If I was on Project Runway, Tim Gunn would walk into the workroom and tell me I needed to live up to my potential.
Michael Kors would call me a One-Trick-Pony,
Heidi Klum would exclaim that I look like I’m going to a baseball game before saying Auf Wiedersehen with a kiss on the cheek.
Does this mean I do not like the top?
Not at all! I like it, but I’m starting to repeat myself and it’s time to regroup.
Two weeks ago I went to Waechter’s Silk Shop in Asheville, NC with a friend who decided to start sewing for herself again after a lengthy hiatus. It’s a lovely shop with a nice selection of fabrics, and serves as a retailer for numerous independent pattern companies. Most inspiring of all were the samples of every pattern sold in the shop displayed throughout the store! My friend bought loads of beautiful fabrics, but I walked out with a piece of quilting cotton – even in the midst of such a creative atmosphere.
I should have let the fabric quietly settle into my stash. Instead, I chose to give this new Vogue Pattern a try in my baseball cotton before sewing it in a finer fabric.Well, I won’t be sewing this pattern with my finer fabric, but I do recommend these well-designed Vogue patterns with the customized cup sizes
Perhaps those blunt comments from the judges are necessary to bring forth originality from each designer. I prefer gentle, constructive criticism, but I’m not competing for a fashion runway show in New York.
At any rate, my latest top is fine to wear around with a pair of jeans, but I want to take advantage of one of the great benefits of sewing;
t h e g i f t o f a u t h e n t i c i t y.
Having said that, my next post will feature a plain black dress…….
Best wishes to all.