Filling Orders

This was a week of rest for me. I love what I do, yes, but I needed to be refreshed. So to get the rest that I needed, I took an order for a lap scarf. I know…how is this rest? Well, sewing & embroidery liberates me. My creativity is at play and customers are happy.

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Initials looking good…

With horrible news all week, I needed a break. I received a call today from Mom stating that my grandmother fell in the nursing home and broke her hip. What? So she had surgery today. My mind needed to be cleared…. God is able. Thank you, Lord!

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Silk Lap scarf complete. Visit my store for more of my designs: http://jgovandesigns.bigcartel.com

Tomorrow is a new day. Saturday. My sewing pupils have assessments tomorrow in the Say Sew course. Fun! Fun! I have a couple of projects lined up for completion of Segment One. Surely, they will pass. Next weekend, Segment Two begins with sketching and intro to making apparel. I must get them ready for the show! So excited! I am debating on how many categories and of what… Inquiring minds…

Until next time,
Happy Sewing

Jai

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Say Sew Day 3

OK, I didn’t post last weekend because the students did not finish their project tote bag. The class honestly needed more than 2 hours. Lol, one student begged her mom to let her stay.

So, what happened? Here is the problem…poor listening skills. They learned how to make their own patterns using gift tissue paper. Cool, right? I wanted their totes to be truly their design. I specifically stated and pointed out the seam allowances and measurements. The measurements were great, but the seam allowances were sewn wrong. So, after all the seam ripping, they finally made “a handle” of two. Yep, that’s all that was completed. But, hey, at least it is sewn correctly.

So today to their surprise, we will test on machine parts and functions and finish the totes. If time permits, we will make some throw pillows. Exciting! Don’t you just love tests?

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See you soon!
Happy sewing!
Jai

Still Tulle(ing) Around

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Tulle skirt success!

Today after instructing my sewing class, I completed a project that has been on “Singer” since 2007-2008. My tulle skirt! Initially, it was purposed to be a tulle slip underneath a full skirt. However, I like this one better! I was inspired by various looks on Pinterest and YouTube. I am hoping to debut the skirt tomorrow for church if I can find the right blouse to complete my look.

What do you think?

Jai

Happy Friday!

Today started off great! Why? Because I wore something fresh off the press. Last night (early morning) around 1:00 am, I made myself a 30 minute knit skirt just because it is Friday.

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Last year, I made the split pants out of this knit fabric and an infinity scarf. So cute!

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Happy sewing!

Jai

Just Tulle Around

What happens when someone starts a sewing school and have clients from the main biz?? The clients begin to act like I am their personal seamstress! I was not heading this direction…I only like to sew my OWN wardrobe and instruct you on how to do yours. Well, that wasn’t the case.

My task: Add tulle to an existing tulle slip on a really short dress.

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Seems easy right? It took more thought than I realized. She only wanted 4 more inches….of tulle. So she sent an Instagram inspiration pic which I attempted a little.

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She likes it from this photo. The reveal is tonight. I feel it could use more layers, but it would be entirely too high for an adult with this short length. What do you think?

Giving the customer what she wants!

Jai

Getting Ready!

Saturday will be here before you know it! But I am excited…it will be class 2 for my new sewing students. I went out today looking for some fun fabric to make totes from. Soon enough the group will go to the fabric store (class trip) to choose their own designs of fabric. But for now, the studio supplies it. Here’s what I bought:

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Cool colors, right?
My business cards also arrived today! 🙌

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I am excited!
I will chat soon… Happy sewing!

Jai

“Say Sew” Successful!

This freaky weather –freezing cold for 3 days then 70 degree weather–has me sick! However, my first class of Say Sew – The Sewing Studio has me feeling great! I love instructing newbies as I  introduce them to the world of sewing. I  watched the excited faces gleam with joy as the class began to unfold. From class orientation to the completion, (yes, completion :mrgreen:) of project 1, the students remained focused and could tell the parents what they learned. Exciting, right? They are learning! (Jumping up & down 🙌) 

Today, they were introduced to and learned (or refreshed) hand sewing. The art of hand sewing is a necessity in sewing no matter your skill level. Here are some pics of our first session:

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Project 1: hand sewn pin cushions

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Take home project for practice: dolly

Well, until next week…
Happy Sewing!

Jai