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Leather & Pearls/Giveaway!!!!

This is a story about Control
My Control
Control of what I say
Control of what I do
And this time, I'm gonna do things my way
I hope you enjoy this as much as I do
Are we ready? I AM
Cause it's all about Control and I've got Lots of it! -Janet Jackson

A lot easier than said sometimes, when we allow things from our past to control our present and potentially our future you can spiral out of control. So in my case I sew to stay in control and nothing says in control like some leather honey!!!

In this dress I felt all the things my blog stands for: Sassy Classy, Sexy, Period. I've had this pattern McCalls 7047 in my stash for quite some time, However when Mimi G did a tutorial for it, of course I had to have my own. I had tons of faux leather in my stash and couldn't wait to tackle it! I opted for no sleeves or peplum (peplums make your bottom look bigger and I don't need any help in that area...LOL) I also loved the train instead of the straight bottom. To complete the look I added some pearls and 2 different cocoon sweaters created using another Mimi G tutorial.

Now I have no idea where I'm gonna wear this little number, but I will be ready when I do!!



My blog has reached over 4000 views in less than 2 months and I am sooooooooooo sew excited! So in honor of this milestone I will be gifting A pattern from my personal Mimi G for Simplicity collection!!! Mimi has been a huge inspiration to me and I would love to inspire someone else to get the bug!

 So in order to have a chance to win you have to 
1. follow me on IG @lawana_lavon
2. like my Tickled PInk : Sassy Classy Sexy Period page on FB
3. leave a comment below telling me why you would love to have one of these patterns

Can't wait to see what you guys have to say!!! I will announce the winner on Fridays blog post!!

Don't forget as always in parting
Keep it Sassy, Classy, Sexy Period.


  1. I opened Facebook and your smiling face was the first thing I saw! You look fabulous in this dress Lawana!

    Angelique Angel

    1. Angelique thanks so much for all of your encouraging words...they mean a lot

  2. Congrats on your blog Lawana! You are doing an amazing job. Awesome giveaway idea!! I would love to play with a MimiG blazer, coat, or jumpsuit pattern. I don't use many, but would live to see if its easier than self-drafting.

    1. Thanks Tieraney!! I'm trying really hard...I self draft a little but I prefer patterns.

  3. Congratulations!! I love faux leather you look gorgeous, that black and white cocoon sweater is my favorite. I'll love to win Mimi's new jumpsuit pattern or the coat pattern.

  4. I already follow you! YOU ARE THE BOMB GIRL!!! I am so very happy for you and proud of you! Love the dress!!!

    1. Thanks Dina! Waiting on you to join the blogging ranks!

  5. Ms. Powell, I have been following you since day one on facebook and now you have branched out with your very own blog. Your resourcefulness, creativity and tenacity have been such an inspiration. I would like to win one of the patterns so we can rock out like Teiko and Mimi.

  6. I want to mimic you. Love the blog.

  7. Super proud of you ladies! Keep up the good work. I would love to have either the halter dress or the blazer to add to my collection. Been wanting those two. They are super fly!

  8. Lawana, you look amazing! Honey, that black leather is killer. I LOVE the printed cocoon, and the pearls just set it OFF! Great job!

  9. Lawana, you look amazing! Honey, that black leather is killer. I LOVE the printed cocoon, and the pearls just set it OFF! Great job!

  10. Keep inspiring others with your story. Your clothing is beautiful as well. I look forward to seeing your creations.

  11. You are amazing Great things are coming your way. I love the outfits. I'm so proud of you. Love Aunt Karen


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