Friday, May 10, 2013

A New Sewing Experience

I think I spend half my life on the internet. Between emails, research, pattern searching, and a little bit of just playing around I spend a lot of time in front of a screen! I have quite a few friends I've met on the internet.

One of my internet friends made a super cute shirt/skirt/sash (I recommended she add a sash), she thought about making it into a pattern, so she did. She drew it up, turned it into a PDF, wrote a tutorial with great pictures and then went looking for pattern testers! I was lucky enough to be chosen from the giant pool of testers that she had asking to help her out.

I'd never pattern tested before and I've only used PDF patterns on a limited basis. I'm stingy and they are more expensive than mass produced patterns, for all the same reasons my costumes cost more than the ones at Target do. Handmade, good quality, personal attention.  Using her tutorial was very easy and there were only a couple of hiccups in the process, several of which were due to my inability to read...all of them have been corrected.  I made two versions, here is the colorful one I made for my daughter.
She has the pattern for sale here and you'll recognize one of her cute models :) She blogs about her sewing adventures, much better than I do, here. I hope she keeps making up great patterns because I'd love to see more of her work!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

There's no place like home...

This Beauty and Cinderella have been back ay my house for some TLC the last month or so.
 They are headed home today and Dorothy went with them. 
She has sparkly trim, a slip for fullness and lace around the bottom of the skirt!

I'm working on The Music Man for a local community theater company, now through the middle of June. 
It's going to be great, and I'm learning all about fashion from 1912, I love it!!