December 29, 2015
I am so excited to see what 2016 will bring both personally and professionally! Before we head into the New Year, I wanted to share the projects that I started and finished this past year in 2015. Continue reading
November 2, 2015
I am not ashamed to admit that I have avoided making my own denim jeans. There were several reasons why I did not want to make my own jeans. My biggest fear was making jeans that looked home sewn. Secondly, I thought “why would I waste time sewing my own when jeans are so readily available in the market place. Also, appropriately adjusting the tension on my machine get the best, neatest stitches. When the ladies in the ThReD and Needles sewing group wanted to make Denim for October, this was the perfect opportunity to get over this fear.
I am so excited to finally share this shirtdress for the ThReD and Needles group project. (I will be posting another one with the rest of the group on Monday.) I made the dress using a mix of fabrics already in my stash…the printed fabric is silk twill, the Glen plaid is wool/rayon blend, and the back panel is a cotton shirting. Continue reading
July 9, 2015
As I mentioned in my last post…I just had my 20 year high school class reunion. For those of you that follow my Instagram site, you might have seen me post a picture wearing this outfit with my husband. I wanted to share the details for those sewers and those interested in finding similar ready-to-wear options.
Ok, now that the Pretty Girls Sewing competition is over, I am playing a little bit of catch up with my project list! I am starting off with this jacket that has been sitting on mannequin (unfinished) for some time. It is finally done and I am ready to share…
June 13, 2015
The time has finally come for the last challenge of the Rippin’ Ain’t Easy Sewing Competition. The grand finale is all about ReD Carpet looks. For me, it just would not be complete without a ReD dress!
Voting is TODAY ONLY (Saturday, June 13th from 9PM-8PM CST)…
Links to voting HERE.
I have been very busy with a lot of glue, old magazines, and pennies…my crazy options for the unconventional challenge…check it out!
We are on Round 6 and there is only one more round left! Voting is TODAY ONLY (Saturday, May 23rd) from 9am – 8pm CST time. Please go to the following link to cast your vote (this is the only way that I can move to the next round)!
I feel like it has been an eternity since I last posted anything! I have been sewing like I have never sewn before and have had little to no time to get on my computer. Round #5 is finally here and I LOVE my completed project. I really want to make it to the next round! I need your votes in order for that to happen. Voting is TODAY ONLY and ends tonight at 8pm CST.
Here is the link to the voting CLICK HERE.
YAY! I made it to Round 4 of the Rippin’ Ain’t Easy Sewing competition with the help of your votes. The challenge for this round was any pattern of your choice in GINGHAM fabric. Hey, isn’t this tree forming a “V”? Could it be that the “V” is for VOTE for RUQAYYAH! ha…ha…ha…but seriously…please take a few minutes to vote for me so that I can move to the next round.