Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Here we go!

It's February, which if I'm a good girl and plan things right, should be my busy time. You see usually I wait until the last damned minute to make holiday dresses but after the Christmas Dress Fiasco of 2010, I have vowed change.

This year, I got a head start and ordered all my fabrics, patterns, and notions last month. I still have an order out with but that's because the lady was nice enough to let me send her a swatch of pinky's lace so she could match the silk ribbon I want to it. I love little fabric shops. They really are the best.

I've decided to enter a contest with using one of her vintage reproduction patterns. More on that later, but for now, just know that it's due in March, I'm pretty sure and I'll have to make a muslin first, that is a mock up of the pattern in an inexpensive material in order to test constuction and fit. Usually I'm too lazy for such business. But reproduction patterns really isn't a place where you can skip this step. They are copies, you see, of a pattern someone found in some tiny little corner which may or may  not have been adjusted and may or may not be designed to be worn with period correct undergarments.

I also have to finish a baby dress for a friend, work on the knit shawl and the cloche hat I want to wear with my Easter dress, and make a Hello Kitty purse for a friend.

Wanna take bets?

In the meantime, I was looking pretty spiffy today so here's an OOTD. Forgive the crappy lighting. It was overcast and gross this morning.

And here's the other apron. I finally finished it! Unfortch, I'm a little unhappy with how wide the torso section is on this bad boy. Perhaps I should take it in about an inch? It just hangs weird, don't you think? And yeah, I'm well aware that my hair looks like Michael Jackson circa beat it. Shaddup.

*I swear on the lives of my plaguey little beastie children that I will blog furiously tomorrow. I've been planning a movie review of An Education for days and I just haven't gotten to it.

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