Saturday, January 31, 2009
1. Am I allowed to publish these? Do I hurt anyone's copyright or other laws? Do I need to ask, or any other requirements?
2. How do you do it? Do you scan pictures, or copy them from the website, or what? (I use BWOF and Ottobre almost exclusively.)
Thank you for your input!
Friday, January 30, 2009
As always, I had high hopes and colorful plans for last summer, to sew lots of airy dresses (with the summers becoming hotter and hotter in northern Europe). Shorts are often a tad too casual for my taste, and believe it or not, not just DH, but even my (then 4 yo) son likes his mom in pretty dresses and says so, often. Early sense of fashion? Oh please, yes! (Even though he doesn't look it in the first picture, above.)
The dress is BWOF ca. 2006 (and yes, I intend to go back one of these days and add the missing pattern numbers!). It's an interesting pattern that has a waist piece/band in back which extends into a diamond-shaped inset in the front. It went together very well (I went slowly as resolved!), and I half regret not making it in a solid color so the lines could be seen. The fabric was from Alfatex, a German fabric chain store, a cotton lycra mix that washes and wears very well, so it was, after all, the perfect (if only one) summer dress.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
(What's up with these Germans?)
(and DS wanted to be a dwarf for his first Karneval)
but this year they want to be an angel (ds) and a witch (dd). So I'll take some inspiration from Summerset (http://scpbanks.blogspot.com/) and her wearable art, and try my hand at appliqué and borders. Now don't get your hopes up, this will be very simple and nowhere near Summerset's sewing level, but still... I'm inspired!
(This is what I'll probably look like every year until I'm through with sewing kids' costumes!)
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Do you keep any of your wadders because you've become attached to them? Or am I the only one?
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
P.S. One reason the zipper didn't get done might be that it's a pain to sew zippers without a zipper foot... yes, I do that... I believe that I am the original slapdash sewist, but Trena beat me to that title.
A little something about me: I live in Germany, have two little ones (5 yo boy, 3 yo girl), have intermittently sewn since I was 12 yo or so, mostly garments and a few accessories/home dec. I will post in English since most blogs I read, love and admire are in English also.
I plan to write up some of last year's sewing (making me seen really productive... not) in the next posts. We'll see how far I make it since we're leaving for two weeks' vacation on Monday.
I am new to blogging, so bear with me while I - hopefully - figure out the technical details.