thematerialgirl — Thu, 03/25/2010 - 20:21
I'm embarrassed - 3 whole weeks since my last post and last finished project. That 30 projects I predicted at the beginning of the year seems a distant dream now unless I get my arse into gear!
thematerialgirl — Mon, 03/01/2010 - 21:57
Spoonflower have a competition on at the moment to design a piece of fabric for a childrens clothes/toys company. All the entries are wonderful - I am in awe of everyone who designs fabric - but one in particular caught my eye. Its by somebody whose online name is mytinystar - www.spoonflower.com/profiles/mytinystar
thematerialgirl — Sun, 02/28/2010 - 21:42
A dreadful photo but it does show both the front and back.
I've been doing evening classes for the last seven weeks - fashion draping and intemediate dressmaking at the Cockpit Arts centre. It's been great and I'm finally getting some stuff finished. I have one more class by the end of which I should also have a skirt and a dress.
thematerialgirl — Sat, 02/27/2010 - 11:31
I just don't get these one-arm styles. They just look unfinished to me. I'm obviously wrong though - if I am to believe my fashion bible Grazia. They have no fewer than 3 of these tops and dresses advertised in this weeks issue.
thematerialgirl — Mon, 02/08/2010 - 15:35
OK, I feel this one is a bit of a cheat for a finished project. It was so easy that it hardley seems fair to write about it.
I've been thinking of making a some vest tops for a while. I love wearing them under tops and jumpers - but I always find that shop bought ones are far too short. My days of showing off my mid-riff are a long way behind me (in fact I'm not sure I ever had any!).
thematerialgirl — Mon, 01/25/2010 - 21:59
A completed project at last! I have a few things on the go at the moment but my sewing room currently looks like the place of lost sew-ls (pronounced as souls).
thematerialgirl — Sun, 01/17/2010 - 17:39
I had a wonderful day out today at the Vintage Fashion Fair in Camden (www.vintagefashionlondon.co.uk). I've not been to one before but they are held every month or so and is a fantastic place to get to if you are in London. There were about 20 stalls selling vintage clothes, jewelry and household ornaments - everything from the turn of the last century right up to the 1980s. However, a lot of the clothes are from the 1940s to 1950s and are absolutely beautiful.
thematerialgirl — Sat, 01/16/2010 - 22:31
I've been looking at toys again an have almost finished Spaceboy. I've still got to put on his face though.
thematerialgirl — Tue, 01/12/2010 - 22:30
It's finished - and it was worth the wait!
I love the finished "Pearly skirt" - named by Ottobre not me. It was exactly what I hoped it would be like - slinky and very special feeling, I actually feel like a grown up - and dressed up - in it. Perhaps even a touch of Mad Men about it.
So here it is:
thematerialgirl — Tue, 01/05/2010 - 21:05
Work is really getting in the way of my fun!
I just don't seem to be able to get this Ottobre skirt project finished. With just a couple of hours of sewing time once I get in from work, I seem to get the sewing machine out, sew a seam, do some ironing and then it's time to put it all away again. Oh for a dedicated sewing room.