1) I have the fabric for the MOD dress in the wash as I write this. I plan on ironing it and cutting the dress out later today. Wish me luck on the chiffon. I am also going to read more about french seams. I was ironing one of the "prom dresses" yesterday and realized there was chiffon with a french seam in it. Was quite impressed with myself as 2 weeks ago I would not have known one seam from another.
Okay speaking of prom dresses, hubby had to go out yesterday morning so that gave me a few hours to "sneak" them into the house, look and inspect them and try ironing a few. It also gave me a chance to see if any of them would fit. I believe most of them have a 24-25 inch waist. I put the most "promy" dress on and it was too, too small in the waist. Put a foundation garment on and it was still too small, but somehow I managed to suck in at just the right moment and the zipper went up. Keeps a girl standing tall and straight when you can't breathe.
I put a camera on a stack of towel (tripod is on the list for things to get) and did a quick self-timer and...it's pretty spectacular eh?
This pose is similar to this one. I guess this is the look I get and stance I take when I can't breathe.palazzo extravaganza. I think I am going to use fabric #4 as it is the least busy (I am a small person and don't want to be eaten up with a print). The scandalous (a reader called the outfit this word and I LOVED IT) nature in me also wants to position the taupe shapes smack dab on the boobies for added 70's scandal.
Here is a favorite photo of Marie, Tim (my brother) and their famous cat Romeo.photographer, truly gifted, (he is gifted in a lot of things). Here is another photo of him at my 50th last year serenading me with a song on his trumpet.
Going off to our first day of Catholic school. I cried every day after this. I hated that school.
But I DO look pretty sassy in that uniform if I do say so myself.
At my birthday party once again.
Tim's wife, Marie, is also talented. She painted the dish below for my birthday last year as a present.
It sits on my desk and I look at it EVERY day. Marie was in the states to present at the ConnectiCon Convention. She has a Ph.D. in Japanese Pop Culture and It's Influence on America Culture...or something like that. She told me all about the concept of Kawaii which I had never heard about and may become a new passion, especially in relation to clothing. Here is a link to Kawaii fabric.
I also love this link. I still have at least one of my kids Popples stowed away somewhere.
Marie was excited to give me the brand new camera that my brother bought for me. It is a Fuji film and does the most outstanding things. It is touchscreen which is SO new to me and I love it. I have only played around with it for a bit this morning, but the more I play around the more excited I get. I have thanked him and thanked him and here is ONE MORE BIG
So remember, every photo you see on this blog moving forward is thanks to my brother Tim.