In life there are so many things we do not know, almost as if it were a well kept secret. From a cute cafe in your neighborhood to the color of your friends eye! There are even some things you never meant to become a secret but they did. Like talents! For me, sewing was never a secret but over the last two years it became one. I wasn't sewing or creating so no one knew. Even I had a second where I forgot! Until one day on the train I was looking through my photos and I saw my designs from my last collection. In an instant I was in tears. Remembering just how much work I put in and how much joy I had in making each and every garment; the excitement I got when it was time to shoot to the final moment when everything was completed. There is nothing that can replace that feeling.From that moment I felt it, I knew I had to start sewing again. I prayed and prophesied, saying God I will sew. Months went by and I still was saying it. Finally, when I got an email from Mood Fabrics asking to feature me as their Guest Blogger, I knew this was the time. God made a way in the most magnificent way! Not only that but I can share the joy with someone else as well. At first I wanted to make a vintage lace skirt! It was all I thought about, but I couldn't find a pattern that worked. So, I went back to Mood the next day with my mama and we found this beautiful purple lace. Immediately we knew this was it! Then the idea changed from a skirt to a dress.I must say I forgot how tedious sewing was! I used the McCall's Pattern as my base to get the silhouette then added my own details! I used a rayon lining and made it about 3 inches shorter than the skirt body. I wanted to show some leg through the lace. Placing the darts in the skirt was very time consuming, good thing I was watching Hitch to take my mind off of it! After basting skirt body and lining together I attached the bodice. I turned the bodice lining inside because I wanted it to cover the inside seams. This is where it gets interesting. When it was time to place the zipper I grabbed the wrong one. So, no worries I worked with what I have! I created a cute keyhole in the back! What you need is to have your fire lit again. You have a dream, a passion, a gift! It's so important to not keep it a secret. That secret can become so hidden you'll never know where it is again. It's almost like a legendary pirates hidden treasure! You were meant to showcase your talents to the world, not keep them in. There is someone who you can inspire and even more so, save; just by you embracing every part of you! I say let go of the "I'm scared", "I don't know what people might say" and just do it! Sing, cook , write, whatever you want to do in life! Believe you can and do it! Don't stay in the secret garden instead, bring others along for the ride. As a way to get you started I have teamed up with Mood Fabrics for a special giveaway!!! We will be giving away one $50 Mood Gift Card, good for online purchases!! This contest will be run on Simply Jseivad Instagram page. You must follow and complete the rules on the post on the instagram account announcing the contest.To Enter You Must ::1. Follow @jseivad & @moodfabrics on instagram 2. You must tag three friends in the comment section of the instagram post*YOU MUST COMPLETE STEP ONE AND TWO TO QUALIFY FOR THE GIVEAWAY!*Giveaway will run from Saturday July 9th 5PM EST through Thursday July 14th Noon ESTWinner will be announce Friday the 15th. Good Luck and Have Fun!!Inspirational Message of the DayBelieve you can and you're halfway there!Photos by Briana @briwrks
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• • • • •Happy Fourth of July! Mood Fabrics will be closed on July 4th, but we'll be open the rest of the week. Come stop by and visit us, as the stores are quieter during the summer and we can give you lots of personal attention. See you soon!
Mood Facebook page, so like us to see if your name is drawn. Good luck, and if you aren't the winner don't despair because more fabric giveaways are on the horizon!