Wednesday, May 10, 2006


At Walmart I make it a habit to always check the dollar table for fabric. Today I found some black jersey that will be perfect for a drapey top and some bright yellowish green sari type fabric. That color would be way too much on it's own, but if I make a petticoat with the green poking out as a ruffle under darker skirts it should add the perfect amount of zing. Or if I get lazy, I can turn it into a belly dancing veil.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

sewing can be tricky

I have 2 sewing machines and had to change the needles on both of them yesterday. The regular machine jammed and the bobbin thread bent the needle. On the other machine, I went to dust it and saw the needle was broken off. I don't know if my boyfriend broke it serging canvas or what happened exactly. So I vaccummed it out, rethreaded the thing and put in a new needle. By then I had no sewing time left. At least I got both waistbands started and the interfacing put in. I serged the raw edges on the silky pink fabric because it was raveling like a wildfire on a hill.
The next step is gathering all the tiers.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Close up of finger loop

Normally I use black elastic for the finger loop, but this time I went with black satin ribbon and it's perfectly comfortable.



These gauntlets (mitts, arm warmers) are made from a pair of striped stockings I got at the .99 store. I'm going to have a lot of fun wearing them.


This week I'm focusing on sewing a new wardrobe. I have two skirts cut out and I have to get interfacing before I can continue on. So after today's mail comes, I'm off to the fabric store and the post office.

The first skirt is a two-tiered gypsy skirt in pink and black silky/satiny fabric.
The second skirt is a two or three tiered gypsy skirt in orange and brown stripes in cotton.


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Original Fashion Design

I pretty much gave up on buying off the rack years ago. I've been sewing since I was a child so at this point I can pretty much design and sew whatever look I want. It's just a matter of finding the time and motivation to do it.