Have been working on this post for several days, lacking a title. It’s a close-up look at the various threads (pun intended) of the extra-curricula workings of a creative person.
Lest anyone think applying line, pattern, texture, function & design to clothing a foolish pastime, consider some of the technical (engineering) challenges involved in putting them all together successfully in a 3-dimensional garment that’s made from the inside out, must withstand movement and frequent cleaning, and reflect the personality of the owner/wearer.
It’s engineering of the most complicated sort, as it involves mental and physical requirements.
However, the weekly WordPress Photo Challenge gave everything some order.
(click any pic for enlargements & captions & places to comment on each photo)
Have been staring at my copy of Vogue 8813 for some time, trying to decide whether or not to make it up and with which fabric. . . Thoughts, anyone?
Fellow sewers in the U.K. can check out the YSL exhibit now at The Bowes. “Fashion fades, style is eternal” (He showed jumpsuit in 1968!) Details here.
Why am I lusting for yet another lagenlook-style pattern when I’ve not sewn the one I own? It’s all lovely sewchet’s fault! Sheila’s made the most delectable 3 outfits, 2 self-drafted here & here, that’s why! What’s lagenlook? See Thursday’s Curvy Sewing Collective’s post here, featuring “my” pattern.
More 🍁🍂 inspiration from a library copy of Tove Fevong’s Totally Simple Crochet… have to figure out if it’s American or Continental stitches.
Reading & thoroughly enjoying Why women cry : or, Wenches with wrenches, by Elizabeth Hawes (1903-1971), published in 1943. On-line at Internet Archive.
Need to order Przybyszewski’s The Lost Art of Dress:The Women Who Once Made America Stylish which is fascinating & led me to the Hawes book, amongst others.
More order restored to the chaotic pile, and the heat wave broke. What more could a person ask? 😉
no more heat waves 😍, that’s what.
Oh. And does anybody have a good recipe for wholemeal digestives?? McVitie’s are almost $5 USD a packet. Gasp. AGHHHHHHH ! ! !