My mum hung up a bulletin board for me to stare at while I serge, and Chanel drew me some beautiful designs that I definitely wanted to display. They are pretty inspiring, I kind of want to make each and every one of those dresses!
I think that bulletin board is pretty neat. Neat, but a bit bare. I plan on adding more pictures, but of what, I do not know. Tell me if you have any ideas! (Other than cats wearing hats, of course, because I'm already on top of that.)
My seger is a life saver. Well, I guess a more accurate term would be a 'time-saver'. Yeah. Super convenient. Thankfully my aunt gave me a box of thread for it, and in the prettiest colors too!
I also have moved my dress form from my room down to the basement. It is very useful, and I think it is quite nice to look at.
|Still haven't named her and I have had her forever. And I keep calling it a her as if she was alive...what the heck. I am going crazy. But I still want to name her. Please, please give me some ideas for that as well.|
But I do miss having it in my room. It is lonely. Guess I shall have to buy her a twin!
I also have a rack that I hang some of my past projects on. Sometimes I need to refer to them to remember how I did some things. Or something. Maybe I just have them down there to give myself a sense of accomplishment.
My grandma is awesome. She has boxes and boxes of (mostly vintage) fabric, and she lets me take whatever I want! So with fabric I got from her and fabric that I have thrifted, I have tons - plenty enough for everything I will ever want to sew.
|These are some of my favorites!|
I wanted to show you this fabric by itself, because it is completely awesome. I MEAN LOOK AT THAT DOG. IT IS A BLOB!!
|I kind of really want to make matching skirts for Chanel and I out of this. They would be incredibly hilarious, but we would seriously wear them all the time.|
My grandma also lets me take whatever vintage patterns I want to use. I love sorting through all of the boxes at her house, and hearing what they were used for, who made them, etc. (a lot of them were her mother's)
|Some of them date back to the 40s! It makes me cry with joy.|
So pretty much I owe so much to my Grandma Shiba. She was even the one who really taught me how to sew! Love you grandma!
Last but certainly not least: how could I sew without the sewing machine that I stole from my mother, and the beautiful company of Benjamin Gibbard?
He he. Well, I am going to go sew now. Have a good day!