I haven't been completely lazy lately, although I didn't manage to get a post out Monday. I will use the fact that is a national holiday as my excuse.
Well, I realized this morning that yesterday was the two week mark for my WWII design challenge. Nobody ended up participating, so I guess maybe I will have to do that again sometime and see if there is better interest.
Okay, so maybe it appears that I am super productive every week with sewing projects. I am here to correct that notion. I think I will share a few entries from my sewing journal to show how much I actually get done and how often I get it done. (Unless of course I have a deadline, then beware! I sew like crazy and ignore my family.)
I issued a fashion design challenge a week and a half ago, and then some thoughts on design about a week ago. Today, I figured I would share what I have been doing in relation to those posts.
I have finally gotten around to putting together a bodice moulage and without too much tears and anguish over fitting problems.
"The sky's the limit!" Usually said to spur one to "think outside the box" and not limit one's creativity. At the same time, having a few "obstacles" or limitations can actually be freeing and be a catalyst for more creativity.
I have a challenge to fellow vintage fashion enthusiasts: create an original clothing design (dress, evening gown, suit, skirt/blouse combo) inspired by World War II rationing.
I love to read. The End. But I think I have made that point before. Most of my reading material lately has been focused around the decades of the 30's and 40's.
I have a bit of a fabric obsession. What I feel is my one saving quality is that when I buy fabric I buy it with a project in mind, such as I want to make a dress out of this (specifics unknown), or I want to make this specific design out of that.*** The problem is that I buy the fabric and then have to store it until I manage to get around to that project. The other problem is that I can't really "shop my stash" so to speak when I have a new project in mind. I usually have to go buy more because the rest has been spoken for. :)
I have been working on my personal pattern slopers or pattern blocks starting with the bodice moulage. I want my clothes to fit well and I think the best way to do that is with custom patterns.
Sarah loves to sew, learn more about sewing, and create items with a vintage flair. Her arch enemy is clipping curves, and she has a tolerable relationship with the seam ripper.
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