I've got bra burn out. It just hit me. I'm sure you understand. The last one I worked on just needs buttons, and I'm sure a brake from it will make me all the wiser when I get to cranking them out a bit later.
What did I do while LA was finally into its 90˚ weather?
Where is everyone? I expected a lot of questions on this...
Perhaps I am too wrapped up in this project, but I'm loving it. Remember when I said that I was aiming at this as a leisure bra, yea, well, not anymore.
I made a second mock up with my sized cups and I was so happy with the outcome! Granted there are still some small things to fix, but so far for a try two this is totally becoming something that is wearable.
So I put together the bra. Ladies, I'm pleased to say this bra is a day project. Really.
The thing went together in less than 30 minutes, and even if I had decided to add elastic, or make any real changes, it still would not have taken over a day to make this. That's the good news.
The bad news is this bra isn't my size. I already knew this, so I'm glad that I made up those cup pieces, so I now have a jumping board now that I have a clear understanding of how the bra goes together.
Hi everyone. I know I haven't posted much this week. I've been off my game something fierce. I'm not really sure why. I feel pretty good. I had cocktails with friends earlier in the week then went out dancing, which I had so much fun. I just can't seem to get on an even keel.
Perhaps it stress. I'm bugged out on a lot of things. But the plus is I do have a freelance gig lined up. Wish me luck everyone, mama need the cash.
Maybe I'm off because I'm trying to regulate by body clock. I've been trying to go to sleep by taking a mild sleep aid which helped the two days I took it. Then I switched to beer, and well, that didn't help. So I guess I have to get back on the sleep aid. It worked great. I didn't feel groggy or sluggish when I work up, but not too rested either. And I've heard mountains from friends about 'how much sleep' you need. Sheesh, everyone is an expert.
Mainly I think I'm bummed because I don't have the funds from my corset making supplies anymore. My scanner broke, again, and I need it for listing patterns on etsy, which is a good chunk of my income now, so that takes priority.
My hair the other day, well, half way my hair the other day.
So I started on the dress. I didn't really mean to, but after I did the pattern adjustments, a little voice said, "It won't take too long to cut out your muslin. Go for it." The voice was right. Gotta love those simple patterns.
This week I continued on with my get crap done initiative.
I have this wax plant clipping that I got about 10 years ago when I was still in college. This one is about 5 years old. It's safe to call it a plant now, I think :) It's starting to flower again, and there is nothing more wondrous than smelling these sweet flowers on the air as you sleep. It's heavenly.
It seems it's been slow around the tubal-interwebs. I presume people are out enjoying the summer before school starts. Since I don't have to worry about school in any capacity (yay), I've been sewing.
I designated this week my week to get rid of projects. I had paperwork I needed to complete, a freelance project I've been putting off, and other odds and ends. This cloche is one of them. I've only had it for a few weeks, but I don't want the project to get numb on me.
I've got a new pattern out and I really, really like this one. As I try and add more separates to my reproduction line, I could not skip out on this blouse. It's got everything!
A 1930s blouse with cowl neckline (or optional rever neckline), a sash bow back and, wait for it....button back. Did you check out those cuffs!!?? That's a lot of stuff and that's why I call it the overachiever blouse
The blouse is a 42 bust and I think I may be making this up in a week or so. I'm itching to take a crack at it.
I realized I don't post enough of my events on my blog. I'm gonna change that.
This Sunday was a fun one. A friend of mine began hosting Sunday Swing Socials in the lobby of her apartment building, The Gaylord. Now this is not just a renovated apartment building, it was once a hotel to the stars. The lobby is filled with memorabilia. Photographs, hotel registries, bar soap, room keys, menus, and other odds and ends. I've been to this place before, but the community in the building allow for lovely socials. There was even a woman having an art sale out by the pool. It was a lovely vibe.