Monday, June 8, 2009

I like it hard

I bought this wonderful hard back sketch book from my friend Randi at Ragnazidnar, and my first sketch is of the tunic dress I am making for a contest at Pattern Review. For this contest, I am having to make my own garment completely from scratch. I have always started with a shape taken from something ready to wear or modified patterns before, so this is new for me. Honestly, it is harder than slipcovering a wingback chair. First of all, chairs don't move. Secondly, my own body is the dressform. You can imagine the awkward moments I am having with myself. I am keeping it simple though, so I should be able to get it done in time. Luckily for me, I don't have any complicated curves. I will be posting the pictures here because I will need something to link to when I enter the contest. Everyone who enters will receive a software program that will supposedly help them organize their sewing room. If the software doesn't work, I will ask my mom to send me a recording of her voice saying stuff like, Cherie, tsk, tsk, how can you work in this? what will you do if Martha Stewart drops by? Oh, Cherie, did you get your sewing room cleaned up yet? etc.

You all know I love a challenge and am a contest entering fool. Now I am in this Etsy voter thingy along with 7 teammates from the treasury team, 2 from the Eastern Washington team and at least one from the Carried Away Bag makers team. I don't know what the prize is, but I want it! Go here to vote (for me I hope.) Mine is the only eyeglass cozy chosen for the challenge, so I am hoping that will help. It also happens to be my best selling pattern right now, so I know someone likes it!

And if you like my new sketch book, Randi also sells a tutorial for how to do your own Coptic binding. I am going to have to get that one! My next blog post will be of my tunic sketch and the pattern pieces I have made for the garment contest. I am putting that here to make myself do it.


kikiverde said...

First of all, you're brave to try and create something for yourself! I hope it goes well and you're pleased with the result. I bet it will be incredibly rewarding once you've finished.

Also, thanks for the link to the sketchbook tutorial- I can't wait to try making one!

elsiee said...

your eyeglass cozy is LOVELY!!