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The Life Struggles......Sorry I have been away!

Hi Everyone,

Sorry I have been away for sometime now.  My life has become very busy as of late and I have not had the time to actually blog.  Not to say that I have not thought about the blog or to see what is going on in the blogging world, just have not been able to get to it.
1) Around this time of year between both my children they have three sports going on that literally take up Monday thru Saturday between practices and games! My daughter came in 2nd place in the Home Derby and also hit her first home run in a game this season.  My son is in t-ball and he is doing pretty well learning the concept of the game we know as Baseball!
2) The hospital seems to be extremely busy this time of the year, so I have been working a lot more and training on a new computer software that the hospital is using now.  Electronic Medical Record here our department comes!!
3) I have been dealing with 2 deaths in my family that were really close to each other in time.  My Aunt and now my grandfather.…

Peep Show Dress in the works!! Part 1

Starting from the bottom! I'm drafting a dress pattern for me!!


So I haven't posted in a few days because I have been soooo busy with work and my kids sports!! 
Not to worry though....I have slowly but surely been working on creating a perfect fit dress pattern for me. It is supposed to be strapless, but the more I think about it, it may become a halter dress. I will decide when I get further along.
I will be using eyelet fabric and lavender lining fabric that purchased from Joann Fabrics a few months ago. I will have posts of my progress of this creation. 
We shall see if this is one of my failures or another triumph! Stayed tuned!!


Until Next Time!!✌️
Stephanie



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Fabric Haul Part 3, Fabric.com

*Fabric haul*
Part 3
Fabric.com


I am completely addicted to fabric now.
I have joined the club with people that go shopping for clothes as a therapeutic way to get over anger, sadness or frustrations among other reasons.

I am also part of the club with people that say if you see it now you better get it because it may not be there next time!!

While at work one day during a lunch break I decided to browse Fabric.com(there is no such thing as browse BTW) and see what type of sales they had going on.

My package has arrived!!  Click on the name of the fabrics to find out more information from Fabric.com.
Charmeuse Satin Mod Dot Blush/Silver The dress I plan on making with this will be so cute!  An APRN I work with suggested adding a black belt or sash to break up the polka dots.  Just the thought of how I WANT it to turn out makes me happy! LOL 


Kaufman Laguna Stretch Jersey Knit Chevron Emerald I have a couple of patterns I can use this for.  It will most likely be a maxi dress, but with my o…

Buffi's Dress Design -- New book added to my sewing library

I was on the hunt for new sewing book that was not too complicated for me to understand as well as being update to this century's style of clothing.
I went to my local Barnes and Noble book store and came across Buffi's Dress Design.
In three days I went front to back with this book.  I found it very easy to follow and well written.  I like that it has a yardage guide/fabric conversion chart for the amount of fabric you'll need for a project based on the width of the fabric you purchased.  It has illustrations on how to cut your pattern pieces.  That being said, it does come with Sloper Pieces in the back of the book to make the garments just like the One Yard Wonders books.
I am pretty impressed with some of the styles that are in this book. There are some style dresses that I did not care for too much, but I think that is for every book as well as patterns you overlook in stores.  Three different fabric materials that I have listed in my fabric haul posts will most like…

DIY - Burda Style Pattern 7065

 DIY - Burda Style Pattern B7065 View A

I have to admit.  I was so nervous to start this project.  Everything always looks great on the pattern envelope.  When you finally get the guts to start and sometimes get to the finished product, you look at it like WTH!!  Then it either gets seam ripped apart, scraped, put on a hanger in the back of your closet or balled up on the floor in the back of your closet.



This is 2 yards of fabric purchased fromVogue Fabrics from Chicago, IL. This company was one of the vendors at the Original Sewing and Quilting Expo I attended this past April.  The fabric is part of theGalleria Knit Collection.



NOT THIS TIME!!  This is the first time that I have started, followed through and finished an actual printed pattern bought from a store.  I am very happy with how it came out. 

It was great to only have to use TWO pieces to construct this top.


I used washers from my local hardware store as pattern weights.  They are crochetednow.



 I always use my Ideal Seam G…

Scrub - A - Dub Sunday!! DIY - Scrub Tops

DIY - Scrub Sunday!!



I buckled down and add four more scrub tops to my work wardrobe.  I did this really for two reasons.
1) I like how easy and fast it is for me at this moment, very calming and non-stressful sewing!
2) I enjoy the compliments I get from my co-worker for having original scrub tops!
If you have not read my Fabric Haul 2 post, please check it out.  There you will find a description of all the fabric I used for these scrub tops.


Fabric Haul 2




My son decided that he wanted to draw all over my pocket template.



To learn more about the Ideal Seam Guide that I use while sewing, check out my
Tool I Can't Live Without Post
It seemed easier for me to just cut all the fabric out and just sew everything at once.

The only thing that was time consuming on these scrubs was changing the thread to match the color of the bias tape being used.



The finished products!! So happy!! Can't wait to wear them.



 Check out Fabric Haul 2 for the materials used in this post!!
Have a good day/…

DIY -- Dress-Form Using Duck Tape

Hello Crafty Friends,
I decided this winter that I wanted to make a Dress Form that was an exact replica of my body. (MOMMY TUMMY & ALL )  I wish I took a lot more pictures through the whole process, but at the time that I was doing this I was not thinking about becoming a blogger yet.  So I am hoping what I have will suffice.



I put on an old T-shirt that I didn't mind cutting the back of to get me out.  And as you can see with help, we started taping my body from the waist up and crossing my middle.
I used one roll of the Gray Duck Tape that you can buy at any store really.

I decided that I didn't want it to just be Gray, so I bought 4 rolls of Purple Duck Tape.  I needed that many because the yardage is less in Purple than the Gray.  I bought the 20 yard roll.
We patched up areas around that needed it, but we had to make sure that we didn't use too much tape or it would alter the actual size of my body.


So after about 1 hour and half we were ready to cut me out of i…

DIY--Crocheted Pattern Weights

About a week ago I came across a Google+ post from www.thezenofmaking.com about crocheting around ordinary washers that you can purchase from your local hardware store.  I knew as soon as I saw them I wanted to do the exact same thing to my plain old boring washers.  What stinks now is my future posts of projects I have taken pictures of with the weights on the pattern, don't have the nice bright colors of yarn on them.

I have not crocheted anything in over two years, but I quickly realized that it is just like riding a bike.  Once you have learned how to do it, you really never forget.  You may need a quick refresher on the different types of stitches, but it all comes rushing back.


 I purchased my washers from Lowes Home Inprovement Store about 2 months ago. They weren't expensive.  I want to say about 35 Cents a piece. I only purchased 10.


  I may have to purchased more because I had so much fun crocheting.



I used Lily's Sugar 'n Cream 100% Cotton Yarn.  It was pur…