Well, I just barely squeaked by to the next week on Project Run & Play by three votes last night. That was a nerve-wracking experience to say the least. I actually thought the Boho Chic look by Two Little Hooligans was really cute and didn't deserve the chopping block. I was in last place all day yesterday and at one point I turned into a crybaby over the whole thing and my daughter had to comfort me and promise me she would get her friends to vote for her pathetic old mom. I had no idea I was so sensitive. I now know not to make anything in black again. The details on my little black jacket and pants were hardly noticeable in the photos.
I want to announce a little project I will be doing here on the blog in November. I have so enjoyed making my own patterns for the girls and don't design much for myself.
I'd like to develop a small library of basic patterns drafted to fit myself perfectly and I am going to be working through the patternmaking projects in the book :
Design It Yourself Clothes By Cal Patch.
This is a fabulous and simple to follow book on basic pattern making and I can't wait to get started!
I will be announcing more details from the Draft A Long soon but it will be starting in November and I will be working through each basic project every two weeks and posting about it every week. We will have a link party and a Flickr group too.
If you are like me and this book has been sitting on your shelf for awhile I would love for you to join in with me if you want to try pattern making. I have a few pattern making books, and this is the best one for beginners in my opinion. And the projects are cute.
If you sew for your kids and not for yourself, I advise you to give sewing for yourself a try! I know the kids are so cute and fun to show off on the blog and all, but you deserve to make yourself something too! Who cares if your not in the best shape and don't want to sew for yourself or whatever other reason you don't do it. Once you start making your own clothes, you develop a better relationship to your body as you start to understand how important fit is and how badly most clothing in stores actually fits normal, imperfect bodies.
If I haven't convinced you to design for yourself you can also use this book to make the same patterns but for kids. The only difference is you won't need to add darts to the kids patterns because kids don't have much difference between their waist and hips, therefore don't need darts. But most of these style will be adorable as kids clothes too. They have a slightly Japanese feel to them.
So, anyone interested?