Thursday, November 22, 2007

Shamefully Self Indulgent Slide Show!

I haven't posted anything new in a while because I'm completely stuck. I took on a project that is too advanced and a fabric that is difficult to work with and: I JUST. CANT. FINISH IT.

Until I figure out a way to force myself to just get over it and complete the damn thing, I thought I'd post these slides. This almost everything I've made since May. Most of this stuff has already been posted here. The difference is, I'm wearing the garments instead of the dress form and I've fancied them up with accessories and what-not.

Who knows? Maybe by looking at the things I've done in the past, I'll get inspired. All of these projects were difficult. I made at least one horrible mistake with each of them. Even so, they are all reasonably cute and semi wearable.

I'm hoping that these silly pictures will give me the strength to finish the dress from heck. And I do mean heck.

Its certainly not any worse than any of the garments here. Its just that, in order to make it even vaguely wearable, I have to do more work that I really want to. I can barely look at it. Stupid dress. I'll finish it and post it soon, really.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Grinding. Halting.

I was hoping that I'd have something new to show you this week but the project I am working on is: Not. Going. Well. Its very nearly done, in truth, but its been such a pain that I've sort of lost interest. I'm not quite sure this one is really going to be wearable.

I think I can salvage it with a little creativity. Trouble is, I'm going need a couple more things from the fabric store in order to make it kind of work right. But I'm a little afraid to set foot in the fabric store. Its almost impossible to pop in and pop out again without buying, well, fabric. Which opens up the possibility for another project that will get stuck in line behind this one...and you know how I feel about finishing one thing before starting another.

So we are at a standstill here at Atelier Crap Sewing. Maybe I show you the disaster dress next week.

In the meantime, I give you this lovely pattern. Its another dark haired dirty look from the same artist that painted the "flipping the bird" pattern cover. (McCalls 6713) I scanned this one rather than photographed it. Hope it uploads all right. I love this artist.