Cross Over Halter & Maxi Skirt : Lifestyle Designs

This is a video on how I sewed my Long Skirt & Cross Over Halter Top. The main focus is the box pleats & the toile for the halter top.

Box Pleats

This two-piece outfit was made with Mr. T’s virtual graduation in mind. Congratulations to Mr. T, his classmates, and everyone who graduated during 2020. It was a long and prolonged process (just like my editing😬😆) but you guys did it! – So proud of you! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👨🏻‍🎓

Thank you for visiting and may you hav a wonderful week!

Ann🤗

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Shop @sewmuchfabric http://stores.smfabric.com/crossover-halter-and-maxi-skirt/
Red/Blue, Cream Graphic Print Rayon Lawn R3769
Rayon Red Lining – Valentine Red
Blue thread 267
Red Thread 405

Shirred Blouse

Greetings Everyone!

My Shirred Blouse is complete and I love all the details from the shirring to the inside seams. This was my first time shirring so it was a lot of fun to play around with the different techniques and styles. Have you ever shirred before? Feel free to view the video and watch the whole process of sewing my blouse. I hope you enjoy it!

Oufits from my Closet

I used the following techniques for inside of the blouse:

  • Rolled Hem: down the center front
  • Binding: along the shoulder and back
  • Spaghetti Straps: tie strings at the front
  • French Seam: Along the side of the bodice

Thank you for visiting and hope you got inspired to create something EXTRAordinary;)

Ann

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Here are some of the tutorials for the details inside the blouse:

Rolled hem was used to alter my Bridesmaid dress.

The French Seam was used for the bodice along the side seams:

Per my IG post, here is the sign-in tree;)

How to Sew Sailor Jeans

Inspiration Board

Greetings!

I hope everyone is doing well. I am excited the editing stage for the Sailor Jeans is complete. It turned out to be a 3 part series rather than 2. I am happy that I can finally share the whole process with you. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did designing and sewing it.

I love the details on the jeans, seen and unseen.

Below are the outfits I created from #memade items in my closet.

To view the sewing process for my tops, feel free to click the links below:

The next editing project is….the #ShirredBlouse.

So what do you think of the Sailor Jeans? Are you inspired to sew one? How would you style them? Thank you for visiting today and I hope you have a wonderful week!

Virtual Hugs!

Ann

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This project is in collaboration with Sew Much Fabric & Sew To Fit.

Rosalind with Sew Much Fabric has an online fabric shop housing beautiful name brand fabrics.  She is an expert on textiles and has an eye for fit & styling women who loves to sew.  I highly recommend her blog for inspiration.  Click here.

Shop my Denim Jeans Fabrics & Notions @SewMuchFabric
Ralph Lauren blue denim, 8oz no stretch 100% cotton:
Topaz Gutermann Thread 870
Dark Midnight Gutermann Thread 279
Antique Gold Floral Scroll Button, 3/4” K2046
YKK 7″ Jean Zipper-Navy with Brass Teeth
Iron-on Interfacing
Bias binding

Andrea with Sew To Fit is an expert in pattern fitting and pattern design.  She has a YouTube Channel you can view by clicking here.  She teaches e-learning classes available with a VIP Club.

10 Reasons to Wardrobe Planning : Special Guest Roz @sewmuchfabric

Greetings Everyone!

I am now going Live on IG with special guests the last Friday of the month. I had the honor of having Roz with http://stores.smfabric.com as my very first guest. She is the older sister I never had and has taught me so much about faith, family, and community. In this video, she shares her 10 reasons of wardrobe planning. I apologize in advance for the low sound quality and a few technical difficulties but this is some really great information. I am still learning how to work everything. I’m just grateful I was able to save this video:). Roz, we may have to do this again in the future. I hope you enjoy it and please feel free to share your thoughts and if this inspired you to wardrobe plan.

Video Content:

  • {4:11} Rosalind Gaither @sewmuchfabric, http://stores.smfabric.com
  • {5:28} Have clothes that serve you well
  • {6:15} 1- People will assess you wherever you go
  • {7:32} 2- Stop saying “I have nothing to wear”
  • {8:09} 3- Get noticed
  • {8:54} 4- Get people to listen to what you have to say
  • {8:58} 5- Fabric & Your time is an investment
  • {10:48} 6- Change on the outside can facilitate change on the inside
  • {11:21} 7- Be present in your life, live in the here & now
  • {12:13} 8- Prepared for Last minute invites
  • {13:13} 9- Self Expression
  • {13:41} 10- You are worth it!
  • {18:58} https://www.smfabricblog.com
  • {19:56} Ann’s next sewing project
  • {22:10} How do you pick fabrics?
  • {26:16} How long have you been doing this Roz?
  • {27:44} Ann’s Style Aesthetic: Victorian, Edgy, Modern

I hope you enjoyed the visit as much as I did. I hope you have a wonderful week!

Please take care of yourself and each other.

Hugs!

Ann

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Wearing my #memade Red Lace Blouse

Lace Sleeve Easter Blouse : Get up and Sew!

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Greetings!

The week started out a little rough but I finally finished editing the Lace Sleeve Easter top.  I wore the Lace Sleeve Blouse under my Easter dress for mass from home.  Afterwards, I changed into my Sailor Jeans for the Easter egg hunt.  I ❤️ the versatility!

You will see the general process of how I sewed the top with a special focus on cutting and attaching the beautiful #guipurelace.  Feel free to view it below:

Video Content:
{0:00} Intro
{0:06} Collaboration with Sew Much Fabric
http://stores.smfabric.com/easter-dre…
{0:09} Lace Sleeve Crop Top, Special focus on the cutting & placement of the lace
{0:35} Sewing Pattern Simplicity 4070
{0:50} Concealed Button Placket Tutorial
https://youtu.be/pmM2XPELxqg
{1:02} Fashion Fabrics & Ordinaries
Fashion Fabrics & Button: http://stores.smfabric.com/easter-dre…
{1:25} Cut Fashion Fabrics
{1:48} Concealed Button Placket Tutorial
https://youtu.be/pmM2XPELxqg
{1:57} Darts
{2:53} French Seam: Sides & Shoulders
{3:24} Bias Binding: Neck & Hem
{3:50} Buttons
{4:20} Cutting the Lace Sleeve
{5:28} Pinning the Lace
{6:50} Bias Binding at the Armhole
{7:01} Finishing Touches
{7:18} Triangle Chapel Veil
https://youtu.be/dUqoMTvjlmM
{7:22} Easter Outfits : Easter Dress & Sailor Jeans (Videos coming soon)
{7:35} Crop Top with #MeMade Bottoms

Here are the outfits I put together with items in my closet

black crop top outfits
*memade
Outfit 1: *Easter Dress (Video coming soon)
Outfit 2: *Front Zipper Skirt: https://youtu.be/VBxRpmOMzdk
Outfit 3: *Checkered skirt-n/a
Outfit 4: *Red Lace Skirt: https://youtu.be/3FzdLsrKM8Q
Outfit 5: *Silk A-Line: https://youtu.be/kFBsTNFhnJE
Outfit 6: *Sailor Shorts: https://youtu.be/7TEMViaEThI

As my husband said, “Get up and sew!!!” I was having a hard time getting out of bed last Monday morning worrying about my father.  He got sick recently.  Thank God he is starting to feel better but I can’t help but continue worrying about him and thinking of others who are experiencing stress and worries during this time.

I pray everyone is doing well. 🙏🌎🌍🌏 The reality is we will all have ups and downs. We need to support one another and be there for each other the best we can. Please take care of each other.  It’s ok to have down days but don’t get stuck there.  Do something to keep yourself going whether it is cooking, gardening, organizing, praying, etc – do something you love and enjoy.  Just do something that will help you mentally, physically, and spiritually.  Like my husband said, “get up and sew!!!” – and that I did.🤗😘

Hugs!

Ann

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Happy Easter! : Easter Dress Inspiration Board & Toile

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Easter Dress Inspiration Board via Pinterest

Happy Easter!

I attended 11:00a Easter Celebration this morning. Although the outside world may be changing around me, there is this inner peace that can not be taken away. I am joyful because I know He is risen! Happy Easter! 🐣

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I created the toile for my Easter Dress and spent the week sewing it.  My Easter Dress was ready for me to wear today.  I also have a new prayer chapel veil.  I will be praying for everyone to have inner peace during this time🙏🌏🌍🌎.  If there is anything specific you would like me to pray for, please DM me or leave it in the comment section.

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Below is the triangle Chapel veil tutorial if you would like to create one.

These are the beautiful fabrics I used to sew my Easter Dress.  For now, you will have to use your imagination to see how the colors and fabrics came together.  I will be spending the upcoming weeks editing the Sailor Jeans as well as the Easter Dress.  I am excited to share the process with you.

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Also, I just had to share what I found on my morning run today.  Hearts from Mother Nature…spreading the love on this special Easter Day. ❤️❤️❤️

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May you appreciate all the little blessings and miracles around you even in the midst of this pandemic.  Thank you for visiting!

Virtual hugs!

Ann

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This Easter project is in collaboration with Sew Much Fabric.

Rosalind with Sew Much Fabric has an online fabric shop housing beautiful name brand fabrics.  She is an expert on textiles and has an eye for fit & styling women who loves to sew.  I highly recommend her blog for inspiration.  Click here.

Shop Fabrics & Notions @sewmuchfabric
– lace
– Coastal Green Cotton Brocade
– Gutermann thread 660
– Invisible zipper 540

Sailor Jeans : Hidden Details

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Sailor Jeans Toile

Greetings!

I hope you are all staying healthy and being as productive as you possibly can.  I have completed my Sailor Jeans and now in the stage of editing the video.  It will be a two part tutorial which will include how I drafted the pattern and then sewing the jeans.  I have an Easter dress to start today so the Sailor Jeans video series may not be posted until after Easter.  For now, I hope you can enjoy the details…

Although no one will ever see the interior of my jeans, I love the hidden details. This secret feature is only between you and me🤫😉😁.

Take a peek inside👀…

I am in love with the red contrast bias binding on the inside.  It adds a little spark of personality.

 

Below are my completed jeans.  It is high waisted, boot cut, 4 buttons along each side of the squared pocket, and has an exposed zipper in the back.

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Completed Sailor Jeans

Here is the back of the jeans with the flat-felled seam, exposed zipper, and pockets.  Feel free to watch the flat-felled seam tutorial by Andrea @sewtofit by clicking HERE.  It is a tutorial that is only available to her Patreon members. With her permission, this is a sneak peek into her Patreon world.  If you enjoy this video, feel free to join her Patreon group.

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Thank you for visiting and please stay safe and healthy! 🤗. Don’t forget to wash your hands 💦🖐🏼🤚🏼

Virtual hugs!

Ann

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This project is in collaboration with Sew Much Fabric & Sew To Fit.

Rosalind with Sew Much Fabric has an online fabric shop housing beautiful name brand fabrics.  She is an expert on textiles and has an eye for fit & styling women who loves to sew.  I highly recommend her blog for inspiration.  Click here.

Shop my Denim Jeans Fabrics & Notions @SewMuchFabric
Ralph Lauren blue denim, 8oz no stretch 100% cotton:
Topaz Gutermann Thread 870
Dark Midnight Gutermann Thread 279
Antique Gold Floral Scroll Button, 3/4” K2046
YKK 7″ Jean Zipper-Navy with Brass Teeth
Iron-on Interfacing
Bias binding

Andrea with Sew To Fit is an expert in pattern fitting and pattern design.  She has a YouTube Channel you can view by clicking here.  She teaches e-learning classes available with a VIP Club.

Inspiration for my Sailor Jeans

Greetings with many thoughts and prayers for everyone.

In order to keep my mental health positive, I still have to set time aside to design and sew.  It is a time where I lose myself in creativity.  I find this helpful since the time outside of sewing is worrying about others.

This specific project is going to be forever imprinted on my mind because I started this project when the coronavirus unfolded.  I am thinking of making a different kind of video for this one…I will be brainstorming.

Well, I have done plenty of alterations to jeans, but I never sewed denim jeans from beginning to end. This will be my first😬.  After doing some research, I did not find any information on sewing sailor jeans, but I did find some inspirational videos that showed me the general process.  Other than that, I will be figuring out the whole process as I go along.  This will be a lot of fun.
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I am in love with the #RalphLauren blue denim available @sewmuchfabric. It is an 8oz no stretch 100% cotton. I wanted a classic contrasting thread so I chose Gutermann #870 Topaz and the matching #279 Dark Midnight. All are available on the online shop at: Sew Much Fabric

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My Inspiration Board includes my red linen #memade#sailorshorts😉 and photos on Pinterest. Below is the sewing process for my sailor shorts:

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Andrea with @sewtofit has a great tutorial for the flat-felled seam. This just made the process of sewing jeans easier for me.  Thank you Andrea! I got to spend some time practicing.  She has a patreon group that allows access to more wonderful tutorials. Go check her out! Below is a sneak peek into her patreon world.  It is the flat-felled seam tutorial that is only available to her members.  You guys are extra special because I got permission to share this with you;)

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Here are videos that inspired me from the YouTube World.

JENNI.SWISS – I like his creativity and style of filming his sewing process. Note: Bar Tack {Time Stamp 5:38}

ROMAN LEMESCHKO – I loved how he used an orange contrasting fabric {Time Stamp 3:21} for the pocket.  I will be using red in mine.

UCHIDA HOUSE – This video made me wish I had all the industrial equipment to sew my jeans.  I didn’t realize all these different types of sewing machines existed.  So cool!

{2:55} Anyone know what this machine is doing? Is it pressing the denim?
{3:08}Flat-Felled Machine
{4:54} Bar Tack Machine
{5:01} Button Machine
{7:43} Button Hole Maker
{8:26} Belt Loop Maker
{11:41} Hem
{12:19} Waist Band

Well, here is my toile and I am excited to get the Sailor Jeans completed.

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Please stay safe and healthy! 🤗. Don’t forget to wash your hands 💦🖐🏼🤚🏼

Virtual hugs!

Ann

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This project is in collaboration with Sew Much Fabric & Sew To Fit.

Rosalind with Sew Much Fabric has an online fabric shop housing beautiful name brand fabrics.  She is an expert on textiles and has an eye for fit & styling for women who loves to sew.  I highly recommend her blog for inspiration.  Click here.

Andrea with Sew To Fit is an expert in pattern fitting and pattern design.  She has a YouTube Channel you can view by clicking here.  She teaches e-learning classes available with a VIP Club.

Faux Leather Cardigan : Topstitch & Belt Loops

Greetings!

I am complete with my Faux Leather Cardigan. This is a video on how I sewed my Faux Leather Cardigan with a special focus on the topstitching & the belt loop. I got to wear it a couple of times already on gloomy and drizzly days. It really made my day feel brighter & more cheerful. Well, I hope you enjoy the video. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Here is the video content:
{0:00} Intro
{0:04} Collaboration with Sew Much Fabric http://stores.smfabric.com/youtique-bridal-and-lifestyle-for-sew-much-fabric/
{0:10} Faux Leather Cardigan, Special focus on the Topstitch & Belt Loop
{0:25} Toile
{0:39} Fashion Fabrics & Ordinaries
Fashion Fabrics & Button: http://stores.smfabric.com/faux-leather-coat/
Leather Needle size 110/18: https://amzn.to/2OK8agx
Aleene’s Fabric Fusion: https://amzn.to/2RvCNHO
Sewing Clips: https://amzn.to/36nd0WI
Water Soluble Double Sided Tape: https://amzn.to/2DJwHw8
{1:01} Cut Fashion Fabrics
{1:22} Cut Faux leather lining
{1:50} Sewing it together
{1:55} Topstitching

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{2:55} Sewing all together
{3:48} Attach Faux Leather Lining
{4:14} Button Hole & Button
{4:33} Pocket
{5:40} Belt
{6:23} Belt Loop

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{9:00} Lining
{10:11} Outfits
{10:28} Thank you for watching! I hope you got inspired to create something EXTRAordinary;)
{10:36} Visit my YT Channel to click Like, Subscribe, & ring that bell;)

Here are outfits I put together with items in my closet:

red cardigan outfits

Outfit1: Color Block Tee, Zipper Front Skirt
Outfit2: White tee I used to create the Color Block Tee, White Pants
Outfit3: Sleeveless Chambray Blouse, Black Pants
Outfit4: Color Block Tee, Silk A-line skirt, Altered Belt
Outfit5: Floral Dress

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I love how the cardigan turned out.  I can create another look with the belt I altered.  Just wear it over the jacket and I have a completely new new look;).  Thank you for visiting the blog!

Hugs, Ann

***NOTE**** I use some links that may be affiliates, which means I may receive a small commission for helping you find the things I use in my videos. If you choose to buy something by following the link, there will not be any additional fees to you. Thank you for watching & supporting the channel!

Youtique Bride & Lifestyle : Not Everyone Is My Audience

Greetings Everyone!

It’s Friday and I completed my Faux Leather Cardigan.  However, I am on the video editing phase for this project.  Thank you in advance for your patience as that always take time.

While putting my outfits together for this project, I envisioned my lifestyle and all the daily/weekly/yearly responsibilities I had.  During this particular outfit session, I had a flashback of a meeting I had a year ago with a fellow friend in the Fashion Industry,  David Dang.  He had shared that not everyone is my audience and I had to get to know my audience well – where they shop, places they hang out, how they live, what their professions are, etc.  I didn’t have the answers back then, but it occurred to me recently.  I hope to express some of it through my outfit stories…

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Red Faux Leather Cardigan

When I decided to step out of my comfort zone a couple of years ago, I had the opportunity to meet some amazing women and each had a unique story.  I met them at bridal events, networking events, fashion events, and some are my closest friends and family. Their stories fascinated me.  I was amazed by their passion, determination, and generous hearts.  They were Brides-to-be, Wives, Mothers, Dreamers, Singles, and Women of faith.  I was able to relate to some ladies more than others.  They were the Youtique Bride or lived the Youtique Lifestyle.

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Meetings Outfit : Floral Dress with Boots

Bride-to-be.  I too was a bride-to-be.  As much as I wanted to plan the wedding myself, I needed help.  I had concerns and worries of planning a wedding so I hired a wedding planner.  She helped set up meetings with different vendors while I got to focus on designing and sewing my wedding dress.  If I could, I would DIY everything.  I enjoy going to the fabric and craft stores and allow my imagination to wonder.  However,  I also had to be realistic and remember my time limitations.  I am thankful for family and friends who helped make my wedding day extra special.  Many thanks to my Aunt Kimmie who made my wedding veil.  

Wife.  I too had to learn how to be a wife and manage the home.  Over the years, my cluttered and messy home slowly became more organized and clean (thank goodness for more cleaner days than messy;).  I learned how to simplify, build routines, shopped for the best quality I can afford so things will last longer.  I learned that quality does not always mean a higher price tag.  Often, I want to make sure things had more than one use and purpose.   I work alongside my husband as an equal to build a strong family foundation.  When I am weak, my husband is strong.  When he is weak, I am strong.  That helps us to grow together and learn from one another.  We build each other up.  We work as one.  I want to thank my friend John Tran for sharing this bible scripture with me years ago on “The Good Wife.”  Proverbs 31

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Grocery shopping, Car rider line, parent/teacher meetings, quick errands : sleeveless chambray blouse

Motherhood.  I too understand motherhood.  I want to provide my children the best education and life experiences I can afford.  I also want to make sure they felt loved and cared for yet allow for some growing pains.  I pray daily for their future, development of their gifts so I can help guide them in their purpose.  I understand that I will never be the perfect parent but I am giving it my all as a parent.  And although I try my best to have healthy meals, I give into fast foods once in awhile because of music lessons or after school activities.  Each year, I readjust my schedule for teacher meetings, school events, recitals, etc.  I learned the best time to grocery shop and how to modify recipes to make it quick and healthy.  My children may not always like the food I make but it’s ok.  We are thankful to have more than enough and life will go on.

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Business Meetings: color block tee & zipper front skirt

Dreamers.  I too have a dream.  When I first started, I didn’t know what I was doing.  I just had a dream, passion, and drive.  I had put together my first business plan and it would be modified several times over the years.  I worked overtime when it wasn’t necessary because I wanted my dreams to become reality.  I had sleepless nights because business ideas would fill my head.  I would fail many times but I was relentless because I knew a few victories will follow.  I did not want to give up (although the idea would often come).  I was always in learning mode and tried to figure things out.  Eventually, I would learn how to manage the business finances and develop the operating systems.  I still have so much to learn but I am thankful for friends who went before me and helped mentor me.

Singles.  I too was once single searching for a life partner.  I did not want just any life partner, but the right life partner for me.  I learned that superficial qualities does not mean a quality husband.  I prayed for the right person to come into my life and he eventually did.  He only came after I took the time to learn more about myself and gave myself the respect I deserved.  However, I would like to also talk about the widows and single mothers I met.  This group of women leave me awestruck.  In the most challenging times, they persevere.  They may be tired but they use every ounce of their energy to make things happen.  They are resourceful.  They are builders.  They are able to work with what they have.  It appears they can make something out of nothing.  They rely on hope and build up other women because they understand the challenges.  I see their victories even when they don’t see it, maybe because they are exhausted.

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Women of Faith.  I too am a woman of faith.  I rely on God because he is my provider, my strength, and my salvation.  He created me to be unique and helped me understand that I will not always fit in.  He is my creator and because of Him, I create.  He loves me and my imperfections.  He wants the best for me and knows what I can and can not handle.  He reminds me that life is full of joys and heartaches but to depend and lean on Him.  He is a loving God and answers my prayers by saying, “yes and not now, I have something better for you.” He reminds me that not all battles are mine to fight, but to discern and choose wisely.  He understands me when I am misunderstood.  He wants me to grow, serve with joy, and be the best version of myself.  I live with love, hope, and faith.

I understand that not everyone is meant to be my audience, but all are welcome.  I thank you for visiting.  If you choose to stay, thank you and welcome.  I look forward to our journey of growing & evolving together.  If not, thank you for visiting and I hope you find your community.  You are welcome here anytime where there is mutual love and respect.

XOXO, Ann

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Personal Challenge : No-buy Year

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Greetings Everyone!

I hope you are all doing well.  I decided to challenge myself to a no-buy year…again.  A year where I do not purchase clothes, shoes, & accessories but use what I have in my closet.  If I do want something, then I would sew it using couture techniques.  This is my personal contribution to slow fashion and also my husband’s dental school education.  I tried this challenge last year but a pair of shoes ended that challenge fairly quickly.  Well, 2020 will be different.  Also, I thought I would hold myself more accountable if I shared this journey with you.

The Last Purchase of 2019

On Decemeber 30, 2019 11:13am I submitted my last purchase for the year.  They are my running shoes for 2020, the Asics Gel-Nimbus 21.  I was initially torn by the 3 colors below for different reasons.  At one point, I was tempted to buy all three because they were on sale and because I run a lot (so I told myself).  O how easy it is to justify purchases;).   I decided on the mist/frost almond color because it went well with my work out clothes. IMG_0185Year 2020 : Temptation #1

Jan4, 2020.  My sister called me up and said my brother-in-law found a great deal for a hotel in the Galleria (only the largest shopping mall in Texas and 7th in the United States).  She mentioned it would be fun to have a staycation before our kids & Mr. T start school again.  I agreed so 3 rooms were booked.  Yay! Grandma joined us as well.  I always have a great time with my family and my kids simply love staying in a hotel room.  Also, I was overly confident I would not fall into the temptation of purchasing.  I would just go and “study” the different stitching techniques for my current project, the red faux leather cardigan.

My confidence didn’t last long when I came across this Sterling Grey Trench coat.  It was a classic piece, it was on sale for an unbeatable price, the color was a beautiful shade of grey, and it fits so well (besides the extra long belt).  My husband even encouraged me to purchase it…

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Remember the challenge Ann.  I told myself that if it isn’t around in 2021, I can sew it and design a unique trench coat just for me.  Trench coats are classic pieces so they will always be around, but it was this specific color & fit that I liked…well, I already have a few coats I can wear.

So I passed it up and went back to researching topstitches…every shop we went into or passed by, I would search out the leather jackets and study the stitches.  I wanted to see what was visually pleasing to the eye and how I can incorporate it into my sewing project.  After doing the research, I felt better about finishing the topstitch on my cardigan.

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This was a short fun getaway with the family and I got to accomplish some research while at it;)  Also, every time I got into the elevator of our hotel, I would see the image below.  Does it look familiar? I thought it looked very similar to my current project but with a collar.  It was great reminder that I have a coat waiting to be finished and I didn’t need a new trench coat just yet;)

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Well, did you give yourself a challenge for 2020?  I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Cheers!

Ann

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p.s. Current status of my red faux leather cardigan…the pockets are sewn on!

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New Project : Red Faux Leather Cardigan

Greetings!

The weekend is here.  What will you be creating this weekend?  Is there a new project you have planned for the New Year?  I will be sewing a faux leather cardigan.  Below is the inspiration board for my project.

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Inspiration Board via Pinterest

I am at the stage where I have complete trust in Roz. When she suggests something for my wardrobe, I don’t question it like I use to. This time she suggested a long red coat made with the red faux leather. She sent inspiration photos of the beautiful tan color Loewe Belted Leather Coat from Net-a-porter (center of my my inspiration board). I fell in love with it and researched how I can wear the red color via Pinterest.

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Fashion Fabrics: Red Faux Leather, Valentine Red Rayon Lining

The toile was made by modifying the bodice of my black coverup and the bottom of my red lace skirt.

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Below is my completed toile. My husband Mr.T asked why I was making a leather bathrobe 🤣. He always has a silly comment to make.  And thank you Roz!  It is always nice to have someone fit me.

This is my third time working with faux leather so I have built more confidence in working with it.  Well, I can’t wait to complete it and share the outcome with you.
Thank you for visiting & I hope you have a wonderful weekend! 🤗

Cheers!

Ann

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P.S. Here are the videos on how I sewed my Coverup & Red Lace Outfit