Couture Lunacy

Exploring Fashion One Thread At A Time

Spellbound

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For two+ hours today – I looked for this thread – the picture which you see above. It is not to be found. This is sad for me because I had planned to start my navy sheer shirt project today. I can’t. I looked everywhere I could think of for this missing spool of thread.

I did wade into the swamp this month and clean out the sewing room. I just hope I didn’t pitch this thread, not recognizing that there WAS a spool of thread in a mailing envelope, but I might have. So for now – I have to re-think things until Tuesday when I will haunt JoAnn Fabrics and buy myself some navy thread. I might just cut out the navy shirt and wait to get the thread – but I like to sew right away, after I cut something out.

So I’m spellbound again ———- looking through my fabric for more inspiration and through my six thousand or so patterns for the “one”.

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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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