Mother’s Day Dress Reveal

First and foremost- Happy Mother’s Day

I have been waiting several weeks to make this big reveal- My mother’s day dress.
I used vogue 1470.

I had to add 10 inches to the length of the dress.
I omitted a lining to the dress because I did not see a need for it- I think it would have made the dress extra hot since I used Ponte knit for both the dress and the overlay.
One caution I would give is, be sure you pay close attention, to the right and wrong side of your fabric as this is quite crucial in the front pieces.
All in all, this was a very easy dress to make and I think I am in love with this dress.
The shoes I wore with it actually inspired the dress itself.

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I won some fabric- YAYYYYY

I entered a fabric giveaway a few weeks ago and was hugely surprised and grateful to have been chosen as one of the winners.  Originally Shari Williams from My Daily Threadz was only having one winner, but in her generosity, she selected 5 winners.
I was so happy to receive my package not only with the fabric,  but with a special note from Shari as well as a CD with some helpful resources.  Thanks so much Shari,  and I will definitely be posting soon as new dress,  skirt,  or outfit. Stay tuned. 

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2 fabric and a pair of shoes

Hi all,

I haven’t been posting for a while,  however I have still been sewing.  I made another bag,  an outfit for my granddoll and a simple dress for church.

I have just competed my mother’s day dress using the Ponte knit fabric below to match the shoes pictured.

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Sometimes the pattern comes first,  sometimes the fabric whispers to me what it wants to become,  and then there are times where the shoes dictate the next project.

In this instance,  the shoes were the driver. It took me where it wanted me to go and I just held on and went along for the ride.

Stay tuned for the reveal on Mother’s Day.

~Much love from the Sew’l Sista ~

Bag for a Beauty

Hello again.
As those of you who are kind enough to follow me know, I have been trying to get my sewing business off the ground.
I have a few customers that I have been sewing for and I have really been enjoying it.
Thank you ladies for supporting me.

I just delivered my latest item yesterday and did not want to put the pics out until Mom was able to see it.

https://www.dropbox.com/sc/9bug65ceiuhmb5y/AABEU8wMiWm4j0e9F4uQfCGha

Here is my latest reveal, and I have a few more orders I am working on.

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Bag for a Beauty

Hello again.
As those of you who are kind enough to follow me know, I have been trying to get my sewing business off the ground.
I have a few customers that I have been sewing for and I have really been enjoying it.
Thank you ladies for supporting me.

I just delivered my latest item yesterday and did not want to put the pics out until Mom was able to see it.

https://www.dropbox.com/sc/9bug65ceiuhmb5y/AABEU8wMiWm4j0e9F4uQfCGha

Here is my latest reveal, and I have a few more orders I am working on.

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Stranded, but still smiling

My daughter and I were on our way to church when the car decides to act up.
We were driving on the interstate and we hear a squealing sound so I told her to take the next exit since she was having problems changing lanes.
Turns out the power steering belt had broken.
Thank God for keeping gusts safe and sound. We sat at this desolate exit waiting for my son-in-law and the tow truck to come.
While waiting, I asked my daughter to snap some quick pics of my me – made outfit.
It’s a little late for Jungle January but I still like it.
This is what it looks like when you are trying to be cute while stuck on the side of the road in Kansas. Lol
Jacket -McCall’s 7254
Top- Simplicity 1698
Skirt- Burda 6679
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My sewing rooms

Good morning all,
I have been meaning to put these posts together for a long time.
I am going to complete this in two posts- one for room 1 and another for room 2.

I was asked by a sweet, dear lady to show where I make my creations and I told her I would. Here are my sewing spaces- Room 1 is where I have my machines:
Singer 2010
Babylock Crafter’s Choice
Brother Serger 1034D
Babylock Ellegante

I keep all of my notions primarily in this room in the closet.
My ironing station is on the wall where the door is.  I also have a couch that transfers into a twin bed that I got from #ikea.
In the boxes on the shelves, I have my ribbons, interfacing, zippers, elastic, and FOE elastic, etc.
On top of the dresser, there are containers that hold my serger thread.
To the left of the dresser are containers that hold my regular thread and my embroidery thread.
In the big container on the left is my embroidery hoops and attachment for my Babylock Ellegante.

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Sewing for Jamia

The countdown will begin at 11:30 tonight and this stubborn little lady will begin her journey into the land of the unknown. We have been anxious for her appearance,  but none so anxious as her parents, although we grandparents are running a close second. My latest sewing has been all for her, from the puff quilt, to burp cloths, and my latest- this baby bag.  They were all labors of love, as I look forward welcoming my granddaughter.

I should have pics by this time tomorrow of the new addition to the family.  I am already in love with her, even though I haven’t met her yet.

More information  on  the bag:
This is the third time I have made a bag and each time I run into an issue.
Bag 1- zipper was put in upside down.
Bag 2- the bottom had to be completely sewn a different way and does not have interfacing in it.
Bag 3- After sewing the bottom panel, I realized I missed one side in the seam.

In none of these instances, did I go back and redo them (lazy on my part?) – maybe.  But all the hours on these projects may change your mind.

First off, there are 18 different pattern pieces. Most are cut as double (so really we are talking 36 pieces) then interfaced.
There are 3 zippers of different sizes.
There are 10 pockets and 2 of those are corded.
Oh, and did I mention the magnetic snap, velcro, key fob, and a luggage carrier.
Whew  I just got tired again thinking about it.  Lol

As I said, this bag is a LABOR of love, because after I had made the first bag, I said I would not make another – boy, I am so glad those words were  chocolate because I had to eat them twice. Lol

On this version, I made the straps thicker than on the other bags.
That was one of the major  changes as well as using 4 different fabrics instead of only 3.
I also used the reverse fabric on the top as an accent instead of what was called for.

Please enjoy and tell me what you think.

~Much love from the Sew’l Sista ~

Slow and Steady

Good evening all, I promised I would keep you updated on my weight loss journey and here is the newest countdown.

I weighed myself on Monday morning, and I did not think I had lost anything due to my CHEATING. And there you have it folks, I will confess.

Yes I am a chronic DIET CHEATER. There, I admitted it. So, shoot me 🙂

I was really bad this week. On Tuesday, I had nuggets from BK and on Thursday I had onion rings and fried pickles.

I tried to be good, but I am such a sucker for fried foods.

HELPPPPPPPP.

I said all that to say, I actually did manage to lose 3 pounds despite my unfaithfulness to my diet.

Shame on me.

Until next time.

~Much love from the Sew’l Sista~