Saturday, May 24, 2014

What I'm Wearing | Magazine Feature and I'm a Cover Girl!

For the month of June 2014, my local magazine - Hoover's Magazine did a feature story on me and put me on the cover!  Notice I'm wearing Vogue 1387.  I was so honored to be featured.  Sometimes while you're just "living", somebody else is thinking that you're awesome!
Wearing: Vogue 8977
Sure, I enjoy what I do -- it keeps me sane and it's cheaper than couch visits!  But it really is cool that people dig it!  When it's simply, just what I do to do me!
Wearing: Butterick 4974
In the article, we discussed how I got into sewing, how I left the corporate world and what's next.  
For years, people have asked do I sell?  Am I a seamstress-for-hire?  And even though I tried the seamstress thing a few years ago and it just didn't feel like "ME", right now the possibilities are about to be endless!  Thursday was my youngest daughter's last day of school.  Friday morning, she became a "Rising High School Senior -- Class of 2015".  And my darling Isabella will be 3 years old and in pre-school.  Next year, I'll officially be an empty-neester.  My time is about to open up like never before!  So, we'll see what's on my new career horizons!

68 comments:

  1. Congratulations! I love the feature -- and, might I add, well-deserved. I'm a long term follower of your blog and your ability to sew (and also style the clothes you make) is impressive!

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  2. You don't just make great-looking clothing, you make great-looking clothing that is perfect for YOU. That's a whole other talent.

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  3. I humbly disagree. You are being and making awesome everyday!

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  4. Congratulations! You look beautiful as always! I will be interested to see what you do with your extra time:)

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  5. 5 back handspirngs!!! Woot Woot!!!! You are soooooooo deserving! I am so excited for you! Feels like a friend of mine just scored! I just love the sewing community!!!!

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  6. Awesome and Congratulations!!!! A well a deserved honor, Erica, all of your garments are gorgeous as usual. 3 SNAPS!!!

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  7. Congrats! So happy for you! I will be following your journey here as you develop your future goals. You have my support.

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    1. Thanks so much Kelroc! That means a LOT!

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  8. Congrats again on the feature! So exciting!!!

    Congrats also on reaching emptynesthood :) my youngest is going into high school and I keep reminding them that in 2018 I'm out! ;-)

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    1. Thanks Nakisha! I'm going to be on an emotional rollercoaster for the next year! LOL

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  9. Congratulations. What an honour, and well deserved. Beautiful pics too. Are they all from your blog or did they shoot them? And how did you/ they pic what garments to feature?! :-)

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    1. Thanks sewmanju! They shot the photos. The editor said that she's a blog reader and loved everything and told me to pick. I just grabbed a few recently made options. And good thing because it was about 85 degrees that day!

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  10. That is so cool!

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    1. It really is! Thanks Lisa!

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  11. Yes, congratulations Erica! What an important honor. It's a joy following your blog and seeing all your wonderful creations. Now many, many other people will get to see and know you. .

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  12. Congratulations! You make great clothes! What an experience to appear in a magazine!! I love to read your blog and I wish I could sew clothes for me as you do.

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  13. If you do some kind of design or pattern design venture next, you can count me as a customer. I wanna be like Erica!!!

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    1. LOL! That is so flattering! Thanks Julie!

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  14. Congratulations Erica, that was well deserving! I love the photos that were used. I can't wait to see what you will be venturing to next.

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  15. That is quite the opportunity! You look fabulous.

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  16. That's so fabulous and well deserved!

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  17. Wow Awesome way to go girly, CONGRATULATIONS YOU DESERVE IT !!!!!!!!!

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  18. Very well deserved! You looked beautiful as always.

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  19. Congratulations Erica! I agree it's well deserved because just being a mom is hard work, but adding sewing and blogging on a regular basis is truly a task! You've mastered it and made it work for you! I see your your next phase as nothing short of phenomenal as well!

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  20. Congratulations, Erica! I have been a follower of your blog from the days when you posted pages regarding crocheting! Miss your crocheting projects. Your zig-zag skirt and white lace dress were outstanding! I do enjoy your focus on sewing and fashion. Over the years, you have definitely become my sewing idol. Again, congratulations!

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  21. Congrats Erika! Well deserved! You are truly an inspiration!

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  22. This is so awesome and very inspiring.. Congratulations and you look fabulous. Can't wait to see what's next for you. :)

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  23. Congratulations, a very worthy cover girl, all the photos look amazing. Best of luck with the new directions your life will take you...

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  24. Congratulations, so totally awesome! I been following your blog for quite some time. You're use of color and style has inspired me in my sewing.

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  25. I too am a long time follower, congrats on your magazine piece! You are top notch in every single outfit you post, truly inspirational!

    Your work is a constant reminder to take my time, follow the directions, and start with the basics. In time, I hope I can make pieces that look half as professionally done as yours!

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  26. Congratulations. Would it be possible for you to show us the rest of the actual article?

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    1. I'm uncertain about copyright violations. But they eventually put the issue online. I'll update when they do! Thanks Body Design!

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  27. Erica Congratulations!!!!! I'm so proud of you. I have been a true fan of your blog and totally deserve it!!!! And you look amazing!!!

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  28. Congratulations Erica! The photos are fantastic. I'm looking forward to seeing what's next for you.

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  29. Congrats much deserved :)

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    1. Thanks Dayum Renegade!

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  30. Wow Congrats Erica. That is such a wonderful thing to happen. Your blog was one of the firsts I started reading and over the years it has been my source of inspiration. I am sure your husband and kids are so proud of you.

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  31. Outstanding, Erica! Congrats.

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  32. OMG!!! Yes, Congrats.. You deserve it.. Class and Style..

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