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Cardigan: Made by Me - Pants - Made by Me - Tank: Wal-Mart - Shoes - Shoe Dazzle, Kelley

Hey Loves!

I'm really excited to share this outfit with you guys!  Why you may ask. Well because it wasn't last minute.  I had lots of time to think about how to personalize this set.  I'm really last minute with my selfish makes.  I tend to make my stuff the same day of an event or the day before.  It causes me all kinds of stress while I'm sewing.  Then, all kinds of happiness once I'm done. 

This project was well planned out and I didn't feel any of the stress and had time to make some creative decisions that I love.  I took a week to make this project.  Yes, I needed a week.  I have a full time job, a hubby, and 3 boys that need my attention.  After all were sleep, I executed my plan.  Every night, I added to this project.  For example, one night was fabric prep and cutting; another was jacket front and back construction.  On the bodice construction night, I decided to use the left over fabric from the pants to line the front of the jacket and omit the snaps so I could show it off.  I'm really glad I did that.  It turned out really well.  While constructing the pants, I realized the waist was WAAAAAYYYY to big. I decided to add pleats on both sides of the front over the pockets.  I love the pleats.  I likely wouldn't have made those decisions in a crunch.  If you want to know my thoughts on the patterns, check out my reviews : cardigan and pants.

I think I like this planning thing.  Honestly, I don't know how I made it without it.  I have a little planner nothing fancy.  It may actually be from Dollar Tree but it's really been a life saver for me.  My life is in that thing.  So, if life seems a little hectic, take charge.  OWN IT!  It's your destiny don't let it slip away because you're not prepared for it.

Until next time, smooches!

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Hey loves!

It's been a very exciting couple of weeks. I left a job I loved for an awesome career opportunity.   My oldest son was accepted into an international baccalaureate school. My husband fulfilled a promise to purchase us a home.  I can't tell how many awesome things have happened since we closed.

Just when I thought the excitement was ending, I got this email:

Say what?! Me featured?!  For the prom dress I made for my niece?! Remember this one:

Click here to read about it.

I'm sew excited that my beautiful niece wearing a dress I made is being featured I a blog read by seamstress all over the world!

I don't know how to describe these last few weeks. I just call it OVERFLOW! And I'm thankful!

Thanks for reading!

Until next time, Smooches!