed it up, let me know!!read more
Heeeeeeey it’s Friday! Has this week not lasted, like, a MONTH?! I mean, seriously? It may have felt this way because it was another week of all-day meetings, and another week with two days sequestered in a central London basement. I really struggled t…read more
I started the creative assignments last year to push myself creatively, just a little bit. Many of you joined in, sewing eggs, snapping pictures, drawing patterns, and making other random & awesome things. More of you have been watching from the sidelines–which is totally fine!–but I want you to jump in too. I thought if I updated the […]read more
I find the Lotta to be such a cute design. The pattern is very well drafted and the instructions very clear with very detailed photo illustrations. There are three pocket design variations, three back closure options and a sleeveless version that can be used with Compagnie M’s Mara Blouse or Louisa Dress sleeve pattern. I however chose the “classic Lotta look” and eliminated the neck detail and went with a jewel neckline that I decorated with an iron-on glitter tattoo from Supercut. She likes sparkly things.
I french seamed the side seams and machine hemmed with a blind hem stitch. I used the fabrics I got as a prize from Katy&Laney – part of a Tap Shorts care package. It is a polka dot organic cotton and a cotton lining with cats! I loved it but arrived at the end of the summer and I just couldn’t wait any longer to cut into it. Sorry … It would have made beautiful tap shorts though.
RECAP Pattern: Lotta Dress by Compagnie M available in english, dutch, german and french Fabric: medium/heavy weight Japanese organic cotton fabric, cotton lining fabric Notions: 3 buttons, 1 iron-on glitter tattoo Mods: replaced the neckline with a simple jewel neckline
She loved it and wanted to wear it right away, although I must admit it is a bit big right now … by this spring is going to be perfect.
Thank you for visiting. I would love to hear your opinion.
Trovo il vestitino Lotta molto carino. Il cartamodello è disegnato molto bene e le istruzioni molto chiare e corredate di foto-illustrazioni dettagliate. Il cartamodello include tre variazioni diverse per le tasche, tre varianti di chiusura dietro ed una versione senza maniche. Io ho scelto il “look classico Lotta” eliminando però il taglio decorativo del collo – sono andata con un girocollo semplice che ho decorato con un piccolo adesivo mini tattoo glitter presi da Supercut. Alla piccola piacciono i luccichii.
Ho fatto cuciture inglesi (ottimo tutorial qui) lungo i lati e l’orlo a macchina con un punto orlo invisibile. Ho usato un tessuto medio-pesante a pois in cottone organico ed un tessuto da fodera in cottone stampato con disegni di gatti!!!
RECAP C.M.: Lotta Dress di Compagnie M disponibile in inglese, olandese, tedesco e francese Tessuto: tessuto medio-pesante in cottone organico giapponese, tessuto da fodera in cottone Merceria: 3 bottoni, 1 adesivo glitter tattoo Mods: ho modificato il collo in girocollo semplice
Le è piaciuto molto insistendo ad indossarlo subito anche se devo ammettere che le sta un po’ largo … per questa primavera sarà perfetto. p.s. Compagnie M ha appena rilasciato la versione in italiano del Vestito Louisa!!!
Grazie della visita. Mi piacerebbe moltissimo sentire la vostra opinione.
I know, it’s January. Christmas is over. Or hasn’t happened yet. Or something. But here’s the deal: I have a few Christmasy things I’ve made that I want to show, and I’m going to do it even though it’s January. First up, this quilt. I didn’t sew this in time for Christmas. In fact, I didn’t even start it until December was over. But I did buy the fabric in December. December 2010,read more
Susan Khalje teamed up with Rhonda Buss for a mini workshop in Chicago. How cool is that? I had the pleasure of being one of the fortunate souls (sewists) who attended the sold out workshop last November. The group gathered at Soutache …read more
To my surprise there are a lot of you interested in Home Dec sewing. Which maybe shouldn’t be a surprise. After all if we have a typical wardrobe we don’t wear the same clothes every day, but those sofa pillows, duvet covers and curtains are right ther…read more
Le tissu de chez Camillette était prévu au départ pour faire une copie honteuse de la jupe de Julie mais finalement, je voulais un projet rapide et facile et j’ai décidé d’en faire une version B du Linden.
At firts I intended to make a skirt with it, just like Julie from Jolies Bobines made for herself, but then I needed to sew (you know, sanity requires sewing!) , so the Linden was the perfect choice.
I like this first look: I know it looks a bit weird with the long black sleeved T-shirt underneath, but I still like it, I wore it all day and it felt good. I don’t mind looking a bit strange, as long as it feels good to me!!:)
But I also wanted to know what it would look like when I wear it when spring finally comes: so I put on some jeans and we made more shots!
I realized , looking at my previous posts that i look serious and somehow sophisticated on the photos I share on this blog.
But I can assure you I am nothing close to sophisticated! well, at least I don’t feel like I am. I am quite the clown both in my classroom and the teachers room too and my kids often call me “crazy mama” when I improvise a funny dance in the kitchen while cooking dinner for them.
I never do that: I wear what I wear daily to go to work or stay at home.
So I thought I would show you some of the photos that were a bit more fun this time, so you can see I am nothing like a posing queen!
These are the clothes I wear daily , except I would not wear heels with jeans, but rather boots. But my heels were out to wear with the first outfit and it was more convenient to put them on for the second.. .dinner was cooking and we had very little time to give to this photo session!
I love silly little details that nobody would notice apart from me!
and yes, this mustard neckline makes me happy! don’t ask me why!!:)
So ! here is to more versions of this Linden pattern!
January is the hardest month of the year for me: I am quite on the “survival” mode during that month. So anything comfy and cosy is more than welcome!
Wearing clothes I made myself fills me with a joy I can’t really describe.
I don’t know, it is like I am walking around carrying with me the joy I had WHILE sewing the garment! if ever that makes sense to any of you!!:)
But I am sure you sewers do understand!
Do you also have or had seasons in your life when you needed to feel comfy like I do now? Do you prefer to sew wardrobe builders or special occasions garments?read more