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29 Questions…..

If you’ve ready my last post by now – you know what the number 29 means to me.

My sister Shannette died when she was ONLY 29.  I was 18.  I’m 29 now.  We were 11 years apart.  I was just entering the adult world – when she was just leaving.  So many things I wish I knew about her – So many questions I wish I could ask her.

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Learn to make your own easy Homemade Chicken Broth

Once you learn how to make this homemade chicken stock, you won't ever buy store bought again!

Homemade Chicken Broth

Once you learn how to make this homemade chicken stock, you won't ever buy store bought again!
Once you learn how to make this homemade chicken stock, you won’t ever buy store bought again!

This is a really simple homemade chicken broth recipe that you can use as a foundation and adjust to your liking! The broth can be made with or without salt. The choice is yours!The longer you allow it to cook the better your flavor will be.  You want it to have a really beautiful rich color in the end.

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Sewing Simplicity 8394 Review – Mimi G

 


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Super Cute !

Sewing Simplicity 8394 Review

Hello everyone! I have been really busy sewing lately ! Lets just dive right into everything that WE (because you love it too right) love about this pattern and MimiG!

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Red Velvet Brownie Cheesecake 

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Red Velvet Brownie cheesecake

What’s not to love?

How many people love Red Velvet Cake? How many of us love Cheesecake?  Last question – How many of us love Brownies?? There are very few people who don’t love all 3 ! So this recipe will satisfy every sweet-tooth !
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Pattern Hack – Simplicity 8135 Review

 

 

I have a co-workers that is ALWAYS making me think outside the box when it comes to designing.
Every time I design something for her – It’s a chance to learn a new technique or play with new fabric.  She has such an amazing , creative style – so it’s always an adventure trying to figure out how to make HER vision come to life!

This is the inspiration photo she showed me:

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This is my rendition :

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In order to get this look – I only used the Back Yoke and the bottom portion of the bodice.  If i used the side piece that came with it – it would have been too much frill on the sides.

I made a test top in a similar fabric – and i’m So glad that I did! I intended on using the “side piece” but because I made a “muslin” this time – I realized that it wasn’t needed. Saved myself a lot of time and sewing!!

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The Trimming came from Fabric.com

I normally hate doing muslins but when it comes to sewing for others – its almost ALWAYS a MUST – Specifically when working on a new style or with new fabric. Styles can look drastically different depending upon the fabric that you use- so it’s always good to use a fabric that is the same or very similar to the fabric you plan to use for your project.

 

The shorts review is coming up next 🙂 I used a NewLook pattern. Stay tuned!

 

Pattern Description:

I made view A for a client.

These super Easy-to-Sew pieces sized XS to XL feature a tunic with contrast yoke and side bands and skirt with trim hem or contrast band in three lengths

Pattern Sizing:

XS – XL

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

I think had I made it according to their instructions it would have looked exactly like the photo.

Were the instructions easy to follow?

Extremely easy pattern. Very few pieces.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

There wasn’t anything that I disliked. I did like the fact that it had so few pieces and was so simple.

Fabric Used:

100 % Polyester from Joanns.com — Link to fabric Here

Similar Trim from Fabric.com found HERE

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

I only used the back yoke and the main bodice piece (that is both for the front and back).  I did NOT use the side piece, because for the look I was going for – it wasn’t needed.

I also made the front lower piece shorter than the back lower piece for a High – Low hem effect.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

If this style is requested again. Surely!

Conclusion:

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Channeling Tracee Ellis ROSS

I absolutely love when inspiration hits! I begin sewing and something magical takes place!

About a year ago I was inspired by the fabulous Tracee Ellis Ross wearing a blue cowl hooded dress.  It was GORGEOUS!

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I was unsure how to tackle it at the time although it’s a very easy dress to make. When I came across this beautiful inspiration I had only been sewing maybe a month.  Sooooo yea,  albeit simple, your girl couldn’t understand how to execute it lol.

I used McCalls Pattern M7020 and for the dress I used a pattern I drafted myself for simple dresses. But you could totally use M6886, just use the sleeves and front and back peices and the Hood piece from M7020!
That’s why I’m so proud of myself and in love with this dress. This is something I wanted create and I did it. #GoMe

What do you guys think? Did I Nail It?

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