First of all, thank you so much for the great responses to my last three posts.
The Swan Song post generated some worry amongst the rank and file that I was going to stop sewing. Rest assured that is not happening anytime soon (like not until my eyes give out and they pull my needle and thread out of my cold dead hands). It was really interesting to hear all your thoughts on sewing’s version of a swan song. In fact, Myrna mentioned that Adele Margolis was still sewing her wardrobe and planning to write a book at 100 years old when she died. I want to be just like Adele!!! I really hope that my eyes don’t give out on me. *knocking on wood*
Regarding Katie’s dress, I have considered all the wonderful suggestions given. I agree the width is just too much, even for the neckline. I am considering putting pleats on either side of the CB and CF to take in the neckline and also taking in the side seams. There is no CB seam as the back is cut on the fold. The fabric itself has quite a stiff hand, so using ties or elastic to cinch it in would look funny because it won’t drape well and wouldn’t solve the neckline/armscye issues. I wish I could cut out another dress, but alas, all I have are scraps of fabric left. Cross your fingers for me that my alterations will work.
Now, onto the meat of this post, girl crushes. Originally, I was going to write about one person in particular, but as I was ruminating on this post, I realized I have more than one crush. So, in no particular order, here they are.
This designer/blogger (I don’t think she actually posts her name ever) is one of the most talented people I have ever come across. She designs clothes, accessories, cooks amazing things, takes amazing pictures and is all around cool. I love her blog and the things she makes so much, I even bought the shoes she wears (worst purchase ever though as they created stigmata on the back of my ankles which still haven’t healed – pun intended).
Catherine of Cyberdaze
Catherine makes the best dresses. I love all of them. Oh and the coat she recently made was TDF too with that dramatic collar/hood. She has a great sense of style. It was so amazing to meet her last summer when I was in London. I wish the transporter of Star Trek was a reality already so I could just pop in and visit her whenever I wanted. At the risk of sounding like a stalker, I totally think we could be besties.
Sunni of A Fashionable Stitch
Besides having mad sewing skills, Sunni runs her own sewing notions/supply shop, A Fashionable Stitch Shop. I am so
jealous full of admiration for anyone who can make their passion their business and successfully at that! Kudos!
Both of these talented women sew, duh. But they also paint! I have always wanted to paint. Kathy recently learned of my interest in painting and just started a how-to-paint series on her blog. I’m so excited. And Hashi sent me a wonderful book, The Creative License, which I have started reading, about the creative urge and how to tap it.
These women, Karen and Joanne, not only sew, but write. As in WRITE!!! Another secret unfulfilled desire of mine is to become a writer, a novelist. Ahh, there’s just not enough hours in the day for me and all the things I’m interested in. But check out what Karen and Joanne fill their hours with… Amazing things, both written and sewn!
Actually I could go on and on with more people I admire because the list is rather lengthy. Forsooth! My Google Reader list is over 250 blogs long. Obviously, there is a lot of talent on the interwebs.
So what about you? Do you have any girl crushes?