Wednesday, May 27, 2009

This week

...Has been fun so far. I have been home for one whole week, and done lots of catching up. With everything BUT sewing, of course.

My baby brother graduated... He was the tallest one in his row, and we were able to spot him from very far away easily. Keep in mind, I am 5'8"ish and wearing 3 inch heels in this photo... Jerm is (I think) 6'3".

We had lots of family in town for the occasion, and although we were rained on at the football stadium(which I had not set foot in since my own threatened-by-rain graduation), we made the best of it... And had lots of fun at a graduation party held at our farm the next day.
Pictures for that will follow when I am at a high-speed connection again. And more from graduation. And some on facebook. I have lots of updating to do for family and friends.

On the sewing front, I have made some progress, albeit without photo evidence... I have completed the grading up and drafting of the tea dress, and it is cut out on an old bedsheet for a muslin. Which looks to be worlds too big, but I'll let y'all know.

Alright, off to do some sewing stuff before I leave the farm for the day! We have church and some mom/daughter time planned for this afternoon/tonight, and I want to finish/nearly finish that muslin and/or a knit dress I drafted.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Home, home on the range...

As if my presence in your internet lives wasn't already intermittent, I am leaving for home on Wednesday morning at an all-too early hour after a stop at a great little bakery...
And before then, I am having a few last-minute-spend time with friends things, and packing my room into storage at my church, in my chapter room, and in my baby car. My poor baby car will get an oil change and then tomorrow will be spent on the road... So excited. That means I will be home. Home just sounds SUPER amazing right now.
And then, if you get lucky, I'll be sewing and showing things. Because I have a wardrobe to build!!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Even big kids color.

Apparently photographing my "storyboard" while it sits on my lap is not my strong suit... But it turned out okay. This is an okay color representation, and I am already working on some refashion pieces and have a bit of time blocked out to work on other pieces before I go to camp... and when I get back. Right now I think it's simply a matter of making the magic happen. And making choices... I have a lot to work on... order is gonna be a big deal.
I think I'll probably do similar things in order, for the sake of simplicity. And being on a roll.
1. Ivory dress. It's already started.
2. Pink dress. I started it too, and would like to wear it to church before I leave with
3. Ivory coverup. Not pictured, but will happen.
4. Asymmetric skirt... need to finish it to test drive it at camp.
5. blue knit dress... I want to test drive it too
6. brown knit dress... Also deserves a test drive
7. Blue pants. I think they'll look nice enough to travel in. If I don't wear a skirt.
8. Tan pants. I'll do them second since my mind isn't made up as to which ones to make...
9. Coverups in pink and eggplant... I already have one fabric, have to find the other. But I can cut and sew them at once.

Kay. Lunchtime. List will be continued at a later date.

Monday, May 11, 2009

I caved...

...and bought 2 knit dresses for Istanbul. But we were at Target, and they were on sale, and SOOO comfy. Like really. It's ridiculous how much like pajamas these things feel Pajamas I will happily wear to work and be cute in. And wear around Istanbul... They are pretty modestly cut for RTW... I was attracted to the sleeves on the grey one for just such a reason.
I originally was going to kick all black in my wardrobe to the curb for the summer, but I picked this dress up and it. felt. like. buddah. Smooth, smooth, smooth... And when I think about other black already in my wardrobe that could work, it's worth taking an extra pair of shoes after all...
And I know I could have done it, probably as good or better for less money, but shopping with the girls is shopping with the girls, and some basics are just nice to buy. Ready made. And you know what? I will more than likely put them on my dressform and figure out how to make replicas because they are SOOO perfect.

On another note entirely, I want your thoughts. I thought about doing a travel blog, or just updating this one. I really have no idea who reads, or if I've asked this before,but do y'all want to hear about Istanbul? Or should I set up a blog for it? Like really, I have no idea. But you should tell me what you think. There is a poll on the sidebar for just that.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Hello Strangers!

I know it's been a while, and lotsa crafting has indeed been happening... in the form of hats, buying fabric, thumnailing/line drawing the final rendition of my summer wardrobe, and today I did letters of our names on Greek letter shirts!

I have, since posting fabric pictures, accrued something like 15 yards of fabric... And get this... I already have plans for ALL of what I bought! From right to left: embroidered cotton for a skirt, poly/cotton twill for pans, brown rayon for a summer-weight duster-type thing, purple sweater-knit for a cardigan, and blue stretch knit for a really fun and cute dress. These are all for my summer trip... And I will be adding some prints to the mix soonish. When the right ones call to me.

But for now, toodaloo! Off to meetings and dinner with my soroity family.