Dream Fit Bras are a Dream!

Hello blogger babies!

Recently, I was asked to do an #ad #promotion for Dream Fit Bras. Dream Fit bras have a size range that begins with size 38DD and goes to 46DDD depending on the style of the bra.

Dream Fit Bras Display

Dream Fit Bras Selection

Online they have a great selection of bras in a wide range minus the bells and whistles.  There is a good selection in the stores with Wal-Mart being the largest retailer.  I had a model friend try a few bras on and she admired the fit and she said it felt like a “dream” but she was not confident enough for me to photograph her for this blog post ūüôĀ

Some of her quotes were; “Wow, this feels great,” “I don’t want to take it off,” and “I love how it looks under my shirt.”  Although, she did not her photograph taken she was happy to keep the bra I purchased for her for her time and consideration.

Dream Fit Bras Benefits

Dream Fit offers six different styles: Deep Plunge, Back Smoothing T-Shirt, Multi-Way Plunge, Convertible Balconette, Stretch Cotton Plunge, and Feather Light. Quite frankly, I wish the back smoothing version came in my size as sometimes you did need to smooth out a few little bulges LOL!

All of Dream Fit’s bras are made with five key factors that create a great fitting bra:

  1. Contour cups for superior breast shape and modesty;
  2. Deep neckline without sacrificing coverage;
  3. Wide bra straps to distribute weight evenly;
  4. Center gore lies flat against the breastbone for comfort; and
  5. A wider lower band provides the primary support.

Dream Fit Bras Display

Finally great fitting bras, for girls with curves and I have to say I am very happy that there is more  bra selection and with a price tag that won’t break the bank.. and guess what! There is a fabulous Giveaway for you! (4) women will win $250 Wal-Mart Gift cards and 10 other winners will receive a free bra of their choice! Just click the link to win!

#findyourDREAMFIT #hellobeautiful

XOXOXO

Dream Fit Bras Promo

 

 

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DIY Aquazzura Like Pom Pom Sandals

 

For the past few seasons, pom pom sandals have been the rave! Luckily, it does not appear this rave will go away anytime soon! We.simply.love.them! They are a great addition to any wardrobe whether they are flats, mid-heel, or high heels.

Aquazzura was one of the first designers to re-introduce these to the fashion world followed by Sam Edelmen with a lower price. I purchased the Sam Edelman flats in the neutral color last season, here they are shown in a sailor blue.  I purchased them last year for $100 bucks and they were worth it.

This Spring, I looked at a pompom in a slightly higher heel and did not find quite what I was looking for without spending fabric money! So I thought, why couldn’t I do this myself? I mean I am the Do it Yourself Queen and all Queens must wear the crown proudly. I skimmed a few blogs and YouTube videos for the “DIY” versions and it is so super simple — just some glue and some pom poms! Follow the instructions below so you can have a pair as well!

Do it Yourself Instructions

Goop Adhesive
Pom Pom Any Size You Like any Color (I used primary colors)
Ann Taylor Pumps (Now Sold Out) similar here and here

 

How to Create the Pom Pom Sandal

You don’t have to prepare your shoe for anything special. The Goop glue adheres to just about any surface. ¬†Make sure you have a damp cloth near by and some alcohol swabs as the glue may leave stray marks on the shoe or your hands. Dab some glue directly¬†to the pompom or directly on the shoe and press down on the surface. You can do a random pattern or a color coordinated pattern.

It dries in no time. I did wait a few days before I wore the shoes or moved them as I did want it be completely dry. I also added different color pom poms to the tassel for extra flair!

 

 

Eazy Peezy!

More Details!

Dress Pattern: Burda 7225 OOP
Fabric: light-weight denim in my stash

 

Let me know how you like my shoes xoxoxo!

Mother’s Day Skirt McCalls M6842

Happy Mother’s Day!

Flower Skirt M6842

Mother’s Day Skirt M6842

For this project, I used two fabrics.  The fabric used is from A Fabric Place in Baltimore. The bottom layer of fabric is navy blue taffeta.  The top layer of fabric is an embroidered tulle with 3-D flowers in red, pink, and orange. When I saw this fabric a few weeks ago I had to have it. I also did a preview of this fabric on Instagram when Sewing Design School did a monthly photohop and asked us to post #fabrictoafraidtocut!

I generally do not have a fear to¬†cut fabric, it’s fabric, I control it I won’t let it control me! The only part that I did have a slight fear of is wasting the precious petals of the fabric and or cutting it in the correct direction. ¬†I used the larger group of petal pieces as they actually went across the grain of the fabric. The more cascading petals were near the end of the fabric on the left side of it. I have a good portion of pieces left over that I refuse to discard. Perhaps I will add them to a clutch or a cool T-shirt to add some flare!

Here are more photos!

As you can see I did not hem the tulle, it does not fray.  However, the placement of the petals are uneven throughout the fabric it was almost impossible to hem as I would remove a great deal of the petals!

Close up of the embroidery on the fabric!

The wind was really whipping after dinner yesterday I am pretty sure quite a few got a peep show downtown Baltimore as my niece took my photos..lol

Do you like my shoes?

I will provide more details on these later this week, they are a combination of a store-bought shoe and a do-it-yourself added accessory!

Pattern McCalls 6842
Fabric: A Fabric Place in Baltimore
Top: Zara
Necklace: JCrew Factory
Lipstick: Tom Ford Cherry Lush Lipstick
Nail Polish: Essie Satin Sister

 

 

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Backless Floral Dress McCalls 3673

Backless Floral Dress McCall’s 3673. ¬†When I saw this dress and pattern on Beaute Jadore’s blog i knew I had to have it¬†Vintage McCall’s 3673¬†I was lucky enough to find the pattern in my size on Amazon for a great price!

Floral Dress Back View
Floral Dress Back View

I held onto the pattern for a moment but knew I wanted to sew it for a girlfriends 60th Birthday party! However, while this looks cute on the pattern face and the fabric is trey adorable from GStreet.. It need modifications that I totally ignored. This dress has no darts in the bodice.. I really thought I could get away with this — NOT! If you are a D cup this pattern needs major altering. It needs bust darts and a self-bra as finding a totally backless bra for a D cup is close to impossible. If I had (which I generally do) think out such patterns ahead of time I would have consulted my bra making group on the direction for this.

I went on the hunt for the backless bra (insert rolly eyes here) — why don’t we have this — why!

Floral Dress McCalls 3763
Floral Dress McCalls 3763

Floral Dress Front View

I will not show the back its not attractive at all.. I don’t do photo embarrassment by any means..

Floral Dress McCalls 3763
Floral Dress McCalls 3763

 

As you can see no shape at all in the bodice.. Darts create a shape where there is none and allows for an attractive lift. *lesigh* but I still received lots of complements and that is a good thing!

As you can see “someone” totally forgot their mascara, I got a bit distracted while getting dressed ¬†and was rushing to be on time for her red carpet entrance! We arrived just in time!

Fabric: GStreet, Rockville, MD
Necklace: JCrew Old
Shoes: BCBG – Orange Suede

 

 

Learn Bra Making Live Instruction with Ann St. Clair

Learn Bra Making with Live Instruction by Ann St. Clair and hosted by Curvy Girls are Chic on Wednesday, October 5th and Thursday, October 6th, 2016 at Hobby Lobby Laurel, MD.

Anne St. Clair of Needle Nook
Anne St. Clair of Needle Nook

Anne St. Clair will instruction and fit for two days October 5th and October 6th, 2016
Agenda forth coming. Cost $130 plus 1 kit Р $75 that can be purchased from Anne.  The kit will make up to three (3) bras.
Continental Breakfast and Lunch and snacks included.
Please note: there will be no recording of this event. Ann teaches live only.

**Students must provide their own sewing machine, scissors, needles, and thread. Some basics can be purchased at Hobby Lobby and a discount code is provided when the class is paid for.
**The Basic Tool Kit list for the class is provided once the class is paid for

If you want to stay overnight let me know so can block rooms.
Tuesday evening with be dinner at Mike’s Crab House (Annapolis or Seaside Crab House (Glen Burnie, Maryland)

Deadline to pay for class is September 26, 2016. ¬†Please use the Pay Pal “Buy it Now Button” below to pay for the class:

Queen Anne Bra Inside
Queen Anne Bra created
Student Created Queen Anne
Queen Ann Bra

Class Payment



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For More info you can join the Bra Makers – Beginners to Intermediate Facebook Group –¬†Bra Makers – Beginners to Intermediate 101

 

 

Rainbows Melanin DIY Off Shoulders Top

Hello Blogger Fam!

Rainbows Melanin DIY Off-the-Shoulders Top Red Pants. I saw this beautiful cotton fabric at Metro Textiles in New York and I knew I had to have it. ¬†At first I was going to make a pair of pants but then the off the shoulder crazy reinvented itself and I decided to make a quick top, I used¬†McCalls 6558¬†for the top¬†— I had this pattern for a while but the photos on the outside envelope is hideous. Not sure why I ignored using this pattern but I did.

When everyone began wearing and sewing these tops again I knew I would make a few. I was even shocked by the sticker price of an Off-the-Shoulders dress in JCrew with the grand price of $138! While I love the brand and the simplicity of JCrew’s clothing, I won’t spend $138 a¬†dress that I can make¬†four of¬†at that price.. anyhoo..

Rainbows of Melanin Off Shoulders Top M6558

Rainbow Top M6558 and Vogue 9032
Rainbow Top and Red Pants V6558 and V9032

Rainbow Top M6558 and Vogue 9032

Rainbow Top M6558 and Vogue 9032

Rainbow Top M6558 and Vogue 9032

The Red Pants V9032

The pants were made using Vogue 9032¬†I have to say I really love this pants pattern as its definitely made for girls with curves. The back fit is probably the most important for me as the back pants pattern is in two pieces and it allows for the shaping of the rear and waist. ¬†I do have a tendency to cut my items bigger than necessary then I need to take inches and inches out ūüôĀ

Rainbow Top M6558 and Vogue 9032

Cropped Front View

About the Camera

These shots were created with my new Canon EOS Rebel T5 and I am in love! I purchased my bundle at Costco but there are better deals to be had at Amazon.  My kit came with two lens which I am still learning, the lens on these shots were done with the a Zoom Lens 18-55mm out on the streets of Baltimore. When I edited these in Picasa I simply cropped out the unnecessary body parts.. The colors were not changed at all.. I wanted to see how the images would come out before I dabbled in any other editing software.

Cropped Face Shot
Rainbow Top M6558

Cropped Face View

Close-up Rainbow Top1

Close-up Rainbow Top Side 1

Close-up Rainbow Top

Raw Rainbow Shot Backview
Very raw shot! Forgot to crop out the trash LOL

 

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Sunnies: Gucci (old)
Bracelets: David Yurma
Watch and band: Michele
Shoes: Ann Taylor (old)

 

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