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catscharm74
True Blue Farmgirl

4687 Posts

Heather
Texas
USA
4687 Posts

Posted - Jul 22 2016 :  7:58:58 PM  Show Profile  Send catscharm74 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
So as I am cleaning along in my home, it's been put upon my heart to donate all of my fancy clothes. I am keeping just 1 winter dress and 1 summer dress, that could be used for fancy occasions, which are rare for me. I have 1 pair of kitten heels. The rest is all being donated. I had someone asking on my FB page for items for the local crisis center, so off this will all go. I have 3 large bags. I read about something about being compelled in one of Jen Hatmaker's book (I can't remember which) where they were at a church I believe and they were asked to give something to help and they gave them their brand new boots, right off their feet..sorry bad simplifying of a beautiful story. :)

It is so freeing to look in my closet and see progress and see simplicity. I don't have to think about what I am choosing to wear, just go with it.

Again, Rachel Ashwell also has influenced me. I keep this posting and look at it weekly to be inspired...

http://www.shabbychic.com/blog/genuine-luster/

I am also working on coming up with a simple, cotton dress pattern. I have been working on this for almost 6 months. I want something that can stand up to the Texas heat and can be cute with boots or flip flops and it must have pockets. :)

And it just feels dang good!!!


Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

1167 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
1167 Posts

Posted - Jul 23 2016 :  04:57:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good for you! I know that I have stuff that I'm keeping "just in case" and have probably outgrown.

Farmgirl Sister #6754
Doxie Mom - Everyone loves a Weiner!

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

4425 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
4425 Posts

Posted - Jul 23 2016 :  05:42:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What a big step you made, Heather! I know how freeing it can be when you make up your mind to change things up for a new pathway. Let us know if you come up with that dress pattern for everyday wear too. I could use that idea for down here in steamy Florida. What an awful summer we have had with temps above normal for the past 20 days and sporadic rain.

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
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catscharm74
True Blue Farmgirl

4687 Posts

Heather
Texas
USA
4687 Posts

Posted - Jul 23 2016 :  06:43:40 AM  Show Profile  Send catscharm74 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Winnie-I am not a seamstress in anyway but I am working on it. I have searched and searched and the problem is, I am a girl with curves. Straight cut dresses, especially across the bust and hips do not work for me. The A-lines make me feel like a tent. Trying to figure out how to put some easement in without making it balloon. I will figure it out!!!


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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

4681 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
4681 Posts

Posted - Jul 23 2016 :  08:10:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Heather if your area gets PBS Channel 13 out of Dallas they have a sewing show on Sat mornings about sewing and fitting clothes. I watch it occasionally even though I no longer sew for myself.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.
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ceridwen
True Blue Farmgirl

735 Posts

Carole
Northeast New York
USA
735 Posts

Posted - Jul 23 2016 :  08:26:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I read you Heather! De stashing, de clothing etc ... you name it just feels great to get it out. Let someone else make use of it. To me, it's stagnant energy that has just been liberated! lol

Carole
Farmgirl Sister 3610 - Nov 7/2011
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http://www.fibrejunction.com
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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3079 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3079 Posts

Posted - Jul 23 2016 :  08:50:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Try to find a pattern with princess seams. They curve right over the breasts and are very flattering.

Marie, Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.
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Quiltwright
True Blue Farmgirl

185 Posts

Cristy
Lake Havasu AZ
USA
185 Posts

Posted - Jul 26 2016 :  8:28:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Silhouette patterns are sized and fit by cup size. Peggy Sagers has show Fit to Stitch using them. They work well for me.

Enjoying the day!
Cristy
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13365 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13365 Posts

Posted - Aug 05 2016 :  2:46:25 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I've been giving a lot of clothes and other items to any one of our local thrift stores. Just keep going through stuff.
When my daughter was here in June, she helped my get a LOT of clothing, both mine and hubbies, including shoes, together and we hauled them to the thrift.
I don't need fancy stuff either, Heather!
CJ

..from the barefoot farmgirl in SW Colorado...sister chick #665.
2010 Farmgirl Sister of the Year
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from my hubby - www.aspenforge.blogspot.com
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