Why did I search high and low for guipure lace?
I found my answer in the pages of Bridal Couture, by Susan Khalje.
|see the edges of the pages on the left? that is guipure lace!|
I read this book, in its entirety back in 2004 as I designed and sewed my own wedding ensemble. I ended up using Chantilly lace, but I promised myself I'd come back and sew other fine garments for myself using techniques from this book.
Now I understand why I was so determined to sew with guipure. I had gazed upon it for many, many hours!
|another cell phone pic of my dark blue /kinda slate gray guipure lace|
One of the reasons I finally invested in a DSLR camera is so I can take nice photographs during the workshop with Susan next week. Yep, I am enrolled in couture sewing class with Susan Khalje and it starts this Saturday. That is why I have been so interested in finding just the right project.
It doesn't get much better than this!
On another note, I am reading a book right now called The Happiness Project, based on the very popular blog of the same name. It turns out I am already doing almost everything recommended to be happy.
I spend virtually all of my time, energy and resources on my passions. Sewing, of course, is a passion.
And blogging - blogging has become a passion, too. I have so many more ideas thanks to you! In your comments you have pointed me to more resources and pattern ideas. Thank you so much for following and discussing.