Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Stretch Dashiki Blouse - My Black Panther Movie Apparel

As the movie release date approached, more and more videos were surfacing showing the wonderful, luxurious and eclectic designs of the African inspired costumes for The Black Panther movie.  I was feeling left out.....

Monday, February 5, 2018

McCalls 6442 - My First Coat

This was my first ever coat. I wanted something feminine and dressy even though I have nowhere to wear it right now. 

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Mixing and Matching with Butterick 5101

I am not big on wearing pink, but this dusty rose seemed to speak softly to me.  It was one of those random finds from years ago.  You know those fabrics that have no label, but it feels good to the touch.  It reminds me of crepe, but it has a smoother texture.  And like I said, the color was whispering sweet nothings into my ear in hopes that I would take it home.  And I did.  

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Cocoon Cardigan from Patterns 4 Pirates (P4P)

In the south, when the calendar says October, that means we have absolutely no idea what to wear.  The transition period between summer and winter clothes involves several months of having ALL of your clothes easily accessible.  You can wear a tank top, capris and sandals on Monday but be in a hoodie, jeans and boots on Tuesday.  

Layering is fundamental during these times and a cardigan is always an excellent choice. 

Friday, May 12, 2017

Working it Out with Patterns for Pirates (P4P)

I swear I love my Facebook Groups.   My FB sewing groups are full of inspiration, motivation and information.  Because of them, I have learned all types of tips, tricks, techniques, online fabric stores, and independent pattern companies outside of "The Big 4" (Simplicity, Butterick, McCalls and Vogue).  

One of those independent pattern companies is Patterns for Pirates (P4P).  I learned about this company while admiring the posts of Knitpop's FB group.  Once I joined the P4P group, my timeline began to flood with Peg Legs and Raglan tops and other patterns from the P4P collection!   I felt left out so I had to get in on the action.  With that being said, introducing my first P4P ensemble!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Simplicity 8160 - Knitpop Tank Top....and unmentionables

I was introduced to Tri-Blend fabric last year, thanks to Knitpop.  I ordered 2 yards along with several other types of fabric, in order to become familiar with the differences in feel/texture/flow.  This Tri-Blend fabric is heaven!  It makes me want to escape to my place of tranquility with some popcorn and a huge glass of sweet tea (the freshly brewed kind, not that other stuff from the grocery stores).