Saturday, June 4, 2011

you said you loved me, with a lot of conviction

This is a work outfit! (Minus the heels--I'd fall & drop things if I didn't wear flats at work!) I am working a split shift today, so I had about 3 hours off, during which I read, sketched, and took a blogging break. I'm narrowing down some designs I can easily make multiples of, because while one-of-a-kinds are great, it's hard to go through the creative process, pattern making, and initial sewing stages every single time I make a garment for the shop. If I can make patterns (in several sizes, hopefully) for a few designs and then just sew like a machine, I think I'll be able to load the shop up much more.

So, I really love my work! I enjoy the fast pace--I hate not being busy, and we're pretty much always running around. I haven't been making as many mistakes as I thought I would, which is hopefully going to continue--fingers crossed! Plus, it's fun to see so many different people in one day, in and out. Speaking of seeing so many people... at school, when someone found out I was homeschooled and lived in the middle of nowhere and sometimes, during the middle of winter, would only see my parents during the day--they asked, "Wait, so what's the most amount of people you've seen in one place before?" I was a little taken aback, and then I was like, "Um... thousands?" Haha, just because I grew up in the middle of woods doesn't mean I've never left! It was just such an odd question to receive.

I finally have internet at my house, which is certainly exciting, but it also means my online summer class is starting, too. Yuck! At least it's only a month--then I'm back to normal summer break again.

shirt / work | dress / handmade | belt / traded | shoes / urban original


  1. wow, you look amazing. I can't wait to see what kind of designs you come up with!

  2. Lol, I totally feel the homeschooler thing; I've even had somebody say "You're home-schooled? But you look NORMAL!" to my face. :)
    Love the outfit!

  3. Nice pictures! Will you come and do some photography for me when you are next home? :^)

  4. I was homeschooled for 3 years of my education. I had a teacher who confessed at the end of the year that he had been expecting the worst from me since I had been homeschooled before coming to his class. Love that skirt, BTW. And I completely understand wanting to pattern-ize your designs. I need to do that too.

  5. P.S. You should have asked that person how often they have 50-60 people come over for once a week in the summertime??

  6. Cute outfit, Addie! Good to hear from you. Yeah, one time, I got the "Wait, so you can do your school in your pajamas, then go downstairs to the fridge to get a soda if you want right in the middle of math?" question. And also, people talk about it in groups and then talk about how homeschoolers usually are anti social and don't know how to act in society, then they look at me and say, "well, you seem normal..." you get lots of interesting conversations and questions being an ex homeschooler! Haha!

  7. I love all the stereotypes of homeschooled kids!
    The ones I've found to be true though, are that homeschooled people typically have interesting ways of sitting and shift around a lot (product of not being trained in desks I assume) and they're usually creative, outside-the-boxers who are good at entertaining themselves.

  8. love the background.feels like can sleep on the grass! :D

  9. I just discovered your lovely blog. I'm just new into blogging this year & have just finished off my own blog on fashion, food, travel & interior design.
    I had a lot of fun putting it together maybe you would like to check it out if you have a spare minute.


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