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May 8, 2017

#FAYE'S SEWING LIFE: CAN YOU IMAGINE MY SURPRISE!!!

...last night while sitting under the hair dryer conditioning my hair (I would have much rather been sewing ya'll) I entertained myself by leisurely scrolling through Instagram.  I scrolled right past one post, but had to back up to take another look because I thought I saw someone I knew...

It was me!  My Friend Brenda (@ms._bstyle on Instagram) had posted this picture earlier in the evening.  What a totally awesome surprise!  I read Vogue Pattern Magazine all the time; as a matter of fact, I just recently renewed my subscription.  I love reading all the articles about what others are sewing and their skilled and innovative uses of patterns. I count this a great big honor, because though I've read about countless others, I never dreamed that I'd be standing in their magazine.

My new issue hasn't arrived yet sad to say, but I can't wait to see it in real life!  From what I can manage to read of the feature, they used the exact wordage from my blog (hope I didn't have too many typos).  I made this dress late last October from a gifted fabric that was a little bit out of my character (the skulls and all). You can read the blog post about the dress here.

Every now and then something happens that totally amazes me!  It's a great shout out from the McCall's Pattern Company - hope you enjoy the article...



37 comments:

  1. That is AMAZING! Congratulations! I will be looking for you in the magazine on my next Joann's trip!

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    1. Thank you Vanessa, I am so happy about it!

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  2. I received this issue on Friday in the mail and was so very pleasantly surprised to see you there. Congratulations Faye - well-deserved!!

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    1. My issue still hasn't come Tomasa - maybe tomorrow. Thank you!

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  3. Congratz Ms. Faye! Why didn't they let you know? (head scratching)

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    1. Thanks so much Carol! I have no idea why I wasn't notified but I'm glad that they thought my make was worthy.

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  4. I recognized you when I was reading through my issue and was so happy for you. Did you send in the picture and info or did they pull it from your blog? I am curious because one of the other people featured was also a blogger I read regularly.

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    1. Thank you Audrey! I did not send the picture or info. I always post my makes here on the blog, and for the last couple of years have also been posting on my FB and IG accounts as well. This year I've also been posting to several FB Groups that I've joined and the McCall's Pattern FB Group. I always link back to Faye's Sewing Adventure. I guess this dress was so noticeable because of the skull print and the Alexander McQueen notation. I've posted other makes but this one stood out. STILL HAVE NOT RECEIVED MY ISSUE THOUGH!

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  5. How exciting! I'll definitely have to check out this issue!

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    1. Thank you so much Catherine!

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  6. I think this is so cool! Congrats and great feature!

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    1. Thank you so much Carolyn!

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  7. Awesome and Congratulations. You so deserve it!

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    1. Thank you so much Sheila!!!

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    1. Yes indeed! It's one of the coolest things to ever happen.

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  9. How exciting!! Congratulations, what an honor!

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    1. It is a real big honor Amy! Thank you so much!

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  10. Congratulations!

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  11. I'm impressed Ms. Faye. Congrats to a wonderful lady!

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    1. Thank you so much Diane! Did you see my email about the fabric? I'm preparing to make a dress from a cut of it now!

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  12. Congratulations! I can only imagine you're surprise and delight and well deserved I must add. Your sewing is fabulous and I always enjoy reading your latest makes and suggestions.

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    1. Kathleen oh yes indeed I am surprised and delighted. Thank you so much!

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  13. "SEW" VERY HAPPY for YOU FAYE!

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  14. Thank you so much Dara!

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  15. This is so cool! Congratulations, Faye! It's an honor well deserved!

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    1. Thank you so much Summer!

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  16. Wow! That is absolutely marvelous! I remember that dress when you posted it, too. So, I guess getting your hair conditioned was worthwhile for that surprise!

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    1. Yes Marjie hair conditioner time is so BORING! Finding that Instagram post made it all worth while though. I am so happy about this too.

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  17. That's a great surprise! So they never contacted you?

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    1. Elizabeth no, they never contacted me about this. And as a matter of fact I still have not received my subscription magazine. I did call them about my magazine yesterday though.

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    2. It's a great honor to be featured and I am happy for you but I really think they should have contacted you and asked your permission. I would think it appropriate out of courtesy since they are using your image in their publication that they are selling for profit. Anyway, my two cents but I was very happy to see you featured!

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    3. It would have been nice to be notified. But the element of the surprise was priceless.

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    4. Yes, I am sure it was!!! :)

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  18. This is so amazing. Congratulations Faye. You totally deserve it.

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