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Monday flow:Staying focus!

Happy Monday, 

Happy  New year!

Back to blogging! It’s been a great few weeks of being recharged and inspired. I finished 2016 strong and wanted to ensure I started the year off right by taking some time to reflect and be inspired from the inside. I am excited for the good things that will happen this year in my sewing and business! I can feel it!  

Started off my first week back on social media sharing about the four words my brand represents. Giving focus to the vision and working towards that! Check out on Instagram. http://www.instagram.com/amshina

What gives your creativity focus?How is your new year so far? Are there special things you are working on this year? Do share.😊

Wishing you an awesome week ahead! Stay tune. The sewing chronicles continue…..just keep sewing, just keep sewing, what do I do I sew sew sewwwwwwww!
Bless

UtaVZ 


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2nd Christmas Market!

Hey Everyone!!! Stopping by to let you all know that I will be apart of another christmas market.This is my second one ever! Happy and excited to share my pieces with old and new customers! if you are around come by and say hello that day. Get some Christmas shopping done and most of all support handmade businesses. The venue is the Alliance Banquet Hall 501 Alliance Ave, York, ON.

A fun event for you and your family!  Follow me on instagram over the next few days for  sneak peaks on products that will be on sale!

Instagram- http://www.instagram.com /amshina 

Until then the sewing journey continues!!

Utavz


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A Throwback Edition: Early beginnings!

It was a skill I always desired to learn. Almost an inner calling to try. Curiosity you might say that brought us together.

As I closed out the third month of the year I recall my very very humble beginnings with sewing. This photo captured something I couldn’t even see in the moment. My dedication to learn. 🙂

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That needle broke so many times and not to mention the near misses of sewing my finger together….oopsy.. but I diligently visited my friend’s home week after week to use their machine.

It wasn’t long after that I bought my own and continued to be inspired, dedicated and creative.

Small beginnings are never to be despised as its the nurturing soil for growth and expansion. 🙂

I am excited for April and all it has to bring. I trust your March was amazing!

Just keep sewing..just keep sewing…what do I do I sew.. sew.. sew sew..

Bless
UtaVZ


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Fall Winter Sewing: A little something for moi!

So this was really not the plan last evening. The goal was to go to the fabric store ( which I did), source some fabric based on some generated interest this week in a particular piece, take some pictures, head back home and work on finishing  another cardigan.

Hmmmmmmm… lets see when did it all changed.. ooh yeah… in the fabric store…lol

I saw the remnant of this fabric and had a visual of perhaps a peplum. Such an unsual print and the feel and sturdyness of the knit was just great. However when I got to the cutting table I realized that it was not going to work for a peplum that is. So I didn’t want to walk away from the piece. It is quiet and unusual print you would agree and it was on sale too…… Go figure i bought it ( A potential new member of my stash). It was less than a meter but in my head I was sure I can come up with something to do with it.

Got home and guess where I headed…. you guessed right.. the machine.. set up my thread and next few minutes I was on the floor cutting away.. Good thing was  I had a mini plan. A few weeks ago I completed an online course in designing patterns for Stretch knit fabrics through Burda Academy.. I had made most of the slopers that was done as part of the  course. The different design variations too. These slopers were all made tailored to my measurements. So eager to try out the dress sloper I made it was an easy cut for this fabric.

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Used sloper to cut dress, added extra piece for length!

An hour and a half later Tadah!!!!!!!! Just like that a new member of my wardrobe!
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Love how it turned out.. Had to rip the neck out and add it again because it was attached wrong…oops late night sewing.. some serger woes was included in this project but I continued. Once I tried it on I was able to hem bottom and finish the armholes.

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Disregard the beautiful mess in the background.. I am working on it.. 😉 Focus on the dress…hahahah

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Now back to regular programming… finishing up my holiday orders and working on new stuff.. Stop by tomorrow I have a SPECIAL PROMO running for one day only!! 🙂

Bless

 

UtaC

 


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Sewing: It is about risks right?

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First attempt at Pull Strings on a Maxi skirt!!

Whether you are a beginner or an expert the risks involved in sewing any garment is evident. We cannot run from it. When you decide to look at a piece of fabric in it’s plain state and envision a finished garment that is a risk in itself. Won’t you agree?

I say risks because there is no guarantee of its perfection or completeness. Just your vision, your skill and your commitment to see it finished.

We must have heard the different stories of great Artists and Inventors that started projects and made things they never thought would have turned into anything or that were never started as masterpieces but turned out to be. You just don’t know.

Your craft is a gift, and everyday you go to that machine or hand sew a garment you are growing and adding experience to your craft. Taking the risk along signifies something to the believer; it was worth trying.

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First top I ever made using a pattern bodice as a base!

So whatever stage you are at in your sewing journey, enjoy it. Bask in it, continue taking risks and challenge yourself. The very potential of your skill is realized in taking risks. How would you ever know that you could make that coat, dress,pant, hat or handbag. You must try.

A little food for thought as you are creative this week…whatever project you are holding off or delaying.. come on now.. don’t take the fun out of learning.. do it!!!

The sewing chronicles continues…

UtaC