27 November 2006
A Stomach & Four Legs
Anyone that lives with a hound will chuckle in acknowledgement when they see this photo. A hound is not driven by love, ambition, hatred or greed - there is one emotion that is stronger than all of those - hunger.
Simon, besides being a glutton, also thinks he is a cat. He is happiest when he is resting at the highest point in a room. You'll often find him sprawled on the back of the couch.
26 November 2006
25 November 2006
Luck of the Irish
24 November 2006
It Called My Name
Since I also had a 40% off coupon to Fabric.com, I figured I really should use it. It seemed like a shame to let it go to waste. So here are my acquisitions:
A beautiful silk dupioni called "Autumn Sunset". I'm thinking a full skirted party dress with a bodice of the EOS fabric (above). I should also be able to get a small bolero jacket out of the silk.
I also picked up a luscious chocolate silk dupioni (ETA: I was just informed that the brown silk has sold out, so I won't get any - oh well, you win some, you lose some) and a coordinating scalloped lace. I think I must have been in a lace kind of mood, because I also got two others. The first is a champagne coloured scalloped lace and the other is a black stretch lace:
While I was there, I couldn't resist this nifty embroidered pleather:
All in all, not a bad haul. Ahh, I love online shopping!
23 November 2006
What Were They Thinking?
I was browsing the online pattern catalogues & I came across this on the Simplicity website. It is absolutely hideous. The rosettes...the leg warmers...the matching doggy coat - oh, the horror.
22 November 2006
Paralysis of Analysis
I have about a million different dresses I want to sew up, so narrowing down the possibilities to four is not easy. Also, the requirement that each dress and all the tops and bottoms have to coordinate with at least one jacket is tricky too. At this point, this is what I have settled on so far:
Dress 1 of 4: Vogue 2903 in black satin brocade - I saw the exact fabric I want for this dress at Fabricland the last time I was there.
Jacket 1 of 2: Vogue 2934 as my reversible garment with black velvet on one side and black silk dupioni on the other. I have the silk, but I need to purchase the velvet.
Bottom 1 of 2: Simplicity 3881 in the same black silk dupioni as above.
Top 1 of 3: Butterick 3301 in a knit with black flocked lace on brown backing.
Dress 2 of 4: Simplicity 7990 in a mottled satin that has green, orange, brown and cream in it.
Jacket 2 of 2: Butterick 8020 in the same mottled satin fabric as above.
Dress 3 of 4: Butterick 8020 (the pattern right above) in a brown silk dupioni for the highwaisted skirt portion and a brown ruffled fabric for the upper bodice. I got the idea for this dress from a great vintage dress for sale on eBay. It was featured on the clothesaholic blog (third dress down on the Nov. 20th post).
Dress 4 of 4: Butterick 4991 in a wonderful burnout silk velvet that Julie has for sale. I want to place the dark part of the fabric at the hem and have it get lighter as it ascends the dress to the bodice and shoulders.
That leaves me with 2 tops and a bottom on which to decide. That is, assuming my head doesn't actually explode!
21 November 2006
- 4 dresses
- 2 jackets
- 3 tops
- 2 bottoms