Tuesday, January 17, 2017

2017 Wardrobe Builder

I've been trying to find something to help me keep sewing for my younger sister and I think I may have stumbled upon the perfect thing!

The #WardrobeBuilder

Which is a garment a month to get you (at least) 12 varying garments by next year.
January (for example) is a sweater, April; dresses and September; trousers! 

TaMera is in desperate need of some new clothes.
We actually tried to go shopping this weekend but everything she tried was met with "It just doesn't fit right." "See how it's gapping?"
Just one of the many examples of ready-to-wear clothes not welcoming unique shaped bodies. But sticking to what they think is "average".

So I'm going to try and do the Wardrobe Builder! Not for myself but for TaMera and I'm going to make her garments a priority. 

  • She's going to be over my Seasonal Sew Wardrobe:Deep Stash 

Because if I'm being truthful...I sew for myself a LOT and have plenty of clothes to wear. So if I don't make the deadline for SSW:DS that's okay! 
  • She's going above my stashbusting goals

As you know, I've been working on sewing only from the stash and am currently on a fabric and pattern buying fast. But if there's a fabric I need to make a certain garment for TaMera...I'm going to get it.

It's just time for me to get over my fear of FBAs, (Full Bust Adjustments) Sway-Back Adjustments,  slopping shoulders, full seat adjustments and the other "smaller in comparison" adjustments.
It's time for her to be comfortable and confident in the clothes she's wearing.
It's time she feels the way I feel when I step out of the house in an outfit I love, that fits and looks good on me!

2017 is the year of TaMera! It's time to get sewing!

Saturday, December 31, 2016

A Gingham Christmas {Simplicity 1099}

I almost forgot to share my my Christmas Eve outfit!
It's Simplicity 1099 the same pattern I used for Kimberly's skirt here!

The fabric is a polyester and it really has a formal feeling to it.
I paired it with a thrifted blouse that's also is polyester but it has more of a silk feel whereas the skirt has more of a taffeta feel to it.
The blouse actually has a traditional collar like a typical button up but it looks better folded underneath.

It's one of the of the most beautiful and fun outfits that I have ever worn. I feel so regal and lady-like in it!

This project is going down as a win!
-'- Jewel

See the skirt in action in episode 5 of Sewing Desk Sit-Down HERE!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Vintage Faux Fur Coat {Thrift Store Score}

Of course I had to edit at least two with a vintage vibe! ;)

It's been awhile since I've shared a Thrift Store Score...probably because thrifting has become more of an occasional event then almost weekly like I was a couple years ago.

My NEW winter coat was from one of my thrifting trips not so long ago...a vintage faux fur coat found at Goodwill for $9.99!

I was a little worried how it was going to come out after being cleaned.
The coat says "Dry Clean Only" but our dry cleaner doesn't do fur (faux or real) so I decided to just wash it in the washing machine. It'd either get clean or fall apart... Thankfully it came out just fine!
If you're curious I washed it in-side out, on the gentle cycle and took it out as soon as it was done washing. Letting it hang dry both ways out, I brushed the fur down with my hand before it dried and it was a no complaint process!

I'm actually a bit amazed how warm it is! Which why should I be?? It's heavier then the coat I was wearing!

-'- Jewel

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