Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Day 3: A Violet Maxi

Good Evening,

The night before last I decided at 10:30 I was going to make a new dress for yesterday. That sounds so confusing doesn't it. I know this was supposed to be yesterday's post but that never happened. One day I'm gonna stop making decisions to do this. That is probably unlikely to happen but hey what's done is done right? So today I bring you my violet maxi dress.

It is a self drafted maxi dress created by a fellow blogger. It's made out of a purple jersey knit. I really like the drape but I need to fix a few things on it. I think I'm gonna tighten the elastic for a better fit around the waist. The bottom definitely needs to be cut about an inch or so but other than that it's perfect.

As always I'd like to hear what you think.

Ok last one and I know it's a bit blurry but I wanted to end this post with a hardy laugh.

Shari Belle

Monday, June 2, 2014

Hello June, I've missed you guys!

Hey My Luvs,

I've really missed you all. I hope you've missed me as well. If you didn't know June is two things National Craft Month and Black Music Month both of which I love a whole lot! Since we're celebrating I wanted to give you 30 days of crafts and music. So I'll do my best to post everyday except the weekend but I'll have two items on a couple days so that it will still add up to 30. Let's see if I can keep up with myself this month. So let's start the month off with none of than Pharrell's "Happy". I just love that song.

"Because I'm HAPPY...Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I'm HAPPY...Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I'm HAPPY...Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Because I'm HAPPY...Clap along if you feel like that's what you want to do

Bring me down Can't nothing bring me down (happy, happy, happy, happy)
Your love is to high to bring me down
Happy, happy, happy, happy....Happy, happy, happy, happy.......Happy, happy, happy, happy..........."

I have a special love for jumpsuits so of course I would start this month out with my nothing else but a jumpsuit. Over the weekend I wore it to a graduation BBQ I got so many compliments. Not to mention it was the Sew-a-long pattern for the month of May for my sewing group "Needles and Fashion". The person who got the most likes on their outfit wins two patterns and a t-shirt compliments of the groups creator, Jenese Johnson. Woop woop myself and another young lady won! I felt so special. If you are a seamstress or aspire to sew you should join our group. We have the best time in that group and all of the seasoned seamstresses there are extrenely helpful. Ok there is my plug. Anyway this jumpsuit is so cute and super simple to make. It is Simplicity 1355 and made out of a printed challis. I plan on making it again this week but in the shorts instead.

This is my
OOTD: T-shirt and color-blocked pencil skirt. My skirt was self-drafted. That was really tedious but not at all difficult. This is the perfect I don't really feel like trying to find anything to wear to work outfit. I plan on making a couple more of these skirts but I think I'll change the fabric. I kind of knew I wasn't going to like the fabric but sometimes I'm just too anxioius for my own good.

Let me know what you all think. I'd love to hear from you. Ughhh its time to get a professional to take my flicks because this is just not working anymore.

Shari Belle