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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Meet Bella!

    I actually started this post the day of the tragic earthquake March 11, 2011 a day that will never be forgotten...I was so excited when I went to the post office to find my dress form waiting patiently for me to take home.....Little did I know that with that excitement a devastating tragedy would come and change the lives of some many forever...  I will be forever grateful! 

But on a lighter note my dress form arrived after only a week after purchasing...Did I say how excited I am  to finally have one.. I purchased the Singer dress form on Amazon for around 100.00 bucks, not bad at all! I also got a chance to finish my Vogue dress 1120 ,and I am  soooooo very proud of myself for slowing down... This dress  will definitely be in heavy rotation...It's so me...I am in love with this dress!

 So, I have to thank Toya from "Life happens be positive" I heart her blog! for also reiterating the importance of slowing down and taking your time...Thanks again Toya! Also, while we are on thank yous I have to have to thank Vanessa from "Sew filled to the brim" for posting about the $ .99 sale at Hobby Lobby this past week on Simplicity patterns..As you all know I am stationed in Japan....So no Hobby Lobby here :( So, I called my mom who lives in Florida to pick up a couple of patterns during the sale..And she was able to get all but one! So not bad! Thanks again ladies!

  I will be posting pictures of my new dress sometime this week, as it is ready and waiting for me to get Divafied(is that a word) Well, Divas continue to be fearlessly fierce!
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Friday, March 11, 2011

When life throws a curve ball!

 We experienced an 8.9 earthquake today in Japan, followed by a tsunami!!!! All, I can say is Lord I thank you that I am even able to type these words...Life, is short and precious make the best of it while you can and always cherish the ones whom you share your life with~Be Blessed Divas !
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Friday, March 4, 2011

Me-Made-March 11'

  Don't be confused about the title:"Me-Made-March 11" I am NOT participating, but I am so inspired by those that are participating.. I think this challenge is  one of the coolest things for seamstress... It kinda of forces you to sew more, and wear the garments that you have made... I would love, in the near future to be able to participate in the next challenge. Seeing that I have made more garments ,or that I get a little faster with my sewing.. 

  Zoe from 'So Zo ' is hosting this challenge and I am seriously in awe of all the talented seamstress, from beginners to advance..... That brings me to my latest realization that I am not sewing  items that can go with other garments in my closet to have a complete outfit.... I need to really consider the pattern type and how it will fit in  my closet and daily activity before randomly purchasing patterns.. I know right, easier said then done sometimes....But I will give it a shot!

   Well, seeing that I am not participating this time in the Me-Made-Challenge I still will like to challenge myself in some way and hopefully get a few pieces sewn for Spring..However, lately sewing for me has been just one disaster after another...For instance, since I am waiting on fabric for Vogue 1027 I thought that I would give Vogue 1120 a try for a cute spring dress!
I loved this pattern since I first saw it last year, but was too chicken to try it!

 Well, I made a muslin in a not so muslin fabric in my over zealousness, I guess! It turned out to be a huge mistake.  I really rushed it trying to get it done before my birthday, another mistake....So, I tried for the second time and everything was looking good, until I realized that I had cut out one of the pieces wrong, during one of my late night sewing excursions(TOTAL WASTE) but still believed that I had the chops to fix what needed to be fix WRONG!!!! By the time I chopped the fabric to get things to hopefully fit, I was only left with a bib. Not a dress, or even a tunic, but a bib! How frustrating....But, I am not one to give up so I will be back at it soon and hopefully with a new dress! Be blessed Divas and nothin' less!

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

"Spring Fever"

   I am definitely yearning for Spring, after enduring  a harsh cold winter in Japan this year... Probably nothing more than a little brisk air compared to others,who brave the coldest of the coldest temperatures...But hey, I am a Florida Diva!  So, I am ready for some sunny skies and warmer weather.... 

  I am so excited this year, with this being my first year that I am sewing more completed garments(read wearable) and less wadders.... And I have to thank the vast majority of my success to the wonderful sewing blogs, and Internet sewing sites  who share their talents and knowledge unselfishly with the world... And now that I have given my thank you speech lol...  Now, that I am gaining more confidence; however, somehow I am feeling like wow it's so many patterns, fabric, etc etc... what do I do!

   So, I thought  I would  devise a Spring sewing plan if you will, now let's hope and pray this sees the light of day lol! So, here is my first plan not sure if I will stick to this but it's a start... First up I have Simplicity 2560

View A in maybe cream or brown!
View C fabric something floral ( I think)
I have been meaning to get back to this one after butchering my hem while trying to cook and hem this before
Thanksgiving dinner *ahem* note to self don't try that again!
     This is just a rough draft of my ever changing thoughts so I am sure I will add to or change as the mood changes.. Well Divas that's all I have for now.. I can't wait to see your Spring looks and inspirations! As always Divas be blessed and nothin' less!   
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