I hope all is well with you! Do you believe that I have been blogging about my sewing projects for a year now? I started blogging last year in February, not really sure where I wanted to go with this blog (and still not sure). However, I figured it would be cool to share my projects with a broader audience outside of my closet mirror selfies to my close family and friends. There are many times when I ask myself…now why am I doing this again? Just a few days ago I asked myself this very question. It’s not that I don’t enjoy sharing, but it’s the extra factors, besides sewing, that drive me nuts. Like website/technical issues, why I can’t get my camera to take the pictures I envision in my mind, making sure I post something to keep people interested, wondering if people even really care what I have to say about my sewing projects and random rants, you know things like that, LOL!
However, God has a great way to remind me that I am doing what I need to be doing and things are okay. The next few days, after questioning whether I should continue blogging, I received text messages, comments, direct Instagram messages, and folks telling me in person how much they enjoyed reading the blog (even non-sewing folks). It was just the encouragement I needed to fuel me a bit longer (but I am sure God will have to keep re-fueling me). I will say in this past year, I have had great moments, like seeing my following grow, getting tags/reposts on social media by folks that like my work, collaborations and meeting other sewing/DIY folks, and getting featured on PatternReview.com. Let’s not forget winning first place in the Fabric Mart Fabricista Challenge 4 and having the amazing opportunity to guest blog for them! Had I not taken the chance and started this blog, none of these things would have happened and those are the things I must remember when I begin to question why I am doing this. THANK YOU all so much for coming on to the blog and reading about my sewing goings-on. I greatly appreciate it.
So let’s get into this week’s DIY look which was made for Fabric Mart!
Initially, I planned on making a blazer to go with a dress. I used The Morris Blazer by Grainline Studios to make the Blazer and Simplicity 1881 to make the dress. I really like how both pieces turned out, but I did not like how the pieces looked styled together. So at the last minute, I made a skirt to go with the blazer instead, and wore the dress as a standalone piece. I took a big scrap of my left over fabric and stitched up this quick and easy skirt using New Look 6035. Then I headed out to take a few pictures. You can read the complete blog post about the two looks and the amazing ponte knit from Fabric Mart by going to their blog here!
Before I leave you, I must share….I am going to see the Diana Ross!!! I am off to get started on a dress worthy enough to even be in the same space as her! I am using a beautiful metallic gold and black floral lace-looking brocade. I can’t wait to share my dress and the deets from her show! Don’t forget you can get a more in depth blog post of this week’s look by heading over to Fabric Mart’s blog here.
In the meantime, please take care.
Yours truly, Tee
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