If I am not sewing, I am reading. (Okay or maybe wasting time on my computer or a host of other things.) The point is I do like to read especially old books.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
My project docket is rather full right now with a deadline for many of them by the end of the week, Lovely........ But isn't this how it always goes:
Two months before an event: "It would be nice to make a new _____ for this event, but I really don't think I should. I shouldn't be spending any more money right now, (or insert some reason)"
Two days before an event: "I really, really want to make this, so let's get it done in the forty-eight hours I have!"
One of my dearest friends knows me well enough to have completely nailed my Christmas presents this year. This cute little vintage picture and shotgun shell turkey decorated the outside of my gift.
So the continuing progress has a little lack of photos, I know......... But Miriam and I were working so hard yesterday, (and I had to leave to get somewhere) I didn't get any photos of her dress progress. I will give you the run down of where things are at for both her and me.
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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