A Sunday Well Spent Brings a Week of Content!
Sometimes you need to disconnect from the outside world and take some time to enjoy your own company! Yes loves taking some time to disconnect and take care of you is not only good for your physical well being but your mental health as well. While this has been a hard lesson for me to learn I think I finally GOT IT! I've made a commitment to myself and my family to take two saturdays off every month to regroup, reconnect (with family only) and rejuvenate my mind. I realize that in order for me to be healthy happy and continue to pursue my dreams I have to make this change.
I don't want to lose this loving feeling I have for my career or My Daily Threadz thus I've not only committed to taking a few saturdays a month off I've also decided to let go of any guilt and or fear of losing followers as a result. Don't get me wrong not one of my lovely sewing family members has made me feel this way it was all my doing! The thing is now it's time for me to renew my mind, body and spirit so I can be the best Wife, Mom and Sew Sister I can possibly be! With that being said this weekend was the first time in a long time I actually felt good about being in my studio. I cleaned my space, grabbed some hot tea and did absolutely nothing all day long but chill OUT! Oh I take that back I did take a couple of hours to take some pictures with my photographer but hey I had to have something to show you today! LOLL
I'm not going to lie and say I wasn't tempted by the shelves of fabric to get up and make something happen but I held firm to my decision grabbed my draping book, the remote control and settled in for an ID television, hot tea drinking, shortbread cookie eating Sunday. Of course if a girl's going to lounge she must have the proper attire to lounge in. So in preparation for my lounge time I decided to make something earlier in the week to chill out in. I knew I wanted something that felt good, was warm without causing me to experience personal summers and would be really easy to make. So I settled on a comfy two piece crushed velvet ensemble using McCalls 7511 for the jacket and my personal Nina Ramel Collection pattern for the pants.
Now those of you who follow me know I'm not really a velvet girl but after this last project I may have to change my tune but just a little bit! LOLLL Velvet of course is not the easiest thing to work with but if you take the proper steps like using a walking foot, pin to hold it all together and most of all take your TIME trust me you too can make it through. I've listed the fabric information below along with a couple of pictures my photographer took of me in the studio for you to check out. Until next time loves, remember to be good to yourselves and others!
The fabric was purchased at Natalie's Fabrics 902 S. Maple Street in downtown Los Angeles Fabric District. The store name is not listed on the outside but it's on the same side of the street as Michael Levine's right on the corner.