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Thursday, August 25, 2016

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  Hey you guys! This is going to be a very different post than what I've ever posted on this blog publicly. 

   I've been wanting to write about how times have changed our once small sewing community, into something large and ever growing sewing community. I love seeing the vision behind others creativity, it's one of the things about sewing that I love most, the creativity.    

  However, It's becoming so disheartening to see and witness other people, women, bash other women for their choices in how they choose to have their voice and creativity to be heard.   

   I feel that no one has the given right to try and diminish and criticize a person to potentially  hinder another persons voice, without truly knowing a person's story. You never know the person who you criticize for living lavishly, could have been homeless at one point, or not knowing where their next meal was coming from, or the woman who you criticize for wearing clothing tighter than you ever would.

   Yet, you don't know that this person, at one point, may have had body issues and finally realized how awesome they were all along. I also believe that you don't owe anyone an explanation for how you choose to have your voice be heard, and that people will always find something to criticize. What I'm saying, is before you are so quick to judge and criticize a person; please reflect on the issues of oneself that could cause a person to harshly criticize a person for embracing all that they are! It makes you wonder? Is this coming from a place of "I shoulda, coulda, woulda" if I didn't allow anyone to hinder my voice. But, if this you! It's never to late to find your voice again!

  However,  I want to encourage anyone who has ever dealt with negativity from anyone trying to hinder their voice, their greatness, the magic that makes you, you! I want you to know to never allow another person to silence "your" voice, your creativity, your greatness!  Be great on purpose, and really give them something to talk about HA! Ps. This is not personal, just was on my heart..

             As always, "Be blessed and nothin' less and continue to stay fearlessly fierce!

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Avocado's anyone? Simplicity 8124 Review

     Hey y'all! I'm back with a review from pattern designer, none other than Cynthia Rowley. Can we just say that I am a true fan girl, like seriously! I love, love her design aesthetic'; her designs are so fresh and now, right?!
  I seriously believe that this pattern might make the  best patterns on PR this year, too. This is a simplistic pattern, as there are only three pattern pieces, yes, only three, so major score! You have your front, back and the sleeve pattern pieces; that is if you are doing view A. View A, is the view that I made. I made this is in a medium at the bust and graded to a large at the hip down. BIG mistake, big! This design is intended to have a lot of ease, but man, the ease is astounding,lol!
However, the ease is printed on the pattern sheet, so that was my bad :)..

  For my next version, I will make the entire dress, or top in a medium.  I added 4" to the front and back pieces, because these pattern is designed to be relatively short.  However, I've been on this uneven hem  or "handkerchief" kick lately, so this dress has a slight "handkerchief" hem like my previous Cynthia Rowley pattern.
A little inside action.. ( I took this on my phone camera, so the color
isn't as vibrant :(...)

  I knew at first glance that I had to have this dress, and with seeing this type garment everywhere in the RTW. I knew I needed my own. I used a avocado green linen fabric, that I purchased from Fabric Mart fabrics during one of their many great sales.

The neckline  casing
  There's really not much too say other than, that this is truly a great pattern. It's so great for the summer seasons. Just check and make sure your good with the sizing, because once the sleeves are on, it's pretty difficult to take in the sides if you need to. I have another one planned, like in , the fabric is in the wash, lol! So, that's a great pattern in my book! Well, that's  a wrap!

               I hope you all are having a fantastic week, filled with plenty of sewing!

            ~Be blessed and nothin' less and continue to stay fearlessly fierce! Candice
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