Monday, August 18, 2014

Hi, Meet Me at the New Page!

I've been having boocoo troubles trying to launch my new blog. I'm trying to work out the kinks. But come on over and join / follow me.
Schey Fleming D.I.Y. Style & Fashion

Smooches and Smoothies!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Out With The Old ~ In With The New

          Hi, everyone, all of my Kool Aid drinkers! It's been a while since I have been able to blog about anything. I have a second full-time job now. My first job? Raising my kids. My second? Well, I'm a full-time medical professional where the team I work with provides medical care for a special population that has been such a pandemic across the nation. I love helping the homeless and sheltered receive health care that they would not be able to afford in their current situation.

          Along with raising the kiddos and fearlessly providing healthcare for the homeless, and a whole lot of other issues that are a story in themselves, I'm trying to recover from a car accident. I was hit from behind at a stand still. All I could hear were the tires of a car trying hard to stop. Without knowing I would be the recipient of the impact. I was pushed into the car that was in front of me. Like I've told everyone, I'll tell you, my sewing groupies, Jesus was standing at the point of impact and He absorbed the hit for me. Not only was it me in the car, but my five-year-old and one-year-old. They were not hurt what. so. ever. That is what truly mattered to me. My children being ok. Me - on the other hand, I thought I was fine, that is, until the next morning when I awoke to a sore neck. So, yeah, I had some damage done that I am recuperating from.
          Now, don't get me wrong, I have been sewing, but not nearly as much as I would like to. Let alone being able to blog about my journey. I am in the process of stepping up my skills and trying to perfect my finished garments. I am also going to do (try) some new things (to me), maybe not to some of you all. Since I know that there is no way possible for me to get an item from it's flat fabric stage to its wearable garment stage as fast as I'd like, I'll goal myself to at least an item every week or two.
          The purpose of this post is to close out this portion of my blogging and moving to better things. One area I do need to work on is bust and butt adjustments. So, let's hit girls! And guys, if you're out there.

Smooches and Smoothies.


Sunday, January 5, 2014

Vogue 8576

Devine details? Well that’s what Vogue think of this pattern. I did, too, when I first bought it. I was drawn to the triangular shapes and the cap sleeves, and those two little points at the front neckline.

This pattern has 30 pieces TIMES 2. Well, I’ll be honest. I didn’t line mine so it’s just 30 pieces. And I don’t even know if the skirt portion is lined. I wanted to dive in this project and jump right back out because I really just wasn’t ready to tackle a pattern with so many pieces.

The pattern calls for a zipper and it’s been omitted because I used a knit and since my serger is still broken and I can’t really sew my knits like I want to.

I cut the cute little points off because I didn’t line the dress, therefore I didn’t interface that part because I didn’t want it to be just hanging in the inside. I made the hem line a slight hi-lo. I really liked it too.

Honestly, I lost interest in this dress when I couldn’t get the goddets to set right in the skirt. I wasn’t going to waste my fabric and time cutting for nothing. So, this wadder will be an errand-to-the-store-dress-because-I-need-to-buy-cleaning-supplies-for-the-house.. And then I might just clean the house in it.

Here are the photos I have taken so far:

Front                                     Back

Front close                                             Back close

Horrific Goddet

Horrific Goddet! Ironing won’t even begin to set it better! Yuk! Just Ugh!

Sadly, I will finish the neckline, sleeve hem and call it a wrap. Maybe I’ll sleep in it. I have no plans to sew this one again. That’s what happens when you dive in and jump out. Sorry.

Until later. Sad smile

Saturday, January 4, 2014

I cheated

It doesn’t matter cheating is cheating. Yes, I cheated. I bought fabric. I bought patterns. And I was not suppose to. But it feels so good. It wasn’t much but it felt so good.

Four fabrics:

This one is going to be an infinity scarf for the 4 going on 5 year old. It will be just in time for her 5th birthday. She’s one that no matter what Momma makes, she likes it and actually wears it. So, I don’t mind making items for her.

Pink Sequin

When I saw this fabric I immediately thought of Erica Bunker's Chain Print Dress. I bought it and when I got home I looked up the dress. Her fabric is blue and the print is more dense. Mine is black with less of a print. I would love to make a Spring dress with it but I am also thinking of a blouse maybe. What do you think?

Belts and Buckles

Third, I didn’t even know this fabric had a stretch to it until I got home. I was immediately drawn to the Black and White and then the flowers. I must like this combination because it’s kind of a repeat of this outfit that I made in 2013. It’s a poly of some sorts with mild stretch.

Black and White stretch flowers

Last, this choice was chosen by Ann, the nine year old. She had to have this fabric and she had to have it made up into yoga pants. So, of course she had to choose her pattern too, S2484. Lucky that they were on sale for $1.99.

Lime Green Zebra

The other patterns are:

Misses' Special Occasion Dress   

Photo  M6839

and M6902  M6902. There are a few lot more I want to purchase. But I’ll have to wait until the next sale at the local Hancock or Joanne’s. But for now. I’ll try and work these down.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2014 Happy New Year!


     2014 is going to be a great year! I claim this in Jesus' name! The last two years of my life has been much chaos, disappointment after disappointment. I have been in such a place where I didn't know if I was coming or going. I have had my ups and a even more downs. I've been in a place where I had to make tough decisions and most depended on life or death. Some were good. Most turned out to be bad. All this started June of 2012. I found myself in a world wind of confusion and a discombobulated life. If you weren't part of my 'inner circle', of which I keep very small, you wouldn't have known the wiser. I cried almost everyday. Every night. Trying to hide it from my children who didn't need to be involved in things. Sadly, though, they were. I was talked about by a person who hurt me to the core of my being. My name was slandered by this said person. I was treated like the scum of the Earth by this very said person. I went from having a paid-up home, a ride that was just what I needed, a marriage, a life that was not perfect but was livable and I enjoyed it. I was put into a position where I had to finally stand up, dry my tears, hold my head up, and move on. I am not totally there but mentally, I am much better. I am thinking clearer. I am living more for God (and I thought I was before? Honey, I ain't seen nothing yet!). I am FAR from perfect but I can only work to being better. In a previous post I mentioned I landed a job, the start of my career (I know it), and that is just the tip of the ice berg. This was in November 2013. Today is January 1, 2014 and it will only get better from here!
Happy New Year 2014!
     Since starting my job, my sewing time had dwindled. I miss sewing so much! I do have a few projects that were left to parish. However, I have gotten into the swing of things and found to make time between times. I am currently working on V8576:
Photoin a deep green knit already being put together.
Photoin a gray suiting left over from a pair of trousers made earlier in 2013. This one was left with the fabric cut out.  
Photoin a chambray-like fabric. I love this
and S2508:
Photoin white corduroy. I have yet to decide on the lining. I want to use a stretch sateen because my fashion fabric is stretch corduroy. I hope to finish it well before the spring! So I'd better get to it, huh?
     Sew, let the 'good times role'!
Smooches, peeps!