2:58 PM

(Insert Major Cheese Grin) Thank you!!!

Evening Family!

I have been a little MIA with work, BUT I have been sewing.  My weekends have not given me an opportunity to photograph and post new projects, but it is on the agenda for this weekend.  

And for a little bit of good news.  Thanks to my N&F Facebook Group and all of you, I received enough votes to be named on of Burdastyle.com 's 50 Best Bloggers for 2014.

Thank you so much for your votes and support during this year, there is plenty more to come!!!

See you this weekend! 


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5:28 AM

Week 1 Fabricista Challenge - What We Made!

Good morning Sew Family

The garments for the first week of Fabric Mart's Fabricista Challenge has been posted.  I must say, all of the contestants are highly talented and presented very different and very beautiful garments.  I look forward to creating like shirts for my ever depleting shirt stash!

Take a look and vote for your favorite garment!



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2:49 PM

DIY Alexander McQueen Inspired Outfit - Fabric Mart Fabricista Challenge Week 1 - Get the Look for Less!

Great day loves!

I am excited to present my submission for Fabric Mart's Fabricista Challenge!  This is the first week and I could not wait to put my inspiration to work!  

The first challenge is to create a garment using the grainline scout tee pattern found (HERE). So the catch..... Well, each contestant could not use the pattern to simply create a TShirt.  We were all charged with putting our creative juices to work and creating something innovative.  I don't think I could have reached much further with this one!!!  

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7:24 AM

Me and Little J OOTD Ankara Monday

Good  morning Fam!

Just a quick post, I wanted to show you what my daughter and I wore today.  I made my Ankara pleated shirt and my daughter made her with M6984 View A.  I am so proud of her, its her first finished garment outside of leggings.  

I will say, moving forward, I will break her project up into days.  She was a bit restless at the end of this project.  She wants to blog as well, I told her I would think about it. 

Love her.....

Happy Monday!!!!

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2:14 PM

DIY Apron Pants and Circle Top.... Get the look for Less!


The inspiration of this outfit was passed around the world when Queen Beyonce wore it.  I had to have the pants and created the shirt just to complete the look.  I made my pants from Satin Taffeta, which can be a bit stiff, but wanted a structured garment especially with my first bout with welt pockets.  Details on construction will be updated this week.  I created the pants from M6930 drafted into pants with an added welt pocket on the right and a botton for the apron.  I will update this post ASAP!

Happy Sewing!


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2:04 PM

Always Bold, Never Regular!!! DIY McCalls 6707 & Simplicy 1366

Hey Boo's!!

My latest outfit is constructed from McCalls 6707 View B and Simplicity S1366 view D with a slit bottom.  My top is wool crepe, the color???? LOVE!!!! The bottom is Marc Jacobs Jacquard bottom weight.  While in NY and at Mood a couple weeks ago, I walked past this fabric, left and came back the next day to purchase.  I had to have it.  I am not able to find the fabric online, so it may only be available in the store.   

Is it Fall yet?????

Happy Sewing!

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1:40 PM

McCall's Much??? DIY M6990 and M6756

Hey You!!

I wanted to share with your my McCalls outfit.  My top is M6990 and the shorts are M6756.  My shorts were probably the first pair of M6756 that I have created and honestly, the best pair.  I have a thing for gray fabrics, and fell in love with this one the moment I found it.

The top was created using a heavy Marc Jacobs denim from the Fabric Place in Baltimore.  I have been holding on to this fabric for some time and thought it would be great to use in a fall transition top.  I also used a heavy weight jean zipper for the back.  What do you think?

Happy Sewing!

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12:46 PM

Burda Style 50 Best Bloggers for Sewing Enthusiasts.

Hey Huns! 

Just a quick post.  I am on the list of the 50 best bloggers for sewing enthusiasts on Burda.com.

Please vote for me!!!

Thanks in advance!  See you all tomorrow!


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5:52 AM

Fabricista Challenge II w/ Fabric Mart Fabrics

Good Morning Sew Family!

I hope you all had a great holiday weekend as did I.  I was able to get some much needed rest and a bit of fabric shopping done.  

Don't tell anyone this... I am ready for fall!!!!!  I have been blessed to find a large array of wools and silks that has given me the fall fever!  I waiting in angst for so long when summer was approaching that I almost feel bad wanting to move on :(.

On to the good stuff!  I have been selected to join fellow bloggers on a Fabricsta Challenge with Fabric Mart Fabrics!  I love fabric mart fabrics and shop there rather often.  Their shipping is rather fast and being one state over from me helps as well.  I am so excited and am anxious to get the my creative juices flowing.  I have placed the link below, be sure to follow the blog and check out the other contestants!

I would love you all to join me in the challenge as well!  I will be posting detailed information as available and sharing the details on construction with your all.  If time permits, I may do a couple tuts.

Have a bless day all!
- J


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