A New Cancelation 

Hi Jo,  “Amir, what’s wrong?”  I had been instructed by the professionals to stop moving around and maintain a prostrated position. However, I didn’t listen. I decided to work on my challenge; so, now I’m living in the hospital and have been here since 2 days after my last posting. I have been so ashamed…

A New Number 10 and 11 (Simplicity 8451)

Everyone who has sewn has started or completed a “failure.” Some of us push forward to completion no matter the issue at hand. While some of us stop once we realize it is a failure. Well, Jo, Simplicity 8451 is my failure, but did I stop after my third attempt? Nope, I stopped after my…

A New Number 9(Burda 7081)

JO!! “What?!” Wake up!! “I am awake.” Oh, I thought you were sleeping. So, you ready for my 9th garment. “As always.” Burda 7081, as stated in the title, doesn’t look too good. I guess if I had the desire to actually take my time to determine what makes it feel so awkward. I would…

A New Number 7 and 8 (Vogue 8849)

This garment has given me two thought-provoking or frustrating moment. The first one was when I had to manipulate the fabric so that I can match the side seams and darts. The second problem was the zipper being faulty; however, that was not the issue of the garment. It was completed with trim and everything,…

A New Number 6 (Vogue 1565)

Jo! This dress was a joy to make! Although in my fitting process, I overlooked the sides, but that was a quick fix with by adding a perfectly placed dart on the side in the seam. It took me about an hour to decide on the perfect trim. I was in Hobby Lobby determining if…

A New Number 5 (New Look 6723, 6508, and 6208)

Inspiration comes in all forms. In my case, it was this dress. I loved the flow and drape that I saw, and I just couldn’t understand how it made me feel like youthful and happy, for a lack of adjectives. However, I guess I brought the youthfulness into this project. After viewing this garment, I…

A New Number 3 and 4 (Vogue 9266)

Jo, “Yes, Amir. I can’t wait to see these garments. I have been anticipating their completion since October 27th, I just want to make sure that you enjoyed making them, and PLEASE let me know ALL the details about this garment.” Okay, Jo, this garment was interesting to make. Of course, I didn’t follow ALL…

A New Number 2 (Simplicity 8014)

Hi Jo, “Amir, I know that you are going to tell me about the new garment that you are making.” Yes, I am. I made Simplicity 8014 view C. I made changes to the pattern a while back, but I can’t find where I put the notes, but, at the time, I may not have…

A New Number 1 (Simplicity 1317)

Good Morning, Jo. How are you doing? I do hope everything is well with you. I will like to tell you about my good news. “Okay, I am all ears.” Well, I have completed my first garment in my twenty-five in a month challenge. “Are you serious?” Yes, I am. I love the garment, and…

A New Journey

Hello Journal, “Amir, where have you been?” Okay, before you begin arguing with or chastising me, please allow me to tell my issues to you. I have had so many emotional and physical turmoils that made my desires, wants and even needs be neglected or put aside. My father died, and many other factors and…

A New Meaning To Never Too Late

Hello Journal, “Amir! Where have you been? What have you been doing? Are you okay?” I am just fine, at least now I am. I have had some trials and tribulations and didn’t quite know how to adjust my entire life including writing to you in it, but I have come up with a plan….