Well I spent most of yesterday on the computer doing all the left-brain work required to get my storenvy shop up and running.
Which on a side note I would like to say that’s almost done! YaY me!!!! I accomplished things I never thought I could.
So I decided today to do some sewing. My granddaughter thought that was a “great idea” because she always ends up with something out of it. And she did. I made her a satin purple pillow and sheet for her Barbie, why she needed that for Barbie I don’t know. I thought at this point Barbie had everything. But apparently until today she did not have a purple satin pillow and sheet. I said it was a blanket, but Alice (that’s the granddaughter) said that blankets are fluffy and warm that sheets are smooth and cold. So fine it’s a sheet.
Anyway, I have been reading tweets today from Fashionista and Women’s Wear Daily about the British Vogue’s online fashion week. So there have been tons of talk about whats coming up in the fashion world next year. After reading some of it I was inspired to start working on a 60’s inspired mod dress. I have this earthy floral pattern that I decided to use than accent with either bright yellow or royal blue pockets and cuffs. I spent most of the day working on the pattern, trying to get it just right. Then my granddaughter thought it would be a “good idea” if I made her a new skirt. I told her parents at this rate they won’t ever have to buy her clothes again. I gave in, I have to admit it’s the greatest feeling in the world to see her get so excited, she screams and dances then wants to put it on right then. How can that not make your day. She is probably my biggest fan. So I had a black with pink polka dot halter top shirt sitting on top of the pile that I had been trying to figure out what I was going to do with it.
I love love love recycling items into brand new things for people. It makes me feel good, it makes them feel good, and I am sure that it makes the earth feel good. Less to throw away, more to enjoy everyday.
Ok, so I had a stroke of genius and decided to use that halter top to make her a skirt. When it was finished it was super cute, then I decided that it needed a pocket………………..For anyone that sews whether for fun or profit, we all know that you sew on your pockets before you sew your seams, that way it’s super easy. So here I am with a completed skirt sans the elastic and I decide to put on a pocket. It was comical, but I did it and now the skirt is ADORABLE, and yes that’s the same purple satin that Miss Barbie has. I must say I love being Right-brained(?). Well you get the point.