I’m sew overdue

I sew as a hobby,  sixth scale mostly (Barbie size) (R)  she is the perfect model.  I love Haute Couture fashions and creating them is affordable when it only requires scraps of fabric.  Ahh expensive fabric for little money.

Lately i’ve been dreaming of doing a lifesize collection, picking an era gone by and bringing it into the 21st century.  My first thought was wow thats a lot of fabric, my second? I dont know anything about pattern making.  So……..

after years of wanting a professional dress form, I finally took the plunge and bought one.  Now you ask, what does that have to do with pattern making? well, drapping on a form helps a lot in creating patterns.  I called my friend and “Road Trip” was all I had to say. We arranged a day to make our journey to Los Angeles, home of all things fashion.

We must have spent two hours in that store looking at all the different forms, it was very exciting. There were several forms that had been painted, I loved the Marilyn and Audrey posted here.

The trip ended up costing me $376 but I had budgeted $400 and I ended up with two forms, a full size and a half size plus misc supplies, all on sale.

My dream of creating that collection hasnt happened yet but soon!

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Missing Mom on Mothers Day

My mom passed away last August from ovarian cancer at the age of 72.  She was such a beautiful woman, and her beauty was all natural.  The only makeup she ever wore was lipstick. Her eyes were the prettiest blue and she had naturally dark brown hair that was almost black.

I had so much fun with her, she was my best friend and swapmeet buddy on Sundays.  She loved jewelry, she wouldnt leave the house without her earings, necklace and rings to match what she was wearing, she was so cute.   I must have gotten my love for jewelry from her. The swapmeet is a great place to find new and used jewelry for cheap. I’m more of a vintage jewelry girl and have found some striking pieces at the swapmeet and I dont pay a lot for them.

Now I have a new swapmeet buddy,  my son George. We meet there every Sunday now. I know my mom is looking down with a smile.

Mothers day will never be the same without my mom, but her memory is with me everyday.

I love you mom!