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. 

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Upholstered Bench

So I haven't been sewing lately been on a house decorating mission. I have wanted a bench for the house in Charleston for a while now.  I saw this on   Crate&Barrel  for 799. Gorgeous right?

I look at Pinterest every chance I get for ideas, saw where someone did this. I found a coffee table on Craigslist for 20.00. Sorry I didnt take a before we chopped the table pic. Sort of had the lines. After putting it together I found that I should have purchased the foam in 2 sizes 1/2 inch for sides (or none at all) and 3 inch for top. 
The foam cost more than the table.  If you decide to do this. When you purchase your foam you need to purchase 3 inch foam for the top and no foam or very thin foam for the sides. I also used quilters batting so that my glue seams would not show through the velvet.

I purchased nail head tack tape from Joanne's so that I could put it around the bottom like my inspiration picture. But my 2 inch foam was too thick on the side for the tacks to be applied. So I decided not to add the tacks on this one. 

I had some brown velvet in my stash. I am looking for another table to re-purpose. 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Happy New Year

Well its a new year again and time for resolutions promises and more sewing 😶.
I started my year off making a much needed swing jacket.

I purchased this ponte leopard fabric a while back from fine fabric. I think it was 4.99 a yard. I needed something new to wear to a holiday gathering and I didn't want to wear the usual holiday attire so I kicked up a notch. This is a vintage pattern that I really love, with raglan sleeves, super easy.
If you are a pattern reviewer you can see my review. I think ponte is the best thing ever. Its so easy to work with and it packs very well. When I came across this printed piece, it was a must for me. The black jacket in this photo is ponte also.
Coco decided that she wanted to get in the picture too.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

A Night at the Aquarium

We were invited to an AKA ball at the Georgia Aquarium. What a night. Since we were surrounded by the sea I decided to make a navy gown. I knew in my head what I wanted to make but could not find the exact pattern.
I used the 2 patterns below Butterick 4056 and Vogue 8113

The Vogue pattern I used for the bodice.I also wanted a little back to show so I made the back V neck I wanted the sleeves to be inverted to show my shoulders (Donna Karen says a woman never gains weight in her shoulders). I used the vogue pattern for the bottom. 
I trim the neck line with rhinestones. We tied the trim in the back as I purchased more then I needed LOL.

I did the right thing in selecting the blue. What a lovely evening, there was dancing, dinner, cocktails, a silent auction. And all for a good cause. Not to mention my date was looking dashing himself.  
Thanks Alex and Andrea for a lovely evening.