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What I'm working on!

 Trying to get in my zone and crank this dress out, while the sun is shining and the feeling of Spring is in the air..Whew, hopefully it's here to stay! I've decided on this fabric, which is a poly-charmeuse purchased last year from Fabric Mart. It really is a gorgeous piece of fabric and goes right along with the floral trend this season..

I have cut the pattern and the fabric out already now I just the motivation HA!

 As I posted in my last post. I need to finish up S2512, but now I am not feeling the skirt, it looks a bit twee to me. I dunno, we'll see! I'm still going to wear it , because I don't want to waste fabric. I do think I would have preferred a more sophisticated print(check me out sounding all 30ish) LOL... And on top of the fabric not being my favorite print right now, I lost my invisible zipper foot. Yeah, I know right! So, I had to put that bad boy in with my regular zipper foot, and guess what? It went in without a hitch, almost dare to say a little easier...So take that you little fairies that magically take my sewing notions lol...  Oh, yeah and to add to my adult ADD I just received my order from the recent BMV sale :)
Pattern love right here lol!

Well, let me get back to this machine ladies! Be blessed and nothin' less and continue to stay fearlessly fierce! 


  1. I like what you are working on right now! I also like S2512! BTW, you made an absolutely fabulous red dress for the Patternreview red dress contest, and I voted for you! It caught me by surprise because I never remember seeing it on your blog, but it was super, and I just had to tell you!!!

  2. Awwww, Vanessa! You are sooooo sweet, and thanks so much for voting for me...

  3. Great fabric for that pattern, I made it two years ago... but since I was still unsure about how to get a perfect fit I barely wore it. Just may need to pull it out and give it a little run.

  4. Hey! I have that fabric too! And apparently a lot of the same patterns you have :) I just wanted to say I enjoy your blog posts, and look forward to them, cant wait to see how the dress turns out!

    1. Hey Alexandrea! How cool is that! I guess its true great Divas do think a like lol! Thanks for stopping by!


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