Monday, June 19, 2006

The Brown Dress Project

There are a couple other sewing & craft related Blogs that I frequent. Dress A Day being one of them. Check out her entry for June 18th, about The Little Brown Dress Project. Good Grief!

I mean really what kind of a point is this woman trying to make?

As someone pointed out in the comment section people have been adroning themselves since the begining of time so how is that consumerism? As an artist I would think that she could appreciate the art & skill that goes into creating a garment, jewelry, etc......

Seems to me that her little stunt is just away to get noticed & "sell" herslef as an artist. Hey isn't that consumerism on a very personal level?

Friday, June 16, 2006

Fabric bundles & pattern sales.

I don't know what was going on with my previous post but I could not for the life of me get it to come out right. So I am adding a whole new post for this part of it.

I broke down & ordered from Fabric Mart. Everyone on PR has been going on & on about their bundles for months. Then showing off what she got & I was really digging the pinstripes. Of course I did not get one pinstripe in my order! It was kind of fun but now I am left wondering what in the world to do with these fabrics!

Silk, poly, rayon, suiting bundle
Designer Bundle

I think that I might have one idea so far. The green, cream, tan, blue boucle plaid I think will end up being this

Fingers crossed that Joann’s will have the new Simplicity patterns out tomorrow when they have them for $1.99, because there are a few that I want. Like this 1895 Dress & these Build by Wendy Pants.

Vest Sewing

Ugh I can’t believe that is was May 31st when I posted last! I have been busy!

I have been working feverously on getting John’s vest done, so that I can make the one that I will actually get paid for. I hadn’t made the pattern before & had heard that it ran small & seeing as I only have measurements to go off for the other 2 that I need to make & not a live body I used him as my guinea pig. Not that he is complaining mind you. It’s funny that he gets excited over new shooting cloths but new regular clothes not so much. I am making it out of a striped denim with a little lycra in it. Unfortanutley we didn’t notice when we were buying that the stripes run horizontal & not vertical! It was wide enough that I cut the vest out so that the stripes run vertical, but now so does the stretch. Oh well. It doesn’t really seem to be a problem. As to the vest pattern I haven’t found it to be big at all. In fact I had to take some out of the side seams & the back seam to get the nice snug fit that John wanted. I just need him to try it on one last time & then I can finish it up & move on to the next one.