Monday, April 18, 2016

Saturday was my 50th Birthday and I wore my Birthday Blazer!

Yup, I'm officially part of the 50 club! OOOMMMGGGG!! My daughter Mori and my sister gave be the best-est Birthday Dinner ever. I had family and friends to help me celebrate this special day and we all had a blast. My niece Mia was my part-time photographer, she was missing in action for some shots.

Now to look the part I made myself this McCall's M7016 blazer. Of course I had to hack it into something special for my special day. I knew that whatever I was going to make I was going to use an Ankara print from my stash and I also knew I wanted to make a blazer or a duster. I used view A for the top and for the bottom I made a high low peplum. I used the skirt bottom for View C as the base and just extended the point as far as I could on my fabric.

I had to measure the top of the peplum and make the circle wide enough to fit around the bottom of the blazer with a little opening in the front. I was not able to cut it on the fold because I had to open my fabric the full 60 inches. I cut two pieces for the outside and two pieces for the lining which would be showing, when the blazer is worn. This was a super easy pattern and hack because after all I needed something easy.........as always I waited until the last minute to make something. [I did not get one single shot of the back UGH!!!]
Now it's PARTY TIME!! Please meet my family and friends.
I had a great Birthday Yesterday! My sister Cap stopped by in the morning to give me a cup of hot tea and a Owl ‪#‎alexandani‬ bracelet! Then she got my eyebrows did! I ran into an old friend  in the mall when I went to get a pair of jeans. Then Mori came by to get dressed and whisked me of to my birthday dinner at ‪#‎Relish‬.  I met up with all my peeps, childhood friends  who traveled to be here for my special day, old school friends, work friends, books club friends and friends that became friends from other friends! Thank you all. Most of all I want to thank Mori  and my sister Cap for putting this together for me. 


All my cards, I read some funny stuff, these cards are great!!!
 Love you guys!
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  1. YEP...totally fifty AND FABULOUS! Happy Birthday Michelle and welcome to the fifties!

    Love your blazer and love how it coordinates with that beautiful cake!

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    1. Thanks Sue! And guess what the coordination was not on purpose, I didn't see the cake until they brought it out.

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  2. I turned 50 this year too! (In January.) Happy Birthday!

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  3. Happy Birthday..You look amazing and that blazer is fiyah! Love the headwrap also!

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    1. Thank you I was trying to do a little somethin!

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  4. Happy Birthday, Michelle! You're looking really good! Fifty and beyond will be the best there is, so ENJOY!!!!

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  5. That top is beautiful, the fabric Wow! I totally love Morís caftán or dress did you make that? Thank you for sharing those lovely pictures and Happy Birthaday!

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    1. Thanks Ines and yes I made Mori's dress as well.

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    2. Really?! I love it! Have you posted about it? I will look, b/c I seriously want to copy it! Sorry ;) it's just great. If you havent posted about it , would you mind? Thanks !

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  6. Wowza what a party! Great birthday jacket. Looks like a celebration well done. Wouldn't expect any less.

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  7. Congrats on turning 50! Now that's the way to celebrate a new decade! And Happy Belated Birthday!

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  8. That was a great party. Happy birthday

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  9. Oh Michelle, I enjoyed this post so much! You look so beautiful and happy! Your sister and Mori did a FANTASTIC job on your Fabulous Fifty Dinner. The pictures are amazing and your family and friends are all so beautiful. Happy 50th Birthday, again gorgeous lady! I'm so happy that I get to be part of this sewing community and meet incredibly amazing seamstresses like you. Thank you for sharing your talent and inspiring me to no end.

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    1. Anita, thanks so much for your kindness! You're right we are all a bunch of talented peeps that are amazing in our own ways!

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  10. OMG Michelle! How did I miss this… Happy belated birthday and you are definitely rocking fifty my friend! FABULOUS never look so good!

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    1. Gurl I don't know how u=you missed this!!!! But thank you so much!

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