I spent most of this week's evenings cutting & tracing patterns in preparation for kiddo's school wardrobe. I have the carpal tunnel to prove it. I was able to leave work early today and decided to get to sewing before my hand fell off!
Review: McCall's 5463
yes I've been learning to use my serger!!
Pattern Critique: easy, not many pieces. Cutting, stitching & pressing took me about 2 hrs per top.
I loved the styling of this pattern. Most of the Hilary Duff patterns are pretty cute anyway.
Fabric: Kiddo approved 2 way stretch jerseys.
Stripe came from the remnant table at G Street Fabrics. This fabric is so stretchy, that I can fit this top with ease.
Camo came from the remnant table at Hancock's.
Pink high heels came from Fabric.com
Modifications: none, I only did the belt for the black top.
Results: kiddo approved. what more can I say?
Kiddo also got a jolt of creativity this week. She found a pair of too small underwear and decided to cut the waistband off to make a headband. I was pleasantly surprised, she did it all by herself, and it was done well!
I also found a couple of really cool books at library and I MUST share:
Fashion Illustrator: Drawing and Presentation for the Fashion Designer by Bethan Morris - A really cool intro into the world of fashion design. It touches briefly on all of the technical aspects of the creative process. I like it because I am learning where exactly I need to begin in developing my skills - and the skills I want to achieve. Lots of pretty pics to look at too.
The New Creative Artist: A Guide To Developing Your Creative Spirit by Nita Leland - This book got my creative juices flowing. I get so caught up in work, my daily duties, and my mundane environment. In the book I found some really cool activities to wake my right brain up. Plus the author's writing makes me feel warm & fuzzy.