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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Creative Empowerment

As of late I have been busy with an old, but re-budding hobby.  I have been sewing and it has become something to me it never was in the past; empowering.

I love fashion but hated how I could never find quality dresses in styles I pictured.  There is something about being able to turn a flat, loose piece of fabric into a gorgeous dress.  I feel this power in my fingertips that tells me I will be spending a lot less money chasing worthless garments.  It is invigorating.

With the plethora of vintage patterns I have (and have ordered in the past couple of days), I can make every dress I could possibly imagine.  Conveniently, as I mentioned in my last post, the put together, lovely garments of the 50's and 60's are in.  Not that I honestly care.  I will be wearing these styles regardless of their status on the over rated present day style-ometer.  God only knows who decides what is in fashion.  Probably a gay, blind man.  

My first project was completed in about three days.  I used the Simplicity pattern pictured below (the pencil skirt version) but modified it slightly.  I made it sleeveless, because the fabric used is a bright peach colored knit.  I felt it would be a little overwhelming had I added the sleeves.

Happy sewing to all of you who choose to take on the challenge!

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