Monday, April 30, 2018

KC Goes to Sr. Prom

Another Pop'n Prom Top - 2018 👑

About 5 years ago, when KC was in the 8th grade, I wondered would I make his prom outfit. Not that I didn't have the skill to do it (because I was sewing for Men at the time), but would he actually want to wear it?! That was the question.  So, as the years went by and my child grew into the average prickly teen (LOL!) I managed to keep my influence on his wardrobe and the way he liked to dress.  Don't get me wrong, there have been plenty of times shopping where he didn't want to see a thing I picked (and I wanted to leave him at the store). But I still managed to keep my edge.

Fabric - Wax Print Ankara from Leelou Designs

Well, his Jr. Prom he actually approached me and asked for my assistance. (Pics here) As usual, I went all out (for a good cause) LOL!!! Ms. Linda Faye had a challenge called Pop'n Tops and I thought how cool would it be to add his shirt to this challenge. So, I went for it.  Well, she did it again this year and asked if I would participate again.  WELL YA KNOW I'M UP FOR THE CHALLENGE!!! So my crazy thirst for the prom outfit of the year kicked in and went to 1000. I decided that KC needed a Tux because I saw his dates dress. I had the fabric for the tux and didn't have a clue on the shirt. I combed the internet for the perfect shirt. One that would complement the outfit and be snazzy enough that when he took his "show stopper" jacket off , the crowd would still swoon! (ROFL!!) I opted for a custom high Chinese style collar which I drafted and trimmed the shirt in lavender. (the other color of the jacket) and the buttons have purple in them! Here it is! 

McCalls 6044 with Custom Modifications Taylor4you Inspiration
He and his date stole the show! They were the talk of the prom! Since then a gazillion folks have asked me to make them sh*t. (😒Eye roll emoji) They had a great time and my mission was accomplished! It's bittersweet seeing him grow up and move on but, I hope and wish that girl, in his future, sews.😜 (I can hope can't I?)  

Prom Pics and Shoe Game!

Jacket-Vogue 2383 Pants & Tie - McCall's 7003 all with modifications

I love this picture!!!

 Style'n N Profile'n!!  LOL!!!!
Talk Soon Carol

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