Friday, January 3, 2014


Happy New Year!!!! How is everyone doing?  I am hoping great.  Well it's the beginning of a new year and although I am not a fan of making any resolutions.  This year I thought to do things differently, and that is to make more of an effort to blog more often. 
For the last year I have been making a great deal of improvements, but I never seem to take the time to post on things that I have learned, changed and dealt with on my sewing journey.  And at times I thought they were irrelevant because I don't sew as fast as most blogger and so it would be me just kind of repeating myself. But as I grow as a person I realize that blogging is about documenting my development as a sewer and nothing more.  And honestly when looking back it helps me have a better perspective on things that I need to work on, but most importantly it gives me something to be proud of.  I love what I do and I really enjoy it when it all comes together beautifully. 
And now that I am more independent, I can alter, change and correct my mistakes on my own time.  I can work on any material and have fun with learning how to be both unique and elegant at the same time.  I love the idea of up cycling clothes and that is something I will be doing in the near future. 
Well let's start of  with my Franken Hulk blouse.  When I first put this bad boy together, I knew it was going to be a fight.  But in the end I have fallen in love with her. 

As you can see the first picture shows you all kinds of funky errors I have made with the collar.  Most of the problem occurred because I fail to attach the lining to the lace properly which caused it to have a warped effect.  Then there was the issue of cutting the collar correctly, I thought I could of gotten away with it, but pictures don't lie.  And I am happy that I did take a picture of it, because for a moment I was in denial.  I cut out the fabric and lace and started all over again.  This time I cut the collar evenly on both sides and reset it the right way.  Most of it I had to hand stitch but it was well worth it.  And I really love the outcome.

Next project I am working on is a self-drafted jacket.  Everything seems to be okay but I am having major issues with the sleeves. Which will be dealt with later on this month. Here is a sneak peak of what is to come.

  And this is a little peak on the white blouse that I am working on.  So far I have no complaints. Well, there is one thing.  While adjusting the neck portion of the blouse I decided to add three inches.  Unfortunately, I forget to add those inches to the collar but hey it was kind of a happy accident because I actually like the way it looks.  Check it out.

So that's it for now people.  To all of you who are real observant, you will notice a very interesting orange, yellow type of fabric in the background. It's one of know the thing you can never wear in public.  I only realize this after I made it.  But I leave it at that. 
WELL...that's it for now.


Aminat said...

Great update, and I love your creations. I am planning to be a better blogger this year too. Happy sewing

Ambitious Sewer said...

Thanks Aminat!