Couture Lunacy

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This post was from my other blog A Little Fluff ………

Fiber Compulsion

Here are some of the new patterns I’ve purchased recently. Mostly they are from the great McCall’s $1.88 sale and from the Vogue $3.88 sale. I love sale patterns. I bought the Sandra Betzina Tee before and messed up the pattern trying to fit it so I got it again. I also got pattern tracing material so I can keep these nasty tissue patterns together. Now all I need are zip lock bags to fit them all in after I copy them.

You can see why I have such a tough time deciding what to make. And I am taking a video course from Paul Gallo at to learn fashion draping. I am really into that class. I will have a useable pattern for a dress from that and as you can use each piece – I will also have a basic bodice, sleeve and skirt.

All these patterns…

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Author: Jennifer

I came from a family who made things. My father was a carpenter with a passion for making furniture. My mother sewed, crocheted, cooked and made a home on a shoestring. My grandmothers both quilted. As a teenager, I found batik through a wonderful art teacher who allowed me the freedom to batik yards of fabric. I then cut them up into a pattern and wore the item I made. I was ecstatic. I painted in my teens and twenties and my parents gracefully supplied me with oil paints and turpentine. When I needed an easel, my father took me to the shop where he worked and made me one. When he found unused and unwanted canvas, he brought it home and stretched it for me with wood from his shop at home. I was indulged at every step of the way. I wasn't ever told that I could not do something or that I should not do something. I was given freedom to chose my path in life. A blessed life I have lived, for sure.

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