Sunny Day to All,
I was extremely surprised to see the feedback from my last post. I received so many messages. I literally spent the entire Saturday night responding to private messages. My DM was on FIRE! I have so much to share, so much to say about my journey. I will be sharing more very soon. Stay tuned!
Let's get back to this fantastic pattern review. Hubby and I was invited to an All Black Affair on a cold Saturday Night in November. I didn't have a lot of time to sew so I decided to make a simple top. I also didn't want to be regular so I thought I would add a little sequins to the black to stand out. I purchased this fabric a while back from Gstreet Fabric. It was perfect for this vintage Simplicity pattern, Simplicity 8452. It took me just about 2 hours to make this top. Working with sequins is not as easy as it seems.
I must admit... I had a hard time figuring out how to wear this top. I kept wearing it upside down and couldn't figure out why it didn't fit me. I was confused for a good 30 minutes before I figured out that I had it on upside down. HA!
I chose to wear this sequins top with some tight high-waisted pants from New York and Company. and rose gold jewelry to match the sequins on the top. Please note that these pictures are Pre-surgery before Thanksgiving. Enjoy these few pics and don't forget to say Hello! Happy Sewing to You my loves!!!!
About The Pattern
Simplicity 8452 is extremely easy. I cut size medium but I believe that the large would be ok as well if I wanted it to be a little loose. I liked the tight fit since I was headed to a nightclub. I found the vintage pattern explanation a little harder but this is just 3 pieces and it was pretty easy to sew. I received several compliments for this top. This is definitely a beginners pattern. Hope you enjoy these few pictures. Happy Sewing to You!
Sunny Day to All,
I am a big fan of the Holidays. I love the family gatherings... the songs, the decorations... the dinners... and the trips that are sometimes associated with the Holidays. This year, things were a little different for us. My husband and I have been going to Haiti for Christmas and New Years since December 2012, 4 years after we got married. I grew up in Haiti where our tradition for the Holidays is all about family love, family gatherings, catching up with those we haven't seen in a while and celebrating together. It became our little tradition. A tradition that consisted in booking tickets, packing and celebrating our anniversary, Christmas and New years at Home (Haiti) with family.
2019 has been a rough year for us in someways, however, I wouldn't erase it if I could, because I had to learn to be tougher in life and focus on what matters. After 10 years of marriage, my family remains party of 2. Some claims that it is a blessing that we are always free to do whatever we want; it is always surprising to hear those comments especially when none of those party of 3, 4, 5 or 6 would have given any of theirs away to become party of 2. Others found it perfectly fine to make false assumptions about us but we remain strong, possibly stronger than ever.
For those of you that don't know, Infertility is a not a joke. Be careful with comments or assumptions, you may be hurting someone more than you know. It is perfectly fine to stay quiet and listen, instead of saying the wrong thing. I don't want to get in too many details; but after 2 failed IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) and a recent myomectomy, I am physically, emotionally and financially exhausted. God, I want to sew... I need to sew... however, I am limited as to what I can do at this time. I am stuck for a month. I will be sharing my toughs in hope that it will let someone know that they are not alone in this process.
It's been 11 long years.... We are not afraid nor ashamed of our situation. It's our journey and we shall overcome this hump, one day. We have found ways to deal with it, maybe because we love each other so much. I can't tell someone how to deal with this terrible disease but If you are in need, you may seek therapy or there are several free support groups available in person or online. Just reach out...
Now that you know why I am actually having a cold Christmas and have not been sewing.... Allow me to share my 2019 Holiday and the few garments I made in November in the next couple of days. Cheers to a GREAT 2020. Thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave a comment.
Sewing is my therapy...
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!