Monday, October 23, 2017

I see this in my future....

So here I am once again ogling at the potential of future purchases.  Surprisingly I am looking into velvet....I don't like velvet.  I always thought it was hard to work with because of its weight and texture but for whatever reason I am just lost looking at some of these amazing prints and I don't think I can just let the opportunity pass me by.

Telio Rayon/Nylon Velvet Burnout Floral Paisley Black/Multi

Telio Stretch Velvet Burnout Floral Black/Green/Orange/Yellow

Telio Rayon/Nylon Velvet Burnout Double Border Black/Multi

These are a few I might be considering aren't they just lovely I can imagine making a bomber jacket out of all of them.  I know bomber jackets?  I'm always late in the game but  I like to think I make classics.  I hope all is well.  

By the way I will be posting about my new project, which should be Vogue 9076.

Images and purchase of  fabric can be found on

Saturday, October 21, 2017

New fabrics...

Slowly but surely I am getting back to myself,  I got excited when I saw my old pins from Pinterest.  And thought why not?  I deserve it.  So I got myself some beautiful fabrics, which I have plans for.  They are all going to be tea dresses, for some tea party event that I am excited about.  Plus the holidays are around the corner.  So all the more reason to be more creative.

Here they are ....I am so excited if things work out I should have two dresses by December.  Looking forward to it....right know I'm struggling between a shirt dress or a McCall's pattern...more details later.   Have a good one.

P.S.  All fabrics were purchased from 
Fabric #1 Timeless Treasures Midnight Large Floral Midnight

Fabric #2 Kaffe Fassett Collective Brassica Brown 

 Fabric #3 Kaffe Fassett Collective Japanese Chrysanthemum Blue

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

So where have you been?

The last year has been a very trying one, health issues, family issues, relationship was all too much for me.  In the midst of all that was happening I started to spiral down into depression. My life as I know it was in shambles and I just couldn't figure out how I was going to move on.  After the second funeral that year, I decided to just stop.  I packed all my sewing supplies, fabric and tools and just was done.  My life no longer had any real significance, not at that point.
After seeking therapy, I started to feel better more focused.  But, there is always another challenge waiting on you at the most inconvenient time.  I realized that my marriage is over and what was funny about that (in hindsight) is that I always knew. It's difficult to explain because I am in the midst of it all. 
It's one thing to talk about a situation after it has been resolved.  It's another when you are still in battle mode.  I realize that this is the most vulnerable place I will ever be, so I need to write. Because someone out there has either started the journey or just got to their destination.  It's hard to live in a dead place, and not knowing if you are right for needing to move on.  Of course it's easier if the decision is made for you, like you found evidence of an affair, or financial deception or a physical blow.  But, when it's a complete dissatisfaction, emotional strain, mental exhaustion, spiritual drain and no consideration for you as a person.  You kind of question your reasons, you wonder if your asking too much or are you making excuses, are you deceiving yourself just because it's easier that way.  It's a different battle all together.
I write this because despite it all....I'm coming back.  And I feel different, I feel stronger and more able.  I write this because I know that I am resilient, beautiful, intelligent, strong and talented.  I write this because I know I can make a difference in my own life and as I walk in this very difficult path.  I hope that I encourage someone out there to make the first move in changing your life for the better and to encourage each other to be our best.
Simply living my life,

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Sunday best...

I won't even embarrass myself and even try to remember the pattern to this jacket.  It's an oldy but goody.

It's been awhile and this is an attempt to get back to my blogging game.  
Hope all is well,

Tuesday, May 17, 2016


Hey everyone,
      As some of you may notice, I have not been blogging for a long while.  Honestly, it's not because I don't love the art of garment construction, it's just been a very challenging year.  I have been to two funerals in the last couple of months and it's taking it's toll on me.  Plus, I have another relative that is going through some very difficult time with her health issues.  Right now things are looking up for her, she is getting treatment and is building strength along her recovery.  Knowing that makes things allot easier to handle.
    As for now I won't be sewing all that much, it just doesn't seem like the right time. I have a few things still laying around so I might make the adjustments, but nothing all that involved.
    Anyway, that's it for now.  I apologize for not putting in my two cents but I will be watching others do their thing.
Hope all is well,

Friday, December 25, 2015

Simplicity 1459 completed and worn

 So Halloween, Thanksgiving and now Christmas has come and gone.  It's about to be a brand new year and I am excited.  I look forward to see what will come my way.  So many more projects, ideas and ufo's that needs to be completed and worn. 
So now let me get started on a project that took two years to complete and that's the Halloween Dress.  I am so happy with the results.  I extended the collar about two inches in width because I wanted it to make a statement since it's more of a costume than an everyday garment, but, with the design of the print  I realized it got lost in translation.  Meaning that the change was not noticeable, at all.
I was suppose to make a belt to match the dress, but I didn't have the time nor did I care to do that.  The dress itself was so busy and making a matching belt would seem pointless.  Plus, buying a belt is so much more convenient. If I had more options I probably would pick a belt with a simpler buckle. The gold kind of clashed to me when worn without the sweater, add the sweater and everything seems to flow.
 You know it's weird how I have a sloper but fail to realize that I still have not made a sway back adjustment.  Oh well, I enjoyed wearing this dress and my family totally loved it.  I hope to make more for every Halloween and maybe throw in a few dresses for other Holidays too. 
Hope everyone is enjoying the Holiday's.  Have a Merry Christmas and an awesome New Year.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Mother said....

" You may be my passion, but you are not my purpose."  
I needed to hear those words.  I was feeling kind of off lately and wanted to be inspired by something, anything to get me going.  When I spoke to my mom about how I was feeling, she told me not to worry, things have a way of just working out on it's own. I may love a person, idea, dream or desire but it only works with true inspiration it can only flourish in it's own time.  She told me to also surround myself in a new environment, not let myself be stagnant and wait.  New environment can renew the mind, body and spirit (or start something new altogether).  She is so wise. I love that lady she always put me back on track, when things seems like they are falling apart.  She is why I love being me.  Thanks Mom.