Tuesday, April 29, 2014


Sometimes sewing can be a bit aggravating. Lately, I've been wanting to see some results and whip some garments out. Well, whoever is in charge was just messing with me and messing with me. I started on Simplicity 1622, and I purchased this beautiful orange fabric and the orange and gray chiffon for a tunic to go with it. Well, lets just say JoAnn's bet not sell me anymore dreams, this fabric is absolute terribleness.
I was doing the maxi and the tunic.

Now, I started the maxi and tunic, made the muslin and got busy. First off, the tunic was a bad choice for me. I'm too short, my arms are too small, it was not working well. My mom is a veteran seamstress so she fixed it up and we got it to a point where it looked nice on me. The maxi, well that was easy, I already have a dress muslin, so that took no time to put together I was really looking forward to my outfit. As I started to sew up my maxi muslin, tragedy struck and it just kept on striking.
The original material for 1622. 
Now this is where JoAnn Fabrics comes in to play. I purchased the fabric from there and from first, second, even third glance it seems like your normal knit and chiffon. BUT HONESTLY, This was the knit from hell. It began to unravel, YES unravel and the more I sewed the arm wholes and the neck it kept unraveling. We added interfacing, all types of products BUT it wouldn't do right, then as my mom was trying to serge it, her serger caught on and snagged a hole in it. I was feeling ALL types of ways.

WHY LAWD, WHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So I decided right then and there I needed a easy, throw together project to get my head back in the GAME! I needed some results. 

This fabric was orignally purchased with this dress in mind. I wanted to make a short flowing dress with sleeves but I used it to recreate a maxi. I'm allowed to do that too so no side eyes! In about 4 hours I had a full length maxi dress, and man, I was too proud. I got so many compliments on the dress and I felt beautiful in it.

Betty wearing that thang!

So, now I got my mojo back and soon enough the orange maxi will be fixed and all is right again in my world. Lawd haff mercy sewing can raise your blood sometimes!!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Juke Joint or Nah?

So, awhile back I went to the Juke Joint....and let's just say it was an experience.
I was cute, and tipsy!
First off, I was so exicted about trying the Juke Joint. I heard it was a lot of fun and the food was amazing. So when Making Moves decided to attend, I was GAME!

First off, I dropped the ball and forgot to make reservations until it was too late. When I called that Wednesday, I was told they were booked up for Friday evening. Oh well. I figured how bad could the wait be.  

Well, when I arrived I was told the wait would be two hours or more. WTF?!?!?!? This place better be fantastic for this type of wait. I wanted to leave ASAP. But I didn't. Besides, I was waiting on a group. So, another organizer arrived and she suggested we sit at the bar. Yeah, that worked for me.

Well, I had a strong ass drink, can't remember the name but it was WONDERFUL. I enjoyed it very much, so yummy, so delish. Loved it. Then we saw a group leaving and sat at bar tables and ordered apps and dinner. I had the crawfish for apps. And ordered a herb roasted rosemary chicken, macaroni and cheese and collards for my meal. As we waited for our food, no one else who rsvp'd showed up. I was disappointed. People should know by know meetup is only what you put in. 
Once my food arrived I was so unsatisfied. My chicken was terrible. Bland, no flavor, no herb, no rosemary. The greens were tasty and the macaroni and cheese was AMAZING. I loved it, and ordered some to go.   

Pat's shrimp.

Overall, this place is a NAH! I wasted money for ok food. The live entertainment was awful and they charge a $5 fee for listening to it. I could have just ordered the macaroni and cheese and been ok. Plus, there is a charge to park. 

Friday, April 11, 2014

My New Bestie

How's it going everyone? Thanks for stopping by. So this won't be too long but I just wanted to introduce my new best friend! 

My dressform! I am too proud!
So I got my taxes and this is one of the many items I spent it on! Finally my very own!