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Friday, February 15, 2013
What to Sew Now?
We established some time ago that most of my sewing is impractical. Meaning that I love to sew party dresses, gowns, suits and historical reproductions that I have very little call to wear. My off-duty day-to-day wardrobe consists mostly of jeans and t shirts and fleeces. Even at work, I don't need business casual - I'm a nurse - I wear scrubs.
So, I will probably next make some scrub tops to satisfy my utilitarian needs, but for sewing satisfaction, I'll go to my box of Adorna's patterns and to Gertie's book for a couple of projects as well. Even if there's not much call to wear what I make, at least I can share it with you, my sewing sisters!
Hi! I've been sewing for approximately 40 years, having learned in a junior high home ec class. Since then, I've made many, many dresses and costumes, including many award winning dance costumes and tutus for my daughter, one of which was a restyle of my mother's wedding gown.
I'm a mixed media artist with strong interests in wearable art, altered couture, vintage clothing, vintage reproduction, beadwork, paper arts, and found object art. Upcycling is a great way to create while re-using stuff that might otherwise go to the landfill!
My interests include: Wearable art, sewing, quilting, jewelry making, antiques, retro fashion, thrifting, flea markets, and yard sales.