Sunday, January 17, 2016

2015 Recap Update

For some reason some of you are unable to view the previous video. Here is a link to the video:

Saturday, January 16, 2016

2015 Recap

Here is a video recap of my 2015 crafts and sewing projects. Enjoy!


Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year- 2016

My 2016 New Year Prayer And Wish

God has already put the right people in my life, people that will inspire me, challenge me and motivate me, people that will make me better.  God in his infinite wisdom will have more of the right people  to continue to show up and enrich my life. As one year ends (2015) and a new year arrived, may the creator or whatever you believe in bless you and yours with health and strength, peace, wisdom, and all the good and wonderful things life has to offer.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Goodbye 2015

2015 was a fantastic year for my family and me. There were challenges and health issues. Challenges were met; some health issues were resolved others are chronic.
On the sewing front I did manage to sew some not as much I wanted. On the crafting front, I had a successful year. I manage to make quite a few craft projects. I am ending 2015 with a big bang and greeting 2016 weighing 9 pounds less than I weighed in 2015. See you next year.

Mariela Alethia

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas

From my home to yours, merry xmas.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Before & After- Donna Karan's Skirt

The suit  was designed by Donna Karan in 2012.

Below is the skirt I made. You can read about it here. I cannot find a photo of me wearing the skirt. I wore the skirt twice once in 2012 and 2013.

And I wore it this morning.  It is still fabulous!

Monday, October 19, 2015

The Amazing Coat Sew-Along-4

In my last post I wrote about the sleeves, I sewed the sleeves and the fit was snug. I altered the pattern and increased the width of the sleeves from the bicep to my writs without changing the armhole. I had enough fabric to cut out another pair of sleeves and wallahhh all was well. I used information on Gertie’s blog concerning how to insert sleeve-heads in a jacket.

I purchased Warm & Natural Cotton Batting  from Jo-Ann Fabric & Crafts Store. I’ve made several quilts in the last 16-years and that is the only batting that I used. It is a bit expensive but so worth it.

 Anyway, back to the sleeve-heads; I basted the sleeve-head to the right sleeve seam allowance. Oh my goodness what a difference in the fit of the sleeves, the wrinkles that was radiating from the shoulder to the right upper chest area disappeared. 

If you look at the right shoulder you will be able to see the difference between the right and the left. 

Next, I will hand baste the sleeve-head to the left sleeve seam allowance and if all goes well adding the lining is next and hopefully my coat will be ready. Later……



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