Front Zipper Skirt : How to Sew a Corner Seam & Welt Pocket

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Greetings!

How is everyone’s Friday?  Today is an official start to a very busy month – celebrations every weekend, Christmas shopping, preparing the kids for their break, making sure to do my end of the year paperwork, organize my sewing drawer & prioritizing time for reflection during this Advent season.  The last one is the most important in my opinion, but I hope you all have the time to slow down and be in the moment.

I am happy to say that I am finally complete with my Front Zipper Skirt Video.  Feel free to view it below.

{0:00} Intro
{0:02} Collaboration with Sew Much Fabric
http://stores.smfabric.com/youtique-bridal-and-lifestyle-for-sew-much-fabric/
{0:09} Front Zipper Skirt, Special focus on the Corner Seam & Welt Pocket
{0:22} Shop Fabrics & Notions http://stores.smfabric.com/color-blocking/
{0:43} Leather Needle size 110/18 https://amzn.to/2OK8agx
{0:57} Toile {1:14} Cut Fashion Fabrics
{1:31} Sewing it together
{1:47} Corner Seam
{2:58} Welt Pocket
{3:39} Pocket Fabric Size
{4:13} Attach Welt
{6:49} Attach Pocket
{7:12} Attach Zipper, Water Soluble Double Sided Tape
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{8:11} Lining
{9:24} Hem
{9:47} Thank you Roz/Sew Much Fabric!  I love the outcome!
{9:53} 15 Year Anniversary Highlights, Seattle, WA
{9:56} http://www.stjames-cathedral.org/narthex.aspx
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{10:39} https://www.aerlumeseattle.com
{10:48} Thank you for watching!
{10:57} I hope you got inspired to create something EXTRAordinary;

This is a video with a special focus on sewing the corner seams & welt pocket. To be honest, I was intimidated to work with faux leather because once it is sewn, the markings are permanent. Also, you’ll see how I burnt the fabric and how it was resolved.

This project took me awhile because it got a little more intimidating especially after burning the fabric.  Well, I believe I am over the intimidation – let’s drink to that;)

Well, thank YOU for visiting & I hope you have a wonderful Holiday Season.  I will be finishing up some projects due by the end of the year but I’m not sure if I will have the chance to post & edit them.  I hope I do but in the meantime, I’m excited to share what is to come for the next upcoming year…soon;)

Take care!

Ann

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This project is in collaboration with @sewmuchfabric
Shop the beautiful fabrics & notions at:  http://stores.smfabric.com/color-blocking/
– Black/White Diamond Woven Cotton : C2726
– Red Faux Leather: PV3559
– Rayon Lining: RL- Valentine Red
– Custom sized zipper
– Gutermann Thread

DIY Cathedral Length Veil : Zan B question

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Greetings Zan B!

Thank you for your inquiry.  Here is an attempt to answer your question using the video time stamp.

{0:27} I measured 37″ & pinned at that point.  The red marking is where I placed the pin on the fold.

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{0:36} I pivot the measuring tape from the pin & made the markings

I hope this answered your question.  Please do not hesitate to ask if you do have any other questions.

Kind regards,

Ann, Youtique Bridal & Lifestyle

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Happy Thanksgiving! : Birdcage Veil & Fabric Flower of Emediong from Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Greetings!

Thanksgiving is tomorrow and I want to make sure I thank everyone of you who make Youtique Bridal & Lifestyle possible.  Also, Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays although all the shops skipped right over it and went straight to Christmas.  This blog is a way to take a snapshot of where I am today & how grateful I am to those who support me.  Thank you to my kind, caring, creative, & inspiring community who…

*visits & read my blog
*DM me with inspiring stories
*628 Instagram Friends
*213 Facebook Friends
*48,577 Youtube Subscribers
*12,564,051 Views on My Youtube

And I can never say thank you enough to those who take their time to share their creative journey with me and tell me you were inspired by my videos.  It makes all the behind the scenes work worthwhile.  So thank you to everyone!

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Today I want to also thank  Emediong all the way from Port Harcourt, Nigeria for sharing her birdcage veil & fabric flower with me.  She said she was inspired by my videos so she knew how to make this Texas girl happy & thankful;)  I had asked her a few questions and she kindly took the time to reply.  Well,  I hope you get inspired by Emediong to make something.  Enjoy!

1)Your name & where do you reside? My name is Emediong and I reside in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
2)Why did you decide to DIY? I decided to do DIY because I love creating something beautiful with my hands.
3) Who and what event were you creating it for? I was creating it for myself for a marriage ceremony to adorn my hair with.
4) Your social media sites & links: Instagram: @busyhands_creations

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(FOR THE FABRIC FLOWER)
5) Pros and cons of the project:
Pros: Very beautiful, versatile
Cons: The challenge of cutting the pattern/template out on organza as the material is very sheer

6) What was your favorite part of the process? My favourite part of the process was seeing the flower coming together as I was sewing. I was smiling as I saw this happening🙂. It made me feel like wow, I am going to make something beautiful and gain knowledge of how to make this flower first future projects.

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7) how long did it take you? The cutting out of the template was what took the most time but the sewing and assembly process did not waste time at all. Maybe about 20mins for everything or slightly more.

8) anything else you would like to add? ADDITIONAL NOTES: The tutorial was very detailed and simple enough to understand. There was no way one could have problem replicating the flower.  Also, it was very nice to have the free template made available too, very nice.  Thank you

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FOR THE BIRD CAGE:
All answers remain the same minus those below:
5. PROS: The bird cage was very lovely.  CONS: The bridal face net here is different from the one there so it was a bit challenging sewing through.

6. My favourite part was seeing the pattern followed to have a perfectbird cage look because up till then I’ve always just thought of crunching up the face net at the edge to create the look but was excited to learn this technique.

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Thank you Emediong!  I hope everyone got inspired by Emediong because I sure did.  May you all have a wonderful creative Thanksgiving Holiday Season!  I believe there is always something to be grateful for whether it be something small or big.   What are you thankful for?  Many blessings to you!

Hugs!

Ann

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If you would like to create the Birdcage veil or Fabric flower, feel free to view the tutorials below.

Flower Template:
https://youtiquebridal.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/fabric-flower-pattern.pdf

Thank you for watching!

15 Years of Growing in Marriage

Greetings Everyone!

I hope you are all doing well.  My husband & I recently went on our 15 year Anniversary trip to Seattle, WA with just the two of us.  Our anniversary was on November 13th.  Thank you to my brother-in-law Thong who made it possible.  He took on the role of parenting and made sure the kids were fed & picked up from school on time.  He even waited in the car rider line;) – Thank you Thong!

It has been 5 years since our last trip together and my husband had surprised me with this trip.  I love the experiences & memories we got to create together.  He also got the kids involved by getting them to create a card for each night we were in Seattle.

Mr. T & I have been so busy the past couple of years trying to stay focus on building our careers & trying to balance family life.  Is there such a thing as balancing life?  Please share any tips because I haven’t figured it out yet:).  He has been attending dental school and works on the weekends.  Me?  I’m trying to manage family, grow my business, and keep life simple.  Keeping life simple is not as easy as it sounds.  However, both my husband & I agree that it has been worth all the struggles…I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.  He will be graduating this May so please continue to pray for us.  It feels so close yet so far away.

IMG_5974This getaway was much needed for the both of us.  We had the opportunity to reconnect & talk more about our future plans.  We got to share our wants & needs without judgment & had a better understanding of where we are now as individuals.  We talked and discussed how we can continue to grow as a couple & how we can become a stronger family unit.  Our children love to travel so we can not wait to do more of that after he completes his semester.

We got to do our morning jogs together and walked to our different destinations.  If anything was less than 2 miles away, we walked there.  It was our way of enjoying the scenery & also train for the marathon coming up in January.  We did get to dress up one night to attend mass at Saint James Cathedral & afterwards have dinner at Aerlume.  We were invited to bring up the gift offerings for mass which made it extra special.  What an honor to be a visitor & carry up the gifts on our Anniversary trip!   Thank you God for the blessings!  I truly felt the graces & love.  My husband & I took the time to pray for those who asked for prayers and intercessions.  I also prayed for our marriage and for a deeper understanding of this vocation.
IMG_6155 For my creative friends, I got to wear my most recent sewing project, the front zipper skirt.  I am currently editing the video so thank you in advance for your patience.
IMG_6187 Mr. T, thank you for everything.  Thank you for your dedication to our family & to me.  I know we are both trying the best we can for our family, but ultimately, I know we have to rely on God for the graces, blessings, & mercy to overcome any of the challenges.  We are almost graduating….ok, he’s almost graduating, but we did it together.  It’s almost real!  We got this!  Love you Mr. T!  Love you everyone!  Thank you for reading & sharing this big milestone with us.  Praying for many many many more years of growing in marriage 😉

Hugs,

Ann

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Fall Sewing Fabrics : Zipper Front Skirt :

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Greetings!  I hope you are all keeping yourselves warm.  I am enjoying the cooler weather here in Katy, TX.   I am starting a new sewing project that will be perfect for this weather.  It is going to be my Zipper Front Skirt and above is the inspiration board.

I am really excited about this sewing project because of the bold block coloring Rosalind/Sew Much Fabric suggested. Again, I modified my red lace block pattern to create the toile.  I had used the base of this pattern to create my Bathing Suit Cover-up & the Silk A-line skirt.

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Below are the fabrics Roz put together for this Fall sewing project & my toile is already fitted.  The fabrics & notions from Sew Much Fabric include:

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– Black/White Diamond Woven Cotton : C2726
– Red Faux Leather: PV3559
– Rayon Lining: RL- Valentine Red
– Custom sized zipper
– Gutermann Thread

I am a little nervous because the sewing marks on the faux leather will be permanent. However, I do like challenges😉. There is no do-over once you sew into the leather. You can only take in but there is no letting out 😬. Wish me luck…this will be fun!  Here are the cut fashion fabrics & I will be using leather needles 110/18 to sew;)

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What is on your sewing machine?  How is your wardrobe planning?  Thank you for reading & I hope you have a wonderful weekend!  To read about my wardrobe planning journey, click HERE.

Hugs!

Ann

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Bishop Sleeve Blouse : Full Sleeve Alteration

frontGreetings!

I am finally complete with my Fashion Show Outfit series. The video below shows how I sewed the Bishop Sleeve Blouse with a focus on creating a fuller sleeve. I got to wear the blouse to the Runway Houston Fashion Show and also to a birthday celebration.

Here is the video content:
{0:00} Intro
{0:05} Collaboration with Sew Much Fabric
http://stores.smfabric.com/youtique-bridal-and-lifestyle-for-sew-much-fabric/
{0:32} Toile
{0:50} Taking apart the toile
{0:59} Fuller Sleeve Alteration

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{2:25} Fashion Fabrics @sewmuchfabric
http://stores.smfabric.com/youtique-bridal-and-lifestyle-for-sew-much-fabric/
{2:31} Cutting the Fashion Fabrics
{2:47} Roz’s text – add 4Inches to bodice hem
{3:09} Darts
{3:40} Sewing it together
{5:42} Attach Sleeves
{6:30} Sleeve hem
{7:54} Fitting #2
{8:10} Accessories – https://youtu.be/RfXfptI9hcM
{8:20} Finishing Touches: hem & lining
{8:53}Open Back
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Here are the outfits I put together with the Bishop Sleeve Blouse.  It includes my #memade red lace skirt, checkered skirt, & A-line skirt.  I love how my wardrobe is slowly becoming all #memade:).  So which outfit do you like the best?  Or which one would you wear the most?

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Not only did I get to wear the blouse to the fashion show, but I also wore it to celebrate some very special people.  Happy Birthday Stephanie & Julie!

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Here are the rest of the series.

Thank you for visiting & I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs!
Ann

Silk A-Line Skirt & Accessories

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Greetings!

In the video below, I will show how I sewed my Silk A-Line Skirt with a focus on the Hong Kong Underlining. I got to wear the skirt to the Runway Houston Fashion Show.  Because of my experience with Roz on the Blue Asymmetrical Dress, I gave her the freedom to visually create my Fashion Show outfit. I hope you enjoy this series.

Here is the video content:

{0:00} Intro
{0:11} Collaboration with Sew Much Fabric http://stores.smfabric.com/youtique-b… {0:38} Toile
{1:01} Fashion Fabrics
{1:19} Cutting the Fashion Fabric Overlay
{1:30} Cutting the Underlining
{2:15} Rolled Hem
{3:31} Hong Kong Underlining
{4:49} Waist Band
{5:43} Finishing Touches
{5:53} Zipper Finish
{6:33} Finished Skirt
{6:47} Outfits
{6:56} Runway Houston Highlights
{7:54} Omar Marcos, Runway Houston Creative Director
{8:34} Designer Collections
{10:07} VIP Behind the Scenes
{10:38} Thank you for watching! Don’t forget to visit my YT channel & subscribe, also ring that bell! 😉

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Here are some of the outfits I put together with items in my closet.  I even wore it with the classic black t-shirt I sewed.  Which one do you like the best?  Or how would you have styled the A-line skirt?

Also, below is the process of how the accessories came together.  It is a peek into our fitting session. You will get to see how we got the inspiration for the necklace, jewelry shopping, the modification for the necklace & belt. I am currently working on the video for the bishop sleeve blouse so thank you in advance for your patience.  Well, I hope you enjoy the journey! Pardon the dirty mirror;)

Thank you for visiting!  I hope you got inspired to create something EXTRAordinary out of the ordinary;)

Hugs! Ann