Um. Ok, lets not judge too harshly. The Swinton could wear this to judge intergalactic tribunals or just crash mar mitzbahs.
Let’s dress the stars for upcoming holiday events, shall we? Emma Stone-
Julianne Moore running out for more ice:
I should have filmed the event of me trying to lay out the gigantor pattern piece -with taped portion – on my sewing room floor! I was playing Twister with an invisible squid that cheats! I locked the pups out or it really would have been a party!
Last year I had this crazy idea that I should introduce some solid colors to the Annie closet of gaud. This crepe is from fabric Mart and its reverse worked really well for this. You hem 1 end on the right side, 1 hem on the wrong side then attach 1 shoulder and flip the front of like you are surreptitiously wiping your nose on your hem in an elevator.
What? Everybody does it.
I overflipped or underflupped or something, I never could keep the reverse hem from showing. When sewing nears geometry, I just declare defeat and tuck it in.
This is the shorter length- I wasn’t quite stocked for the longer one- but I tried! The more you mess with this, the more it kind of turns and slides around into this ‘X’, but I do like it. I skipped the back seam and could stand to take the back in a tiny bit for my slopey shoulder fix-
I hope you envy my Milky Way necklace- I have a dork spouse- he buys me very cool things!
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Ok, well-maybe try….. oh just hold the ring for now
Well, Sonia, what I said was ‘make your VEIL out of grandmothers best table cloth…’
‘You wouldn’t be like that if it was Your watch under there!’
‘Gees Kate you’re never getting that swatch back, just buy another!?’
Sugar skull cootchie inexplicably became what Harvey’s friends called Veronica. It puzzled them both.
If this Bride didn’t come down the aisle to a string quartet playing Donovan, she really missed a moment.
Photo credits: Houghton, Viktor & Rolf, Marchesa, Reem Acra, Vera Wang. Vogue.com.
When I see fancy dainty linens in antique shops, I’m tempted, but I never know what to do with them- still don’t.
The 3 pillow shams and a bird cage cover challenge!
Wanda was a hot picnic of desire-
It’s October now! I want to see fall, but it’s still 9 degrees hotter than the surface of the sun here in SC. How can I Stroke corduroy without melting???
I’m bored with my closet! I want to wear new fall things even if it kills me!! So this week I made 2 new tops for work. Both are still under review- let’s start with this- Vogue 1188, why hasn’t this gotten more love? These sleeves are gesticulating fabulousness!!! They are winged sleeve victory, baby!
This brings me to a thought about fit and ease. Recently I had a gal about my size tell me she wasn’t plus sized. Really? Um, ok. So I asked the husband. Is —– about my size? She says she wears a 12.
He looked at me and pretty much said, she likes her clothes 2 sizes too small, you like yours 2 sizes too big.
Huh??? No, I like it to hover gently over my body like a car cover. Oh, ok…I get it now. With this in mind, I still felt this fit too closely for my tastes. So I thought let’s get fun- how about a little panel in front with a slight ruffle to it to mirror my flying squirrel sleeves?
Here we are- I’d say it’s a working muslin of Vogue 1188. I don’t think this fabric is very good- besides just being a solid, it’s just boring- I’ll try this again in a lawn maybe- or as a tunic in a nice fall fabric?
Why has this pattern not gotten much love?? MY version is doing it no favors I know- but these sleeves are so fun!
Ok, this is making me 75% happy. I love the fabrics together, but I don’t think the fit is spot on. 2 very unstable fabrics were not the best call for this pattern, but I’m wearing it. I’m not disgusted, but I’m not doing a major victory lap. I’m meh, but meh with a cherry on top.
Now. Simplicity 8170. I love this style of shoulder- it’s totally meant for we slopy gals! But I’ve always had an issue with fit in the under arm area. How much is too much excess?
I’ll make this again in a more stable material- 2 crinkly woodgy gauzy things do not make a right! Now, I think I have discovered the origins of super model feuds today. Just out of camera range, Bruder felt the call of the puppy pad. It truly is hard to find ones inner muse when he’s staring at me and waiting for me to compliment him on his superb use of the appropriate area for ones business on a cloudy day. I’m sure Kate Moss did something similar to Linda Evangelista back in the day.
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