Friday, November 18, 2011


This is one of the skirts that is one of my books.  Since this is a summer skirt and I am working on something for the winter months.  I thought I would try something with a fringe.  Then I am going to line the skirt.  I am really surprised just how far the sewing community is runs.  I wanted to get an idea of what the going trends are and have been surfing the net, and going to other countries to see what the ladies are sewing.  I am seeing some really interesting things.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

fashion surfing

This morning I am looking at fashion from Paris, Germany for the fall.  I just happened to notice cloth bags.  I was going to post a picture of the bags or send the youtube video to this site, but couldn't figure out how to do it.  I didn't know what it meant by saying embed.   So I didn't send it..............there are a lot of good ideas out there, and so much creativity.  Maybe something will strike my fancy.  Right now I am not seeing anything for the more mature women.  Who knows maybe I could be the one to do something like that, right now I am on another track.   A friend from Germany sent me sights to look at on youtube.  I wouldn't even have thought to go there.  I will continue on later in the afternoon.

  Also last night I checked with the ladies to see what they are making.  It seems folks are getting ready for the fall.  I am half hearted in working on a skirt right now.  Thinking about putting a lining in it so that the skirt will hang right.   In the mean time I've been looking at dress forms.  I believe this will be very beneficial for me, and will take the next step in purchasing one.  Of course this may take another 5 months to do so........but I figure with the dress form I can do a lot of draping, and shaping on the dress form.  Another idea occurred to me this morning in that I can go to a second hand store and purchase some sheets since I am out of muslin, and cut and fit them.  This should work just fine.  The problem is working on a flat least it seems to be my problem right now.