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Land of The Free (M7162 & V9056 )

Hello lovely friends, long time no see. I have to say i did not anticipate blogging to be so time consuming. I had promised myself to do this solely for the enjoyment of it and if it should take away from my comfort or happiness, I would have to stop. Well that almost happened this month. Summer is the perfect time for pictures and also very very busy for me. But, I still love blogging so here i am!

Over the 4th of July and since, I have been bitten by the patriotism bug. I skipped over my fabric stash and went looking for Red White and Blue themed fabrics. First was the 4th of July and second was for my Naturalization ceremony. YES, I am now one of the dreamers who has voting rights in this country. Let’s just say I am very very very excited to vote this November, I think my vote will count like no other in the civilized world 🙂 !

So I made two tops and I love them both. One maybe a bit more than the other.

First up is the Vogue 9056 top. Very simple to make and completely inappropriate for the fabric I used. This top is specifically designed for stretch fabric as there is no zipper involved. Well, I made it out of a cotton fabric anyway with zero stretch. It is a bit of a feat to put on but sits comfortably on my body. I will definitely make another one with the recommended fabric some other time. For now here we go…

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Notice the little hearts on the fabric LOVE!

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Second is the lovely McCalls 7162 peplum top. I had to adjust the pattern to fit a bit better but love how it came out. I also really love my fabric design. Red White and Blue on butterflies. I got lots of compliments on it during the naturalization ceremony. It was a hit! Maybe this is why I am a little biased.

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SOOTD: I styled this look with some lovely pink beads i got recently from Nigeria, a pair of black pumps an my kitty shades. Whew it was a hot and sunny day.

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GOD Bless America!!!!