Maxi dress and coming back to life….

Good morning to all my peeps although its almost over….I’m sitting here still basically trying to come back to life after my first visit to the hospital since I had my daughter 20 friggin’ years ago!…Yep you heard it right, I had to be taken to the hospital in a damn ambulance Wednesday around this time….Let me explain….I have extremely heavy menstrual cycles and they have since become very bothersome….I lost so much blood this go ’round that I had to have a couple blood transfusions!!!!!….I was very weak and passing out; got a couple bruises and scared my family pretty good too…but I’m coming back slowly but surely….I almost feel like my old self again….I was in the hospital so long that I unhooked myself from all the gadgets and came home without them giving me a final check on my hemoglobin (which was a 6 when I was brought in and its supposed to be a 12 or more) but I knew I was on the way to feeling better because I didn’t feel anything like I felt when I was wheeled in….I’ll keep you posted as I go through the remainder of fixing the issue….
Anyways, I really wanted to show y’all my new dress….its McCall’s Fashion Star pattern #M6790….it called for rayon fabric and the like but I used 100% cotton because I wanted to be able to wear it in cooler weather too….It took quite a bit of yardage too; almost 5 yards….I ran out of fabric although I could have sworn I had enough to begin with….I thought I had cut out all of the pieces until I started sewing it….I went to Hancock’s and found the exact weave for the paisley fabric, which I got from Fabric Mart…I checked them first (Fabric Mart) for more of the same but they were out… I just finished it in a solid Black….I LOVE the end result; sewing is just awesome like that….
I cut the size 16 although I could have cut the 14 and it would have fit a little more snug….I though the cuffs were going to give me fits too but they were cool….I learned what a “roll line” was although I had already folded the fabric that way before I knew I had to…My Vogue Sewing book explained it thoroughly….
Well I just took my iron pill and am going to throw on some clothes for a afternoon BBQ with some of my friends….Piccies now and I promise to take better care of myself….I really didn’t enjoy that hospital debacle….I really did NOT…..

My pile of pattern pieces being deceiving….I thought I had everything all together! LOL

all done with Pink Cookie as the model


Back shot….

My sass is definitely returning…..

Talk to you good folks soon….Peace, Love, and Sew…..

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Nichelle Shayne

I sew a whole lot, I buy waaaaayyyyy too much fabric, and I have an obsession with books (especially sewing books and magazines), shoes, and fat quarters (and I don't even quilt)...Bags will always hold a special place in my heart; I still make em from time to time.....random fact about me**the pin cushions on the front page were made by my Mama and me....She made the yellow one and I whipped up the red one.....I can ramble all day about sewing and I feel a good ramble coming on sewwwww I'll stop here (pun intended).....Oh! My name is Christy but all my friends call me Chris!

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