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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Motivation

Hey ladies and gents,
I don’t ever want to forget about our men so I welcome you! So I would like to put Style Sew Me http://www.Style Sew Me.com/ on blast. Erin from Style Sew Me “my cyber neighbor” is offering this 5 Day e-Course for FREE, if you sign up to receive emails from her DIY/Fashion blog. Did I say FREE!
Thats what I did, I signed up and received day one e-Course the very next day. “Lemme” tell you, if you have any doubts as to starting your own sewing business, scared, don’t know how to charge/pricing, you’re not good enough and the biggest of them all “I don’t have the money to start”. You know, the list goes on and on; all the things running in our mind that keep us from moving forward and taking that first step then I encourage you to sign up today to receive this FREE e-Course. It is absolutely uplifting and informative and by the time I was finished on the fifth day I was pumped and ready! All the doubt and the I don’t have this or that was gone.
This Style Sew Me e-Course was what I needed for that push. You can do it and she even incorporated some homework assignments, nothing hard but something for you to think about once you receive the assignments. The e-Course was well thought out and very well put together and I thank Erin the creator of Style Sew Me for taking the time in putting together a solid educational and motivational e-Course.
I'm going to help you out and put the link right here 5-Day e-Course for you to go directly there and sign up, this e-Course does not disappoint.
No, I’m not getting paid but I have to give credit where its due and she definitely deserve to be put on blast!
Well, until we cyber meet again and by the way, are you making it work for you?
I’m so exited, I’ll be posting my first DIY soon for this site so stay tuned. I’m also working on this dang Website so bear with me.
Dee with KJK Styles

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Surgery

Update:

First let me start by thanking everyone who have viewed my blog since I've been sick, shut in and not able to stitch one darn thing since June of 2014

So recently I decided to have back surgery in March of 2015, the pain was unbearable and I just couldn't take it anymore to be honest. It was either continue in pain which I have been in since 2009 or surgery. Oh, did I mention that I did everything from physical therapy to acupuncture to injections and losing weigh and absolutely nothing worked!

So me and my husband talked, prayed and decided that surgery might be what I really needed and I went for it. Right now it's still too soon for me to tell if it has made a big different as I am still healing.

But as soon as the doctor releases me, I'll be back to sewing and blogging.

I'm so excited and although I'm still healing it's a nice feeling to know I'll be back to what I enjoyed doing that doesn't have anything to do that involves family stuff. You know what I mean!

So please pray for a speedy recovery and that he releases me so that I can at leaast start physical therapy and get back to sewing.

I decided to leave a before and after picture of my weight loss and it still didn't help my back pain. I'm sure in the long run it will but I live in the now and right now the weight loss didn't help.

Dee will SOON be doing it the Plus Style Way!



Saturday, July 19, 2014

No Longer Sick and Shut In! Yay

Hello to all my darlings,

So I emailed you about a couple weeks ago about my back and sciatica nerve flare up! Well since my last blog, I was referred to a pain management doctor and started my first of 3 scheduled appointments for corticosteroid injections.

Before the injections, I was having major issues that was getting in the way of my daily routine like walking, bathing, going to work, taking care of my family and blogging.

I'm feeling better since my first injection, almost like a new women! I'm not pain free but I'm doing so much better that I've been able to sew a few new items that I can't hardly wait for you to see. I really really miss you guys and I can't wait to be back in regular communications with you.

So in my last blog I talked about my first Give Away and how excited I was and still is!

Please be patient as I try to catch up on things I wasn't able to do and post about how to enter the Giveaway Contest. It's hard catching up after being down for awhile.

We'll chat later about some new pattern reviews and my first Give Away!

Dee's Doing it the Plus Style Way!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Down This Week!

Hey ladies,

So I've been down this week dealing with a flare up with my sciatica nerve in my left leg.
And because of my flare up, I have not been able to post anything this week yet.

Y'all pray for me! The pain, the pain, the pain!

It's nothing that I can compare the pain too, childbearing don't have nothing on nerve pain.
(Wait, let me think about that)! The two might be on the same playing field.

I'm feeling a little better and I will be posting a pattern review soon.

Also, stay tuned because I will be doing my first Give Away and I'm so excited!

Details of the Give Away will be posted as well.

We'll chat later about the old/new pattern reviews and my first Give Away!

You all have a wonderful 4th of July!

Dee's Doing it the Plus Style Way!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

DIY Burda Pattern 7400 Review



Hey ladies,

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. So I was sitting here thinking about what my next post should be on. Should it be a skirt, dress, pants or shirt; what could I possibly post on that will uplift women like myself to find clothing that accentuate any body type. With that being said I decided to go with pants.

I love Burda patterns, their sizes go up to a 34! Yes, they definitely had the plus size women in mind.

Pattern Description: These pants have a comfortable waistband of rib knit fabric, forwarded side seams, and in-seam pockets. View A has wide, straight legs, view B has wide hem bands. Both are truly stylish.

Burda Style 7400 view B

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing? Somewhat, the only different is with the elastic waist and ankle band.

Pattern Difficulty: Easy

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the loose, baggy fit. No dislikes!

Fabric Used: Reversible bottom weight fabric from Joann's Fabric here. Same fabric in a different color can be found here.

Pattern Cut in Size: 28/30, but could have made it in the 24/26.


Fitting: Good 


Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I shortened the pant legs by 2 inches, I also added a 2 inch wide elastic band for the waist and at the end of each pant leg.

Would you sew it again? Yes 

Would you recommend it to others? Yes!

Conclusion: I really like the loose baggy fit and I love the fact that the sizes go up to a 34.

Accessories: White T-Shirt from Target, Ugg Shoes and Burberry Sunshades.


Special thanks to my daughters Khameren for styling me; who also wants to be a future stylist and Khouri for being my photographer. I couldn't do this without them being on my team.

Dee's doing it the Plus Style Way!










Monday, June 16, 2014

DIY Vogue DKNY Pattern V1027

To my Queens,

Can I be real for a moment? When you walk, do everything on you shake, rattle or move? What are you wearing underneath your clothing to help control the movement? If you're considering making this dress then you should also consider your undergarments as well. For me I'm wearing a high waisted brief, which helps with control as well as legs rubbing together. I'm also wearing the Butterfly Plunge Bra sold at Ashley Stewart. The plunge bra is the style of bra you should be wearing with this type of neckline dress.

For me, wearing undergarments has become an important part of my daily routine. It really helps to accentuate any body type as well as unnecessary movement.

I'm tired of seeing women with either no undergarments on or the wrong undergarments on. It's just as important to look good underneath than what people see on the outside.



Pattern Description: Misses' Dress Calf length dress has semi-fitted, pleated and lapped bodice, bias skirt with inseam pockets and stitched hems.

Vogue 1027 DKNY 

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing? Yes, except mine is shorter.

Pattern Difficulty: Easy

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes


What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? 
I love how the bodice fit closely to your body and love love how the skirt flares out immediately after the bodice. No dislikes!

Fabric Used: ITY Crinkle Tie Dye Knit from Low Price Fabric which can be found here. Same 
fabric in a different color can be found here

Pattern Cut in Size: 22

Fitting: Spot-On


Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I shortened the dress 5 inches, I wanted a 

more flirty dress and I decided not to add pockets.

Would you sew it again? Yes, eventually but no time soon. 


Would you recommend it to others? Yes! 


Conclusion: What's not to love about this great summer dress that drapes and flows beautifully.  

Accessories: Nine West Purse, Easy Spirit Shoes and DKNY Sunshades. 


I'm very new to blogging but stay tuned, there will be more exciting things to come as I learn my way in the blogging world.  

Dee's doing it the Plus Style Way!










Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Happy Birthday to Me and DIY McCalls Pattern M6969

Hello to all my Darlings!

Today is my birthday and I can't tell you how overjoyed I am to have made it another year. I have only my GOD to thank for that.

There are so many thoughts and feelings that came to me on this special day. As I approach this brand new year, I plan to strengthen my relationship with God, family and my friends. All relationships should be tuned up yearly, just like your car. Then you have some that need maintenance throughout the year to keep it running smooth. So I plan on fine tuning some thing's and relationship's in my life. You know what I mean?


And if this is the day you were born then I celebrate with you as well! 
Will you reflect back over the year and see what things you can fine tune?

So I wanted to make something new to wear on my Birthday and found this cute little McCalls romper/jumpsuit pattern from Hancock Fabrics for .99


Pattern Description:  Misses' Rompers and Jumpsuits - Rompers and jumpsuits have front button closing A and B: semi-fitted, shoulder straps.B: tapered, elasticized lower edge. C and D: loose-fitting, collar. A, C and D: wide-legged. Purchased bias tape for elasticized waist casing BC and armholes C and D.

McCalls M6969 View D

Did it look like the photo/drawing 

on the pattern envelope once you were done: Yes

Pattern Difficulty: Easy, Really Easy!

Was the instructions easy to follow? Yes 


What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love how easy this came together, so if you've been in a sewing slump then sew this baby. It does not disappoint and you'll have a great number to add to the wardrobe. Nothing to dislike.

Fabric Used: Blue Tie Dye Stretch Denim from Denver Fabrics here.
Here are some other suggested fabrics this or this.

Pattern Cut in Size: XXL


Fitting: It was spot on after some minor alterations.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I took 3 inches off each pant leg starting from the bottom merging up to the hip, it was a bit too wide for my liking. I also graded down the waist area to the XL size and left the hip area at the XXL.


Would you sew it again? Yes


Would you recommend it to others? Yes! It really was easy to sew and I love the fit.


Conclusion: I love the wide pant leg, it reminded me of something my mother wore back in the early seventies but with a new twist.

Accessories: Dooney Bourke Purse and Jessica Simpson Shoes here.

I'm very new to blogging but stay tuned, there will be more exciting things to come as I 
learn my way in the blogging world.

Dee's Doing it the Plus Style Way!