Nah, I'm not heartless! After all, I made towel pants for my husband. That took heart, right?
I am working on a few things right now, one is a quilt for the baby of a co-worker and the other is something (I don't know what yet) for someone else.
The quilt is a design challenge. The parents-to-be have painted the room in Glidden Cornflower Blue and and Pale Lemon. Fun Fact: the baby furniture once belonged to the Boldins, who sadly moved away from Baltimore, but not without first turning Baltimore into RAVENS NATION, which we liked very much, thank you Anquan! Sorry you went to San Francisco, but I understand.
|A fresh and pretty nursery for a little boy due in a few more months.|
|Fabric is Alexander Henry's Monkey Bizness Gingham Jungle and Gingham ABC's.|
I pulled some lighter fabrics from the stash and commencing to think hard.
I have so many ideas - and fantasies, too. One of my fantasies is to be a dressmaker. I would have a cute little shop with lovely samples on display. I would sew special occasion dresses (not gowns) for women. I suppose this comes from my own desire for a custom wedding dress back in 2004.
Off-the-rack tops don't generally fit me unless the fabric is stretchy enough to accomodate my measurements. In 2004, I had not yet learned how to fit a bodice to myself, so I searched for a dressmaker to create a simple dress for me, in a flattering shade of pale rose or something like that. I wanted sleeves and, well, just a simple dress. My budget was ~$600. I couldn't find anyone. No one would sew anything for me for less than $1,000. Maybe I didn't know where to look? So I DIY'ed my wedding dress.
|The top is a wrap blouse and the skirt is a straight skirt with a ruffle. |
To create a pattern, I draped the skirt on my own body and that wasn't too hard.
But the blouse, oh what a struggle!
|That wrap never did fit right! I had to just *work it*|
There was no other choice!
I was pretty happy. It didn't matter that my wedding dress was a little weird!
Limitations are good.
Just think, what if I'd had $1,200 for a wedding dress in 2004? I might not have discovered my passion for sewing! I am not quitting my day job any time soon, but a little dressmaking on the side is quite appealing. Yes, indeed.
How about you? Any limitations pushing you forward? I am all ears.