"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams"
It's Monday! It's Summer and I'm having a great time doing what I love! It doesn't matter how busy I get or how much I have going on, life somehow seems sweeter when I'm creating. This past weekend I was thinking about why I started My Daily Threadz, and what I hoped to gain from the experience of blogging. To be honest in the beginning all I wanted to do was create, share and maybe teach a little bit here and there. However as things grew so did my vision, not only for the blog but my place in the fashion and blogging world as well. As a creative person my mind is always moving, thinking, dreaming most times faster than my reality. So I have to be a constant reminder to myself that while the dream is free the TRUE HUSTLE is sold separately. I'm so grateful for the many, many emails I receive every day inquiring about my work and when or if it will be made available to the public. Just know I'm hustling to make what I've long dreamed about materialize and I can only hope that you'll be as excited to see what I have to offer as I will be bringing it to you. So in the meantime as I work with a few trusted friends behind the scenes to make that happen I hope you will continue to stop by check out what I'm doing here and maybe even learn a thing or two as I continue to create, teach and share.
Today's look was something I originally planned to make for my daughter but I simply couldn't bare to part with this fabulous fabric. I've had this fabric in my stash for over a year now just waiting for the perfect design to bring it to life. Of course she was definitely excited when she thought I was making this for her but sadly I had to burst her bubble ever so gently and tell her "This one's for MAMA." I didn't use a pattern for this I simply took my bodice blocks I draped during the series (Found on my Video tutorial page) and converted into this long halter with high slits. So how did I do that you ask by simply adjusting the pattern the following way:
- Cut into the shoulder to create the halter.
- extend the bodice to the length I wanted.
- then used the Slash & Spread method found on my DIY page.
- Cut a muslin out and once I knew the underarm and neck was comfortable I cut into my fabric.
- for the ruffle at the neck simple I cut a long rectangle about 20" long and 5" wide folded it over and turned inside out sewing middle seam closed. Once the main seam was closed (creating a tube) I turned it rightside out and closed the two edges with topstitching. In order to get the ruffling effect I created a long double baste stitch down the middle of the tube with my machine and pulled the threads until it was the length I wanted. Once that was done I attached the ruffle to the top portion of my halter by hand for a nice clean finish and to ensure it was secure.
- I used my own personal pants block and adjusted the bottom to create the wide leg you see here. Since I was using a knit (ITY) no zipper or elastic was required I simple cut and attached a waistband that fits nice but still allows for my hips when sliding the pants on.
Happy Sewing Loves!
The Sun kept playing peek-a-boo during the photoshoot so we had to change locations a couple of times! LOLL