...blogging presents a wonderful opportunity to connect with people who enjoy the same genre of diying as I do - APPAREL SEWING. Last year I was privileged to connect with Venita Davis of SewVeStyle
through The Amazing Sew-Alongs FaceBook Group
when she agreed to help me out by doing a blog interview (you can read it here)
. We've kept up with each other virtually all-year-long. I just couldn't think about concluding my BlogLikeCrazy "Where Are They Now" segment this year without including her in it. Venita you made it complete!
Venita has had a wonderful sewing year! I can attest to that because updates via her blog SewVeStyle
come straight to my email. I also follow her on FaceBook, Bloglovin, Pinterest and Instagram. It's a wonderful technological world we live in - where, with just the click of a button, I can instantly be transported into her Sunny California sewing world and her into mine...
Have you learned or are you using any new sewing techniques this year? If so, what?
* I have learned to stop following
trends and sew what looks best on me.
* I sewed Chiffon for
the first time. I've been fearful of Chiffon and Silk but now I
understand that it's all about preparation and respecting the fabric.
* I've found my inner
sewing voice. I've discovered my personal style and it's all about classy
* I have a work and a
personal style aesthetic and I embrace them both. I'm all about
business at work and fun when I'm not. We have casual Friday's and people
are amazed at what I wear and even more so that I made it.
* I'm not afraid of so
called advanced or complicated patterns. It's all about reading and
researching before running for the scissors.
* I've also developed
a new found appreciated for pattern designers. It takes a great deal of
skill to design a pattern and write instructions in a way that allows folks
like me to follow and produce quality garments.
What are your MUST HAVE items to make for the Fall/Winter season?
* I live in California so I
don't really have to sew for the seasons - I just sew whatever I want to wear.
* Also on
the list is McCall's M7100 the cute bomber jacket. I have plans to do a
mash up with this one. I'm a bit old for a bomber jacket but I'm already
visualizing a way to class it up.
What sewing pattern(s) are you most excited about right now?
* Too many to list but here are a
* I'm working on
a holiday dress is red using Vogue 1254. I'm almost finished and can't wait to
wear it. It will be the first red dress that I've ever had.
* Vogue 8945
with the bell sleeves which is on trend right now
* Butterick 5685
view A - updated peacoat
* Butterick 6298
view D - strictly for lounging
* Badgley Mischka Vogue 1513
- oh that flutter accent on the top is to die for
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