Catalog Sunday

Hi all! Happy February! Just a quick blog update to tell you all where I am in all my craziness.
Things are getting better. I finished a mammoth 6 month project and I feel a weight has been lifted off me. Weeks of 12 hour days on that and now I can focus on all my other things with more vitality.

The NVL patterns are chugging along. I'm scheduling to have the Amy out in a couple weeks quickly followed by another pattern. My acceleration on the repro patters is high now that the other project is over.

Also, I'm going to have some time to sew for myself! Yay! I can't wait to make my 40 year old self some new clothes! With all the skills I feel I've learned from these industry sewing jobs I've been getting, I feel my skill level has just gone higher. It's a great feeling being able to read a garment just by looking at it's construction.

So stay tuned. I'm on fire now!

Also, I have listed a ton of clothes on my Facebook page for sale. Most between $20 and $50. Skirts, blouses, suits, even a wool cape. Check it out.

Okay, now on to Catalog Sunday.
This Sunday it's Spiegel, 1945

Catalog Sunday

Whew! Between sewing the patterns and working on a massive deadline (to be finished this week, yay) I've been super busy. But I'm making the time for Catalog Sunday!


The Star Wars sewing I've been doing.

Hello everyone and happy new year!

I hope you all had a lovely end of year festivities. Mine were low key, as I'm still attempting to recover from the horrors of what happened to me so close to the start of the new year.

It's been stressful, and I'm thankful for the friends of mine who keep encouraging me and pushing me forward. I'm an optimistic realist, so I want it to work.

In case you were wondering what the title of this blog post is all about, I'll get to that.

I wanted to say that I really plan, with due diligence, to blog more. I'm aiming for at LEAST once a week over Catalog Sundays, of which, I really need to do a long afternoon of scanning.

But these past few months of not blogging does not mean that I have not been sewing.

I recently got a sample sewer position from a company called Anovos which specializes in film accurate costuming. It's pretty cool and this was the first project they had me work on.



Now, I can't really talk about it, but it was a very challenging project. I sewed all the samples on this costume (sans the wrap arms). There is a brown tunic, a gray sash, the pants, and the belt under the leather belt.

I also made this cool Kylo Ren cape. It was a beast, but the Rey costume was MUCH more complicated.



These have taken up a lot of my sewing time, but now that they are in pre-order, I can at least post them! 

Ah, that feels good.

Okay, it's back to work for me. I'll have an update on NVL patterns next week, when I'm totally open to get to work on those lovelies.

Thanks again for all the support and encouragement. I really need it. I need more of it. Ugh. Things from 2017 are still nippin' at my heels as I try and outrun them.

Thank all!

2017 Year in Review

Hi everyone. Hello sewers and all those who love vintage.

First I want to apologize for my lack of posts this year. It's not because I haven't been sewing. I have, a lot. Even have a part time job sewing costumes, but when you sign an NDA, you can't share all that cool work.

Not to mention this was the year of chasing work where ever I could find it. I had to move abruptly after I got in essence kicked out of my previous living situation in January, and the entire year has been me trying to steady my wobbling feet from that abruptness. I'm SO GLAD I moved, but a lot of things had to be hurried in order for me to just get out of that disfunction. Then Brian got sick, twice, my calendar Kickstarter failed, and clients just didn't pay me.

It's taken about a year to recover.

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