I got my sewing machine back off Nick today so I can finally do something with the mountain of fabric and half made leggings that is now higher than my desk. I also got a bunch of twin needles off him for $5.60 each(!!!!...this is really cheap compared to the $10 plus you have to fork out for them at places like lincraft and spot light, a pricey expense when I break them more frequently than I break my nails.) Here's some pictures of some of the new fabric I've got, except for the the cream acrylic I think I'm going to cut a new pattern and do these all as stirrup leggings.
cream wooly acrylic
black sheer with raised felt-feel rose print
black lycra with honey comb gold holographic print
there's a bit more but I can't be bothered with that now.
the pattern grading for the stirrup leggings is different to the normal ones and it's really annoying because it means they're not as fitted and kind of look more like pants, which I think kind of works with the gold ones but not so much for the rest. so there's another set-back already, I have to make the patterns waaaaay smaller so they'll actually fit how they're meant to.
After receiving so much positive feedback through Myspace, I thought I'd begin a blog as a way of further sharing and involving people in the design/manufacturing process. Keeping things somewhat interactive has been an enjoyable and informative experience for me and seemingly for "You" also and I figure a blog is a more comprehensive and lasting means than just posting the occasional bulletin as it allows people browse and comment whenever the feeling strikes them.
Also the wet weather and my lack of driving ability leaves my busted sewing machine and I at home bored outta my brains until a kindly relative takes pity on me and takes me to Nick the sewing machine guy to get it fixed. (Nick has been in the game a long time and knows just everything you could ever need to know about sewing machines plus his shop is in Footscrazy which is really close by. So if your sewing machine ever breaks, Nick's your guy)
The rains died down now so I'm going to take this opportunity to escape for a bit but I'll be back later with fabric samples and other nice things for you to mull over.
xoxo SERENA van der WOODSEN
P.S. Almost a whole month in, Autumn has finally decided to front up with some nice cold weather and now I can actually start wearing my leggings again! : )