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.
I received a most wonderful letter last week from Jessica of the Boyer Sisters. Sitting working on writing my reply, I started hashing out my thoughts on friendships and how they come and go and change over a lifetime.
I thought I would compile a collage of some of the more important projects that I completed last year. This pretty much showcases all of my major/fun projects. And I thought I got so much more done last year! I guess not. I did have other minor projects that fell more into the alteration line or were part of a project already represented.
I suppose the major accomplishment of the year was drafting my first sewing pattern, the Hope Skirt pattern. I still have some things to work out (such as when you grade the pattern using a percentage tool, that does mean the length shrinks equally with the waist!) but the main idea is in place.
Here's to a good new year with lots of sewing success!
The dance went off without a hitch. I know I had so much fun with planning it, making my dress, and then the dance itself. By the end of the night, I felt much more confident with my dancing abilities. :)
I have managed to clear out some of the projects that have been piled high, though in the process they seemed to multiply like rabbits. ('Cause in the middle I was given some more alteration projects.)
I finished my silk ball gown! Yippee! It is done with plenty of time to spare. Now hopefull Miriam will be able to finish hers in time. Due to some unforseen circumstances, I won't be able to help her finish hers.
I thought I just might show off another one or two of my Christmas presents. Quite a bit of my Christmas list was sewing related, although not entirely since I got my new cowboy hat!
My silk dress is all cut out without any major catastrophe. I started sewing last night and have continued today. I am trying to do as much machine sewing as I can before I start working on the seam finishing.
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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