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Dress Rehearsals: The style test!

It was that serious……

Yes…. dress rehearsals. Trying on my outfits prior to an event. It didn’t matter how small the event was I made sure I did a run through to test for a few things.

  • Fit- Too tight, too big? Bulky, bunching, too long , too short Etc.
  • Function-do I have pockets? Would dancing be a problem? Can I sit?What if I fall?…hmmmmm… would I be embarrassingly exposed?Can I reach up? Can I bend?
  • Style- Did the look make sense for the event? Would it be typical? Do I stand out? Would I run into someone else wearing the same thing?

I know the list sounds a bit extreme. But guys… it worked for me.. And it became so routine that soon after going through those steps was natural as walking and didn’t seem laborious in any way. It became my style process.

Now when I look back I can say.. I was developing that eye of what works for me.

It served its purpose and I am happy to say that I no longer do that so much in detail. But with a quick glance and more so knowing what’s in my closet I put my outfits together easily. 🙂 You can say the process now takes place in my mind before I even get to the closet!

What’s your get ready process in selecting something to wear? Do you have a mini dress rehearsal? I would love to hear.

Thanks for tuning in to part 2 of my mini Monday style series in May! See you next week!

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

Bless

UtaVZ

 

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Honeymoon fabulousness!!

I said yes!!!!!!!! and had a beautiful summer wedding down in Guyana this August! 🙂  (No I didnt make my wedding dress.. 🙂 ) That would have been overly ambitious of me… But I am sure if I had given much thought to it I could have pulled it off.. 🙂

That would explain my inconsistency in blogging. My apologies.. A good sewing hiatus excuse. However You better believe it I was sewing right up to the day before I left. I had three projects to complete for a friend and I figured I could make a quick little something for myself. Here it is my fabulous maxi skirt that I wore my last day on Honeymoon!!

I was originally going to make a dress but with the short time I had, I could only muster up a skirt so here goes. It can be converted to a maxi dress which I wore to the pool after that same day. Making it a two outfit day.

If there was ever a piece I felt fabulous in this is definitely one of those! I was feeling myself can you tell. It was a flowy coolness for the Caribbean weather  that day coupled with my hat, bag and tank accessorized it well.  Here are a few shots throughout the day of me and the skirt.

Off to the city….

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I put the U in Dushi!! Beautiful art!

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Welcome to Punda!!

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Look back! Hubby did a great job here!!

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End of a long day!! Hideaway!!

I trust you all had a good summer however you spent it. I look forward to the coming months of projects and thank you for your continued support!!

Just keep sewing , just keep sewing… 🙂

God Bless

UtaC


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Maxi-Licious!!! ( The Proof of my blogging hiatus!!! )

Whether you are vacationing, on holidays, just chilling at home or maxing out your weekends in style,A dress, A skirt,  A top, a skirt suit, beach cover up dress, an evening dress!!!!!!!!!!!! We are all apart of the maxi family!

I have been making a couple variations of these.. here are some sneak peaks.. 🙂 …. I might be away from blogging  weekly but the sewing  chronicles continues overtime!!

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And there is even more!!! 🙂

Thanks for your continued support! I endeavour to make these post weekly in the coming months.

Take your pick, I am happy to tell you the story behind any one of these  Work in progress or completed projects…..:) Every piece has its tale! 🙂

Thanks loves.

Just keep sewing…..

Bless

UtaC


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An Asymmetric Wrap: Summer Daze!!!

While I am attempting to embrace the “Onepiece” mode this summer, you can never go wrong with a few of these cool skirts to give some edge to your wardrobe.  Paired with a tank, crop, T shirt  and a jacket, you are good to transition from day to evening.

A wrap asymmetrical midi skirt! I will try these in a stretch knit and let you guys know how it goes.The one below was done in a Poly cotton.

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What do you think? Do you have any special style you are hoping to embrace this summer? Love to hear.

The sewing chronicles are definitely continuing…. much more to share… stay tuned.

Much love

UtaC


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The Maternity Project!! : The sewing chronicles never stopped!

While the past month has been crazy, don’t be fooled my friends I have been busy at the sewing machine. The throws of life cannot be too much to take me away from my sewing machine. Seriously….I have the fruits of the absence in items sewed 🙂  I will share with you all over the next week. 🙂 Stay tuned.

I do apologize to my followers,friends and family for not posting as often as I would like. I really really really appreciate your continued support here on WordPress. And I will not relent but continue.

I wanted to start by sharing a special post. And the story behind it. 🙂 The maternity project!!!!!!

A friend approached me asking about making a birthing gown. I had never heard of the term before…seriously.. I didn’t know such a thing exists.

Eager and excited to deliver  the item I made a prototype. The deep purple and grey was the prototype made. She tried it and it fit perfectly. I loved how it turned out. Mimicking the hospital styled gown of the open back and jazzing it up with a ribbon and snaps for easy breast feeding, the gown in my head was an instant hit with me.

I was really impressed with the turn out and the fit. It fitted her just as the mannequin…..in fact…better..:) Since she had the real baby bump.

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Once she was fitted with the prototype. I had two weeks to get the piece done. Got a great chevron print cotton in her favourite purple to add some jazz to the look.  She loved the print.

There were some glitches in completing the gown. I bought the wrong bias tape…ooh nooooo…. so stuck and disappointed that evening as I wrapped up. With no time to get the new tape I was ready to tell my friend I don’t think I would have it done for the week before her delivery. After thinking about it for a moment I figure there had to be a way to salvage this and complete it in time for delivery. It was as if I really wanted to deliver the gown in advance.

So there I was late the night before the day I would take it to her. 12 midnight, tired and weary eyed It was completed……Yesssssss…..So proud I thought I would take a few pics to share with her the next day.

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I shared the pics with her first thing the next day……only to find out that while I worked on the dress the night before, she delivered her gorgeous baby girl!!!! awwwwwhhhhhhhh.. Congratulations my friend.. 🙂 Early delivery. I believed she still had another 6 days to the initial delivery date. Crazyyyyyyyyyyy!!!

It was a great experience for me making this. While she didn’t get to wear it for her delivery, I hope to deliver it to her to wear around the house at least. 🙂 Also I have another great project under my belt!Happy sewer moment!

🙂 The joy of sewing……

Just keep sewing, just keep sewing, what do I do I sew sew sewwwwwww!!!

God bless

UtaC