Sunday, November 15, 2015

Sunday's Best: Week 4

 "........she is clothed in fine linen and purple."  
                                                          Proverbs 31:22

Its week 4 of Sunday's Best and I'm proud of myself for consistency and this purple dress.  It has me feeling myself! feeling myself! feeling myself!  I think like many women, I absolutely love the color purple.  So when I found this purple stretch knit fabric on my fabric trip to Chicago last month I couldn't resist it.  Especially at $3.99 a yard!  When it comes to selecting fabric my eyes are immediately attracted to color, my hands to the weight and feel of the fabric and my wallet to the price tag.  All in that exact order and then comes the vision for what I will make with it.  I am praying and faithfully waiting for the day that my wallet can afford luxury fabric but thankfully, gone are the days where I use cheap fabric to sew my garments with. 

Immediately I knew what I wanted to make. I have been dreaming of making a simple bodycon dress for a long time.  One that is form fitting and flattering but isn't too tight. I've been working on how to sew with knits for the last couple of weeks. Starting with a couple of fitted knit skirts and a crop top which ended with the idea for this dress. The fabric is soft. It almost has the feel of a pajama knit fabric.  I plan on being able to wear it to work with tights throughout the rest of the fall and winter season.

Now I need to say this before I go on.  This is the first week since starting Sunday's Best that i'm feeling myself.  I mean like i'm feeling more confident in who I am in Christ Jesus.  Maybe its because I am wearing the color purple or maybe because despite how I feel on the inside I keep stretching myself to keep moving forward with what God has placed on my heart to do.  I just know that the more I keep reaching forward the more I find myself releasing a piece of my past. As a matter of fact as I am writing this I am feeling a sigh of relief and release in my spirit.  I'm feeling freer and bolder.

The whole modeling thing is getting a little bit easier as well.  Especially when your photographer is your 10 year old daughter.  Not only does she have the gift of dance but photography is also something that she has been flirting with and I think she's pretty good at it. 

As you can see from the pictures I was having a lot of fun with it!!!!

My kids even got in on the posing fun for this post! They wanted me to take action shots of them jumping off the top of the deck stairs. 

So I think this week I want to close this post with a question. Is there something that is keeping you from chasing after your dreams or stopping you from living your life the way you dream about it?  If so I want to invite you to be a part of the challenge this week and think about what it is and start figuring out what are the obstacles that keep you from moving forward.  

As always Be blessed and comments, questions and prayers are always welcome!