Thursday, June 27, 2013

Yellow dress revamp!!!! Yeah babyyy!!!

Do you ever get tired of your clothes???  I do!! I do not like to wear my clothes over and over and over. I looooooove change, always have since I can remember especially clothes. Maybe it was because I didn’t have many clothes as a young girl and I had to wear the same clothes over and over and I hated it! lol  I don’t know but now if I am able to I like to have different clothes. Now it is not always affordable to have new clothes all the time but if you are creative it is. Just use the clothes you have and change them somehow. This is what I did with this dress and top.
I had an old old top that I hardly even wore anymore just because I was tired of it and then I had this yellow patterned dress that I had made but I never really liked wearing it because I thought the pattern all over was too much, not that I did not like the pattern but that it was just too much for me and SO my creative little mind started spinning and wondering what I could do with it and this is what I came up with! If you have any that you have made or make please share it with me and I can post it on my blog!!! Only tasteful ones though,nothing showing most of your boobs and to the waterline lol   Do you know that men see you as objects when you do that? It has been proven…they tested men’s.. uhm… brain and showed them objects and women in bikinis and their brain patterns reacted  the same to the women in bikinis as to the objects that they were shown!! Time to wear man suits ladies!!!  lolgarbage_2259

The before picture, yellow top, printed black and yellow and white dress I made. I made a black waistband from fabric I had on hand,

I sewed the waistband to the yellow top and then I cut the printed black and yellow and white dress at my  waistline. I put on the dress and I snipped with my scissors at the waistline. Then I sewed the black stretch waistband to the bottom skirt and there you have it, a new dress baby!!!

Here is a picture of my dress that I made last year 2012 and 20 pounds heavier!!! Yikes!!!

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My yellow revamp dress, 20 pounds lighter and still got about 15 more to go!! I made this in May 2013 before I went on my trip to Calgary but never got a chance to wear it until now!

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It’s a car commercial! lol  

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My husband Leon, took the pictures and AFTER all the pictures were taken I noticed finger prints on the lens!!! sigh lol Oh well you will have to deal with the smudges because  I don`t do anything twice if I can help it!! lol    Good thing I`m good with editing hehehe  I tweaked the clarity, sharpness and the levels and they came out a lot clearer!!

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We always forget to put the wheelbarrow upside down so the water doesn’t get in there! lol

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I know, I’m wearing the same jewelry as my last dress but out of all the jewelry that I have this one looked the best with this dress!! I’m thinking of making some jewelry if I can find the right stuff to make it with!

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The end!! There you have it, my yellow revamped dress. I think I’m liking it a lot better this time around!! What do you think??

P.S. Stay tuned for my next revamped dress in blue!

Over and out xox

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Sewed a brightly colored dress

I found this fabric at Fabricville in Halifax NS. It was in the 50%  off department and I really liked the colors. I did not use a pattern for this one but I traced out from an old tank top I had and just continued cutting it out longer to make a dress.

I talked my husband into taking my photos, I think he did a really good job!!!

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The dress is gathered underneath the bust and I added a gathered hem of about 4 inches wide.
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We forgot to get back pictures of the dress!! This is the only one I have.
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This dress is very comfortable to wear!! It’s like having a night gown on!!
Love that polyester fabric!!!
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that`s an awesome tree and looks good with my dress!!
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The stairway at Frost park, Yarmouth NS.
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Detail view

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I did not use a binding on this one, I just folded the raw edges and stitched it. The under bust is tacked and stitched down on both sides.
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The back neckline is high.
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Easy dress to make…only took me about 1 hour, maybe less
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This is one of the picture my husband likes the best.

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The fountain at Frost Park.
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I am loving this dress!!! So colorful and easy to wear!!! It’s one of those take it anywhere dress. Could be worn casual or dressy. These colors will move on unto 2014 no problem so I will be able to wear it next spring too.

Thanks for taking an interest in the clothing I make, I love love love to sew some new clothes and wear them of course!!!
Have a terrific day!!! xox
P.S. I got hair extension while I was visiting my daughter Cara who works as a hairdresser, she put them in for me. We ordered them from China and it only took three days to get to Alberta!!!! Can you say fast!!??? Well fast isn’t the case to put them in!!! First of all, we had ordered 18” tape in extensions that would be very fast to put in BUT what we received was 18” Micro rings hair extensions. It was too late to send them back as I was not going to be in Alberta much longer and so we decided to use them. 4 hours or so later after Cara’s hands are so sore from using a plier to clamp them on my hair, I have a head full of hair extensions which was great BUT we soon find out that they are NOT staying in my hair and they keep falling one by one off my soft slippery thin hair!!!! Not good!!! Besides that the rings are metal and not good on my sensitive scalp and cause an irritation so as soon as I came home I had to pull them all out as they were falling out anyway. Sigh.  Back to the drawing board…hahaha
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This is how long they were. About 2 or 3 inches longer than my natural hair in the pictures above. I saved all the pieces and I cut off the rings. I then used a professional hair extension fusion tool and melted the left over glue on the hair to hold it in place properly. Now I can add the extensions to my own hair with the glue tool. I just need someone to help me do the back of my head as I can’t reach!! lol Maybe I can talk my husband into helping me!!! If I dare!!! lol

Monday, June 17, 2013

See my fingers, see my thumbs???


See my fingers? See my thumbs? See my fist? You won’t run!!! lol

Got my nails done!!! Woohoo!!!


I’m not really a nail person although I really like my nails done but I just can’t handle it. Like they are so …so … uhm   long!!  and thick!! I can’t type, I can’t put on my contact lens.(And NO they are NOT colored!!!)  I feel like I have shovels on my hands!!! and I can’t scratch!!!! lol
I already broke one half way down my nail because I am sooooo rough!!! I am not a typical dainty lady, I am very heavy handed like my mother and grandmother were!! Oh well, what can you do? My hands serve me well though!

I only do my nails for special occasions and going to visit my daughter in Alberta was a special occasion and so I did my nails AND matching toes!!! hahaha  My hands entertained a baby on the plane ride for an hour!!! She loved the yellow one!! lol

I got them done at “Curl up and dye” a salon that my daughter used to work for by a lady named Shaunna. She did a really good job!! I have received many compliments on them all over Alberta and Nova Scotia and people wanting to know where I got them done, so I thought you fine folks might want to see them too. By the way, these are Shellac nail colors. I think I am saying that right!

These colors are going to be HOT for next spring 2014 too!!!
































If you want to get them done,and you are not from around here, just e-mail a picture to your nail salon and ask them if they can do something similar?


I got lazy and shortened my name aToushKa to TKa!! lol  I am a woman and it is my right to change my mind!!! That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!!! hehehe










Oh  my goodness I have so many pictures!!! Sorry!!! Is this too much for you??? I just go trigger happy when I take pictures and ideas keep coming to me and then they turn out decent and then I can’t decide which ones I want to post and so I end up posting a whole bunch of them!!! Yikes!!! lol 
Well at least I’m not boring!! ha

And on to the matching toes!!!





Be thankful you have hands and feet to play with and use, do NOT take them for granted because you never know when you might not be able to use them!!!

I tell you BE THANKFUL!!!! Have a lovely hands and feet day!!!


P.S. I am pretty busy right now, altering a suit for a wedding, installing a house full of blinds and have a few blind to repair and more people that want blinds. Working on some bridesmaid dress and a wedding veil. I’ve got to take pictures of all the clothes I’ve made. I did manage to take pictures of my bright multi colored dress I made before going to Alberta and I thought I would be taking pictures of it there but I never got the chance to wear it! bummer! but the pictures my husband took here turned out really well!!! Stay tuned for them soon!! I’ll tell you what happened to my hair extensions in another post! sssssss (that was a half smirk!) lol