Saturday, May 25, 2013

Back with the final product!

Hello! I hemmed the mermaid skirt (made last week). Couple of the pics--unable to rotate (sorry).




Mother knows best: Checking out the pattern bargins!


Friday, May 24, 2013

From BREAK AWAY To TAKE AWAY

So much to say--so many pics to share (there all uploaded) just not enough time! I am so thankful for a long holiday weekend. The weather sort of flipped on us on this side--got (and is) a little chilly! In fact, I've got the heat on as I write!

Anyway, I took advantage of the the fabric sale at G Street. Took an extended lunch break. Every Friday around 11:30 a.m., they get a truck load of assorted fabrics: $2.99 a yard! Plus I had a coupon I was able to use PLUS some left over cash from an unused gift certificate. :-)

So, the break away was getting there while the fabric was still being hauled off the truck, the take away is below:
 Love the shopping cart--I needed it (that little basket just didn't make the cut!)
 Nice :-)

Knits...if not now, when?







G Street Fabrics NOW, this was just on my lunch break today. After work, went to Hancock's. Ya gotta come back this weekend to see those goodies. :-) See ya.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Casual Day: A CASUALTY IN THE WORKPLACE and everywhere!

A SPIN OFF: INSPIRED FROM ANOTHER BLOG!

I've been meaning to mention this for quite some time, however Erica B's recent post. really settled it.

If you haven't taken a peek, the link is above. This is sort of sewing related. A few months back, started researching Home Economics as it relates to sewing and found this link from Cornell University (you vintage lovers--enjoy!)

There are various tabs to read and MANY sewing tips that are applicable today.

However, my focus is on how these students/women are dressed. OK-its Cornell, however given this was taken a few decades back, look at how neat and presentable they are dressed.

Do they look like bums? Do they look like Raggedy Ann and Rag Dolls? NO.

So like Erica and so many bloggers that sounded off on her blog, I refuse to give in to casual anything in the workplace!

Today is Thursday--folk winding down for the long weekend. Here's what I wore to work. I WISH I could say I made it...but I'm not that good (LOL)...at least not yet. :-).


Sorry-unable to rotate (taken from phone)

Anyway, I hope you get this gist. If you one doesn't stand up for something, you'll fall for anything. 
Until next time, -JC  :-)


Monday, May 20, 2013

My Mimi G maxi!

Ok gals and guys....Here's my first mermaid maxi! I still need to hem it some more--that's why I'm not modeling it just yet BUT promise I'll strike a pose for ya this weekend so stick around! Who knows, may whip up another one! :-). Enjoyed the process!


Sunday, May 19, 2013

What I'm working on....ALOT!

Hi Everyone! First off, I haven't forgotten the book review I promised a couple of weeks back. Been under the weather for past couple of weeks, job training (long commute) this past week. Trying to catch up and recover this weekend.

I started a maxi skirt from MimiG.  Already cut the fabric out, now need to finish it off-so that's why I gotta roll out now!

Here's a pic of the draft. I have to use a cutting board cause my table isn't large enough. It's all good.

Also have some pics from a few fabric stores I dropped by earlier this week. Chat later.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

To each follower and friend...... :-)

Hello. Been on the mend for the past several days. In case I don't check back in over the weekend, just want to send an early greeting wishing each of you:

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Didn't go...and didn't sew! :-)

Ho Ho, Ho Ho it's off to NY we go...Or should I say DIDN'T GO!!


Regrettably, got injured a couple of days before and couldn't travel.

I was hoping to have some pics up for you right about now.  Maybe next time. :-)  :-(