After a very busy Christmas week, not to mention the month or so leading up to it, I've been taking the last few days to consciously slow down and take stock - literally. I'm working at reorganizing
cataloguing the supplies and fabric stored in my studio and in various
other nooks around the house, with the plan to consolidate and eliminate
the excess (say what?! how could there ever be excess?) Sewing time has
been limited, to say the least, which is probably a good thing as it's
giving me the opportunity to get used to my new gravity feed iron,
purchased almost on a whim while placing a zipper and thread order from
Wawak, when it was offered at a fabulous price. I really disliked the
last Rowenta bought about a year ago to replace the one I'd used and
loved since 2006. The new one, though heavier than I anticipated, will
give me all the steam I need - or none when required - something that
darn Rowenta wouldn't do.
of the issues I've had, forever - seems like, is finding a garment not
fitting as well through the upper torso and shoulders once it's done. I
spend a lot of time altering for my full bust, large waist and hips
but haven't hit on the right combination of sizes for my shoulders and
neck. I recently put together last year's gift from my daughter, making
my dress form more closely resemble my own body.
using this padding/cover system on my Twin-fit dress form for now, but
maybe I'll set a goal for 2013 of acquiring a better base form as well,
which will free the adjustable form to be used when needed for clients'
I know I've promised photos of some of the
projects blogged about this fall, and there coming - as soon as my son
and I get together on the results of our photo session a few weeks ago.
In the meantime, I'll share this great video that a couple of my fellow
bloggers have posted. It's a quick view of fashion, must have been
really fun to shoot! Enjoy - and Happy New Year!