I have a little collection of sheet music I’ve gathered over the years when I discovered that most movie memorabilia was pricey, but the sheet music from some of my favorites was plentiful and the added allure of knowing that someone rushed out and bought it to practice playing ‘Abbadabba Honeymoon’ with made it seem even more charming.
I frame them and interspersed about the house- never actually using them – since I don’t play any instruments. I just love the colors and the connection to history and pop culture. Well, I also have a Vogue pattern collection that I’ve treated similarly. I buy it, croon over the pictures and then treat it like a relic. Some others may use it as intended, I just love the pictures.
Well, this year my vow to sew fearlessly is going to break the glass on those Vogues. Here’s how I dipped my toes in to it slowly:
I made this in a lovely pink paisley knit and the style didn’t set my world on fire, but it gave me a little Vogue confidence and another weekend top. I didn’t review it last week, just put it on for a dry run out to the Mellow Mushroom.
On thursday I made this Vogue 1228- This picture isn’t me, I have shorter hair!
I used a lovely batik print challis from Hancock that the Husband immediately noticed had Hazmat (he’s very safety conscious my dorkscout) symbols all over it. I poo-poo’d him, but now it’s all I see:
I am in love with this pattern- I first saw it on the lovely Mystitchnbitch– I always get inspiration from her work. Check her out- she’s a Lisette’r too!
Well, here’s mine:
I couldn’t resist adding the covered buttons- perhaps I shouldn’t have been watching Downton Abbey while I finished it- Lady Mary was very buttoned in that episode, I think I may have gotten a subliminal message from the button industry…
One more for the road- I’m thinking deep thoughts about world peace and such here:
Not everyone was as happy about my Level 1 Vogue breakthu. Katze was pouting about a nice day spent in the Sewing room! Feel the gloom:
photo credits: little me, Pattern review, Google images
An additional thought and disclaimor: The groomer put the pink feather in Katze’s hair, I swear!