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A day late and a dollar short!

  Don't you just hate it when you have your heart all set to sew a project, only to realize that you do not have enough fabric, ugh! Well, that happen to me on yesterday! After waiting, and waiting, and waiting, no, seriously on  my last BMV order. I won't complain because this is the first time having to wait this long but jeez! But I've been stalking the Post Office for this lovely gem V8815.
V8815 Pattern love

 Okay, I know I said that I was about to crank out some more "Mission Maxi's", and I plan to do just that. However, I got smitten with the "Peplum bug". I already was treading the waters, seeing that I had blogged about this trend some time ago, but when I saw Shawnta's V8815 and Erica's version. I was like, "Shut the front door!" LOL,I knew I had to have one A.S.A.P!

Pinned this look from Pintrest source

So, what's a girl to do when she's short on fabric? SHOP, of course! Nothing like a little online fabric therapy to ease a little irritation, eh? Also, more and more I am realizing that my handmade clothing is starting to mesh with my RTW style a little better. At first, I was just happy to have had completed a garment, but now I NEED my handmade clothing to coincide with my RTW style. Did anyone else have/or had this problem starting out? Please do share! Alright ladies that's my time talk to you soon! Be blessed and nothin' less and continue to stay fearlessly fierce!


  1. I recently purchased New look 6130 and hope to make it up soon.

    In the beginning I made random pieces and realized they didn't coincide with my rtw. Now I got the hang of it and try to be conscious of what I sew. When I make dresses, I'm mindful of the rtw cardigans/blazers I have in case I want to pair a dress with one of them. I love making tanks and tops, but again mindful that if I opt for a twist top.. it doesn't work well under a suit and conscious of what rtw slacks/skirt I have that will go with the twist tops.

  2. Thanks Sheila for your input! I wanted to make sure I wasn't the only one in this camp lol..

  3. I am definitely working to make sure that what I am sewing works with my RTW and is in keeping with current styles. I am working this pattern into my sewing list. Sew many patterns, not enough time. : )

    1. I totally am with you Mo on the many patterns, but not enough time tip!

  4. Yup that is exactly what I have been going through! After sewing off and on since 08 I really don't have much to show for it because there was no rhyme or reason to my sewing. Now I make sure whatever I do will build on my closet and not just be a stand alone piece.

    1. That's where I am at now Shawnta, trying to build on to my closet...

  5. I hope you found your fabric, Candice! I think my sewing style has coincided with my RTW style because I mostly buy and sew knits for myself. However, as I am increasing in my sewing skills, I am wanting to venture out and try more difficult projects like blouses and pants.

  6. Okay, I would have NEVER looked at that Vogue pattern and saw your inspiration photo! But it's perfect! Can't wait to see it!


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