Geeze Louise, someone with a Voice has been reading my mind.
Take a moment to go read her article - won't take long, and I'll wait.
Thanks to TerriK over at Stitchers Guild for bringing this article to my attention.
Carolyn wrote a rant this week about the offerings in Plus Sizing from McCalls...I contend that it isn't just Plus sizes that are being given the shaft right now, it's anyone over the age of 17...or maybe 23.
I'm just grateful that I learned to sew at an early age, and that I'm not limited to what's offered in RTW - both in terms of style and fit.
So what's news on the Positive side of things? I found an ebay source for buying the Spanish Patrones Pattern Magazine - for just about 1/2 of the subscription price in the US. I just picked up the Summer Issue - probably will see it in about 3 weeks. There are a couple of things in there for me, and some for the college age set around here.
I've also been hanging out a little too often at ebay lately, and have picked up some awesome vintage patterns. I have ideas, they're percolating, but don't expect to see any results or input on that now til probably late September.
Contests at Pattern Review
Don't know, maybe it's the competitive gene in me, maybe it's the attraction of deadlines and what that means to actually finishing projects, but the contests do interest me.
There is a SWAP contest going on there. I have ideas but don't think I'm actually going to enter that one. It takes so much time and energy to finish, photograph, and write up the entry, and I'm still a little burnt out from the last SWAP contest.
However, the contest for One Pattern/ Multiple Looks - that has me really dreaming overtime.
I'm thinking about a suit again - using stash fabrics.
The pattern: Vogue 2950
Version 1: using a brown woven silk I have and making it exactly as the pattern is drawn (well, maybe the bow on the belt has to go)
Version 2 using a woven silk in cream and an overlay of a Venise Lace on the jacket, using this Dior jacket as inspiration.
as always, click on the photo for large pic and more detail.
I open to opinion and discussion at this time - once it's started - too late.