DIY Chapel Veils : Infinity & Triangle Chapel Veil

Happy Easter!

Infinity Chapel Veil

Infinity Chapel Veil

In the past couple of months, I received emails asking if I had a tutorial or requesting a tutorial for a chapel veil for mass. I found it interesting because in the last few years, I started seeing more ladies (young and old) and little girls wear a chapel veil to church. I became intrigued but didn’t think it was something for me.

After several inquiries, I decided to do research on reasons to Veil. This is what I learned through my research on Veiling:
– It was a common practice until the 60’s
– it brings reverence to the Lord
-physical reminder of the True Presence
– the veil is a tool (sacramental) used to humble & open our hearts to God
– emulate the Virgin Mary who sets women apart as the blessed bearers of life
-Bride of the church
-clothed in dignity & modesty

Women who has veiled

Women who has veiled

There is more information to learn. However, after the research I found, I felt prompted and made a personal decision to wear the veil at least to adoration and for morning prayer (baby steps😉). I decided to start during #HolyWeek.  So here is the tutorial, I hope it inspires you to create…


Do you #veil? I know many other cultures & religions also veil so feel free to share with me why you veil. I love learning. I hope you have a wonderful Easter!

The Blue Triangle Chapel Veil

The Blue Triangle Chapel Veil I will be wearing to Adoration & Morning Prayer

Thank you for reading and Happy Easter!

Hugs,

Ann

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More information on Veiling:

True Faith TV: https://youtu.be/lFqSae_ZwRY

#AskFrMike: Chapel Veils and the Significance of Dreams
https://youtu.be/i-tZZQjXFRc

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Wax Tracing Paper : Resources

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Wax Tracing Paper

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Greetings!

Thank you Prinncess Wade for your inquiry.  The question was in regards to the wax tracing paper I use to transfer patterns at {0:47seconds} in my video below.

I had originally purchased it from Mood Fabrics when I was in New York back in 2011.  You can read about my adventure here:  New York=Heaven

I checked their online store but did not see it so I researched further and found the following online shops.  Feel free to check out the following options:

83cm x57cm Wax Tracing Paper (approx 32″ x 22″)

Amazon Burda Style $5.99/ea pk +Free Shipping, Blue/Red

Sewing Bee Fabrics Easy Shop, $4.35+$5.44 US Shipping from UK/each pk, Yellow/White or Red/Blue

26″ x 39″ Wax Tracing Paper

Susan Khalje $20/4 sheets, Red/White/Yellow/Navy

Richard the Thread, recommended to call in to order, 800-473-4997
$5.95 ea sheet, Color Options: White/Red/Navy/Yellow/Light Blue/Orange

American Sewing Supply $7.00/ ea Sheet, Color Option: White/Navy/Red/Yellow

Helen Haughty Easy Shop $14.00/ea sheet, Color Option: Navy 

SiL Thread Inc.- recommended to call in to order
phone : 212-997-8949
e-mail : sil@silthreadinc.com

Oliver and S $10.00/Sheet, yellow

I hope this helps you out Prinncess Wade.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.  Have a wonderful evening!

Ann

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Classic Black Tee : Making the Pattern & Sewing the Neckband

Greetings!

After this experience, I will never look at t-shirts the same. I found myself studying every t-shirt I come across in the stores. I am now curious of the quality and the finishes of a t-shirt;)

This video shows how I created the sewing pattern for my classic black tee. Since I am taking the time to sew a t-shirt I can buy almost anywhere, I wanted to make sure the fit was exactly how I wanted and incorporate quality elements. I studied the tees I had for many years and compared them to the lesser quality ones. I made minor alterations to the t-shirt I liked and made the sewing pattern from it.

Video content:
{0:05} Collaboration with Sew Much Fabric https://stores.smfabric.com/youtique-…
{0:12} Intro
{0:16} Rayon Knit Jersey
{0:27} Studying the t-shirts
{4:15} Pattern for Bodice & Sleeve
{5:19} Pattern for Neckband & Binding
{5:32} Calculate Neckband Length Thank you @DIBY Club Youtube Channel! https://youtu.be/ZO9zb1xbeLs
{6:06} Neck Binding
{6:39} T-Shirt Pattern

This video shows the process of how I sewed the neckband & the neck binding.

Video content:
{0:04} Collaboration with Sew Much Fabric https://stores.smfabric.com/youtique-…
{0:14} Iron in half
{0:24} Neckband
{2:30} Tip: Don’t rush the process;) Thank you Cynthia Dickerson! Tutorial for removing serger stitches:  https://youtu.be/pxn6wERSODA
{3:01} Edgestitching
{3:43} Neck Binding

Below is the time lapse of me sewing the t-shirt.

So have you made a t-shirt before? How was your experience sewing it?  Well, I hope you got inspired to create something EXTRAordinary.

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

Ann

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Wardrobe Planning Blog post:
https://youtiquebridal.wordpress.com/2019/02/04/wardrobe-planning-collaboration-with-sewmuchfabric/

Pinterest Board:
https://www.pinterest.com/youtique/t-shirt-sewing/

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Invitation: Williams Sonoma “The One” Collective Registry Event

Video Content
{0:00} The One Registry Event
{0:19} Event Details
{0:30} “The One” Collective Registry
{0:39} Williams Sonoma Inc Family
{1:15} Popular Registry Items
{2:42} Give-aways & Prizes
{3:17} Congratulations to the Miakashi Family!
{3:26} Introducing their new Registry Specialist, Beth Keeling

“Come by and say hello 👋🏼 . I will be presenting my LUXE DIY Veil Kit at
Williams Sonoma Town & Country
Sunday March 3, 2019
12pm-3pm
12850 Memorial Drive, Ste 420
Houston, TX 77024

There will be a special event in-store price for the veil kits.  Also, did I mention food, drinks, and prizes will available?😋😉

📌I plan to go live on Instastories to do a Veil Kit demonstration at 3:30pm CST. Hope to see you on there!

Come start your gift registry @wstowncountry.  This special event is called “The One” Registry Collective because you can register for all the the Williams Sonoma Inc companies at one location.  That means you can register for Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, PBTeen, and West Elm conveniently at Williams Sonoma.

Do you have to be a Bride or Groom to attend? No, everyone is welcome so come by and meet the vendors and check out all the new store items. You can start your birthday registry, retirement registry, or registry for any of the special occasions in your life. 🎁

Come meet…
Alessandra Miakashi, Event Coordinator & Registry Specialist
Beth Keeling, Registry Specialist

I hope to see you there!

XVVQ2299

Have an EXTRAordinary day!

Ann

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Classic Black Tee (Part1/3) : Wardrobe Planning

This is a time lapse of me sewing the Classic Black Tee.

Video Content
{0:03} Collaboration with Sew Much Fabric
http://stores.smfabric.com/black-rayon-jersey-knit/
{0:15} Closet Evaluation
{0:40} Sewing Pattern
{0:47} Cutting the Fabric
{1:03} Shoulder Seams
{1:15} Neckband
{2:00} Neck Binding
{2:30} Sleeves
{2:40} Side Seams
{3:15} Classic Black Tee Outfits

Duplicating the fit of my running tee was a success👍🏼.  I didn’t realize how versatile a black t-shirt can be.  When Roz @sewmuchfabric mentioned I can wear it to a dressy event, I was a little surprised at the idea. A short sleeve tee has always been a utility item for me, not a fashion item. I use them for casual purposes like to jog, clean, errands, sleep, lounge, and dye my hair in😆. I never dressed it up for work meetings or dressy events (until now;). Have you dressed up a t-shirt before?  How and where did you wear it to?

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I believe the Rayón Jersey knit fabric elevated the basic t-shirt feel.  Since Rayón is suppose to be an alternative to silk, it feels soft, comfortable, and breathable.  It beautifully drapes and I love how it stretches and goes back to its original form without warping.  Have you sewed a t-shirt before? How was your experience?

All in all, I am happy with the black tee and its versatility.  I was able to put several outfits together.  The t-shirt made the outfits very comfortable and I was able to take it from work to the car rider line;)  So which classic black tee outfit is your favorite?

BLACK TEE OUTFITS

Thank you for visiting and I hope you have a great week!

To view the rest of the series, visit:
https://youtiquebridal.wordpress.com/2019/03/08/classic-black-tee-making-the-pattern-sewing-the-neckband/

Hugs,

Ann

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Wardrobe Planning Blog post:
https://youtiquebridal.wordpress.com/2019/02/04/wardrobe-planning-collaboration-with-sewmuchfabric/

Pinterest Board:
https://www.pinterest.com/youtique/t-shirt-sewing/

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Happy Valentine’s Day! DIY Earrings for the Red Lace Outfit

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

What a great way to conclude my Red Lace Outfit Series since it is also a perfect outfit for Valentines Day:)

I had put together an inspiration board to help give me direction on the earrings I was looking for.  These were all inspired by the Dolce&Gabbana Fall 2013 Fashion Show.

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I knew I wanted something gold, big (proportional to me), sparkly, and a touch of pearls.  I had gone to at least 5 different shops and did not find earrings that “felt” right.   So guess what I decided to do? DIY them! I hope you enjoy the process:)

I purchased 3 separate earrings that would bring all the elements together.  They were all gold.  One had the size, the second had pearls, and the last had that touch of sparkle.  I was really happy with the result and got to wear it with my Wedding Guest outfit.

Did you ever have to create an accessory to match your outfit?  Feel free to share your experience.  Thank you for visiting and I hope you have a Happy Valentine’s Day!

XOXO,
Ann

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Hong Kong Finish & Zipper Technique: Basic Red Outfit

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This may be a basic red outfit but the inside of the skirt and top is #notbasic. This is the first time I completed an outfit with #HongKongSeams and I ❤️ it! No body can see the inside but I know (and now you do too😉).

What inspired me to do Hong Kong Seams you may ask? Well, one of my first sewing books I purchased in college – “Designer Sewing Techniques” by Nancy Fleming.  When I should have been studying for my biology courses, I was skimming design and sewing books😬.  It was one of my guilty pleasures 🤫.  I first saw the Hong Kong seam in this book and have always wanted to try it.  Page 22, you are my inspiration!

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About the zipper…

I needed an 18” separating zipper for my red top but the standard separating sizes were 16”, 10”, or 7”.

Instead, I used a 24” standard zipper. I was Inspired by Roz’s @sewmuchfabric strapless top she made in @susankhalje couture class.  She used a zipper longer than the top and sewed on snap buttons. This would keep the zipper tail hidden and in place.  Now that is creative! 👏🏼

However, when Roz first tried to explain how to zip it up over the phone, I had a hard time imagining it. It took a couple of explanations and lots of questions from my end to finally picture it in my head. So instead of just trying to explain it to you, I thought I’d film 🎥it for you as well😉. I hope you learned something new because I sure did😁. #alwayslearning

So what do you think of this technique? Would you try this? What are some other options when faced with this challenge?

Thank you for visiting and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Love,

Ann

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Youtique Lifestyle: Wardrobe Planning series is a Collaboration with Sew Much Fabric. This will be an ongoing project throughout 2019. Since I started attending more meetings, events, and wedding shows, I wanted a #memade wardrobe that would take me from the car rider line to a business event. To achieve my goals, I got the help of #stylist & #textile expert Rosalind with Sew Much Fabric. She came to evaluate my closet & sent me the results of my closet evaluation. A basic red skirt and blouse was on my list for an immediate wardrobe need. I hope you will join me on this adventure as I curate my closet for 2019.

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