Friday, May 21, 2010

Sewing on the Porch

It was absolutely gorgeous this afternoon: in the 70's, sunny, and only a slight breeze. It was perfect sewing-on-the-porch weather, and you can bet that is what I did.

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That's right. I ate cherries, drank lemonade, and worked on a dress. Who says this isn't heaven?

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I did my hair up all vintage-esque today, wore my vintage heels, and threw on my gingham dress. Wonderfully 40's!

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Trust me when I say that water is freezing. It'll be July before it's swimmable, late June if we're lucky.

Yesterday I went to the university I'll be attending in the fall. We went for some orientation & registering for classes, which was very informative. I'll be taking a lecture class (and introduction to design) and a beginning construction class, which I'm excited for, but I'll also have to muddle through for a few weeks. We will be constructing around 6 pieces, I think, for the first semester (I can't remember the exact number) which will be exciting. I am nervous, I must admit! It was bizarre, because I've always been a little unique in my interest in fashion and obsession with sewing, but going there--I was exactly the same as everyone else. It was a wake-up call to how competitive the business is, a bit of a reminder that there are thousands of other girls who want the same job as I do.

I'm excited, regardless. I'm also taking American Government, Fundamentals of Speech, English Composition, and a slightly bogus PE class that I haven't decided on yet. I might try to fit Archery in, but if not, it'll be "Walking/Jogging."

It's nice to have the summer ahead to get ready. I have an extra long summer break because I'm not starting until after Labor Day, although by then I'm sure I'll be rearing to get to school!

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tattered Skirt Tutorial

Tatter Skirt // Large // Upcycled

That's right, I have finally finished editing the tattered skirt tutorial. It's been 5 months, I know. I hope it's worth the wait!

The skirt is also for sale HERE.

Questions? Comments? Tips? Thoughts? You know I'd love to hear.

Monday, May 17, 2010


I am done with finals, at home, and finally getting my handwashables done. Oh, and I'm setting up my sewing machine later today. Perfect.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Vlog 002

Oh hey, good lookin'! Here's a bit of an explanation for my absence recently.

I sound so Minnesotan.

So, yes, things will be hopping again soon here. Thanks for being patient!