A New Phase

Hi Journal, “Amir, I know…” Journal, would you let me talk before you get to complaining about why I haven’t communicated with you in almost a year, but I will explain.  “You better. Do you know how worried I was about you? You know I can’t write or call. Shoot, I don’t own a freaking…

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….

A New Ponderance

Hello Journal, “Hi, Amir. How have you been? I haven’t heard from you in awhile. I assume you are feeling under the weather.” Your assumption would be correct; however, I did make a dress and a self-drafted pair of trousers. I feel a little tired, but I think I could muster the strength to take…

A New Fear

Hello Journal, “Amir, I have been anticipating your communication. I would like to know how you are coming along in your contest.” Well, Journal, this is the reason I am writing to you now. Today is the first day to participate, and I am very intrigued by my competitors. “Competitors” is such a strong word….

A New Moment

Hello Journal, “Amir, what have you been doing? I haven’t heard from you. Have you been okay?” I’m okay, Journal. I had to recuperate from the medical issue that I suffered, but I am fine now. I know you are curious about my sewing contest. Well, I will attach some photos for your viewing, but…

New Jacquard Skirt

Dear Journal, Style and pizzazz are goals that women strive to obtain daily. Some of us have budgets to get close to our desired clothing goals, but others have Pinterest and other fashion blogs or applications to obtain a wishlist of these goals. Of course, we have the select few who have the pleasure and…

A New Plaid Dress

Dear Journal, Coats, jackets, purses, and shoes are garments that I associate with plaids. I have always been a sucker for plaid patterns. I love how plaids make an outfit come together or jazz it up. I have seen so many beautiful coats and jackets made from plaids that I used to drool over, but…

A New Day Dress 

Dear Journal, When I was making clothing for myself, I always used the least expensive, least time consuming, and least liked pattern-although I still use the least liked pattern-that I could find. However, this year I promised myself that I wasn’t going to make any clothing that didn’t have fabric that I loved, and I…

A New Date Dress

Dear Journal, Dates are the hardest things to do in society. Putting your best foot forward, dressing to impress, or making a strong first impression are very difficult to do when you have nothing to wear that makes you feel like you want to feel. Well, I created a new dress just for this occasion….

A New Blue Coat

  Dear Journal,  Many times, I see actors, actresses, and other celebrities wearing beautiful coats during their episodes or movies, and I used to ponder how could I get one of those and who made that coat. As I perused  blogs and various fashion applications including Pinterest, I noticed a coat that I hadn’t seen…

A New Suit

Dear Journal, Do you recall these statements, “As a professional seamstress, I have come to realize that I don’t have a wardrobe of my own….Moreover, I have come to realize that I don’t have any items that I can truly say I am proud of this item.?” Well, guess what! I have something that I…

A New Bag

Dear Journal, I know that many people have sewn many things just because they want to, but I sew because I need to sew with a little of wanting to sew; however, it is life for me. It keeps me sane, and I have the honor of bringing forth life other than children. Well, I…