Thursday, December 29, 2011

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Simplicity 5645



This is the pattern I used to make my granddaughters' dress. View A which I shortened and narrowed the sleeves.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Simplicity 5645



I am such the blogger bum. I work two jobs now and it seems impossible to ever take a picture of any of my sewing projects. I happen to have called off work today so I could do this dress for my granddaughter who has a christmas party at school. The picture does not do the dress justice. The fabric is stretch velvet, deep purple with glitter all thru it. I did narrow the sleeves and there is a variation on where the embellishment is added to the dress. She was so excited and could not sleep all night because she knew I was diligently trying to get the dress done in the middle of the night.!!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Pictures from "It's a Daughter's Tea" w fashions from Finedesigns!!

 This is the zebra jacket Butterick. I added beads to the collar and belt. Look at the beautiful ice sculpture and the tea sandwiches. I was so excited!!
This skirt and top are from simplicity.

This is my own creation or TNT. I glued studs to the top part of the dress.

This is simplicity and I used one directional  fabric. I cut it wrong but could easily turn the panels of the skirt in the correct direction   


The pants are simplicity and the top is burda.
The jacket is Vogue and the dress is simplicity.



This is Rosa wearing her own creation

The jacket is Vogue and I think the skirt is simplicity



Ashley!! Doesn't she look fantastic!
Rosa is wearing her own creation.

The top is simplicity and the skirt is gusted

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Photos of Versace Spring Collection



I love the colors!!!
I did have a fashion show on May 7, 2011 for the Daughter's Tea but the pictures did not come out well. I am trying to get the pictures that were taken by my pastor so I will upload those shortly.  In the meantime we can enjoy the wonderful styles and colors that Versace brings this spring!!! Also,Lace is suppose to be the new trend for the Spring, all different colors of lace.



Here is lace in two colors, but we know black and white lace are always popular. I think I need to make a lace dress for the summer!!!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Spring Panache 2011 was today!!! 4.16.11

  The model wearing the houndstooth is Vogue 8465 viewb. I altered the collar so that it was not so asymetrical. The model wearing the zebra pattern is Butterick 4865, I love this pattern. Actually, they are both one of my favorites. And don't the models look lovely!!!!!
 I added beads to the collar on the zebra print.
 My outfit is Vogue 1195, just the top with the tie. I didn't have time to make the dress....I probably won't either now that the fashion show is over. I will be moving on to my next collection for fashion week in Pittsburgh which is in Sept 2011. I hand sewed the beads and sequins on the neckline of this top.
 This dress is my Own creation. I draped it on the dressform and hand stitched the gathers and machine stitched the hem and the one armhole. I will probably try this again with different tucks to see what I can come up with. This was fun.!!
This me and Rosa. Rosa helped me so much during the preparation of the show. It was such a blessing to work with her. She and I will be planning a shopping trip to NY garment district real soon and you know aI can't wait!!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Pictures from the Armani Showers of Color Fashion Show-Fine Designs

                                         Zebra jacket is B4865, black hooded jacket is Vogue

                                                     These are my twins daughters
 This is me, all the designers had to line up in the front at the end. I am clapping as the introduce each of us.
                                         Two models of the five which modeled my designs
                                                       Rachel!!! Doesn't she look fabulous!!
                                                          This is my granddaughter!!
                              The camouflage jacket is Cynthia Rowley's Simplicity 2443

                                                My grandson and granddaught again!!
                                                                My son and my granddaughter
                                                This is the Burda vest and simplicity pants. I'm sorry I am so brief, but I am sooooo tired and I have to sew for another fashion show on April 16th.
                                                              This is my own creation.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Three more days until the Fashion Show and I am bugging!!!!



Even though the fashion show is three days away, I still made time to catch the Butterick sale and bought a few dress patterns for spring and summer... Just adding to the collection of patterns I already have collected!!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Simplicity 2215 and my Inspirational Pic


It's all in how you put it together. I wish I could remember what designer did the dress on the second picture but nevertheless, the boots, the belt, and the tights give the outfit it's edge. I"ll be picking fabric real soon.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Vogue 8546-Finished

I apologize for the picture. Actually, none of my pictures seem to be the best my camera could take. I think I need to find out how to actually use my camera. Anyway, the belt is the first I have ever made and it is my own design. I think I need to look at some patterns to learn exactly what materials to use, but for my first belt I think it's ok. The fabric underneath the jacket is just wrapped around the dress form( I call her "Lilly").

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Oscar de la Renta's prefall 2011

I love this fabric it is beautiful.  Not to mention, the drape of the dress.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Fabulous design by Christophe Lemaire

I love the colors and design of this coat. I like the top too, but the pants...that might be a little much. The Hat!! yes!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Vogue 8546

I made this jacket last year in beige. But I realize now I would use a black one more often. The beige one I serged the seams but this one I am using a felled seam because the seams in the hood show on the outside. I think it will look alot better.





As you can see it's coming together. I put the bow on  there but my daughter advices no bow. I think I am coming to the age of dressing for me and not for others. So the bow will stay unless it just doesn't go with what I am wearing at the time.