Tuesday, January 27, 2015

You Can Fake It 'til You Make It

~ fabric detail from my newly made dress ~

Especially now that my sewing studio is fit as a fiddle, clean as a whistle, and in top notch shape.

But not right now ... I have a headache.

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not faking it
yeah, but you can't see the dress, kiddo

ok, whoosh, I'm up & moving
ditto

how's that?
well, better.  how about a front view?

fine, ok?
okay, okay.


For a real look at the cartoon dress, close-up, check out the Clothes from Winter page.  We'll get her over to Patti and the Visibles at Not Dead Yet StyleThat should liven her me up. 

Oh, I should mention that the dress pattern is by Tina Givens, called Etre.  I used two different cotton fabrics: "Home Sewing is Easy" by Alexander Henry and the obnoxiously titled "Country Weekend" (images of art supplies?!) by Hoffman International Fabrics.



Monday, January 12, 2015

Fashion and Cleaning: Work Out

Must break my cleaning schedule to visit with Patti and the Visibles.  You know that can't be missed, right?
 
~ wearing another of my December beauties ~

Attention! Dork!

This pattern is called Adele by Tina Givens and I am looking pretty dorky here.  But I do think my refurbished 1950s bow-tie on a bolero (she means bolo) looks cool.  And my Alice in Wonderland knee socks.  ooo and my dark red Trippens for $50 bucks on ebay.

Well I gotta get back to cleaning now...

It was sure nice seeing you all again!

You can hang around if you want and visit my Clothes for Winter page (which I finally updated) to see this dress and the velvet one up close and in detail.

I'm really making progress on my sewing studio massive mission impossible.  I did have to destroy a couple other rooms in the process, but I'll get to them some time...in the future.  I mean, I can't delay sewing forever already.

This just in:  Rhonda announced Me Made Mondays are back!  Hope on over and see what the sew sisters are up to.

And this too:  It's Sheila's Shoe Shine and I'm there.  Join us.


Thursday, January 8, 2015

Now Is The Time

...for a massive-clean-up-your-mess-however-long-it-takes session(s). 

painting by Cassie Taggart

Enough with procrastination, work-a-rounds, and not paying attention.  Hear that?    I'm going to take the time it takes, i.e., stop sewing (!) and just do it.  yeah.  So this is probably enough talking about it and the moment for action.  woo-hoo!

See you on the other side...


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