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The Monday After: Fashion show Debut sneak peak!

Happy Monday Blog family!!!!

Walking into the week like….”We totally did it last Friday at the Mod Club”. The support of family and friends were priceless! All I can say is….thank you…thank you…thank you!! I will have official pictures in another week or so but I have a few here and there from my pals that were in the audience!😊 There you have it…my first fashion runway showcase on the amazing @Rawartisttoronto platform! Here in this photo is one of my models( cousin) doing her stuff in one of my full looks on the runway last Friday evening at the Mod Club in Toronto.
Stay tuned. Better update coming your way, it’s been crazy these past weeks but I did it!😊 With much help and support near and far!

Grateful for the opportunity!

Have an awesome week!

Bless

Uta vZ


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Taking my pieces to the RUNWAY!: You are invited!

 

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No…….. I am not taking my pieces to Pearson airport … hahah. That would be dangerous now wouldn’t it.:)

Instead I have an amazing opportunity to showcase my summer pieces two months from to day in a arts and entertainment showcase highlighting local and underground talent in Toronto. Save that date if you are in Toronto: June 23rd, 7pm. Details below in the link.

Excited, nervous and driven. Possibilities, possibilities and more possibilities. But also fun and more fun. I have been planning since January end after my application was accepted. So now I am in sew mode and making those pieces and working with my amazing friends who are volunteering there time to be models on this special occasion.

My friends and family have been very supportive and have come along side me so far in many ways as I prepare for this event. Whether they are the show music director, volunteer models, back stage help, selling at my booth, fabric store runs, brainstorming ideas or just offering encouragement and support. They have been amazing, near and far!

As part of my participation in this event I am required to sell tickets via a guest list that will be created under my name as an artist. Tickets are $20. and can only be purchased online!

Here is the link if you are interested in supporting me in this event: Please ensure before you purchase that under selected artist is Amshinaapparel!

https://www.rawartists.org/tickets/purchase/2185/316191

Thank you all in advance. I look forward to seeing you there as well as sharing the next two months of adventure sewing and preparations with you!

Stay tuned!

Bless

UtavZ

 

 


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Thinking Spring thoughts… and Sewing..!

Hi Everyone!

Belated Easter greetings. I Trust you all had an amazing time with your family or however you chose to spend it. 🙂

It’s been a world wind of activities as usual. 🙂 A little sewing there, a little sewing here, a little reading here, a lot of grad school assignments there, a little of family here and life all together there.. lol.. You guys get the wave of events. 🙂

It’s a new season though! This causes me to reflect on the way forward and where I am at. Spring brings that happy and joyful feeling  about sunshine and flowers but also possibilities. Like the budding of the trees and roses, I am feeling the possibilities. Grad school has been crazy these past months. Assignments after assignments. I sewed in between.. but not as much or how I wanted to. 😦

I finally got a chance to do some creative sewing! Yayyy!!!! I was sewing in between… so it wasn’t complete withdrawal.hahaha. You know me, I make it happen! I am more referring to the creative moments where I can be present mentally and enjoy the process of sewing and creating a beautiful piece. So over Easter I did three pieces on Good Friday! I had my own self drafted patterns already and just had a creative moment.
I thoroughly enjoyed the process but also the finished looks.

 

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Thank you all for always being so kind and stopping by!:)  Stay tuned. I have some news of an upcoming opportunity that is happening 2 months from now! Stop by again Sunday April 23rd for more details! 🙂 My Sewing is going places!

The chronicles continue… just keep sewing, just keep sewing, what do I do I sew, sew, sewwwwwwwww!!!

Bless

UtavZ

 

 


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Happy New year!!!!: 2017

 

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! Time to Reflect, Plan and be directed!!!! 🙂

Happy Happy Happy Happy New year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wishing you the very best in 2017!!!!

Taking the first few weeks in the new year to reflect on things, to build up myself spiritual in preparation for the journey ahead in 2017! There is no better time to rejuvenate and build yourself up spiritually than at the start of a new year. It will allow me to give direction to my life, my business, my blog, my academics …everything will be refreshed!!

See you all January end! 🙂

The sewing journey continues.. …….Just keep sewing, just keep sewing, what do I do I sew sew sewwwwwwwwww..

Be Blessed

UtavZ


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Repeat: Try again?

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It wasn’t long after I started tapping into my creative skills that I realized that those decisions I made in my sewing can also affect how I do life in general. Extremely happy when I accomplished something new or finished a piece as well as disappointment and self doubt when I am challenged by a project.

Scary!!!!! I know that sounds deep and pretty extreme right?

I mean what does ripping a project out has to do with making a budget, running a business,buying a new car or even planning a vacation getaway?

Alot! If you are passionate about what you do. The creativity is really an extension of who you are.  If you don’t get me think of when you stub your big toe….. ouchhhhhhh….. the shock waves you feel through your entire body is enough to let you know something is wrong. Choosing to finish or not finish that project that is challenging you can affect your next move.

My notion… the more situations that challenges me to be better that I give up on in my life will give me just about enough excuses I need to convince myself that quitting is okay.

Try again!

Trying again is very much acquainted with the person that will dare to believe, dare to go higher, dare to grow, dare to push pass the mess and see what the other end of reaching that goal or see the end results of  the final project.

Food for Thought as we start a new month of unlimited possibilities!! Happy May!

Just keep sewing… I intend to…. 🙂

UtavZ


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St Patricks Flow: A project abroad!

Hi Folks,

March has been a breeze right! But I have some good posts lined up for you so you can see what I have been up to these past weeks. Lets start off with my sewing chronicles abroad!. Yes, you heard right ABROAD!!

This outfit was birthed while on vacation. …. I know I know.. who does that?… I guess I do. 🙂 What you love have a tendency of following you around. I guess cause really it is apart of you right…:) hmmmm
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So the story of this outfit came about a week ago while vacationing on the beautiful island of Montserrat in the Caribbean sea. All I really needed was a sewing machine which my Cousin’s wife just so happen to have :). My fellow sewer!

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Doing some initial alterations the first day of sewing 🙂

My Aunty was in need of her St Patricks day outfit and had some fabric waiting to be manipulated by yours truly. In no time I got measurements and was self drafting this baby away! Little tools available but I had a vision that needed to become a reality!

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Assembling the bodice with the zipper in back

The final product worn on St Patrick’s day! She looked fabulous. I think this just earned itself a spot in the Amshina book of prized projects! 🙂
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Trust you all had a great St Patricks day!

The chronicles of sewing continues… Just keep sewing,just keep sewing.. what do I do I sew,sew…

Until then..

UtaVZ


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Another year over, A new one just begun!

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!!

What can I say. It was an amazing year. The year in review from my blog perspective I am very proud of my accomplishments big and small. Being able to post at least once a month as well as achieving some sewing milestones and starting my business!

That’s a lot I would say. Things went fast but things happened. 🙂

Some of those noteable accomplishments and milestones:
1. Attended two tabling events where I showcased and sold custom made items

2. Opened my Etsy shop AmshinaApparel

3. Made some new custom pieces never made before

4. Created business cards

5. Manage to keep my blog going ( I know I was MIA at times….)

6. Took a few online sewing classes to perfect and learn new sewing skills

7. Over 50+ pieces sold in 2015

8. Did my own photo shoot using a professional camera

9. Opened a facebook page and instagram account for AmshinaApparel

There are many other things I was definitely proud of in 2015 and a few not so proud of with regards to pushing my sewing and business. Feels weird saying “business” but I am excited about the possibilities in 2016 to see my business grow and the foundations strengthen. I am happy that I tried it all and I can tell you I definitely learned from those sewing mistakes and achievements. I feel confident in my skills and what I have to offer.

I won’t bore you  anymore with too much words…… here are a few random pics from my 2015 adventures in sewing in no particular order.

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Forever grateful for the support of my family and friends. Those ones that stand alongside me literally cheering me on through thick and thin.  Thank you. Words are not enough but you know my heart.

And not forgetting all my faithful followers,thank you for your continued support. I look forward to sharing the adventures of 2016 with you one blog posts at a time.

May you have a happy New year and may this be the BEST year YET of your lives!!!

UtaC ( Now UtaVz…..wink wink… don’t forget outside of all this I got Married in 2015!!!!! the icing on the cake..:) )

The sewing Chronicles continues……..