Saturday, January 30, 2010

HAPPY 40TH BIRTHDAY TO ME!!

Yes, this ol bird is 40 now LOL! I don't feel any different. I am the skinniest I have been in a few years and my skin is clearer and smooth too. Is my body confused on what it is suppose to be doing?? hahahahahahaha...I had a wonderful birthday. My mother, daughter and some other friends traveled to celebrate with me. I had a 3 day celebration so needless to say, I was exhausted but it was worth it. I did manage to sew me up a couple items to wear. Friday night was ladies night out so I made this cute Zebra jacket(Butterick 5142)with a fur collar and sleeves. I wasn't sure if it was going to work out well with the fur but it did. Saturday night I wanted all the ladies to wear red and I wanted to wear something elegant(Vogue 2879) and I found the perfect pattern for it.







This is my baby girl!!







I found THE perfect shoes!! The fabric on them was pretty much the same fabric I used for jacket.


Fabric used: Zebra printed rayon/poly and faux fur for collar and sleeve flounces.

Complexity of pattern: The pattern was simple. It called for lining the jacket and sleeves only and not the peplum but I lined everything. The fur collar didn't give me a problem but the sleeve flounces took some extra time. I also lined the back of each fur piece. It called for a frog clasp which I have never used before but it was a piece of cake.

How long did it take to complete: About 5 hours

Overall Review: The jacket is really nice. I was so tickled to find the shoes to match it:-) I like the peplum on it and how the sleeve flounces look.








Fabric used: Red knit. I ordered it from Fabric Mart and was very pleased. I very rarely order fabric off the internet but this fabric was perfect.

Complexity of pattern: Ok I must say that I did alot of talking to myself while I was sewing this hahahaha...I had to verbally speak some of the directions to help me figure out what to do. The bottom party of the dress was a bit of a doosie but I worked it out.

How long did it take to complete: Surprisingly it didn't take as long as I thought it would. There really aren't that many steps to the pattern and I think it took around 5 hours to complete. Cutting it out took extra long.

Overall Review: I absolutely love this dress. Everybody was in awe at the fact that I made it. I got a couple requests from friends to make them one hahaha..I don't think I want to rehash all of that though. A shorter version might be cute.

A few bday pics







9 comments:

Sewtellme said...

Happy Birthday! You look fabulous.

gwensews said...

Happy Birtday. Forty is a perfect age and deserves a 3 day celebration! Your red dress is stunning-beautiful on you. And your coat--oh, be still my heart. Those shoes--oh, you lucky, lukcy girl!

Me! said...

Happy Birthday!

Tanya said...

Happy Birthday, looks like you did it right. 40 and fabulous.

Adrienne said...

Happy Birthday!

Mz.Choize said...

Happy B-Day, and welcome to the 40/40 Club! That dress iz awesome.

Aminat said...

Happy belated bithday to you..I hope you had a godd one. You are such a beautiful lady and you look so gorgeous at 40....

Cennetta said...

Happy Belated Birthday fabulous lady. I hope you are still celebrating. Tee Hee. The jacket and the dress are outstanding.

Susan said...

Just checking to see where you are at - Ms. Fabulous at 40! lol.