Sunday, October 22, 2017

I am a SewingPortfolios Ambassador

The Fabric Whisperer Strikes Again!!!

So, It's been a long while since I blogged and it's time for a post! 

If you didn't already know, I am a Ambassador. (See the badge right there) What is that you say? Well, I am a member of an organization where people are available for sewing and business collaborations! The members are stellar, very talented and are from around the globe!!  If you are/have a business and you need pattern testers, sample makers, designers - ANYTHING SEWING BUSINESS - This is the place for you. Becomig a member is free and can jump start that business relationshiop you are hunting for! The talent pool is Ka-razy!! Our fearless leader Candace Ayala is leading this venture to new heights!! Come join us - I'll holla atcha!

Pink Flower                             Pebbles                                Bell Flower
 Pink Flower     Bell Flower coloborated with Michael Miller Fabrics for a great campaign. As an Ambassador, I received MM fabric to create and showcase as I wish. When I saw the prints I thought "little girl" (like everyone else) but, I don't have any tiny ladies in my life right now! So, it took a while to figure out what to make, as I am an apparel sewer and the pieces were a bit smaller than what I'm used to. Since I was sent a total of three yards (1yd per print), I needed to have a "make it work for me" moment.  Not only were these fabrics beautiful and fun, they quality is unmatched! The cotton is super soft and the colors are soooo vibrant! The line is appropriately called "How Does Your Garden Grow".

FYI - I had two other Michael Miller Fabrics in my stash, one is already a summer dress and the other is so pretty I don't want to cut into it!  ROFL!! I just like to unfold it on my cutting table pet and drool on it. Then I put it back! (HA!)

Here is this Garden Growing in all my Glory! This top, and it sewed like buddah!!

Some detail pics for your viewing enjoyment!! The top is Butterick 6416


Let me know what you think and this is Michael Miller Fabrics folks - There's a ton to pick from and I suggest you hurry up! I'm the Fabric Whisperer and I'll clean them out before you get there!!! All this cottony goodness!

Talk Soon Carol

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Junior Prom 2017

My sweetie pops went to Prom!

Here is my submission for Faye's Tops that Pop Sew-A-Long!

During the challenge I was inundated with KC's prom project. I shopped for and altered his suit, changed the buttons on the suit, made his pocket square, ascot and his dress shirt (i.e. Pop'n Top!) In this past two weeks I think I heard the word "Mommy" so many times, I'm hearing it in my sleep! (or am I woke?) I made a HUGE boo boo and had to start the shirt completely over (thank God I had extra fabric). After that rude awakening, I knew I wouldn't make this challenge with all the work that needed to be completed before prom so, I asked Ms. Faye would KC's shirt work for the challenge and to my surprise she said yes! Here are some pics of KC's Pop'n Top and that Pop'n Top in ACTION!

McCall's 6044 Custom Sized for KC
My TNT for him!
Shirt details: Collar, Ascot, Pocket Square and Cuff with Monogram
KC Picked all the fabrics and notions!

Pics with our baby!! Time sure flies!

Look how handsome!

I'm so proud of the young man he has become and can't wait for him to grow into the wonderful man I know he will be! Sewing for him is my secret pleasure! Now that Top Pops!

How CUTE do they look and age appropriate I might add!

Click to watch their send off! Prom 2017

Talk Soon Carol