Month: February 2014

Post Birthday Celebration and New DIY

Hello Dolls!
Happy Birthday to me! Today’s post is about my post Birthday Celebration at Society Restaurant and Lounge in Silver Spring, MD.  I created a few items to wear for my birthday but because Old Man Winter decided to have a “White Party” Thursday and Friday celebrations just did not happen *le sigh*…
Both the top and the skirt are created by me — the top uses Butterick 5895 and the skirt is a simply self-drafted with back zipper and feathers from Mood Fabrics added.
Pattern Description: Loose-fitting front tie crop top
Pattern Sizing: 4-12 (I cut a size 10)
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes exactly, I only used three buttons
Were the instructions easy to follow? Sort of, when it came to the criss-cross of the collar in the back it was not clear.  It had to be re-done a few times.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?  Love the pattern very cute and versatile!
Fabric Used:Stretch Satin from Hobby Lobby
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes I have fabric on order to create again!
Conclusion: Once again the back collar was a bit difficult to understand, I will consult Butterick for easier instruction.  Although the fabric is quite forgiving I would rather not keep taking the seams out. Otherwise it can be sewn in about an hour or two even with the button holes.
Shoes and Necklace: JCrew (suede and studs — I just love these)
Watch: Michele with snakeskin band
Bracelets: David Yurmen 

Another Born Day for the Curvy Girl!

I usually don’t get all sappy on the blog because its all about my journey of being a seamstress and continuing to build the business.  But today I reflect on reaching my 45th birthday! While the journey has included good days as well as bad days, I have to admit I am blessed.  I am blessed to see another day, I am blessed to see the day healthy and through clear eyes.  While I still question a purpose and my vision I know that there is a plan for me.. the plan that will be delivered in time.  I don’t always see it — believe it but I know that if I have one ounce of faith it does exist.
I am so grateful to have two beautiful sons who I love dearly and are growing in to great handsome men! I have some of the dearest friends I could ever ask for who have keep me grounded and sane when I truly want to be insane.  Life is good, not without problem — but life is good.
I will be ever so happy to see another 45 years and I hope its with all those who I love and love me back!
*mucho besos* 
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