Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Skinny Jeans

8 weeks into my Body Recomposition & I fit back
into my skinny jeans! Yeah me!
Black tee is made by me using
a simple McCall's pattern
a few years ago.

Just finishing up my New Years Eve dress......so I am way ahead for this year!

I also added my instagram @deniseangela
on my side bar if you care to follow
my some times daily photo's.

Sew you later!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Bleu Sewing Room...Flashback Friday

I have pretty much sewed in every room of my house 
these past 5 years.....really 5 years of sewing & I
still have not made a pair of jeans?!
The fake neat photo for my blog.

Anyways, this is my  first sewing room.  A bedroom vacated
by my oldest daughter when she moved into our basement.
This is what it pretty much looked liked when
I was learning to sew....a disaster.

Mini-me back then was excited by my new hobby
& made me this for the wall of "our"
new sewing room.
A yet unblogged white ruffle camisole that I made 
back then.

My first drape dress that I made that my middle daughter
"The Model" wore.  Notice the fabric?
Many dresses were made by the 10 meters
I bought.....newbie fabric purchase.

Mini-me always there from the beginning,
just after we set up the Singer sewing machine
in the little blue sewing room.

Sew you later!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Ballet dress

A dress iMade for my ballet classes using one of
my ballet tops for the pattern of the 
bodice out of ponte de roma knit.
I used swimsuit material for 
the skirt....a design of my own
to which I sewed together at the waist.

New Year & new ballet slippers.

Sew you later!

Friday, January 2, 2015

New Year, new trainers, new tank top

I have been a gym junkie a little
over a month now working out
6 days a week. 
I never thought I would.....I hated the gym,
preferring ballet, swimming & sports 
to keep me in shape, but a Fibroid has afflicted me 
this past year.  Making me look about 5 months
pregnant with all the gory issues that most women
my age get.  My doc said I could just wait it
out (yeah I love not fitting any of my clothes) 
have surgery or try to get rid of it naturally.

Naturally has worked the last 6 weeks!
I have dropped 10 pounds & now
fit into my previous fat day clothes.
I cut all the junk food from my diet,
kept the good carbs, more protein,
& no red meat.  I get at least 7 hours
sleep a night & I know that is because 
of my 2 hour workouts at the gym.

Instead of a new wardrobe, I need new gym clothes & they are expensive.
I have Lululemon bottoms from my ballet workouts
so I just needed more tanks & tops.
This is the first one I made from swimsuit material 
using McCall's pattern 6751.  Very easy to sew & holds up
to a vigorous workout on the elliptical so I 
will be making more!

Sew you later!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

A Comfy day dress

After all the holiday celebrations & dinners it is nice to chill out
& wear something comfortable....aka fat day dress, that iMade!

This dress was made using my New Look 
pattern 6936.  Another easy dress & it was an
easy sew but it had been laying around since summer for
me to finish it up!

I did make a change by ommiting the elastic around
the bodice.....I did sew it in & then seam ripped it out.
as you can noticeably see.

It was way more comfortable this way &
I  serged the neckline & butterfly sleeves in hot pink.

I really like this fabric from 
Laura's Fashion Fabric in White Rock, B.C.
& I think I am out of fabric (lol) so I will be there shopping soon.
Oh & "mom" necklace, the green amethyst ring &
white bootie slippers are all gifts from 
my loving family.

Sew you later!