This year I’m celebrating 45 Me-Made garments on my 2nd blogiversary!
The ruffles continued……
but why did I continue after my one year commitment was completed? There are two reasons.
Hey, I enjoy it
I love my interaction with you, the readers. I truly thrive on communicating with my blogging buddies! When I read that I have inspired someone to learn to sew or start sewing again, I am reminded that putting forth our best efforts have a larger impact than we can possibly imagine.
It’s not always about the clothes. If my sewing a dress gives hope to a woman who is discouraged by the RTW scene for whatever reason, then I believe my actions have helped another person…….. and that brings me to my second reason for continuing Goodbye Valentino.
Can I just say THANK YOU MOOD!
The invitation to join the Mood Sewing Network has so enhanced my sewing experience. I could not sew the caliber and number of clothes I make without being a member of this incredible sewing network. Never had I sewn on such fine fabrics!
The March sewing challenge forced me to learn to sew comfortably with lace.
I have conscientiously chosen fabrics of varying price points, and hope my Mood sewing experiences successfully acquaint you with these great fabrics now available to everyone.
My sewing improved this year but it is not perfect! I had to try more than once to get it right on numerous occasions!
However, sometimes I got lucky where everything came together easily.
Upcycling clothes continues to intrigue me. I’ve found it’s one of the best methods to learn about the construction of RTW clothing.
Speaking of RTW clothing, Kenneth King’s, Clone Your Favorite Garment online class proved extremely valuable. I not only cloned three Kate Spade skirts (which may be the most economical move I’ve made in years), but I also cloned a Kate Spade and J Mclaughlin top.
I’m thrilled to have collaborated with Julie Starr in the Ribbon Skirt Sew-a-Long, and am equally pleased to sponsor an RTW Fasters’ page on my blog for sewists determined to forgo RTW clothes for a year.
In celebration of two years of non-stop sewing, I’ve decided to invest in a one week class with Susan Khalje next month in Baltimore. It’s time to bump my sewing skills up to another level and can you think of anyone better to help me than this revered teacher and couture seamstress?
In closing I want to thank you all for your continued support. I love receiving your comments and sincerely answer each comment I receive.
So now, how about a giveaway?
Would you believe I once had an apron business, entitled Artful Aprons? I reproduced classic and contemporary art onto aprons and sold them to museum gift shops. It was a fun business, however when my manufacturer died my only choice was to have the aprons made overseas 80,000 at a time. No thanks.
I have just a few left to share! Please let me know if you would like to be entered for any by Monday, September 2nd , Midnight EST. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, September 4th.
1. Leonardo da Vinci – The Vitruvian Man
3. Mark Durham (contemporary artist), Green Dog
4. Gustav Klimt, The Kiss
5. Daniel Cromer (contemporary artist), Uncle Silas
Hubby wears his with great pride!
Many thanks for your kindness and best wishes for a lovely weekend.
Here’s to year 3!!