6.21.2012

TSC Inspiration - A Dangerous Method

Every so often, a movie comes along with costumes that steal my attention.  Recently, we rented A Dangerous Method from Netflix.  It's a period film based upon a time in the lives of Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, and Sabina Spielrein.  I studied psychology in college so, the topic held a bit of interest for me.  I won't say another word on the movie itself save for the wardrobe. The dresses caught my eye immediately and I found myself eyeing the details of the garments frequently throughout the movie.

6.19.2012

Reader Poll - How Many Sites are Too Many?

Have you noticed the new sewing sites popping up lately?  I recently joined Kollabora (which looks quite promising) and before that, there was My Sewing Circle and BurdaStyle... and I'm probably half a dozen more that I don't know about.

6.16.2012

TSC: The "Modern Mary" Dress

Two months ago, we were watching the flower show episode of Downton Abbey on Netflix and I got my first glimpse of the blue and white dress that so many people seemed to be raving about.  My initial reaction?  "Meh."  While I certainly preferred it to Lady Edith's (on which Lady Mary made a condescending remark), I didn't see why there was quite so much fuss.  After the episode ended, however, a rather funny thing happened.  "Wait! Horizontal bodice lines and vertical ones down the skirt... that actually has potential to be quite flattering!"  And so, my obsession was born.


6.11.2012

Coming up: That's Sew Cinematic!


When Debi first posted about "That's Sew Cinematic," I was fairly quick to sign up. I had have yet to finish the green silk dress from the Oscar challenge on Sew Weekly and I thought this new challenge would give me an excuse. Yeah. That's not happening! But, never fear (ha!), I do still have Cinematic sewing plans. Here's a little sneaky peaky at what's up first.
6.06.2012

'Make It, Wear It' Summer Holiday Challenge - V.1 Completed

You may recall, I posted a challenge for myself, pledging that me-made items would account for 70% of my vacation clothing.  Now that I'm back from Texas, the question is "Did she do it?"  The answer?
6.04.2012

Simplicity 2582 - The "Summer Breeze" Top

Last week The week before last on Sew Weekly was all about mixing prints. After scanning the local shops, I just couldn't find two prints that seemed right for each other. I did, however, find a floral cotton lawn that I thought would make the perfect vacation top. So, I whipped that up instead.

Me-Made-May '12 - Roundup and Final Thoughts

My, oh my! I am waaay behind!  Things became quite busy here after my last post, between preparing for vacation and working on the house/yard. Then, we were off to Texas!  Now we're back and it's time for me to play catch up.  I'll start with a round-up post of Me-Made-May '12 but, I also have two new things to share so, look for those very soon!