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The Struggle is Real: Simplicity 4070 & New Look 6533

Hey Loves!

Today is Friday! This week is almost over. I get to start a new week on Sunday. I hope it's better than this one. Let's just say it's been one of those weeks (months) when nothing seemed to be right. I'm so glad I made it through!

October has been so crazy. Sickness, loss, disappointment, stress, unrest, deadlines, busted plans... You name it. It happened this month. And honestly, this last week has made me feel like I don't know what I'm doing with life.  Wednesday, I thought I thought I'd reached a high point. I was notified I passed a test for professional certification. Your girl is certified! Then, Thursday brought more crazy.  That crazy carried over into today, but around 6 PM I got the thing that makes me happy...happy clients wearing my work!
Jumpsuit using S4070 & NL6533 and self-drafted bow and train
Mid-September, a client contacted me about her daughter's homecoming attire for today. I agreed to make it. I initially planned to use 2 Mood Fabric patterns but I didn't like the way it turned out. So, I went back to the drawing board.  I sketched up a new design and went to work. Time was of the essence, so I went to my old faithfuls S4070 & NL6533.  Together, they make super cute jumpsuits.

I handstitched an oversized bow and a train to the jumpsuit to give it that extra it needed for homecoming.  It turned out super cute.  According to her mom, she was super happy.  When I got those pictures, she was glowing.  I suddenly felt a lot better.
 

I know some of you understand where I'm coming from.  Sewing is my happy place.  When projects don't go as planned, the happy place is disturbed.  I had to rethink my plan in a very short time. I had time and design issues, but it all worked out. I was reassured that even on the cloudiest days, the sun is still shining behind the clouds. I'm definitely here for that!

I hope October is good for all of you!

Until next time, Smooches!

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