April showers did indeed bring May flowers, even though it took me a while to get pictures in this dress. I initially made this dress to wear for Easter on a cruise back in April. Yes, I did wear it on Easter, and I had all intentions of using the pictures taken on the ship for my blog post. Well, that did not go over very well. The photographer was lame, I mean terrible!!! The next day, when I excitedly went to see my pictures on display... I was floored by such awful pictures. My coloring was horrible, my hair looked like crap, and the neckline and armholes were disgustingly oversized and ill-fitted. I had not done this beautiful cotton sateen justice. When I downloaded the pattern from the Bootstrap, "Fashion Design WIZ Pro", I was supper happy to have something "fit" my chest. But, totally forgot to take time to thoroughly analyze the fit in the most important areas, the armholes and neckline.
Monday, May 30
Tuesday, May 24
Wrangling in this child for this photoshoot/pattern review, was not as easy as I thought. Since I was sewing a dress for her, I thought she would show up ready and willing to fit and take pictures whenever I wanted. OOOOOhhh....but no!! Going "live" on the internet for review and scrutinizing of her clothes isn't something your average person wants. Everything has to be perfect, her hair, face, nails, mood, weight, and everything else you can think of when presented with the idea of being put on a quasi-chopping block. This model-child doesn't have a problem walking a runway for designers. Neither does she have a problem with self-esteem. However, presented with a "sewing" blog and still shots that are there to be reviewed and analyzed is a game changer for sure. I present to you my review of the Bootstrap Fashions Jersey Dress for Jennifer.....please be considerate and remember this is a HUMAN Child you are dealing with!!!
Tuesday, May 17
There are so many things that come to mind when I prep to write a blog post....How do I title this?.., what pictures should I use?.. I want to tell you about this raglan blouse and all the flowers and how divine the fabric is to touch!!! I want to tell you hello and all that jazz that goes along with it, and show you a gazillion pictures, cause that is actually how many I took before writing this post. Sometimes, I want to say: "What's up y'all, what's crackin!" But, I change my wording because, I think..~~~, will they receive my relaxed, sometimes crass tone as easily as my Periscope folks do when I start a broadcast, or maybe "will my impatient Youtube subscribers receive my laid back somewhat wordy conversational style when they read my blog? So many questions arise... "What interest you? Is it fashion only? Do you want to see cute pics? Hear stories? See construction details? See my studio? Have updates of my sew life? Or, learn about the patterns I use or the lack thereof?....there are so many directions I can take a blog post. So I start with this.....
"Hey y'all, I made a new blouse!!! Yeepee!! Meet Petals....
Monday, May 2
I couldn't allow this to remain a Facebook fad. For some reason, I was moved to share this bit of information because it is something I have been dealing with in my own world and I just felt compelled to share with all of you. I did a final paper on the generational gap that has gotten extremely big as time has passed in fashion as well as values and dreams. The Internet creates and permits so many passing successes due only to the number of likes and hearts. It is so very easy for us to get caught up in the world of "cyber-friends" that we forget that life still needs "human" touch and conversation.