Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Timeless Threads Fashion Show

I was invited to the 42nd annual scholarship benefit fashion show and luncheon held by Prince George's County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.  I've attended this event before with my daughter when she was a recipient many moons ago. This year I attended with my extended family.

The Make a Garment a Month March theme is Mad March Make a Dress...something.  So, I decided to make myself a floral, cold-shoulder sheath to wear to the fashion show. 

The fabric is a thick ponte-knit.  I made a beautiful design "mistake" when I cut the fabric out.  I think the finished project is great regardless!  Can you tell what it is?





Friday, March 23, 2018

Go Grease Lightning! Go!

Earlier this year I attended the UC Star Awards Line Dance Event. The Union Crew Line Dancers in Baltimore host this weekend annually.  This year's Meet and Greet was themed Grease the movie.

For this event I decided to make myself a custom bomber jacket, using McCall's 7636. My original plan was to use pink satin.  But the satin with any lining would've been too warm for me.  So after pulling every bolt of "bubble gum" pink fabric.  I decided to go with the Foil Glitterbug fabric.


The foil shimmer in the fabric gave the sheen of  satin  without the weight.


I lined the jacket with a pink stretch lining fabric.  I used a pink knit fabric for the collar and cuffs.



To pair with my Pink Ladies jacket I also had Grease t-shirts made. I chose a black one to wear with my leggings. 

Here's another picture of my friend and I on our way to the meet and greet. We had such a great time!




This is a better look at the t-shirt I had made by NoLimitTs. They are my go to for all of my custom t-shirts.




Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Guess Who's Back Again


If you guessed me, you are correct! For those of you who have been asking around about me, I appreciate your support! Thank you for checking on me while I was away.


I know it's been a while, but now that I'm retired I have more time to devote to keeping you all updated. I have a few new posts to share this week. So, be on the lookout for my latest looks and creations from 2018.


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Fashions In the Wild


I did it and had blast!! I made fifteen outfits for the Ladies of Style Bi-annual Fashion Show. 
Here's a picture of the me and my models getting ready for the first scene, In the Wild.  I made three outfits for this scene.  All three outfits were McCall's.
 
My first model wore McCall's 7367 in a  faux leather and snake print maxi and McCall's 7257 in burgundy faux fur. 
 
Model other model wore McCall's 7285 in a giraffe print blouse with blue bell sleeves and a self-drafted faux leather pencil skirt. 
 
 
I wore McCall's 6355 in a green leopard print knit with faux fur. 
 
Can you find the cat "in the wild"?
 
 


Saturday, April 30, 2016

April Project

I'm so over my stash-busting, that I went to JoAnne's and came home with this Twill Gravity Rainbow Black Polyester by Nicole Miller and Butterick 6163. 

 Here's my finished project paired with yellow pumps.

 
 
 
I love black and white photos. 
 
 

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Fashion Show Prep

I'm so excited! I have an opportunity to showcase a collection in a fashion show this October with the Ladies of Style.

I've been busy measuring models, sketching design ideas and buying fabric (my favorite part).  I'm on a roll, have everything spread out in my sewing room.  My plans are looking good. so good that I made a dress! The only thing about this dress is that it's not for the models or the fashion show. I don't know how I happened to pull out a piece of fabric and make myself another dress for work.   It's no secret, I'm a selfish seamstress and  my only client is me, with an occasional garment for my daughters.  This fashion show is taking me out of  my sewing comfort zone which is proving to be a little more challenging than I originally thought.


It's time for me to focus and get busy. Back to my sewing room...



Friday, January 8, 2016

Happy New Year!

I ended 2015 with another self drafted tutu for my daughter.  

 
I underlined the skirt with faux-leather knit and added several layers of mesh to make it "big" 

Fast forward a couple of days... I started my new year with Simplicity 1276.  I used stash Scuba Knit and Ponte Knit in the construction of this dress.

I didn't like the shiny side of the Scuba knit against the dull Ponte so I cut it inside out and I love it! 

The pattern called for a lining, but my fabric is so thick that I didn't see a need for it.  Since I didn't attach a lining, I turned the neckline seam down in and finished it with a blind stitch. 

 
I continued the color-blocking effect with a blue zipper.
 
 

The  finished dress without the pins 
 

 
Happy New Sewing Year!