Next Adventure

I’ve finally made a lot of plans in the last few months that I’ve been away.  I’ve lost 50 lbs, (still losing), still sewing, full-time job, but I’ve decided  to open up my own service business of being a seamstress, with a couple of caveats.  Going to do some research on branding and start a line called Aleźia.  It will consist of my renditions of the 1920’s to 1960’s vintage clothing for women.  I also will have a Sew Sew Sweet Boutique for babies to toddlers clothing, all of which will be handmade by me.  I don’t expect to become some superstar, but if I can quit my job by this time next year I will be a happy camper.

SO….if anyone is interested you can look me up at www.SewSewsweet.com  It’s still under construction and not much to look at but it’s coming along just fine.

Yep, I paid for it and the upgraded WordPress account as well.

Ali

 

 

 

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Not Goodbye

I haven’t’ blogged for since October 2015.  I wanted to just post this quick little note to say that I’m not saying goodbye, but I am saying see ya later.  I am simply too busy between life, full-time job, sewing in my spare time to keep this blog going. Not to mention my health has gotten to the point that I’m finally going to do something about it.  All of the things I love need to come before blogging.  Don’t get me wrong…I love to blog, but I love to sew and create things a lot more.  I’m not sure how it works cause I’m still trying to figure out IG myself, but you can find me on IG at CreationsbyAli.  I post all of my new creations there and on my FB account named the same.

I have created so many new things, some I didn’t post on IG because my grandkids were on there. 🙂 and the presents were for them.  So…when I have time, you may see me on here especially if I find something so totally cool I want to share!

Thanks for stopping by

Ali 🙂

 

 

 

Projects stacking up!!

I need to stay away from the fabric store until I can get caught up on the projects I already have in my mind to do!

As I posted earlier, I had bought all the necessary items to make myself a summer dress….well…that is still sitting in my studio and I’ve added to it!

I picked up this material last summer and been dying to use it ever since.  I finally found the right project.

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Its a sheer and I recently bought a red crepe material for the top and bought and downloaded this pattern.

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I’ve never worked with Burda patterns before, especially the kind you print off yourself and tape together. That was a feat in itself!  My concern is, the measurements are just not coming out correctly. The largest size for this pattern is a 52. The hips for that size is 50.5″ but If I measure out the actual pattern it comes out to 57″ before taking into consideration the sewing allowance. (Which Burda does not include in these print-at-home patterns)  I was thinking I was going to need to grade up the pattern to accommodate my hip measurement of 52, but now I’m not so sure.  I know that I should probably buy some muslin and make at least the top to see how it will fit, but I think the crepe material is cheaper!  🙂  I’m also wondering if the Burda patterns run big.  I’m going to investigate this pattern a bit longer and maybe even ask some of the ladies over at Curvy Sewing Collective.  I’ve even watched several youtube videos on shirring!  I think before I do that with my main material, I’ll practice with some scraps.

So….onto the next projects.

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These were on sale for $1.40 each!  I just had to get them!  I want to make ALL of them! So, it’s just a matter of doing it!

And…I just finished this!

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I found this adorable material at the local thrift store and wanted to make a cute tote that could be used by a little girl who loves dance!  I made it look like I quilted the bag and upper band and embellished the tote with some cute ballerina themed buttons.

Looks like I have my projects lined up…I just gotta get on them!

Thanks for stopping by!

Ali 🙂

Grand Opening!!!

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It’s here! It’s open for Business!! I am so excited!!  BUT BOY HOWDY….it’s a long process to list each item!  I have only 6 items listed and I have about 20 more to go!  But the pictures turned out great!  There are so many things you have to consider when opening a store….policies for payment, shipping, refunds, etc!  It’s insane!  But I am so glad its open! AND i’ve already received one favorite on a purse I have listed!  How cool is that!!??

I will be adding a badge to my blog, but until then you can find my store here. My Etsy Store.

Thank you so much for stopping by…please go over and see my shop.

Ali 🙂