Saturday, February 20, 2016

My First Sip & Sew Along

Hey Guys!

Yesterday I had my very first Sip & Sew Along event. The project of choice was a circle skirt. It came out so adorable. I love circle skirts. They have such a nice flow to them. Movement makes everything pretty, right? I'm thinking about doing the Sip & Sew Along events every Friday night or every other Friday night? Maybe even in some other cities...Would you come? What city would you like me to host a Sip & Sew Along? Let me know :)



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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Doodle Sweetheart Dress

Hey Guys!

I just finished up a muslin for a doodle embroidered sweetheart dress I'm working on. I'm really excited about it. It's coming along beautifully and the fit is perfect. Take a look...

 Trying to get the fit right (side view)
 Trying to get the fit right (front view)
 Still working on the fit (side view)

 Dressed laid out for design to be drawn
 Me...Working on the bunny design
 See...Do! When you have a vision/dream all you have to do is make the necessary moves to make it into a reality! If you can see it...it can be yours.
 Final Muslin
 Close-up

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Dress Form Makeover

Well Hello!!!

Happy Hump-day! So, I was looking through some pics I posted recently of some of my draping and pattern making work and thought about how tattered my poor size 12 (realistically a size 6) dress form, Honey, looked. She was a gift from my cousin a few years back. She was put out in the trash and he came to the rescue. Good job Cousin!

I fixed her up before by putting a few pins in to keep the torn fabric from tearing any more and that's about it. Honey has been a great help to me over the years so I figured it was time for me to give her a much needed and well deserved makeover.

See the process below...



















Honey is looking pretty snazzy now!!!

Need help doing a dress form makeover? Let me know...I'm here to help!

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Monday, February 15, 2016

Rad RAGS Photo Shoot


In honor of National Cancer Prevention month, Parker VII is hosting a Rad RAGS campaign, kickoff photo shoot on Friday February 26, 2015. We are recognizing cancer warriors, including patients, survivors and caregivers. All are encouraged to participate especially men and children. Feel free to forward emails for immediate consideration including a picture and brief medical description to Star Parker 7parkervii@gmail.com.

Virtual Pattern Making Class



Hello again!

Just wanted to share some behind the scenes pics from my Virtual Pattern Making Class. It's really like an interactive YouTube video. I've been getting so much great feedback regarding my virtual classes. It's amazing! Visit  www.chachankole.com/sew to learn more.

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Hayet Rida



Hey Loves!

Use Coupon Code THATHAYET to receive 30% OFF your total AceBlakley purchase on ASOS... You can thank Hayet Rida! Check out her blog www.thathayetrida.com and follow her on ig @hayet.rida .

See pics of her wearing my grey Ace Blakley knot dress exclusively on ASOS...







































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Circle Skirt



Hey guys!

Just wanted to share the circle skirt w/ back zipper we made in my virtual sewing class the other night. I love the flow of it so much! I'm thinking about doing a group class and making this our first project. What do you think?

To register for my sewing and pattern making classes visit www.chachankole.com/sew

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Meet Me At The Cafe

This Sunday is the first Sunday Sew Cafe...I'm really looking forward to it! Probably for a reason that you wouldn't expect. I don't get out much...go figure...so the Sunday Sew Cafe is kind of like a person who never has anyone over their house, but wants friends and all of a sudden someone calls and says "I'm coming over" LOL... Sometimes I just want creative people around. People I can bounce ideas off or give suggestions to or just enjoy each others company. Everyone needs to be in the presence of other passionate people in their field. It helps you stay motivated and gets your juices flowing. 

Will I see you on Sunday Friend?

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ChaCha