Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Oh dear, oh dear...

I guess I'm just a head lately.

~ Reclining Head Self Portrait, encaustic on wood, Otto ~

(heheh.)  With my sewing, that is.  All else has been a little behind.  Okay, a great big ole behind.  (heheh.)  But let's not get into t-h-a-t.

I'm finally showing my face with the Visibles at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style.  Before it's too late and the party's over for the summer.  Too bad there's no pictures to show you of any of my hand made clothes.  [there's a big pause here while I swallow all my negative thoughts].

I have made lots of stuff I like.   Been thinking I need to revamp the blog, or maybe restart one.  It's no longer really Project Minima anymore.  Project Post-Minima?   Any advice from you guys when you've found that what you started out doing has changed into another focus point?  Does it work best to just pack it up and start over with a new blog?  Or just continue on as is, but with a different point of view?

More later, and sooner.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Simple Modern Sewing

~ yep ~
Just made a linen wrap-around dress from Simple Modern Sewing, a Japanese sewing pattern book.

fluttering a bit...and then

Enlarged it tenfold - if you know anything about those teeny-tiny Japanese size patterns - raised the waistline to empire style, elongated the sleeves and made the hemline irregular.  The linen is wonderful in color, weight, drape, everything.

full dervish action shot.   whee!

Whoa, that was fun!

Besides my pink underslip and save-the-environment anklets, let me show you my dusty lavender shoes from you know where.  I just luv 'em.

The color is a little off here, let's try another shot...

yeah, that's better

Nice, huh.  Well, wait 'til you see what's next...

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Luxe Up

Slid back into Winter temps in Chicago today.  So here I am lounging about in some luxurious fabrics that I've turned into stuff.  Ready?

Let me set the stage.  That's Tree Bark Women peaking over my shoulder and Albertine strutting past.

I'm wearing velvet, satin, suede, "gold" and slinky knit

Phoebe velvet bloomers, Ophelia knit top (both Tina Givens patterns), Simplicity suede & satin kimono top.

gives us a twirl...

and the ole Doc Martins, of course

Also made the jewelry, but you really can't see the two necklaces and bracelet...

And...the best is yet to come:  Patti's Not Dead Yet Style for Visible Monday!  Check it out.


Sunday, March 1, 2015

Man Dress

~ Rebel Stand Tall fabric by Daniel Day ~

I couldn't resist this fabric, the guy is life-size already.  However it's narrow in width, so the challenge was figuring out how to best use it.  

Enter my true love, stage left, er, down.  He gets a kick out of it.  Wanna see?  Sure you do.  Ready?

Monday, February 23, 2015

Mission Possible Position

Yes, it's one of those days.
Nevertheless, I didn't want to miss out on my big date with Patti and the Visibles at Not Dead Yet Style.  Yeah, that pretty much sums it up.

Moving onward and upward.  Here we have my hand-sewn, with primary colors variegated thread, a hunter green jersey knit Lotus duster.  The rest of the pix are so bad they can't be seen.  I've already redone the fastening device and plan to do so again soon.  Another story...

Actually I've been sewing like mad, a least a dozen or more lovely pieces, but no photos.  Bad at photos.  And now I was just working on a lousy pj top and scorched the ivory cotton a nice toasty brown.  grrrrr.  grrrrr.   So rather than go down that road, I thought I'd share a success with you all.
For myself, really.  But you can look if you want.

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