Thursday, February 23, 2017

laissez le bon temps rouler

We had Generational Day at Franklin Street Baptist Church and each generation were assigned a different color. Well my color was supposed to be Gray, but as I have told the good Rev. Marlon Jones that color is not in my box of coloring crayons. HAHA. So I made a spring green dress and wore it with my Mardi Gras duster.

Pattern Number : McCalls

Pattern Description : Close-fitting, pullover dresses have neckline variations, and stitched hems. A, B: Round neckline. A, E: Short sleeves. B: Long sleeves. C: Three-quarter length sleeves. C, D: Scoop neckline. D, F: Sleeveless. E, F: V-neckline and neck bands.

Did it look like the photo / drawing on the envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, super easy-even for a Beginner

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Easy Construction

Fabric Used : Dancewear / Swimwear Fabric that has lycra/spandex in it

Pattern alterations, or any design changes made: none, except I was worried about the length, so I added 2 inches

Would you sew it again? Yes, Yes, and YES! I made view C with the long sleeves and scooped neckline. It is a little low for my taste. I'm a little old fashioned and like to be covered up.

Would you recommend it to others? Definitely, have no fear. You cannot mess this up.

Conclusion: A great pattern to have in your repertoire. It is super easy and can be made to showcase a variety of fabrics.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Love Is In The Air

At this point, I was terrified looking at this fabric. I was scared to cut it and afraid to attempt sewing with sequin fabric. I had heard terrible things about sewing with sequin fabrics. I needed a red or white long dress for a Ball that I was to attend the weekend before Valentine's Day. I think white evening gowns are too bridal and I really don't wear the color red very often. I prayed over the fabric first since it was $29 a yard. I did however use my Joann's 50 per cent off coupon.

I then checked my pattern stash that I've somehow amassed over the years. I settled on McCall's 7047. I made the long skirt with train, cowl neck bodice.

Of course, I eliminated the train and opted not to attached the bodice. The back was extremely low-cut after I made it. I remembered a top that I had previously purchased and went for it. I had extra fabric left so a made a pencil skirt to wear to church the next day. I used the side selvage border as the hem for the pencil skirt. Easy Peasy. I cant believe it - two garments in one day. I was very proud of myself and the sequin fabric sewed like a dream.


This is my cousin and one of my Sunday School students.
 This is a picture of the hemline.

Friday, June 19, 2015

I See Blue

I watched one of mimigstyle tutorials on the self-drafted pencil skirt. I decided to add a band at the bottom like I had seen on Beaute Jadore's blog. It came out great and I am so very proud of myself. I didn't think to have someone take a picture until the very end of my day at work, so please excuse the wrinkles.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Is This Thing Still On

Is this thing still on? WOW I could not even remember the name of the blog. (SMH) I feel the need to get back to something creative especially since spring is in full bloom and summer is fast approaching. This is a test and only a test...nothing new to show just yet, but I have worked on a couple of things that I may show soon. I'm still reading (Lurking) on my favorite blogs and seeing so much loveliness out there.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Seven Deadly Sins - Day 7 (Lust)

Seven Love Secrets....
1. I'm a screamer.

2. I'm very passionate and emotional. Sometimes it is sooo goood that I may cry. Other times my emotions get all mixed up and I giggle uncontrollably.

3. I'll try almost anything once.

4. I like to be undressed by honey.

5.I love sexy lingerie.

6. Fourplay is a must.

7. I'm into quality - not quantity. 8. If you don't have but 15 or 30 minutes, I'm not one. (Had to throw that one in.)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Seven Deadly Sins - (Day 6) Gluttony

Seven guilty pleasures...

1. Hot, long baths

2. Massages

3. Pedicures

4.Sweet and tart desserts like Key Lime Pie/ Lemon Pie etc

5. Flavored Margaritas

6. Amazing, wild and kinky sex in the middle of the day. WOW, I can't beleive I said that aloud.

7. Round 2 of #6. Spoken like a woman in her forties.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Seven Deadly Sins - Day 5 (Greed)

Seven worldly material desires....
1. Tom Joyner Morning Show Fantastic Voyage Cruise - just once I would love to go on it.

2. Go back to Tom Joyner's Family Reunion at Orlando - BTW, the best family vacation ever!!!!!

3. To take my son on an economical Carnival Cruise. (He's never been on one)

4. 2nd Honeymoon in Hawaii with hubby.

why does it seem like all I want to do is travel?

5. I would love to be a part of Oprah's studio audience. (Again this involves travel)

6. New home complete with maid service

7. Winning the Lottery would be nice.