I have been lurking around a few sewing blogs for a while and read but rarely commented. I’ve admired all of the beautiful garments and watched as other bloggers challenged themselves with sewing projects and contests. I am a sewing stalker, I guess. But no more!
I’ve been sewing all of my life and I actually do it now as a fledgling business, although I’ve lately dedicated myself to building my vintage wardrobe and taking the occasional client for my business while I do this. I’ve also been blogging in some form since 2004. I once had a large following on the MySpace blogosphere in the mid-2000’s when MySpace was cool and Facebook was just for college students. I have not been a daily blogger for some time and have been much more of the occasional reader.
I am really enjoying reading sewing blogs and meeting others who enjoy sewing and vintage garments. I’m lucky that I have a MIL who is also a vintage sewist (she creates couture fashion doll clothing for her business), but it is nice to communicate with others with the same interests as I don’t know any others like myself and my MIL.
I am lucky that I already had retro garments in the works that fit in with the sewing challenges I have joined which are my first of such a thing. One is the “Sew for Victory” challenge in which I am making an 40s dress with peacock cotton broadcloth. The other is a “Mad Men” challenge where I’ll be making a fuchsia rayon/acetate faille 50’s dress. I’ve also entered the Julie’s Picks Sewing Contest through Fabric Mart where I’ll be making a garment which I will not yet disclose yet. (Hey! You never know who may be reading my blog!) These dresses are all on my list to make (yes, I’m a list maker!) and I am working right now on the “Sew for Victory” dress which is almost completed. I’m looking forward to doing more of these challenges and contests in the future! 🙂
Last week I happened upon Elana Cresci’s Seamless blog and decided to take the seamless pledge. I won’t be buying any more mass-produced clothing and will instead make it or thrift it. I will do this from now (3/13) to at least the end of the year (12/13), but I think it’s going to be a way of life for me. Shoes and purses and lingerie will not count……. As I had already been doing this, it really wasn’t difficult, but now it’s in writing. 🙂