Sunny Day to All,
I usually don't sew as much during the winter because I am such a summer girl. I decided to change this bad habit and start giving some love to sweater knit, velvet and fur. I am also committing to sewing garments that I will wear in the future and not just for the blog. I don't want to be that girl that sews a bunch a beautiful garments just for pattern reviews and can't wear them anywhere.
This particular post is different than what I usually do. I have decided to venture outside of the box and jump in the "Before and After" world. I am pleased with the outcome and enjoyed the process. So, there will be more of this type of blog post moving forward.
I found this beautiful velvet dress at a consignment shop a while back and I was totally drawn to it because of the softness of the fabric. It was a size XL so it was perfect for me since I am a medium.
I was invited to a 65th birthday extravaganza and needed a nice classy dress for the event. It was time to pull that velvet dress out of my "To Be Revamped" stash. The alterations were pretty easy to make. It took me just about 2 hours and the dress was done.
I basically cut the sleeves out and instead of pinning it higher on the sides, I decided to leave it with a low cut for a sexy look. I then cut both sides of the dress to my measurements. This is the great thing about revamping a dress that is much bigger than your actual size. A seam ripper is not needed. I was able to cut both side and stitch it to a fitted look. Of course, I had to add a high split on one side. That gave the dress a final Sexy Classy Chic Look!
I felt extremely gorgeous that night. There is something about wearing my "atouchofmeme" dresses. It is a feeling that I shall elaborate in a video soon to come. Enjoy these few pics!
Thank you so much for stopping by and please let me know if you would like to see some more "Before and After" blog posts. Happy Sewing to You!
PS. Rocking this wash and go! Be patient with me as I am still trying to get used to my new hairstyle.
Sunny Day to All,
I started this beautiful cardigan last spring using McCall 7262 and didn't get to finish it before the summer started. I got this beautiful knit from G Street Fabrics in Rockville, MD. I loved it so much that I bought the last 6 yards left. So yes, another outfit is coming soon.
I was invited to my cousin's surprise birthday brunch last Saturday. It was a very cold weekend and I thought, let me finally finish this cardigan. I did just that! This cardigan is nice and warm and looked awesome against the black. The beautiful buttons were from G Street as well. I paired it with rose gold jewelries and my leather boots.
PS. Rocking the new natural look and praying that I beat this thing! Thanks for the prayers and all the kind words.
About the Pattern
McCall 7262 was very easy. I cut size 12. I followed the instructions with no issues. I didn't make any alterations. My only suggestions is to use a lighter interface if your fabric is thick. It was truly perfect timing to finish it because I can wear it under my coat for now and still rock it during the spring. I will consider this pattern intermediate beginner. So if one has a general idea about sewing, this is a great intro cardigan.
Happy sewing to You! Thank you for visiting and enjoy the pictures!
Sunny Day to all,
I have received so many messages in reference to me cutting my locks that I decided to write a blog post about it.
I self started my lock in 2003 while I was a student at Howard University. Most Howard Students were just learning to embrace their African heritage. Fortunately, I was always in touch with my roots through my Haitian upbringing. I was always exposed to my African Background through History, Dance and Culture. I appreciated my curves, my natural hair, my beautiful melanin and more. I was always confident growing up. My parents always took the time to make my feel super special. When I decided to lock my hair, I had to prepare myself for the feedback that was to come from my Haitian Family. Locks were not very well accepted in my culture. Yes, I said it! I was bold! I was strong and nobody could tell me otherwise. Eventually, my family ended up loving it.
After 15 years of enjoying my beautiful locks.... I was diagnosed with 3 different hair loss diseases; CCCA (Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia); Female pattern Hair loss and Traction Alopecia. It's been a tough year full of treatments including antibiotics and up to 30 shots in my scalp monthly. I hated the treatment and was willing to shave it all off and rock a bald head. I was prepared. I thank God for my supportive husband who went through this entire journey with me.
I initially cut 19 inches off my locks to make the process easier. My husband who had locks for over 20 years cut 19 inches out of his too :-) ( the support was real).
After a couple of months, I decided to comb them out. It took me 2 weeks but I did it. Guess what? He completely cut his locks so he may go through this journey with me. I love him so much! We just celebrated our 10 years Wedding Anniversary in Haiti so we got to enjoy our New Look in gorgeous weather with wonderful family and friends.
So there you have it! I am still under treatment and I leave it all in God's Hands. I am sharing a few pics with you guys. So Enjoy!!!!
Thanks for stopping by!!! Love you all!!!!
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I developed the passion for sewing about 2 years ago. Follow my journey as a seamstress who is determine to make her entire wardrobe one garment at a time. Thanks for stopping by!