Well- it’s that time again. Some sweetie has Liebster’d me. So I will pass along this honor. Anne’style.
What is your passion?
Disneyworld, dogs with short legs, old movies, BOOKS
Why do you blog?
Locally I don’t have a creative community of fashion sewers- to discuss important topics like the joy of covered buttons, I must use the webs. Also, I feel like my size is not properly represented as a sewing group- envelopes lie, I hope that I don’t!
If you could change one thing about your life, what would it be?
Closer to Disney, closer to the fabric district, more time for both!
If you could travel anywhere tomorrow, where would you go?
Back to the birth of the movie industry- I would have loved to be a screen writer when great authors were being lured to the studios to work.
What is your favourite “end of the day wind down time” activity?
Who has had the most impact on who you are today?
I can’t answer that one today, it would totally derail me. But she knows, she does.
What is your dream job?
I’d love to be a private tour guide at Disney World. It’s the plaid skirt….
Favourite websites that make life easier?
Pattern Review, Style.com, Amazon
Favorite rainy day recipe?
Mr B’s Balsamic chicken and couscous
Here’s who I nominated:
Ok, I thought it would be fun to pick sewists that had made the same dress as I’m about to reveal- the OOP but much-loved, Simplicity 2145. Go see these ladies!
Most of them have done quite a bit since they made 2145, but one is quite recent! Now of course the moment you’ve all been waiting for- Mine! It was quite windy down at the tracks- as a lady I shouldn’t have been there of course!
I chose the cowl neck- so good for the sloped narrow shouldered Anne! Now these crossover pieces gave me fits. They were supposed to wrap over across the waist creating a slimming Waitie Katie Knock off. She was smart enough to buy hers in a stretch material- Simplicity said woven- I followed them blindly. Tsk-tsk. It never layed down well. I wrapped, I twisted, I did double-dutch. I gave up and made a front tying business out of it. I was messing around while fitting it and tied them in front so I could see the fit better and had a Eureka! Moment. Yes- this is me gleefully throwing a rock at the photo-husband. I contemplated a full on Perils of Pauline photo shoot, but those tracks are chilly!!!!
I liked it tied in front, but a decorative buckle seemed classier- and you know I is all about class and cul’cha. Ok, part of me didn’t want it to look like a certain lazy hair-fiddling duchess. I’m really more of a Sophie and Zara fan!
After that I spent most of my time matching my print and being sort of pleased with myself. It’s work-worthy, but a little gaudy. My target.
I’ve had several dress disappointments lately- things just didn’t end up matching my expectations or my tuckus- so a parade of summer tops will be shown soon- when I need a pick me up, I love a little top. This was good for me for the same reasons- it had all the basic components that I enjoy- some pleats, some tucks, an easy zipper, not too many origami pieces that require assistance calls to NASA. It’s calming and rewarding to me- knowing if you do the steps correctly it will all work. Sometimes in an uncertain world a result you can count on even on such a little thing is very soothing. Whoo- so deep for little me.
Enjoy your sewing- thats what it’s all about, right? Well, that and the hokey-pokey of course……
photo credits: meadhawg, google mages, pattern review. All images remain the property of their original owners.