Sunday, March 29, 2015

How Studio Designers Use Lines to Remedy Defects (1930)

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I'm not sure about the term "defects", but I do love reading about the visual impact lines can have on our perception of size and length. It is possible create a dramatic optical illusion with your choice of clothing. 

Sunday, March 22, 2015

New Stock

I've been a busy beaver this past week and have finally added some new stock to my Etsy store. Britt was kind enough to model for me (in a wig, in case you were wondering), and even Aggie joined in at one point. Here are a few of the new items:

While I never went on an official break from my shop, it has certainly been on the back-burner for the past few months. But now I'm back to working on my shop more or less full-time. I'm still doing a bit of tutoring (and contemplating getting a second degree), but the shop is taking priority. My studio overhaul is almost complete (pictures of my space coming soon!), and it is so much more functional. Working in such a small studio has always been a challenge, but the new setup is making all the difference. Sewing/designing is my passion and I am so grateful to be able to continue doing what I love.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend!

That's All. 

Monday, March 16, 2015

Making an Edwardian Toque (circa 1910)

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Winter Blues

Spring is finally in the air! Unfortunately, the ground is still covered in 3 feet of snow, so it still looks like winter. (Please go away winter. I like you, but it's been long enough. I want flowers and greens plants again!)

Speaking of spring, I've undertaken a massive spring clean. This includes going through every single thing I own and deciding whether or not to keep it. While I will never (ever) be a minimalist, I am trying to streamline my rooms and live more simply. I have a bunch of vintage magazines, sewing patterns, etc that I'm going to be selling (cheap!) so stay tuned for that. 

This outfit is almost entirely me-made, as I knit the hat, designed/sewed the skirt and top, and even made my earrings. Britt was kind enough to snap these photos for me. I had everything set up, when she popped by to pick up some beads I ordered for her. It's so much faster to take outfit photos when someone else presses the button!

An obligatory photo of Aggie:

She is such a cutie, but very tricky to photograph. Her fur is almost entirely black, and her only facial feature is her eyes. If her eyes are closed you can't tell one end from the other!

I hope everyone is having a good week!

That's All.

Sunday, March 1, 2015