Wednesday, September 27, 2017

The Wednesday Showcase/Simply Spectacular Sleeves

I am a happy girl this morning, the heatwave has broken, the air conditioner is off, and my doors and windows have flung open!!! It's going to be a glorious day :) 

There was a commercial some time ago, I have no idea what it was for, so obviously, not a successful commercial. Anyway, the husband came to his wife and told her that he had seen everything there was to see on the internet. You know, now that I think about it, I think the commercial was for a high speed internet connection. Remember the days when it took FOREEEVER for anything to download...and we were actually excited when a picture would finally come through? ;) 

As we all know, the internet is bigger than any of us could ever exhaust. That's one of the reasons that I do enjoy putting together the Wednesday Showcase posts. I well remember the days that no one read my blog, and how frustrating it was. So all the more that I like to try and share a little internet joy with others and showcase what others are doing.

This morning the post is just a little different, as I have already showcased Cennetta of The Mahogany Stylist. I also did an interview with her as I thought you would enjoy hearing about her blogging journey. You can see it HERE

One of the many things I love about Cennetta is that she has a thirst for learning. She recently did a post about her upcoming plans which included this array of sleeves from my Sleeves On Saturdays series.

At this point. she has completed 2, the draped cowl sleeve and the shirred wrist sleeve. 

Her first endeavor was the sleeve below. You can see her post HERE. The velvet makes for an excellent choice of fabrics as it has such a lovely drape.

This was her second. Stunning!

Here she shows her drafting process. I had told her that she could get a deeper drape by spreading the sleeve more. If you look closely, she added to the sides of the cap. This will give more volume, but in order to get a deeper drape, the sleeve will need to be spread more.  

I think she did a wonderful job. I have not seen her tops yet, but hopefully I will soon. I have a feeling that her sister is going to try and nab them ;) It's a wonderful compliment when someone will actually beg for the clothes that you've made!!!

Cennetta has also made the shirred wrist sleeve. She has not posted it on her blog yet, but you can see it HERE and HERE on Instagram.   

If by chance you are coming to the Original Sewing and Quilting Expo in Schaumburg or Fredricksburg, I will be doing a sleeve lecture on Friday morning in Schaumburg and on Friday afternoon October 6, 2017 in Fredricksburg.  

In the meantime, pop over to Cennetta's blog, say hi and see all the wonderful things she is up to. 

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  1. I've just used your shirred wrist sleeve on my series of basic wool jersey tees. Beautiful! Now I'm inspired to do the draped cowl sleeve. I loved your original posts--thank you so much!

    1. So glad to hear that you are happy. Have fun with the next!!!

  2. Oh my word those sleeves are stunning. Gorgeous fabrics too. I wish that I could come to your lecture on sleeves. I hope that it goes well. It sounds a lot of fun. Xx

    1. Thank you for the good vibes 😊 I hope it will be fun for all who attend.

  3. I just finished leaving a comment on Cennetta's blog. I told her that hopefully she will be my example for tackling some interesting sleeves. All the time that you were putting up those posts of different sleeves, I wanted to try each and every one on either t-shirts or simple dresses. Other things got in the way, and that plan still exists in the back of my mind. May-be, just may-be I too will be able to make use of all those amazing sleeves that you showed.

    1. The sleeve posts are coming back, in a little different format though. I had a site literally lift my pictures and post them as their own. I found out because a reader sent me a link not realizing that it was my work and thought I might like to take a look. I really did want to take a look!!! I was furious, but all dogs have their day. The sleeve posts will be in the form of a newsletter, so stay tuned 😊

  4. Love your sleeve post! Thanks for sharing! :)