Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Going Natural and McCall 6554

For sometime now I have been having issues with my hair due to all the stress and changes in my life whether it was work or dealing with the situation concerning my mother.  I even went to a dermatologist and it helped a little but then my hair would break off in other spots that were not treated.  A couple of months ago on a Wednesday night I came home and decided to cut all of my hair off.  I went into the bathroom and took a pair of scissors to it.  I then called my hairdresser up afterwards and let her know what I did.  Let's just say the conversation was very interesting.

I am now 2 months in and I'm liking the natural look.  I just wish my fro was bigger, but I'm glad to report that  it is now healthy and looks a lot better.  Time will tell (between December and February) if going natural solved my problem.  My hair tends to break-off during those months. 



In sewing news I have wanted a maxi skirt for a long time and have had this fabric sitting for a few months now.  I contemplated making a maxi dress out of it, but I wanted a solid cream at the top and the stripes at the bottom.  I could not find a solid cream to match close enough so I decided to make it a skirt.  The pattern I used was McCall 6654




I think quite a few people have used this pattern in blogland. 



It is literally three pieces (front, back and waistband) and the easist of skirts to put together.  I had mine sown up in a little over an hour, if that.  I paired with with a tank top and shear tank top to go over the top which I purchased from Body Central. 


 I plan on trying to draft a copy of this tank because I like it so much.

13 comments:

Adelaide B said...

I like the hair and the skirt. Both are very flattering.

Tee said...

I love your skirt and your hair! I've been natural for 12 years now and my hair was and is still beautiful!!!! I do like natural better...no more relaxers for me babe!

Kelli said...

Good for you cutting your hair...Coco Channel said that a woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.

Natural hair brings a different set of challenges but it's a fun trip.

The skirt/tops combo is very cute, very flattering. ~ksp

Faye Lewis said...

Andrea your hair looks fantastic. I also love the outfit and you look great in it too.

Elaray said...

Love your hair. Look into Carol's Daughter hair products. Many are made for natural hair and they smell great!

Sewtellme said...

I love this outfit and you look beautiful

DD said...

That hair cut looks great on you!! I went natural a few years ago (4). I love it!! Also nice skirt, cute tank. I've been meaning to make that one along with the other gazillion patterns!!LOL!!

Susan said...

Great skirt! Congrats on going natural. I'm transition right now and am a little over 13 months post relaxer. I am planning on being a long-term transitioner in order to have a bigger fro. LOL. Who knows though - I may jump all in too. Bravo!

Candice said...

You look AMAZING! I love this look on you.

Myra said...

I love this outfit on you, it's just too cute! The hair...is FABULOUS! There are a lot of us natural ladies out there now. Enjoy your new freedom!

Adrienne said...

You look wonderful!!!

Judi Pinkham said...

Your skirt is pretty and it looks very nice with the top!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

I love this outfit! I would never have thought to pair a voluminous top with a maxi skirt, but they looks so great together.

I love the hair! The short length is really flattering to your face shape. I know the grass is always greener, but I am always so jealous of people with curly hair!

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