Saturday, July 9, 2016

Hair Do's, Flying Food and New Blouse

So, have you already seen my new Beauty Shop and Food Toss video?

If not, here it is:

Princess Di cut my hair a bit too short, but it will grow back -- EVENTUALLY!  Di is trying to cut off all the home dye jobs I did before I met her. 

I love the color.  I think I am still wearing "Coffee Bean", but I'm not sure.   Di does her mad scientist act, and she makes up these formulas and writes them on index cards.  I was showing them to Jerry.  Terry's is way more complicated than mine.  Of course, Terry has a thousand times more hair than I do!

We had such a lovely time.  Wish all my sewing/quilting friends could gather together someday.  Jolene and Deb live too far away though.  I do have an internet friend named Rhonda, and she has an airplane and flies it.  MAYBE she could fly down here sometime.  She is OFF THE CHARTS talented though, and I would feel like I was in Sewing Kindergarten if she was here.  I have other friends in Australia and the UK and Canada and even Africa.  Isn't that the most amazing thing about the internet?

I made a new garment today.  It is the Style Arc Kim Swing Top.  Sorry Deb, I told you the wrong name in my email.

If I didn't look so bad today, I would have taken a pic for you.  Maybe tomorrow.

Here is the pattern:

Jersey swing top with an asymmetrical hemline and short sleeve
It would be easy IF you didn't have to do all the changes I had to do.  You have to do an FBA on BOTH SIDES of the top, and that is tricky.  To do the round back and sway back, I had to add a center back seam.  Also had to tuck the neckline.  The fit is perfect though according to my hubby.

Mine is a solid red knit.  

I listened to most of my new book called "Redeeming Love".  Thank you for the recommendation!  I keep praying for the happy ending to happen!  

Also listening to "The Shoemaker's Wife", and I am about to meet her, I think.  So fun to listen to books while I sew.

I appreciate all of your recommendations.  So far, ALL of them have been audible.

Better get.  Time for TV with Jerry.  Have a blessed Sunday!

Hugs, Joy












15 comments:

  1. Joy, I'm so glad you are enjoying The Shoemaker's Wife. I was worried because the story is so in-depth some might find it slow. And yes, it's funny that the title is about a character that you don't get to meet until later in the book. I recall thinking that when I read it too. But to me, rather than slow, I became engrossed in the descriptive scenery and nuances of the characters. The fact that it's a true story makes it even better.

    I don't know how you listen to books while sewing. I'd be paying too much attention to the reader and frog up my project for sure! Music is one thing because I know the lyrics and they just play in the background of my head, but to actually pay attention would be a disaster. I can only listen to them while I'm driving. I love the Style Arc blouse! But I'm glad you posted about it because it would be too tricky for me. Money saved... Oh, and THANK YOU so much for the tips about the microfiber rags! I never liked them but had never tried them damp either. You changed my cleaning world! It's absolutely incredible how well they work on everything. Now I have stacks of them at both houses. :) Best, Becky Thompson, LaVernia, TX

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    1. I STOP the audio lots of times when I am working on something I can't do "in my sleep". But for the general just "putting it together", I can listen.
      Thank you for your comments. I'll take a pic (if I remember) of my FBA (Full Bust Adjustment) on the Stylearc blouse.
      Hugs, Joy

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  2. I'm very anxious to see your blouse as I ordered the pattern. I don't know what FBA means. I love your videos would you consider doing one focusing on making this top. I'm considering purchasing the SFD packages. I've seen my children's clothes in the past including spring costs, jackets etc... Even my daughters underwear although I didn't use lingerie eleastic and you can imagine her little marked legs I'll say no more. Live and learn.

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    1. Since I have gone back to working five days a week, it isn't as easy as it was before to find time for teaching. I will make the blouse again though, and I'll try to shoot some video for you.
      Hugs, Joy

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    2. Loraine here the site is so called so sew easy hugs loraine xx

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    3. Loraine here the site is so called so sew easy hugs loraine xx

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  3. Joy, what a coincidence...I have a blog coming out on Tuesday/Wednesday with an SFD blouse/top very similar to this pattern. My 'dippy' hem is on a side seam though, not asymmetrical as this one. Take a look when it's posted.

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    1. That is WONDERFUL news. I won't have to make all the adjustments. I wanted to do this with SFD, but I thought the pattern would be faster. NOT! It took me all morning to fix it. I have luck with the shoulders when I use Stylearc.

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  4. My attempts to post a comment here have been failing. So, this is a test. :) Hopefully it won't come back Mailer Demon. I have been away from Blogger and not posting and some things have changed. Barb in Arlington, TX

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    1. Finally got it to work! Yayay!!! I first found you via YouTube, then your Blog. I love the blouses you make, they are right up my alley, V-neck, no collar, cool and comfy. I use a different pattern with a cut-on sleeve, but got the Simplicity pattern you use that has princess seams at the Joann's sale the other day. Where do you get the wovens and the pretty knits you use? I shop different places online and around town, but don't see the kinds of fabrics you use. Thanks, Barb

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    2. Go to www.fabricmartfabrics.com and give them your email. They have FABULOUS sales all the time. I've bought lots of knit from them and wovens too. Thousandsofbolts.com has TONS of cotton prints. I've bought lots from them. Also buy pretty prints from JoAnn's and Hobby Lobby and Quilt Shops.

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    3. Thanks, I do shop Fabric Mart and JoAnn's, just thought there might be other good places. :) I will check out the others you mentioned. Thanks, Barb

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    4. Also, GorgeousFabrics.com and SilhouettePatterns.com. You can only buy whole yards from them though.

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  5. Always enjoy your blog and your You Tube videos. I'm new to your world and want to let you know I'm happy I found you! You often mention your business and I'm wondering what it is. Do you own a fabric store??? Your homes in your videos are lovely, by the way! How I wish you lived nearby because I know we would enjoy having coffee and conversation together. Keep up the good work, Joy, and thanks for sharing. helen-louise

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    1. We own Family Medical Supply. You can see our stores at familymedicalsupply.net if you want to.
      Hugs, Joy

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