Sewing

Sewing My Very First Outfit

Hello World!

I am so happy and proud to talk to you about this enormous accomplishment Ive made! I mean I feel like I’ve done something that was beyond what I actually thought I could do! I actually created some clothes from scratch!

I’m sure that for you that may not seem like much, but for me it is the most amazing thing. I have followed influencers who sew and create their own clothes for years, and I’m always a bit envious about how well and effortlessly they can create garments that fit them perfectly because they are basically custom made for their bodies. Imagine everything in your closet being made specifically to your body measurements. For me, that is IDEAL!

Basically, after following others for years, I’ve decided that I want to start making my own clothes. I love nice clothes, but I feel I often don’t feel free to accurately express myself because of fits and sizing issues.

I signed up for Mimi G Style’s Sew It Academy. It offers a monthly subscription to learn all the skills to be able to design and create your own wardrobe and fashion. So far, I’ve sewn eyeglasses cases, a tote bag, an earpod/coin purse, and my maternity outfit. Because I know youre dying to see it, Here it is:

My two-piece maternity outfit created by me, following the instruction of Mimi G, from Mimi G Style’s Sew It Academy. My first garment project. 10/2020

Isn’t it just beautiful? I love the way the fabric drapes and flows. Its very lightweight, but the length and coverage makes it great for warm or cool weather. You want to know the best part? It is SO comfortable! I mean it fits my body so great! I can get used to a made-to-size wardrobe!

Reflecting on how it feels to sew a garment

The next project has me even more excited than this one. We will be sewing a pair of leggings to size, and judging by the way she has us taking measurements, Ill be able to also make a pair of those with maternity comforts in mind! I love a good pair of leggings that fits right. Ill be going to select the fabric tomorrow. I’m going to aim for a knit with a great recovery. one of my pet peeves with maternity leggings is the belly support “pouch” always winds up drooping. I feel that’s a fabric quality issue.

I cant wait to update you on how my next project goes! It may be a few days because the course I’m currently in is teaching me qabout the knit fabrics that will be used to create the leggings. Trust and believe as soon as those leggings are done, you’ll be the first to know!

Until next time! Bye.


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Pregnancy

I’m Pregnant… AGAIN!

Ooops! I did it again!

I’m 33 weeks pregnant with my third child. How scary is that?! I know, I know it’s supposed to be wonderful and a celebration. It’s all of that for me, but the honest truth is that it’s also pretty scary for me.

My girls on a nature trail landscaping

It’s a little scary because first of all this year has been CRAZY. LETS BE REAL. Everyone is angry about politics, fearful of Covid-19, or both! Not to mention we still have our own personal circumstances to deal with! How many people saw their finances change dramatically this year because of the economic shutdown that resulted from this “pandemic”? I’ll wait. How many divorces came from everyone being home constantly together? I don’t even mean to imply that spending more time with one’s significant other leads inevitably to divorce or breakup, but I do want to highlight that we went from being perpetually busy people to having NOTHING to do. It affected how people interacted.

I’m starting my blog late in my pregnancy as I am 33 weeks pregnant right now. This has been the pregnancy with the least level of activity. I’ve been in the house, sitting and sleeping a lot, and my body reflects those changes. The back pain is serious. I wouldnt worry much about it, but this is also the first pregnancy I’ve gone through where the majority of the pregnancy I didn’t have insurance and couldn’t see the OBGYN. Imagine my heartache when they sent me their certified letter telling me that they are dropping me as a patient because Im not following procedures they set for pregnancy. >:-(

Why This Pregnancy May Be The LAST

They say each pregnancy is different, and Im cool with that.

My first pregnancy was so easy myOB proclaimed me the “posterchild of pregnancy”. I mean I was working as a full time teacher, officiating high school basketball part time, and playing sand volleyball until I was about 8 and a half months pregnant! Any woman who has been pregnant full term knows that is some wild shit. I was going HARDT!

My second pregnancy was interesting because I actually lost a lot of strength and mobility in my right leg during the pregnancy. I don’t know the cause, but I have always suspected it has something to do with the epidural I got during my first delivery. It was a long journey restrengthening my leg, and I dont believe it ever truly reached 100% after that.

This pregnancy started the same way. My right leg went so weak I would fall often. It was quite discouraging for me for a long time. Finally I decided Im going to stay mobile and try healing my leg with my brain power. You may be chuckling to yourself right now, but it worked. My leg has regained so much strength at this point, and its constantly getting stronger. There was a time where it would just give out from under me when standing or walking, now I can actually jog as heavy and round as I am!

On my leg complications

I’m happy with the results, and I am enjoying my curvy pregnant body. If you check out my Facebook page’s “My Pregnancy Journey” story highlights, you can see my journey from when I found out I was pregnant. You’ll be able to see photos of me from about 8 weeks to how I look currently. I go look at it all the time and it always makes me emotional because it has been challenging to be pregnant in such a tumultuous world and society. Check it out and let me know what you think!

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Sewing

I Decided to Learn to Sew

I mentioned before that I am on the quest to find what my true passions are what my true purpose is. Sewing is one of those activities that always lights a fire under me. It gets me excited. I feel so good after I sew something (especially an article of clothing that I’m able to wear afterwards), so I am really excited about getting to learn the art of sewing.

I am learning to sew with a membership to the Sew It Academy which is created by Mimi G style. She has a super popular blog that she started with being a seamstress, and just seeing the fashions that she posts and puts out is so inspirational. I love wearing beautiful clothing, so what better than to make it?!

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The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me!

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

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I am really excited to be starting this blog and the journey of creating an outlet and platform to connect with people around the world! As I stated before, I do intend to share my journey with learning to sew, styling my children’s beautiful hair, and trying new recipes for my family. We will be incorporating more travel into our lives in the coming year, and I am really excited to share all of the places that I am going to visit as well as everything that I learned about different cultures and different areas around the world.

Right now things are really out of whack and it is a very trying time in our world. I believe there’s still plenty of love and plenty of adventure and fun to be had.

While I do intend to share my journey, I also intend to make connections with you and all of my readers and build a community of fun loving creative‘s who interact and who enjoy each other’s company. I look forward to getting to know you!

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