Passion for Fashion submission

With most everything underway or done, what’s left in the last week of June, you ask? Only draping, patterning and making a submission for the ‘Passion for Fashion’ sewing competition, that needs to be postmarked July 1. No time like last minute. Continue reading

Godzilla gallery show

(Post-dated June 18)

Hello and hey all! This post will focus on my endeavor to make the deadline for a Godzilla themed art show. I had a ton of fun working on this project because I get to be a nerd about two things – designing clothes and Godzilla! I have to admit that if you asked me if I was a Godzilla fan a few months ago, my answer would have been lukewarm about the big lizard and his cadre large brethren. How could a guy in a rubber suit kicking around toy cars be any fun or emotionally engaging? Continue reading

Ding! Pattern’s done!

This past week and weekend was spent finishing the endeavors began in the last entry. I’d finished the basic bodice and skirt slopers for me, and was still working on the beginnings of my fiance‘s sloper. We’re on a bit of a time crunch since his gallery opening is June 20. This is obviously plenty of time to start and finish a shirt – so why the crunch? Continue reading

Bar Show Pt1: Ice dyeing

Another bloody hiatus. Admittedly, being this busy is a good problem to have, but I still feel awful going this long between posts. I’ve made it through the two major deadlines for this month, so hopefully I can get back into the groove of 2 – 3 posts a week.

So what has happened in the last week that’s kept me from my blog? Well, the voting has begun for the ‘Party Like a Rock Star’ finals. Continue reading

Procrastinate much?

Oh. My. Gosh. You guys, totally unacceptable. April 23rd was the last post?! Ridiculous. I feel especially bad because during this gap a few people started following this blog. Ugh. Fail me. So let’s get this rolling again. Continue reading

Project: military shirt

Hello again everyone! Changing topics from sewing and projects for a minute … anyone else feeling the effects of the duel eclipses? If you haven’t heard April 15th marks the first of two eclipses to happen within two weeks. The next, which will be a solar eclipse, is on April 30th. Even if you don’t buy into astrology and New Age stuff, you can’t deny that the gravitational changes are going to have an interesting effect. Continue reading

Wardrobe Upgrade: Cardigan

The question I am asked most once people find out that I’m a seamstress is, “you must make a lot of clothes for yourself, right?” Unfortunately, no. I don’t typically make a lot of things for myself (time, money and weight change being my primary reasons). I can count on one hand the amount of pieces I’ve made for myself in the last five years. So while I was going through my collection of fabric recently, I kept coming across full yardages I’d purchased over the past few months, still in the shopping bag, most with an accompanying pattern. All told, I found ten projects that had the fabric, pattern and notions just sitting and waiting for me. Continue reading