—- printing the pattern —-

— printing the pattern —

PicMonkey Collage

I’ve picked my pattern for my cherry blossom silk!
I’m going to make a tank top with turned sleeves.
(Not sure if that’s the real name for them, but that’s what I’m calling ‘em.)
It’s the BurdaStyle V-Neck Top.
One of these days I’m going to stop doing v-necks,
since they always cause me trouble.
But how did I get suckered into this one?
I had a few finalist tops, and showed my hubby.
“That one,”…

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grr. argh.

PicMonkey Collage

Damn you, Burda! With your gorgeous models and fashion shoots, and your tantalizingly low-priced patterns! I get suckered every time, and then I make one of your things and it turns out gigantic and frumpy-looking. Your directions are sparse with no pictures. And even when I sew a “novice” project I’m left scratching my head feeling like a monkey.

Feeling grumpy. I worked all day yesterday on th…

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spring/summer thoughts

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I’m thinking about what pieces I’d like to add to my spring/summer wardrobe. Tops are definitely in order, and although this tank is a little shapeless, I love the drapey silk and ribbon at the neck.

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Everything about this outfit is perfect, though I’m thinking particularly about the cardigan. I could use some light summer cardis, and it’s right up my Anthropologie/Amelie alley.

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Here’s another…

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making faces

I had my first session of Fashion Illustration I at New York Fashion Academy!
We learned to draw faces that are proportionally “ideal.”
I can’t get used to the alien way these faces look,
but hopefully once we’ve learned to draw hair and clothing,
the ladies will lose some of their intensity.

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“Tina, the Bald Cyclops Alien,
Who Also Happens to Make a Great Vegetarian Lasagna”
This is the one I did…

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