Sewing

Sewing the Ava Dress: Part One

Posted by on Oct 12, 2014 in Sewing | Comments Off on Sewing the Ava Dress: Part One

Sewing the Ava Dress: Part One

So we went to Mickey’s Halloween party at Disneyland, and of course I wanted to wear a costume.  But they have specific rules about when and where adults can wear costumes, and I didn’t really want to get in trouble if I went a few hours early or wanted to go across to California Adventure, so I was worried about how to manage that.  I decided the best route might be to make a dress that wouldn’t look completely out of place as day-to-day wear, but still gave a nod to a disney character.   This is referred to as “disneybounding”, a practice which started with the Disney Bound Tumblr blog of Leslie Kay.  If you’ve never seen it in action, you really should check out the Tumblr!

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Folklore Skirt

Posted by on May 23, 2014 in Design, Sewing | Comments Off on Folklore Skirt

Folklore Skirt

The benefit of working less is that I have a little more time to sew.  Unfortunately my metaphorical sewing eyes are bigger than my stomach, as it were.  I keep finding more and more projects that I want to do, but I don’t have as much time as I think I do.  I have collected a nice bit of fabric, recently.  I can’t seem to escape a fabric store without at least a small remnant.  I keep telling myself I’ll just make my daughter a ton of gathered elastic-waistband skirts with all the cotton prints.

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