|I am really proud of myself!|
Monday, October 20, 2014
Monday, October 13, 2014
|Love my slow cooker!|
|I had it for breakfast with sausage and a green smoothie!|
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
|JoAnn's made me smile with this one!|
Pattern Description: Misses Wrap and Cape
Pattern Sizing: LRG-XLG-XXL
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, probably better!
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes for the most part
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I didn't like the collar, it was kind of confusing. Other than that this pattern rocks!
Fabric Used: A beautiful fleece. Check out the pics, you will agree.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I added to the front, I like long fronts
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, I would sew this again in a heartbeat. I would recommend this cape to others. Its fast and soooooo warm!
Conclusion: I love this cape. Its my first one and I am very proud. I sat in a sewing meeting and basically completed it and finished it the next day. So, it takes about 2 hours. Its very simple and perfect for fall.
|Betty rocking the cape!|
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
|This is a cape I started.|
I attended my first ASG sewing meeting. I am now a member and I worked on my cape during the meeting. I had a wonderful time. Great fun! Great group of ladies. My fleece I got for half off at JoAnn Fabrics. It was a good sale. I also got some great patterns on sale. McCalls, Vogue, and Butterick.
|He didn't want his face showing!|
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
I hope everyone is doing well. I'm busy working on several projects, the main one being our online store. We are now live!!!! We have vintage Vogue patterns currently on the site and will be adding some notions soon enough.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
We are finally in the month of September and will be saying so long to summer real soon. Even though summer is ending, I am still happy because that means fall is coming. I love fall!!! I made another summer skirt though and typed up a quick review. Hope you all enjoy!
PATTERN REVIEW: SIMPLICITY 2414
Pattern Description: Misses Skirt/Pants
Pattern Sizing: 16-24
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes it did!
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, once I figured out how to gather.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I liked the pattern, it was easy to lay out and once I figured out how to gather it was super fast.
Fabric Used: Knit, very very beautiful material.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I had a border print so I laid it out in such a way that all elements were included in the skirt.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes I would sew again, but if I did the short skirt I would add another tier. I would recommend to others.
Conclusion: In conclusion I enjoyed this pattern. I will probably make again next year but I would add some length. It came out kind of short.
|Getting ready for dinner!|
|Love the material, it came out great!|
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
|I love this fabric.|
Pattern Description: Plus size woman shirt
Pattern Sizing: Lrg-XXL (16-26)
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Ummm.... kinda I made some adjustments.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes this shirt came together rather quickly.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Fabric Used: I used this chiffon type fabric. It's kinda see through.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I added two darts to the back and did not cut the back on the fold. Instead I added a center back seam. To make up for my rounded back. The shirt is longer in the back and shorter in the front on the pattern. Well, I wanted to be different and made it longer in the front and shorter in the back.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, I would sew again. Maybe with a different type of fabric. I would recommend to others.
Conclusion: This shirt is pretty simple I had to make some minor adjustments, but overall I am pleased. The low-high thing I tried to do makes the shirt look strange on me. That's my own fault. My material is beautiful but next time it won't be a see-through shirt.
I love this material but I didn't love it in this case. My mom gave it to me. She got it from the ASG conference.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Monday, August 11, 2014
|I love purple!|
|Who's ready? I'm ready!|
So all in all, I had a pretty good weekend. I got some great Simplicity patterns. 2 pairs of scissors with a lifetime warranty. Plus I started working on Simplicity 2414 with my beautiful fabric from Sew Blessed. She has great fabric, she restocks every Sunday too. Plus fast, shipping, I am hooked.
|I am making view E!|
This skirt is going to be fast and easy. I LOVE the colors and pattern designs. Well, that's all, until next time!
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Sorry I've been M.I.A. My birthday was last week, school is back in, internet problems. BLAH BLAH. Most important thing is, I'm back!!!
So for anyone living in the Atlanta area. There isn't really a lot of places to shop for fabric. I mean we have our Hancock's and JoAnn's but those are lame. One store we do have is Fabric Town. Its located in Stock bridge, GA very decent size fabric warehouse.
|Fabric Town, beware!!|
My mom and I have been here before together and picked up some pretty pieces. The employees seemed helpful and kind. So Monday my mom decided to go back there. She went alone this time because I was working. Now, everywhere my mom goes she uses this ASG discount off the total because she is a member of the American Sewing Guild. The Sewing Guild has in their newsletter which stores accept the discount and Fabric Town is on that list.
My mom had her pieces cut and went to the register, when she pulled out her ASG coupon she was told she couldn't use it. HUH?!?!? So she told them she no longer wanted the purchase. Which, who can blame her?!?!?! Most people pick and choose stores based on if they can use a discount so......what happened next was nothing short of crazy.
The woman at the register told my mom that she HAD to purchase the fabric. She told her she couldn't leave the store until she did. On and on and on this woman tells my mom that she has to pay for the fabric or the police will arrest her. Now, mind you my mom isn't trying to steal the fabric she just doesn't want it anymore. So then a man emerges and follows my mom out of the store. My mom goes to open her car door and the man slams her door back closed. He yells and screams causing a major scene outside. Until bystanders approach and ask what is going on. He then tells her she can have the 10% discount.
One thing about me NO ONE MESSES WITH MY MOM. I'm sure we all feel that way. I feel like my mom is the nicest, kindest, caring woman on this Earth. She would never steal or even act a fool. When she called me and told me the story and commented on how frightened she was, I was LIVID!
|This is how I felt.|
I shortly called the Henry County Police. There was really nothing they could do. Then I called my little BIG brother and we were about to head down there. In the end we will never shop there again. Its not worth going to jail, hurting someone, or any of the crazy things I was thinking. I just let the owner of the shop know, people can change their mind on purchases. Your not required to buy anything at any store. Good riddance!!!
Monday, June 30, 2014
|The scenery was wonderful.|
|Brunchies at the beach!!|
|Morning mimosa and breakfast!|
Like I said everything was inclusive, except Saturday night dinner. So some of the ladies got up and made breakfast and it was delish! Eggs, grits, bacon, sausage, and toast. It was awesome! I am not a morning person so I didn't cook. I did clean though. I'm also the baby of the bunch so I'm spoiled.
|Linda up top talking, Erica and Tajuana chilling. Look at our bar!|
Friday night we fried fish and ate on the balcony. Some ladies went to the beach, but not me. I did what I do best. Relax. I drank, ate, and went to sleep. I'm so fun!!
|Turn down 4 what!|
Saturday night we went on a dolphin cruise. It was on a small boat. I got sick, I had a feeling I would. Luckily, I didn't throw up! Sadly, I missed the whole cruise, my eyes were closed almost the entire time. After the cruise we had dinner a Spinnakers. It was a really cool place. Lively, almost like a club. But also had a restaurant. I enjoyed myself there, except for the drama at our table. It was still a wonderful time.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
So its finally finished! What you ask? That darn orange maxi that was giving me the blues. Yes, its finally done! I think it came out ok too. I will never buy that type of material again. I was so upset and mad at JoAnns for even selling such madness
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
|Summer Sewing Projects|