Friday, June 15, 2012

I finally wore b5353.....yay!

Okay do you guys remember sometime last year when I was sewing this dress.

Well just to refresh your memory here is the link to the dress.

Unfortunately it was to a funeral. There is a story behind my kind of sad excitement. I had to attend a funeral my husband's uncle passed away after struggling so long with emphysema and other ailments that were slowly destroying his health. May he now rest in peace. Since this was someone special to him, I wanted to make a good impression with his family (since we don't see each other often) and that always starts with a good appearance. Right?

So for the last couple of days I racked my brain trying to figure out what I was going to wear. I bought a beautiful black dress from Kohl's a few months back...but it was a little too sparkly for such an occassion. But I thought it was my only option but honestly I didn't want to wear it, I didn't want to look like I was going to a cocktail party. So I just kept thinking until I went into my closet and started putting outfits together lo and behold there she was just looking back at me with an attitude....something like "what chick you forgot about me!". I was so happy to see her again. It was like my world made sense again. (Believe me people I was a nervous wreck.)

All I had to do was to hem the dress and stitch some miscelaneous things together and she was done. I was sooo happy!

I am relieved and elated. I still have some work that needs to get done...but for now it's just right. is something that I cannot understand. Since when funerals became an informal occassion. Some people walk in making me feel like I was in the wrong place. At some point it seem like some people have walked in after a picnic or beach party. Is there any formal occassions left to dress appropiately to anymore?

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Problem resolved.....I think?

So I decided to go with option two. I figure if I am going to the fabric store it's going to be for the right reason...and that's to
So here you can see I used the same fabric as the back portion of the dress. I figure it might add a little more pizazz to it than to use more of the plain blue. I hope it looks that way. I simple measured the portion needed to cover my under arm and created this piece....I am kind of proud of this creation because it looks like it was done on My next project is inspired by Mimi Goodwin....I have been wanting to do this for a long time. What is it that I am ranting about? I am making a jean skirt with old pair of pants....which isn't a new concept according to my sewing constructor...but I am still excited. So that should be coming up soon plus the vogue dress I am working on, which should be interesting. Although right now I am very proud of it but...we will see how the final look turn out. Anyway ladies have a good night, A.S.