5/25/12

Great Weekend w/ Friends & New Look 6967

I had a beautiful weekend, enjoying the company of fabulous ladies, great weather, good food and fabric p*rn. 



We started our day off with lunch at Andrews Coffee Shop and had our fill of delilicious burgers & sinful fries... yum.

(Courtesy of Jeremiah's)



Rosie & me checking out Rachelle's personally made cards..

her cards are gorgeous check them out @ I'm Black Martha

Alethia & Rachelle posing pretty as we await our food



With our bellies satified and in need of walking, we headed to visit the garment worker...lol


We enjoyed visiting several fabric shops and spent a considerable amount of time in 35th St. Fabric store... lovely fabrics and awesome prices...

(courtesy of Midtown Gazaette)
Osman offered great customer service & beautiful fabric selections at reasonable prices.  The ladies and I have pegged it as the go to fabric spot when we visit the city again.

While shopping we ran into lovely Opal... awww it was such a pleasure to see her... She gave us a peeksy of her beautiful fabric purchase... so stay tuned for the reveal.. Yes... I am putting you on the spot to do a post.... wink


On Sunday, we all met up again...  Rosie, Rachelle, Alethia & Andrea to check out my fabric joints.

Posing with Ms. Virgo, the owner... a beautiful woman and awesome selection of fabrics.


We had a great time @ Virgo and the ladies enjoyed themselves immensely.


Rosie getting her fabric p*rn on...


Didn't get a pic of Andrea, she went to get her fabric p*rn on too... Andrea was on a serious fabric mission... that's her behind me.

We were so busy getting our fabric p*rn on, didn't get to take pics at the other locations... definitely will the next time.

A lovely time was had by all and and after 2 days I was 22 yards heavier....lol



I wore Take II of New Look 6967, which was perfect for the mild temp. Saturday. 
Used a printed sheer-poly fabric from Fulton Fabric. The fabric was really shifty and a pain to cut, but once all the pattern pieces were cut, the blouse went together nicely.

Did a 1/4" hem on the sleeves and fold again and straight stitched.


Close-up of the underside of the front & back facing.  To minimize the visibility of the serge edges, I used black biased trim along the front & back facing at the seam line & folded the free edge of the facing twice.  (I got ahead of myself and should've used black bias trim along the free facing edge as well.)

 Close-up of the wrong side of the back collar wherein I shortened the height of the back facing 





 Since the fabric is so sheer I wore a brown cami underneath and paired the blouse with brown slacks ( Loft).


Off to begin my Birthday celebration, family will be over and it will be a long weekend/week of fun, shopping, spirits  & sewing...LOL

Have a Beautiful Memorial Day


19 comments:

Brenda said...

WoW, you ladies had too much fun. LOL. My heart was racing as I read the post. Lovely fabrics! Shopping with those who share the same interests is just awesome!!! Thanks for sharing, Sheila and Happy Memorial Day to you.

alethia said...

Happy Birthday and have a nice weekend. Yes indeed we have a great time.

toy said...

thanks for sharing you photos, you guys look like you had a wonderful time

shawntasews said...

Happy Birthday!!! You got some lovely fabric!!! Thanks for sharing.

Cennetta said...

Hey girl,
I wish I could have been there. :-( I really need some more fabric. Lol Happy Memorial Day weekend and Happy Birthday!

Aminat said...

You ladies really had a blast. Wishing a happy birthday

Opal said...

Hi Sheila, I am waving at you...lol..just seeing you guys on Saturday motivated me enough to start blogging again and as soon as this prom dress is done I will be posting that one also...Have a Happy Birthday weekend.

RhondaBuss said...

What a beautiful stash of fabrics you collected. Can't wait to see what you do with them.

Faye Lewis said...

I know you girls must have been missing me in this get together (lol). Wish I could have been there, looked like lots of fun. Happy BD!!!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Oh see y'all go to Brooklyn without me...but I'm still going to wish you a very Happy Birthday! Enjoy!

Candice said...

Sheila, looks like you ladies had a great time, thanks for sharing!

Sewtellme said...

I am so super jealous! To make up for having so much fun without me, you can send me that yellow, black and white piece in the second pic. I love that color combo. I can't wait to see what you make with all your beautiful fabric pics.

Rosie said...

Sheila, thanks for taking the to take us with you. It was a great seeing you ladies again and as always a lot of fun. Your top is well made! Have a fantastic birthday and a great Memorial Day weekend! Savannah will post her many comments later.

Tanya said...

I know you guys had a blast, I wish I could have been there. Have a great birthday, maybe I'll see you next year in San Fran.

velosewer said...

Happy birthday Sheila. You definitely had a great time so thank you for sharing it with us.

Sheila said...

Thanks everyone for the beautiful birthday wishes. I had a lovely birthday celebration with family & friends and still going strong...

signing off with drink #3 under my belt... lol

Sister said...

Happy birthday!! Jealous of your fabric weekend - 22 yards??? You may need an intervention!

Lynneb said...

Happy Birthday!!! I hope it was a blast!

syl said...

Did you leave any fabric for others to buy? :) Hope you had a Great Birthday Celebration.