Friday, November 20

It's all about the sheath Dress

Sheath dress!! I have lots of dresses, most of them have multiple design lines, lots of them, and I live for prints, any type of print. Again I say, as with the basic white shirt, here, I don't like sewing plain solid garments. Unless, of course you can see them from a few miles away, not the old "where's Waldo" thing either.  This cute number was made during August this year, when I first started thinking about wardrobe planning. I was originally told to make it plain....but, of course I didn't listen.  Almost 4 months later, and I have yet to find any occasion to wear it.

With might think I forgot about focusing on my basic wardrobe essentials. Yes, I am a hard head, and yes, I generally steer clear of anything remotely related to "following the crowd". However, as I said before, I am gaining a new understanding of why I need to have a really, true, solid fundamental wardrobe.

My Sewing Fashionistas Sewing group "Wardrobe Fit-Along" is still going strong. So many of our ladies have made awesome shirts and now begun preparations for sewing up a sheath dress as we continue working to build a great basic wardrobe. Many have already received their related pattern suggestions for their body type, began fitting their patterns, and are well on their way to procuring and prepping fabric choices.

As for me, well, I have been prepping new YouTube videos for all to join in our journey. Oh, yes in indeed, it is a journey. At least for me it is a long journey, one I could not do alone. So, please come along for the ride, if you haven't already done so with the white shirt fit-along. You could play catch up by checking out my videos, or you can just dive in where we are now with the sheath dress. If you need help choosing a pattern for your body type, just hop over to my "partner in crime's" blog and favorite wardrobe consultant, here, to see which pattern works best for your body.

In the meantime, I will be working just a tad harder this time to get test subjects who are willing to show their fabulous bodies on YouTube to help you learn how to sew-to-fit your body, your taste, and your style!!!

This week we have started out with our voluptuous, fine and foxy, plus size model, my daughter. She doesn't sew, but because she loves having me sew for her, she had no choice but to participate as payment for the beautiful dress she will have after its all said and done.

Saturday, November 14

I got my fix with "Stitch Fix" today..

I recorded my first experience with a styling service.  (click the picture above).  I have never tried using a stylist...I have always wanted to, but only started this year.  Now, working with a wardrobe consultant, I'm learning more about what to look for in the stores.  Sewing for myself is easy, choose the fabric, sew the clothes.  But, actually going to the store to shop is difficult for me.  The two services ask plenty questions about your lifestyle your taste and your body contours.
 Youtube video of the experience with Stitch fix.
So, along with that I decided to try out this styling and personal shopping service, Stitch Fix where someone gives you a list of things they think will work with who you are based off answers you provided on a detailed survey.  I figured I would see what they think about my style personality, and if I like what they send me,  than if I like it that much,  I could then just sew my own, since I know the garment would be way more than I would be willing to pay, or worst of all not fit my body contours.   I was wrong to some degree.
The jeans $158 and dolman top $48.
I shared what I received in this unveiling of this on Periscope today. Stitch Fix is giving me a stiffen if someone tries out their service.  I already pay $20.00 for the box, but I thought I was giving another friend a referral fee by following the link from her blog.  I hope she got it, because I want to spread the love.
The coat is a large and too small in the chest and arms.  SOOOOOO......that why I sew.  It is so cute though?  I cost $118.00, but is pure acetate, and no body.  
This sweater is really cute but it was $68, and has the cutest back opening.  I just cannot see myself spending that kind of money on a sweater when I can also make that too.  I just need to figure out how to knit or sew the back opening like this....
Anyway...all the stuff was awesome.  The experience is really neat, since I like to get stuff in the mail.  How about the fit of those jeans though!!!  Not sure if I'll spend $148.00 for them.

Wednesday, November 11

Periscope- I had a blast!!!

My goodness Periscope is more than I expected. I had a party last night. I was in sewing guild heaven right in my own sewing room with a few others just hanging, chatting cutting out a pattern and learning. Who knew it would be so much fun!!!
I understand the videos are up for only one day. I was showing how to make adjustments to simplicity 8014 and I talked about interfacings and all that jazz.

I have found my new playroom. It was much fun!!! Oh yeah, I plan to hangout there again often!!
I'll upload some of my videos to my YouTube channel for all to see. So don't worry if you don't have an interest in the periscope fad. I'm sure it won't last long. But, for now though, it's a lot of fun.

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