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Monday, August 15, 2011

A little bit of this and little bit of that!

  •  I don't have a finished garment to show, but I have completed my muslin for the Beignet skirt from Colette patterns. This is the first pattern that I have purchased from this company, and it will not be my last. I found the instructions to be very well written, considering this pattern is rated intermediate. I still consider myself to be a beginner, so case in point, these are awesome instructions.The entire pattern is lovely, which comes in a little booklet. I am very impressed!

  •  Now, back to the muslin! I did a quick and dirty muslin, and I do mean quick and dirty. But it served it's purpose so that I could work out whatever kinks, before cutting into my fashion fabric. I was able to make my first button hole evah! I know, I am such a cornball lol , but I had been intimidated for ever.I should be ashamed at how simple and easy it really and truly was. I found a lovely tutorial on YouTube for my machine and the rest is what they call history..

My first button hole evah' lol.. The
writing is some gibberish to help me out
on my real garment..

  •   Moving on a little from my "Beignet" skirt muslin for now! As the the title post says" A little bit of this and a little bit of that". I have been working on my hand stitching, and I had to redo part of my hem on my Simplicity skirt 2451, as I found that I didn't properly secure the stitch, argh! However, all was not lost, I was able to learn a new stitch. Well, new to me that is, which is the catch stitch. I love, love that hand stitch..

My first time catch stitching.

Wearing my freshly catch stitched hem skirt
at the park today! My little one took the picture
so that's why my head is cut off lol!

  • I also received some lovelies in the mail today! Woo hoo, don't you just love those days!Well, I have been wanting a wrist pin cushion, ever since I saw the one that Gertie wears on her online course for the perfect bombshell dress on Craftsy. I didn't get the same one as Gertie; however, I purchased my wrist pin cushion from Jo-Ann's online for about seven bucks.. And BTW, the class is the probably the best there is out there, online right now! I am learning leaps and bounds..I Highly recommend this class to anyone!

It's so cute and I really think it's so

A few patterns that came in and some fabric
that I didn't post..My battery died on my
camera, ugh!

Divas, that's all for now, but more later!
As always be blessed and nothin' less, and continue  to stay fearlessly fierce!
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  1. I purchased the beignet a while back but have not make it up yet. Cant's wait to see how yours turns out! your hand stitching looks great nice job! I need to improve my skills in that area:)
    Thanks for commending on my blog!

  2. Boy you are doing a lot of firsts there. Congrats!

  3. Love that pic your little one took! Priceless!

  4. Hey a question for you!! I'm thinking about cutting out my beignet this week and was wondering if it seems true to measurements. I am exactly a 12 for body measurements but was wondering if I should make the 14 to be safe?

  5. Hey Shawnta, sorry for the late reply! I think think it runs pretty true the measurements on pattern , think on the lines of RTW clothing..I found that my size that I used was pretty much the standard I wear in RTW! Also check the length before cutting, just a heads up!