Victorian Garden Skirt

 

"Gardening is how I relax.

It's another form of creating and playing with colors."

~ Oscar de la Renta

Meet Victorian Garden....

Midi Skirts are the epitome of Southern Style .. that would explain why I have fallen completely in love with them . Being born and raised in Alabama pretty much makes you a poster child in the"Southern Belle" category :)

These skirts effortlessly capture the femininity of a woman which is why I am so in love!!

The wonderful thing about the midi skirt is it can be created in so many diffrent styles...

I decided with this design to add pleats and of course a set of satin lined pockets ....

I don't have to tell you how handy pockets are in a skirt!!! So I added them !

 

 

 

This skirt screams CHIC... it shows off just enough leg to keep it classy but leave them wondering :)

 

 

 

 

I decided to use this beautiful double sided brocade that Icame across at my local Joanns... I knew the minute that I saw it what I was going to do with it !! I mean it literally jumped out at me in the store ...

 

The fabric is beautiful !


It has just enough fullness to stand out on its own with no petticoat or horse braid!!!

 

 

I paired the skirt with a beautiful gold top that I found at my local thrift store for $1.99
#Winning

 

 

Oh yeah! the shoes are also thrifted ( $4.99)

 

 

I decided to add this one to my store!!

If your interested in having one for your very on Visit MCC Schatzi !!

This skirt also comes in a light version that is just as BEAUTIFUL!!

 

Until Next Time XOXO

 

Don't forget to visit MCC Schatzi for other Handmade Creations ;)

 

 

 

 

Gaudy Girl !

Gaudy Girl

She's that girl that LOVES to be seen ... She is extremely outgoing and passionate about her style.. 
Meet Gaudy Girl ... 

She is in a class all by herself


This beautiful high low skirt is made from a luxurious stretch taffeta, this fabric has a moderate stretch but a beautiful sheen that will catch the eye of anyone when you walk into a room. 
The skirt has a 2 inch waistband and a 18-24 inch drop(including waistband) . 

 












Available NOW in a variety of Beautiful Colors!!!


www.mccschatzi.bigcartel.com



NEW STORE OPENING!!!

Today I am so proud to announce the opening of my new store!!!.. I've been working over the last few months coming up with the design concept and exactly how I want my vision to be portrayed in my pieces!!
I really had to sit down and think about everything that embodies a woman ...
Sophistication , Style , and of course Sexyness !!!


Thats what this line will embody .. EVERY QUALITY of a Woman 


Introducing ...*Drum Rolls* :-) 




"Schatzi"
Pronounced "Shatzy" is a German word for endearment or treasure... Its the most commonly used word by couples to show there love and affection for one another. A woman is a treasure and should always dress as such , thats the woman I m targeting.. the woman who has confidence and wants that to exude through her apparel... 



This line has definitely been a labor of love ...
The collection is just beginning and I hope that you all will enjoy my pieces because everyone of them  is a little piece of me ... I want woman to feel beautiful when wearing my designs . 

Please visit the Store at 


I hope you love the designs !!!!








Classy Girl !

Classy Girl Skirt
She is seen but never heard. Her style speaks All for it self.....


This beautiful circle midi skirt is made from a luxurious stretch taffeta, this fabric has a moderate stretch and a beautiful sheen that will catch the eye of anyone when you walk into a room.

 The skirt has a 4 inch waistband and a 27 inch drop(including waistband) . 
She also comes with pockets because every girl loves a skirt with POCKETS!












 Available on "MCC Schatzi"  in a  variety of beautiful colors Now !!! 



www.mccchatzi.bigcartel.com




Army Green Neoprene! / B6053

So............... I was super excited to sew my Neoprene that I got from Fine Fabrics in Georgia ..Even picked my pattern two weeks prior to sewing it .... BUT BOY DID IT TAKE ME ON A RIDE ....


First let me show you guys the dress ...........Because it turned out Beautifully in my opinion 



Now! On with my story ... :) This dress was definitely a labor of love ....I went through ... 4 diffrent needles ...2 different threads  ....2 headaches.... several trips to the Store ...and one ALMOST complete melt down.....
 JUST to finish this dress!  


So just so you dont have to endure the same pain and suffering as I here are a  few tips i gathered along the way ......


Neoprene Sewing Tips:

1, SEW SLOW ... the needle WILL Heat up when sewing so if you go to fast it will melt your thread and cause the needled to get sticky ....

2. After going thru about 4 packages of needles the one that ended up working best for me was Singers Universal Heavy Duty Needles Style 2020  Size 110/18

Even using this needle I still had to sew slowly .. however it was the only needle that would go ALL the way through the fabric without skipping stitches ...


3. Lets talk thread .. I read on the internet that you should use a Nylon or Rayon coated thread ... HECK NO ... this melted so fast because it was so much thinner than Cotton thread ... USE COTTON THREAD ..

4. Patience .. if you don't have it don't sew neoprene because it literally took me two weeks to complete this dress ...
Granted i had to pick the dress with the most detailed stitching :-/


I think those tips will greatly help you.... at least i hope they do because if I had known this I could have save myself a few tears and multiple trips to Hancock( I think i now own every needle they carry)


















The dress was definitely a labor of love .. But I do love how it turned out .....





































I added a gold exposed zipper to give it a little flair ...


















I used pattern B6053

http://butterick.mccall.com/b6053-products-48572.php?page_id=147


I think the most difficult part of the dress WOULD have only been cutting out all those pieces ... 
there where so many pieces !!! But I gave that busy work to some of my darlings at school :) 




The dress is super sexy .... I plan to were it in the Fall months with a cute jacket ...

I don't think ill make another until it starts to warm back up but i DEFINITLY will not be sewing it in NEOPRENE !!!

Although i love the feel and comfort of the fabric I don't think ill try it again until i invest in a industrial sewing machine :) 









I hope this has helped  someone that's thinking of sewing Neoprene in the near future!!
Until Next Time XOXOXO

 



Batwing Dress and Destin, FL

So I was in Destin Florida for the weekend loves and I loved every single minute of it !!
We where there for my sons soccer tournament and we normally don't have much time to do what we want but this time .... WE FOUND THE TIME !! 
We left early headed down on Friday so that we could spend the entire evening on the beach ...


 We stayed on the Emerald Coast and the Beaches and waters there where absolutely breath taking !!!

Of course you guys know I had to take full advantage of the beautiful scenery ..  

The dress I chose was a " Batwing Off Shoulder Dress" that I had seen several photos of online. 


This dress was self drafted.. 
I had decided that this dress was a "MUST MAKE" a weeks back so  Destin was the perfect place for this dress... 
My husband and I decided to go to dinner one of the nights that we where there and this dress made a perfect transition from walking on the beach to a sexy dinner date with the hubby ... ;-) 





The dress was SUPER easy to make and I made it so that it can be worn off the shoulder or on ...
Remember I try to make all my pieces work friendly also :) 



The dress was really comfortable and Sexy 
That was my goal and I feel like I achieved it ... 





Like I stated earlier , the dress was self drafted...
  I studied different versions of it online before I set out to make it ... 
I drafted my own pattern on paper first and then used the last fabric that i purchased at Fine Fabrics in Atlanta .



If you would like a tutorial on this VERY versatile dress please comment below and Ill do my best to get one up for you guys!













The dress is SO versatile !




















I really hope you guys love and dont forget to comment below if you would like a tutorial on this fun flirty dress!!





Until Next TIME XOXOXO 






Pajammie Jams ! / M6251

      Happy Sunday !! 
   So I've had my "Pajammie Jams" made for a little while but I am just now getting around to showing you guys!!




Problem :
 I am COLD ALL the time ... 
My husband LOVES to keep the AC running and now since it is getting cooler outside he wants to let the "fresh air" in which means all doors and windows OPEN .. 
So as a result I stay cold ALL THE TIME!!!
I seriously COULD NOT DEAL ! 

Solution : 
Pattern : M6251
http://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m6251-products-13315.php?page_id=907


So I decided to use this pattern because I knew i need ALL OVER COVERAGE :)
Thank you MCCALL !! :)
 
I didn't want them to be super baggie so I cut the pattern pieces one size smaller.




On the Instructions they show you how to make your own arm and ankle bands but I took another approach . I purchased a pair f knit cuffs and Rit Dye from joanns and dyed my own . 


They where SUPER EASY to dye and it took about 20 minutes ... 
They came out the PERFECT COLOR 



The Pajammies themselves where very easy to put together. It took me about an hour from start to finish and I absolutely love the way they turned out ,,, 




Now while everyone is "comfortable" I can be to !!!!

I WILL be making more of these with the fall months coming up because BELIEVE me when I tell you they get the job done !!!

I hope you guys enjoy the rest of your Sunday !!! 
Until Next time XOXOXOXO

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