Monday, October 26, 2015

Ruth | Rosa Dear

I love this song. I love this video. :)

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Sew excited.

Tomorrow I start on a new ensemble. I've also gotten a skirt commission, and if that goes well, I plan to run up some more skirts and sell them on Etsy. 

I've had this gold silk dupioni for maybe 6 years, and it's time to finally start working fabric I have on hand. I think these fabrics look great together.  I'm making a cape of the boucle, and the silk will be the lining. This should be fun. 

Sunday, Puppy Sunday: ginger furballs

My sweet pups are tired after a day of autumn sunshine out back. :)

Saturday, October 24, 2015

I'm sew happy.

I made a dirndl to wear to a friend's Oktoberfest this fall, and it turned out alright. It's by far the most elaborate garment (or set of garments) I've made with some of the more difficult elements. I  ran up a muslin of the bodice, then had to re-draft two pieces to make it fit properly. I ended up with a halfway decent fit that looked pretty authentic. The main fabric featured dachshunds, and I was pretty pleased with the outcome, hobbled as I was by a clunky sewing machine with only a single stitch at only a single length in its repertoire. 

To my delight, a dear friend gave me a whizz-bang sewing machine for my birthday. I vowed to get past mid-terms before cracking into a new garment to sew, so I could get through mid-terms. I have, like, about 20 things I want to make right away. I'm sew excited!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

A bolt through the heart

That Dickens crafted sentences 154 years ago that caused the loosening of the bolt holding close my heart is nothing shy of mind-blowing. 

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Walk turkey

There sure are a bunch of turkeys walking around here.