How to Be Humble

Saturday, December 31, 2016


Have you ever been around people who have horrible attitudes, people who are arrogant or just plain shitty?

Are you that person?

Are you humble or arrogant?

When someone thinks they are better than others, you know what happens... you become self objective, you climb this hill and keep on climbing until you reach the top. Once you're in your prime, you fall down, way down...

How does this happen?
On your way to the top, you were selfish, self absorbed, you were an asshole. Your ego is inflated, you walk around like everyone should bow down to you. With the law attraction in your favor, you're surrounded by the energy you put out. You're going to attract other individuals and situations who are your mirror. A bunch of arrogant, ego driven people in your circle, and one of those people will

1) Be smarter than you
2) Be stronger than you

Then one day way down the road you find that one person or person(s) that will burst your bubble and you come tumbling down that hill faster than you can ever imagine. Something will happen where you are humiliated, broken down, and alone and your tumble down the hill will be your personal hell. One day you'll no longer be embarrassed for being an egomaniac, and that tumble down the hill will make you humble.

There is a light at the end of the tunnel:
After your long embarrassing very public tumble down your personal hell, you will come out a more humble YOU! Nothing positive comes out of being arrogant. Everyone around you is your equal, doesn't matter if you are strong, beautiful, handsome, drive a DMW or are have fancy sneakers. All this is superficial. No one really cares. Whatever you do, do it for yourself. No one was put on Earth for you to belittle over something that never matters. No matter where you go in life there will be someone who is smarter, richer, wealthier, fancier, more talented than you... and THAT'S OKAY!


You're one little speck in this world. You want to know how small you are... Go to the beach, when no one is there. Let the waves come to you. You'll see the proof that you're a tiny little speck on this Earth.

Be authentic, that's the only way you're going to be 100% happy.


Freebie Alert: Barbie/12" Fashion Doll Long Circle Skirt

Tuesday, December 20, 2016


Hey everyone, I hope everyone is doing well today. Today I wanted to share another freebie. Today's freebie is a long circle skirt with a waist band. This skirt is very similar to the other circle skirt I posted on the blog, but it's longer.

I hope you enjoy.

Look out for the YouTube video that will accompany this pattern!


You will need:
1) Scissors
2) Woven Fabric
3) Velcro
4) Needle and Thread or Sewing Machine.

Stitches you will need:
1) Straight Stitch
2) Zig-Zag Stitch

Printing:
1) 8X10 Print
2) The line on the paper should be 1" long to fit 12" Fashion doll or Barbie

Freebie Alert: Ken/ 12" Doll Pants, Sewing Pattern

Monday, December 19, 2016

Hey everyone. Today I wanted to share another freebie. Today I'm sharing a basic, yet very versatile pattern for Ken (Barbie's Boyfriend.) This pattern works for any doll his size.

I can't wait to make a video on YouTube to accompany this pattern. So many colors and designs can be used!

You will need:
1) Scissors
2) Woven Fabric
3) Needle and Thread or Sewing Machine.

Stitches you will need:
1) Straight Stitch
2) Zig-Zag Stitch

Printing:
1) 8X10 Print
2) The line on the paper should be 1" long to fit 12" Fashion doll or Ken

5 Days of Thrifted Holiday Outfit Ideas: Day 5

Today concludes the 5 Days of Thrifted Holiday Outfit Ideas. I made this a 5 days series because I wanted to show you guys that your holiday outfit doesn't need to cost so much. Each of these outfits were beautiful and can be accessorized with beautiful jewelry or a coat. Imagine the shoes you can buy when you save so much  money on your outfit!

Todays outfit is another "no name" like yesterday. It had a name, but the tag was cut off. That didn't stop me from buying it. This dress was $12, and although it's missing a belt, I'm pretty sure I have a belt that I can use for it.







Printing Directions for Free Barbie Sewing Patterns

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Hey everyone. I hope everyone is doing well.

As you guys may know I've been uploading free Barbie sewing patterns on the blog, but I failed to upload directions on how to get it from my blog to your computer.



So the directions are as follows:

1) Save the image, full size on to your computer
2) Right click on the image where the picture is located and click print. 
3) Print the JPEG as an 8X10 (regular size paper)
4) There is a line on the file which should equal to an inch. 

I hope you guys have a great day, and a great holiday season. 

5 Days of Thrifted Holiday Outfit Ideas: Day 4

Today's outfit was only $10!





How to Become a Fashion Designer for Little to No Cost

If I can go back, I honestly wouldn't have went to school for Fashion Design and Merchandising. Looking back, I could have taught myself...Maybe I'm saying that because I already graduated, or maybe because these student loans are killing me. I had to spend a lot of money before I realized... Hey... I can probably do this for free or little cost.

I know a lot of people are opposed to Craiglist.org or Freecycle, but honestly it's a life saver.

On craigslist you can browse around the free section, people are giving away desks, computers, sewing machines and yes...fabric...

Are you looking for something specific? Freecycle.org is amazing.

On freecycle you can post exactly what you need once a month. People who have the items don't want to throw them out, so they are sent to a good home... Yours!

I had a huge project due, couldn't afford the fabric for my course in school. I posted that I needed fabric for this, and I got 3 people to respond. I received enough fabric to last a year. I had to make three trips to fill up my car with this fabric.

The lady who gave me the fabric, emailed me a month later asked if I wanted a sewing machine, and a camera that she was getting rid of.

I was set for the entire year, and I couldn't have been more appreciative.

Looking to learn for free? YouTube... YES, YOUTUBE! It's a world of know. You can learn everything you need to. From basic sewing to advanced sewing, its all there.

Tutorial blogs, Pinterest, and google! The world is at your fingertips, learning doesn't have to cost $60,000.

I started off with stuff I got for free, and it made me appreciate all the things I have now.

5 Days of Thrifted Holiday Outfit Ideas: Day 3

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Today is day three of " 5 Days of Thrifted Holiday Outfit Ideas. Today's outfit is below:







This outfit is my favorite. It was $15! It's another "Forever 21" dress, and its just beautiful. The stitching on it was so pretty. It has a zipper in the back but it also stretches. 

5 Days of Thrifted Holiday Outfit Ideas: Day 2

Friday, December 16, 2016

Welcome to day 2 of the "5 Days of Thrifted Holiday Outfit ideas." Today's outfit is this beauty:





This outfit is from "Forever 21." It was only $12. This is a woven dress, so it doesn't stretch. 

Fashion Design: The Reality

Before you go to school, you go in to talk to a counselor and you're going to be promised bells and whistles like:

1) Your internship is going to be amazing, work along other fashion designers.
2) You're going to find a job, and we're going to help you when you graduate.
3) You'll have a network of people to help you start your career when you graduate.
4) We will teach you everything you need to know about the fashion industry.

No offense to the schools out there, but can you be any more wrong???

In my honest opinion, I've learned more on my own, than in school. With that said here is the reality:

1) Your internship is going to suck, and you probably will be a cashier helping a boutique that doesn't even have clothes yet. You can offer to make clothes for it, but the owner of the shop isn't even there to ask, she's working her other job to keep that store open.

2) I graduated in 2011, I have yet to find a job in the fashion industry. The school didn't help me at all. Right now I'm a CNA, before this I was stuck with a reception job. I have used the money from working to get the materials I need to start my own business.

3) You will graduate and you'll be on your own. The network at your school doesn't want to be bothered with you, and you're stuck listening to their voice on their voice mail. Why leave a message, they wont answer anyways. You're better off making your own circle of friends using Social Networking, with people who have similar interests, even better those you graduated with.

4) No, you wont learn everything you need to know. It's impossible. The school will teach you the basics, you need to teach yourself the rest. In my honest opinion, you learn about 60% in school. The rest is on you, especially if you want to be something in this business.

It can take YEARS, and I mean 5+ years to be recognized for the things you do. Your friends and family probably wont take your dreams seriously, and consider them a hobby. Don't get discouraged, my own family does it to me too, including my fiance. It's not that they don't care, it's just that they don't understand what you're trying to do.

I work my day job, and work an additional 8+ hours at home, sewing, social networking, eBay, Etsy, and more. Finishing your garment is just half the battle, trying to market it is way more harder.

Be careful with those around you. I worked with a girl before I graduated, we completed a few fashion shows, won first place, and guess what...She stole my designs, stole the final garments, claimed them as their own. She didn't even say I did everything, or we worked together or that she even knew me.  She just stood there saying "ohh I like that zipper," "another button will be cool." She never learned how to sew in school, she had people do it for her. I don't know how she graduated. Come to find out she moved out of state, ripped my designs at the seams, made new patterns out of them, and her and her sister now have a failed boutique that didn't make it past the first month. She even refused to give me the photographs of us at the fashion shows, It's like I never existed there. 

Just think about what you're doing. Every move should be calculated, and every person should be trusted. It's a long journey, prepared to get hurt, clean up the mess and do it better next time.

Freebie Alert: Barbie/12" Fashion Doll Skinny/Lounge Pants

Thursday, December 15, 2016


Hey everyone. I hope all is well. Todays free pattern is a skinny/lounge pants for your Barbie doll or any fashion doll who is 12 inches tall.

You can use knit fabric which wont require a closure like velcro or a snap, or you can use woven fabric which doesn't stretch but it does require a closure. I cannot wait to record a sew along video on my YouTube channel.

You will need:
1) Scissors
2) Woven Fabric
3) Velcro
4) Needle and Thread or Sewing Machine.

Stitches you will need:
1) Straight Stitch
2) Zig-Zag Stitch

Printing:
1) 8X10 Print
2) The line on the paper should be 1" long to fit 12" Fashion doll or Barbie

5 Days of Thrifted Holiday Outfit Ideas: Day 1

Hey everyone, I hope everyone is doing well. Today I will be starting off a 5 day "trend." I will showcase 5 outfits that were thrifted, under $15 from Platos Closet and a consignment shop here in the area called "Uptown Consignment." No need to spend a fortune on an outfit for your holiday party when you can spend under $15 and be stylish. Best thing about these outfits is that they are all name brand.

I hope you guys enjoy my under $15 finds! Day one is this beautiful dress:






This dress was only $4.00 from Platos Closet. It's knit, and it stretches to hug the body. The brand is "Xhiliration" 

Freebie Alert: Barbie/12" Fashion Doll Top/Bodice for Dresses or PantSuits

Wednesday, December 14, 2016



Hey everyone, today's freebie is a cute bodice that can be used in so many ways. You can use this on its own as a top, or you can use it to finish off a dress or a jump suit for Barbie or your 12" fashion doll. I cannot wait to do a bunch of sew alongs on YouTube showing you how versitile this mini garment is.

You will need:
1) Scissors
2) Woven Fabric
3) Needle and Thread or Sewing Machine.

Stitches you will need:
1) Straight Stitch
2) Zig-Zag Stitch

Printing:
1) 8X10 Print
2) The line on the paper should be 1" long to fit 12" Fashion doll or Barbie

Freebie Alert: Barbie/12" Fashion Doll Circle Skirt with Waistband

Tuesday, December 13, 2016



Hey everyone, I hope everyone is doing good. Today I will giving this cute little circle skirt freebie for Barbie that I will be doing a sew- along on YouTube with. I hope you guys enjoy it. If you create this skirt I would love to see it! Tag me on social media with your beautiful designs.

You will need:
1) Scissors
2) Woven Fabric
3) Needle and Thread or Sewing Machine.

Stitches you will need:
1) Straight Stitch
2) Zig-Zag Stitch

Printing:
1) 8X10 Print
2) The line on the paper should be 1" long to fit 12" Fashion doll or Barbie

Freebie Alert: Barbie/12" Fashion Doll Underwear/Panty

Monday, December 12, 2016


Hey everyone I hope all is well. Today I'm on a roll. I really wanted to get these fashion doll sewing patterns up on the blog so that we can sew along on YouTube. This pattern requires KNIT fabric (Stretchy.)

You will need:
1) Scissors
2) Woven Fabric
3) Needle and Thread or Sewing Machine.

Stitches you will need:
1) Straight Stitch
2) Zig-Zag Stitch

Printing:
1) 8X10 Print
2) The line on the paper should be 1" long to fit 12" Fashion doll or Barbie

Freebie Alert: Barbie/12" Fashion Doll Wideleg "Boyfriend" Pants


Hey everyone, I hope everyone is doing well. Today I wanted to share a free pattern that I will be making videos for. Today's pattern is a wide leg pant that is ADORABLE!


These pants can be as wide as you like. You would make these pants out of woven fabric (fabric that doesn't stretch.)

You will need:
1) Scissors
2) Woven Fabric
3) Velcro
4) Needle and Thread or Sewing Machine.

Stitches you will need:
1) Straight Stitch
2) Zig-Zag Stitch

Printing:
1) 8X10 Print
2) The line on the paper should be 1" long to fit 12" Fashion doll or Barbie


Fashion Design: Working for Someone Else First

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Hey everyone. I hope all is well. Today I wanted to write about why you should work for someone else before you branch off and start your own fashion line.

Before I graduated college I had to choose a couple places to intern so I can actually finish. I knew I wanted to own a boutique and I knew I had a love of photography. It was easy to choose an internship at a boutique and a photography studio.

To be honest, the boutique I interned at was the most horrible experience I've ever had in a job environment.  In the beginning, I was hidden in the back while the owner requested alterations and outfits that she needed out front. I had no idea that I was designing for a boutique, and not getting credit for it. I had no clue what I was doing, and I just did what she said. Then, all of a sudden she went on vacation and I opened and closed the boutique, took care of customers and ran an entire business myself, and I had no clue what I was doing. I had NO IDEA that she wasn't supposed to leave me alone, so I never mentioned it to my college advisor. The owner and I had several arguments in the end because she refused to sign my internship hour slip, and it was just bad. I won't get into specifics, but I learned how to NOT run a business because of everything I went through.

That lead me to intern at one of my favorites places. I interned at a photography studio. I already knew about photography and how to operate a DSLR camera so I became the photographers assistant. I went to so many new places, that not many people know about. I learned new ways on how to edit photographs, and because I interned there I started my first blog.

I worked at a consignment store, it was a great store where I learned the value of designer clothing. I held thousand dollars bags in my hand, learned the texture and put price values on it. I learned the love people had for these precious items that they saved up all their money for. I learned the POS cash register system, and I learned how to speak to customers, which eventually became my family.

When you work for different places, you learn the way of the business. You have chances to make mistakes and be forgiven for it.  If you have your own business, and you make a mistake, it may be a mistake you cannot afford to start over. When you're working for someone you're most likely getting paid in college credits or by the hour so you have time to take it easy and learn it the right way.

I hope my post was able to help you out in your fashion design journey.