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DIY – “CASUAL WOMAN” Collection – Piece 9

Happy Wednesday everyone!

I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend and Resurrection Sunday. Unfortunately, mine didn’t turn out the way I had planned. My husband ended up in the ER for seizures on Sunday just before dinner. He was discharged early the next morning and ended up back there that evening, then discharged again. After seeing a Neurologist on Tuesday, I learned that the seizures are a side effect of the tumor. A few medications were changed and he’s resting well at home. This round of seizures have affected him differently than in the past. He’s not talking much and stares to the right most of the time.

Through it all I continue to stand in my faith, knowing that God is in control. My husband doesn’t look well, but I refuse to lose hope. As long as he’s breathing I will continue to believe God for his healing. God always has the final word. Therefore, I stand by my man with a steadfast faith and carry on.

DIY – “CASUAL WOMAN” Collection – Piece 9

I had originally planned on showing two pieces today, but since my husband came home I just haven’t had much time to sew. Also, I wanted to add three additional items to the Collection after this piece. However, due to limited time, I’ll be adding only one more piece next week and then closing the Collection. I plan to sew other Collections in the future. For now, I’ll continue sewing only as time allows.

DIY – “CASUAL WOMAN” Collection – Piece 9

I added this basic t-shirt to the Collection because every casual wardrobe needs one. I used New Look 6458, which is the same pattern I used in my Beginner’s Sewing Course HERE. I love this pattern, first because it’s easy enough to be sewn up in about an hour with no instructions. I also love it because of the longer length. I used a thin jersey from my stash that I picked up from the Michael Levine Loft over a year ago. Here are FABRIC OPTIONS. I paired it with Piece #6 from the Collection, the leggings. I don’t usually wear leggings out in public without a long shirt, but I feel comfortable with the coverage this t-shirt provides.

DIY – “CASUAL WOMAN” Collection – Piece 9


Click on the links below if you’ve missed the other pieces in the Collection. Also, make sure you check back next week because I’ll show you how I mix and match all the pieces to create more outfits. If you want to play along, see how many outfits you come up with. It should be fun. Who knows? Someone may come up with an outfit that I miss.

DIY – “CASUAL WOMAN” Collection – Piece 9

Thanks for stopping by!

Remember: When you live in your DESIGN, it is from there that God SHINES!


DIY – “CASUAL WOMAN” Collection – Piece 9

Anita Morris

Anita is the Author of STEP Into It, Overcoming Trials That Lead To Purpose. She is also an Online Sewing Instructor for beginner sewists. She is passionate about helping women to step into their purpose by walking in the calling on their lives. She hosts a popular YouTube channel where she helps women to become confident in their sewing skills.

This Post Has 85 Comments

  1. Norah

    Anita you so inspirational to a person & reassuring when you on You tube. You make it all seems simple & one’s fears of sewing disappears. I’m very happy I came across your sewing tutorials & hope to tackle all you tips & guides at hand. Thank You again.

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  3. Lisa

    Anita just want you to know I am praying for you and Cemo.You are such a beautiful person and your love for God just shines through. Thank you for sharing your journey with us.

  4. Vanessa

    Ms. Anita, I love your Bold T-shirt on your Instagram. It speaks volumes! At 55 years young, I can finally walk in my own essence and love every bit of my being! A long time coming and so rewarding.

    1. Anita Morris

      Yeeesss! Vanessa, yes! Walk in your essence lovely lady! I love it!

  5. Danette Hutchenson

    Good evening Miss Anita, thank you for sharing your time with us doing your blog and the sewing tutorials. I have started the Basic Sewing lessons,Circle Skirt….I actually watched all the lessons on you tube and now am beginning to sew them. I will send a picture as you asked when I have just the right styling. God bless you as you stand in faith with your husband….

    1. Anita Morris

      Hi Danette! Yaaay! Welcome to the sewing community! I’m so glad to hear that you are taking the sewing course. I wish you the absolute best in your new journey. I can’t wait to see your finished project.

  6. Gena Harakal

    Good Saturday to you, Anita. Emily Hallman mentioned you in her last blog post and as a 3rd Generation Seamstress and a Catholic I am compelled to follow you. Your Casual Collection is exceptional. So too is your love and devotion to your precious Cecil. God has blessed you in many ways and will continue to bless and guide you throughout your lifetime. I will pray for you and your husband as you meet these new challenges. May tomorrow be a better day. Peace be with you.

    1. Anita Morris

      Hi Gena! Thank you so much for visiting and following me. It’s always nice to meet a new sew sister who is also a sister in Christ. Thank you for your prayers for my husband.

  7. Sherell

    I will be praying for and with you my sister! I love the collection and look forward to trying some of them.

    1. Anita Morris

      Hi Sherell! Thank you so much my sew sister.

  8. CallMeSu

    My heart is with you Anita. Take all the time you need to take care of yourself and your family.
    Lots of Love,

    1. Anita Morris

      Hey my friend Su! Thank you so much for your love, my sister.

  9. Sheila

    Hey Anita. You did an awesome job as always. It looks beautiful on you. I love your collection. Stay strong my sister. I will continue to keep your husband Cemo in my prayers. You are truly a strong woman of faith. I am so proud to read how you are standing by your husband. Yes, GOD is awesome, and I truly believe he will bring him through. GOD is a healer. Love you Anita. Keep up your good works for the Lord, and the talent GOD has bless you with. I will continue to pray for your strength as well. Love you.

    1. Anita Morris

      Oh Sheila, thank you so much for your kind words of encouragement and prayers.

  10. Natasha

    Sending love to you and your family! Thanks for continuing to share your gift with us.

  11. Amyl

    Hugs and prayers.xo.Love your work.

    1. Anita Morris

      I receive your hugs and prayers with a very grateful heart, Amy. Thank you!

  12. Dasha

    Hi Anita!

    I love your course for beginners! Thank you so much for it!
    This t-shirt looks perfect! Neckline is awesome!

    Maybe you can sew something for your husband? And when he gets better he will have new cool outfits to wear!
    I just read an article about a lady who had 20 tumors in her brain and now they are all gone. Her name is Barbara Lipska.
    And there is a book by dr. Joe Dispenza “You are the placebo” where he tells how people cured themselves and proves that we can be healed no matter what! Cecil can listen to audio version and cure himself. God gives us everything we need to be happy! Always! He gives us the tools that can heal us. We just need to stay connected with him! I am sure your husband will get better!

    1. Anita Morris

      Hi Dasha! Thank you so much and I’m glad you like the beginner’s course. That’s a great idea to sew him some outfits to wear. Thanks also for the reading suggestion. Blessings to you sister.

  13. dorothy scales

    hey Anita! loving your collection so far. Everything looks awesome as always. Sending prayers for miracles and blessings your way! Thinking and praying for you guys always. Stay strong cause God can make miracles happen!

  14. Heather Myers

    Hi Anita, just heard about you from Emily Hallman Designs. Thanks for the T shirt pattern recommendation! My thoughts are with you and your husband. It is not easy nor controllable. Love survives though, as I’m sure you know.??

    1. Anita Morris

      Hi Heather! Thank you so much. Yes, love always survives.

  15. Sharon B.

    Anita, as always your garment is so well sewn and you look absolutely gorgeous! Truly God is in control and he’s still working things out in you and your family’s favor. Continue to be encouraged and hold on to your faith in spite of what you see and by it ( faith ) Speak those things that are not as though they are. My prayers are with you and your beautiful family

    1. Anita Morris

      Thanks Sharon! Yes, indeed, speaking the Word of God is crucial.

  16. Paula

    Found out about you through following Emily Hallman. I’m always looking for sewers to follow. So sorry about your husbands illness. I’ll be praying for you and yours??

    1. Anita Morris

      Hi Paula! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your prayers.

  17. Daisy

    Dear Anita, I, too, am praying for Cecil’s recovery and for strength for you and your children. Take good care. God bless you all.

  18. Lisa G :-)

    Hi Anita, I just popped in from Emily’s blog to let you know that I am praying for you and Cecil. Your sewing is amazing and impeccable, and your smile definitely has God shining through! I pray that you will both come through this trial, stronger and closer than ever. I know that HE is able to heal Cecil, and I pray for His healing touch! God bless you both!

    1. Anita Morris

      Hi Lisa! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your prayers. I really appreciate your words of encouragement.

  19. Yvonne Madden

    I visited your website because of Emily Hallman’s recommendation and kind words about you. She was right about your superior sewing skills and great taste! I look forward to your blogs. In the meantime, while I don’t know much about your experience and difficult times, I wanted to say that your husband is lucky to have you by his side. Your positive outlook and love for him shine through. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong and continue to look to the skies for your strength.

    1. Anita Morris

      Oh Yvonne, thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your words of encouragement. I really appreciate your prayers too, with all my heart.

  20. Julia

    You look so beautiful in your outfits, and they are perfect for my lifestyle, so thanks so much. My mom had seizures after a stroke and had gaze to the right. I would get very scared when they occurred, but now I think the seizures were the brain’s defense that allows the neuropathways to somehow release, either from the brain edema or nerve injury. So I know it’s hard for you, but he can sense your nearness and comfort so don’t despair. I just held on to my mom as long as I could and she sent the Comforter to me when she passed. That changed my life so much, I can’t tell you! God is great!

    1. Anita Morris

      Hi Julia! I’m sorry to hear about your mom, but I rejoice that she is in perfection with our Heavenly Father. God gives us exactly what we need to endure these challenges in life. His presence with us on this journey has proved to be the most amazing experience of my life. Thank you for your comment.

  21. Margaret

    Praying for God’s wisdom and strength for you, Cemo and your precious sons as you travel this hard road together. May His peace be with you minute by minute.

  22. Martha Schildknecht

    Love your blog! This is my first post ever anywhere!!! I wanted you to know that you and Cemo are in my prayers, Anita!! Much “virtual” love and support sent your family’s way!

    1. Anita Morris

      Oh Martha, I feel honored to receive your first post. Your prayers mean the world to me, so thank you from my heart. I receive all your love and support sister. Blessings to you.

  23. Hello My Sister in Christ,

    Although it is late in the evening, as I was preparing for bed, God placed you and your husband on my mind. I’m so inspired by your strength and determination to keep the faith so gracefully. Just know that you have a community of believers who care deeply for you, your husband and sons. I pray your continued strength and peace in the Lord.

    1. Anita Morris

      Thank you so much Thelma! We are so blessed to have so many people like you praying for us. Thanks for thinking of us.

  24. Julie Ann

    Oh, Anita. I am so sorry about Cemo. I hope he continues to improve. You rely on Jesus, as many of us do, but don’t forget all of us here. You can lean on us, and remember all of the daily prayers for you and Cemo.

  25. Peggy K

    I’m reminded of Mark 2 when the four brought the one who was sick with the palsy to Jesus for healing. They couldn’t get to Jesus because of the crowd so they climb up to the roof and tore a hole in it and let down the bed where the palsy laid to get him to Jesus, and Jesus healed him because of the four faith. Because of your faith Anita, and what great faith, CEMO is healed in Jesus name.

  26. Zona Bentley

    Dear Anita,
    In all your pain and suffering,,as with your husband and family God is with you.
    He will never leave you nor forsake you.
    I know that you have such a strong faith Gods light does shine in you,
    The human part of you hurts though,so I am praying for you because you need His comforting arms around you right now.
    I know your husband is in His hands and His will,
    Praise God for that.
    Love in Christ
    Zona xx

  27. Wendy

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. You are an inspiration to all!

  28. Sue

    Oh no My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family for a good recovery. Lots of love Sue xxx

  29. Gretchen Neuble

    Hey Miss Anita, I want you to know you got a village out here prayer for you and your husband. Please don’t give up hope not matter what it looks like cuz God really is in control. I’ve seen Him do it and I’m looking for Him to do it again. The promises of God are Yes and Amen!

    1. Anita Morris

      Yes and Amen! Thank you so much Gretchen!

  30. Angela Hill

    Hey Ms. Anita love seeing you even if not in person, just want you to know Hold On God has you and Cemo, he takes us through a journey to see how you hold on to his unchanging hand God is good all the time even in our darkest hours, I’m firm believer God will make the change I know cause I’m going through and I won’t and can’t give up what he has in store I just have to wait on him, so my friend all I can say is HOLD ON!!! Love you Ms. Anita.

    1. Anita Morris

      Holding on sister! Thank you Angela!

  31. Sherry G

    Hi Anita, I admire your strength. I’m praying for total healing of your husband. I love the collection and you have inspired me.

    1. Anita Morris

      Thanks Sherry! So glad you like the Collection.

  32. Pauline Hazely

    Hi Anita I am so sorry for what you and your family are going through I know it is hard, but God is going to help you. Keep holding and trusting him.

    1. Anita Morris

      I feel God’s presence with us, Pauline. Thank you.

  33. Angela

    Believing God for your husband’s healing and praying that God continues to strengthen and keep you. HE DOES HAVE THE FINAL SAY!!

  34. Linda L

    Hi Anita, you are such a blessing to me and others. Not to many would be able to do what you are doing and sharing your life with us. Most know what it is like to care for a love but I love the way your faith is standing. Like always love what you design. God bless you Anita.

  35. Gwendolyn Styles

    Hi Anita, Looking good as usual. I’ve been sharing your styles with a couple of my friends, who are enjoying it as well.

    hope things are going good with your husband and continued prayers to you all. have a blessed week!

  36. Ginger

    Anita the collection is great, I’ve been inspired by you and few others to give the collection process a try, so far it’s slow going trying to get my thoughts, patterns and supplies in order but I won’t give up. Please continue to stand in your faith and by your man and I’ll continue to pray for you both God can do some amazing things through pray and when we stand in faith.

    1. Anita Morris

      Awesome Ginger! Have fun sewing your Collection. Thank you so much for the prayers.

  37. Dilshad

    Hello Anita, love all your casuals. Am really sorry to hear about your husband illness. Praying to Allah to heal him with his mercy, He is most merciful, give family strength during this difficult period in their lives, and YOU ARE STRONG Anita, hold on to your faith and go about your duties with a smile. It will be ok, believe me. I went thru similar situation few years ago. Take care of him and your family. God be with you. Ameen!

    1. Anita Morris

      Yes, ma’am. I am doing just that. Thank you for the encouragement.

  38. Dara

    Anita , thank you for the lovely post. I continually pray for complete Restoration of CEMO’S health( Jeremiah 30:17) ! Have a Blessed Day.

    1. Anita Morris

      Amen, sister, Amen! Thank you Dara!

  39. Florence

    I truly am loving everything in your collection! Thank you for not only being a lady who exemplifies class through your style of dress, but for also demonstrating faith. You are a living example of Hebrews 11:1 and I thank you for that. Continue to stand by your man in faith; you are showing us that marriage is about so much more than a beautiful wedding dress and a multilayered cake. Continue to stand on the Word, because God does have the final say so. Please rest assured knowing that many are praying for you and with you! It is my prayer that God will continue to strengthen you and your family, and that His presence, provision, and peace be with you all. And so it is!

    1. Anita Morris

      Florence, thank you for your words of encouragement. Standing in my faith always.

  40. Sherry

    Hi Anita,

    I love your entire casual wear collection.

    I will continue to keep you and CEMO in prayer. I too believe God can create a miracle and will continue to believe that CEMO will be healed. I am also praying for your continued strength and faith in the Lord. God Bless!

  41. Lillian

    Enjoying your casual wear collections!
    I haven’t met you personally, but it feels as if I know you. I’m praying for your strength during this season in your life; we know the Lord knows how much we are able to bear and will reach out to help us when we need Him. I’m also praying for your husband. I believe in miracles, and I’m believing the Lord will heal your husband. Continue to stand strong in your faith, and know that you are not alone.

  42. Alecia Wilson McAllister

    Hi Anita,
    Praying for healing upon your husband. Your collection is great.

  43. Ashley Danzy

    I’m praying for your husband’s healing and your continued strength in the Lord.

    What a great collection of comfortable, wearable, and easy to make items. As a sewing beginner I really appreciate it.

  44. Marilyn

    My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you and your dear husband. God, the ultimate healer, is always in control. May He continue to travel with both of you on this journey.

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