We are moving right along with the Sunday Lately series to week 5. If you are new to Sunday Lately, it is a weekly series for the Blogger Tribe featuring three prompts to get us writing and sharing our stories from the past week. Each blogger can interpret these topics however they choose in their post. Then we all link back to Katy to share with each other. This week we are talking about quoting, signing, and thanking.


This past week I have been doing a bit of price quoting for alterations and custom gowns. I have a few alterations to finish up this weekend for a client going on a cruise next week. Talk about jealous of getting out of this cold weather! Then, of course, prom season is upon us and I am here for it. I have the most amazing custom prom dress coming up. Unfortunately, I won’t be sharing it with you until April, when her prom is. Sorry, it’s a secret! I will tell you there will be custom dyeing involved though.


I really didn’t do any signing this week. With the Polar Vortex storm that hit the midwest, I haven’t left the house much this week. I honestly have had trouble finding the motivation to do much of anything all week.  It is so bad, that I cut out two different projects for the PR sewing bee and I didn’t start one until the day before the deadline. Needless to say, that was a terrible idea and I didn’t finish it. So, I dropped out of round two. Fail!  I need to finish that dress this week before it sits too long and becomes part of the UFO pile.


I want to give a big thank you to all the Indie pattern designers who really listened to what the plus size community was saying. Thank you for acknowledging your missteps in responding to us and recognizing where you need to do better. Read more about them by clicking on their Instagram posts below.

Grainline Studios

Closet Case Patterns

By Hand London

Papercut Patterns

I also want to thank Bridgette Raes for her timely post on curvy body double standards.  If you don’t know who Bridgette is, she is a published author and public speaker on style and image. She really doesn’t have anything to do with the sewing community but her post this week really hit it on the mark for all the discussions that were going on last week on Instagram. She talks about her experience being told her curvy body was too much and she needed to tone it down. This article is beautifully written and I encourage everyone to read it.


Check out the FB Blogger Tribe group for a list of future Sunday Lately topics. I hope you will join us! What are you quoting, signing, and thanking this week?



  1. We’re not polar vortexing down here, but I feel ya on the not leaving the house. I think it’s just that time of year.
    And I’m jealous of your business making prom dresses. I’m slowly getting things going on some really fun Mommy and Me outfits, but would love to have an extravagant gown or two to work on too!

    1. You know, I don’t have anywhere to wear extravagant gowns either so I will take any chance I can get to make something so fun.

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