Skip to main content

Me-Made-March 11'

  Don't be confused about the title:"Me-Made-March 11" I am NOT participating, but I am so inspired by those that are participating.. I think this challenge is  one of the coolest things for seamstress... It kinda of forces you to sew more, and wear the garments that you have made... I would love, in the near future to be able to participate in the next challenge. Seeing that I have made more garments ,or that I get a little faster with my sewing.. 


  Zoe from 'So Zo ' is hosting this challenge and I am seriously in awe of all the talented seamstress, from beginners to advance..... That brings me to my latest realization that I am not sewing  items that can go with other garments in my closet to have a complete outfit.... I need to really consider the pattern type and how it will fit in  my closet and daily activity before randomly purchasing patterns.. I know right, easier said then done sometimes....But I will give it a shot!

   Well, seeing that I am not participating this time in the Me-Made-Challenge I still will like to challenge myself in some way and hopefully get a few pieces sewn for Spring..However, lately sewing for me has been just one disaster after another...For instance, since I am waiting on fabric for Vogue 1027 I thought that I would give Vogue 1120 a try for a cute spring dress!
I loved this pattern since I first saw it last year, but was too chicken to try it!

 Well, I made a muslin in a not so muslin fabric in my over zealousness, I guess! It turned out to be a huge mistake.  I really rushed it trying to get it done before my birthday, another mistake....So, I tried for the second time and everything was looking good, until I realized that I had cut out one of the pieces wrong, during one of my late night sewing excursions(TOTAL WASTE) but still believed that I had the chops to fix what needed to be fix WRONG!!!! By the time I chopped the fabric to get things to hopefully fit, I was only left with a bib. Not a dress, or even a tunic, but a bib! How frustrating....But, I am not one to give up so I will be back at it soon and hopefully with a new dress! Be blessed Divas and nothin' less!

   

Comments

  1. Well, I know your persistence will pay off with a wearable garment! I think I am a slow sewer too, btw. I've been sewing bit by bit each day and I still haven't finished my skirt yet!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. My "I'm not giving up" attitude sometimes pays off in my sewing room too. I really like the dress that's coming up next.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Vanessa and Faye thanks for the encouragement... I need all the encouragement one could get right now!

    ReplyDelete
  4. it happens. Anticipation always course us to rush things, but rushing is NOT good, I've been there and now I pace myself. I would love to see you in V1027 so I can't wait to see it, hope you get your fabric soon

    ReplyDelete
  5. Yeah, I had to come to the same realization a few months ago. So like you've I've been trying to sew more wardrobe staples. Good luck on meeting your sewing challenge. And don't forget, that even failed projects teach valuable lessons!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

It's a ruffle kinda of season :Vogue 9243

Guys have you ever started a project, and were quite excited to make the garment, but halfway through finishing, you suddenly lose interest? Well, that was my story. I have never been so ready to call a garment done in my life,lol.


This pattern is seriously not hard at all, technique wise, that is. I mean, once you get over having to hem those four flounces if you do the view that I made, which is view F. However,  I'm just kinda of meh about this project. I  think because I loved McCall's 7542 so much, and was hoping the same for this top too, but nope!



 The neckline on this one is enormously large! I didn't catch this when I tissue fitted the pattern, but I have been more diligent in exercising and eating better, so I don't know; maybe I lost a few pounds, which could have caused the neckline to be large. However, if you look closely at the model on the cover, it looks to be a little large on the model's neckline as well, so something to note.



 Let's get …

I'm just here for the sleeves: M7542

It's no secret, that these sleeves are in everywhere now days! I'm mean, I'm just here for the sleeves myself,lol.

 I loved this pattern at first glance, and I even loved all of the other views that were accompanied within the pattern. I don't think that has every happened for me, now that I  think about it.


 Now looking over the instructions prior to starting this project, I was fairly confident that everything was going to be a breeze, and they were for the most part( however comma) (yes I had to write it out because I would totally say this in real life, lol!)

However, those darn sleeves gave me a run for my money, well not the sleeve itself, but the hem!




 I'm no rookie when it comes to hemming curved hems, or so I thought, because every method I tried was basically like, nope, try again, LOL! 
 After what seemed like an eternity and having to re-cut out an entirely different flounce, I was able to get a decent hem on the flounce of the sleeve. I just used Mc…

Not singing the blues, but lovin' this chambray blue dress: Simplicity 1059 Review

Happy New Year y'all! It's a new year, full of new possibilities. In looking back on 2016,I must say that I really had a great year, introspectively speaking.

 In 2016, I really embraced all of who I am; learned more about myself and being okay with that! I say being being okay with that, simply because, we tend to allow ourselves to be boxed in, or we allow others to box us into their mold of who we should be according to their perception of us.





2016 taught me, that it's quite okay if you don't fit in a box, that truly being "Fearlessly Fierce"  ,  means to walk in "YOUR PURPOSE"! 
 For instance, I/you, may never be a seamstress that plays by the rules, making a muslin until you get the perfected fit or have the most couture finishes. 
 That's okay too! 2017, I plan to walk even more fearless in my purpose, in whatever capacity that it may be  for me..


 I am wishing each and everyone of you a wonderful and prosperous New Year. I hope that this …