Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Bell Bottoms

I cannot believe how long its been since I have been on Pattern Review. The last review I did was back in November. WOW.
Anyway the grand daughters were here for summer so you know they always get me in my sewing room. We had such a good time. I think I have created a mini me. I started sewing at 7 shes a little older but at the right age. She has the bug. I am so happy for her.

So we made bell bottoms while they were here. Even for the little one.  So the oldest one wanted bell bottoms. We made them very 70's look. See pattern review McCalls 7198. 

 Of course we made an infinity scarf to match. Amiya where are my pictures of your pants😍?

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

My Leopard Funky Find

I haven't had a chance to get in my sewing room lately. We all know what I do when I cant sew... Yep I shop. H&M is one of my favorite places to shop. They always have great sales. We went to NYC to celebrate my 60th BD in May. Yep big 60. I found this coat on clearance. It was only 20.00 and there is no tax in NY. Boy did I need it. I carried tank tops and sandals on this trip, forgetting that although hot ATL was really hot, NYC was not.

A few weeks ago I decided to finally read this InStyle mag I had lying around. I was browsing through the pages, and low-in-behold there was a photo of  Freida Pinto by her pinto, with my leopard coat on. Of course hers was a "Dior calfskin coat" my coat is just 100% cotton, heavy cotton though, and fully lined.

Hers probably cost "price upon request".We all know I could not have made this coat for 20.00. Gonna wear my coat with some jeans 2. After all 60 is the new 45...


Thursday, May 4, 2017

Still Here

I know I have been not blogging of late. I haven't been sewing either. My Mother-in-law (like my mom) was in a horrible accident (not her fault). We have been going back and forth to Charleston to care for her. I have talked about her before she is 94 but was doing everything on her own. All your prayers are needed.

So I am paying bills and I get this pop up from Gilt I was curious about the web site as I have never heard of them. Since I make my cloths all I look for are accessories, shoes and inspiration. They had these gorgeous suede cross over shoes, which are really hot this summer.

I have had my eye on these Naturalizer cross over sandals at DSW. They are 44.95 and they come in beige and black suede. I just got a 10 coupon in the mail for my birthday. So I am going to DSW!!!
I know that we sewers love a bargain so I had to share this find. I hope the next time I post, It will be about something that I have made.
Forever21under 30.00

Sunday, March 26, 2017

My Shoe Sickness

So, I haven’t had a chance to post lately.  I started thinking about my obsession with ballerina flats. When I was on the road I was on my feet all day so they worked for me. 
Whats my excuse now???

 I will buy the most expensive ones to the supper cheap ones. New ones and gently used ones.  I just purchased this used pair from Posh for 8.00 + free shipping. 
Posh 8.00

And I also got a pair from Walmart the other day for 5.99, as I was buying dog food. Cute right? They have no support what-so-ever. "Insole" 
Walmart 5.99

Forever 21, and H&M, even Rainbow are some spots I like.  

These are my 'Wish they were Chanel"
JC Penny and Forever 21. I really love the Tan.

I like wearing them in the summer.I have sandals for summer also but if my toes are not done, I can always throw on some flats. These aren’t all of them but I thought I would share them to see if I am the only one obsessed with ballerina flats.

When I buy used ones a lot of times they are too big, so I keep a supply of insoles on hand from the Dollar Tree, and best of all I have a fresh sole.