"Real style is never a matter of right or wrong, it's a matter of being yourself on purpose"
~G. Bruce Boyer~
Hello Sewing loves I'm so happy to be back and might I add that I've truly missed you all. I've had so much going on these last several months and haven't had the time to sew or blog as much as I would like but trust me it will all make sense in just a little while when I'm able to share the ins and outs of what's been going on. In the meantime I ask for your patience as I hustle hard to take My Daily Threadz and the Nina Ramel Collection to the next level.
On another note I'm back east spending time with family and friends for the holidays and taking a mini vacation. As much as I've missed all of you I've also missed sewing these past several weeks as well. Unfortunately I've been on sewing restriction lately due to severe tendinitis I'm dealing with so I've had to keep my projects down to a minimum. I won't lie it's been hard not being able to sew every night and I've actually set myself back a couple of weeks by going against the doctors orders, sewing when I wasn't supposed to. I realize trying to sew my way through this injury wasn't the best thing to do but I did it anyway and was able to finish a few looks to share on the blog this week.
Since I had to keep things simple as not to further injure my arm I decided to go with a winter version of the little black dress with a twist. The great thing about this dress is the fabulous black knit fabric which happens to be perfect for this east coast weather. Oh and in case you hadn't noticed I mixed things up with the sleeves giving the dress that extra little kick it needed. As far as accessories I decided to pair the dress with some black suede boots and a pink fur vest for a splash of color. Well loves that's it for me today, I hope to be back in full sewing mode soon but for now I'm going to rest this arm and enjoy a little turkey while I'm at it. Happy Thanksgiving to you all and I'll see you next week.
For the dress I took my personal pattern blocks added length and band for the neck to create the turtle neck version you see here. For information on how I created the sleeve check out my Video & Tutorial page where I posted a short little how to. While the video refers to a McCalls pattern the technique is the same.