February 28, 2013

I smell a copycat coming!

I've been a big fan of Pinup Girl Clothing for a very long time. I love the retro/rockabilly thing they have going on and often browse their site to drool over their wares. Yesterday, they posted this picture to the facebook feed of  their models during the Spring photo shoot:

And wouldn't you know it, I recently picked up a pattern that is nearly identical to the blue and purple dresses! I had actually got it as an option for a dress to wear to an upcoming wedding I have to attend, but now I'm thinking cute summer dress! Now I just need to carve out some time to get started on my summer sewing! And, you know, finish my winter sewing...

February 25, 2013

A little cuteness

I've been totally neglecting my sewing (and knitting, and spinning) lately on account of a crazy busy work schedule, taking classes, getting my fitness on, and general wedding planning stuff. I have promised myself to get back to sewing this coming weekend (as well as catching up on my homework). In the meantime, here's a little bit of cute for you all...

I'll also have to dig the pics out of my camera and make a wee post about the blogger meet up this past Saturday ;)

February 20, 2013

Toronto Sewing Blog Meet-Up!!!!!

Dude! A blogger meet up I can actually go to! I'm pretty excited guys!

Gillian at Crafting a Rainbow and Adrienne at All Style and All Substance have arranged this little meet up for this coming Saturday and I'm pretty stoked! Meeting people who will geek out over fabric and notions and stuff just like me? Sweet!

Of course, now all I can think about is what I'll be wearing to the event. Of course I want to wear something I made, but I also need to keep in mind that sensible shoes will be a must and most of my dresses are best paired with heels... unless I rock the DMs and a dress look..... Yo, '96, what's up?

I can't wait to meet everyone!

February 19, 2013

This is pretty damn cool!

Have you ever wondered if/where there are sewists/bloggers/sewing blogger near you? I know I have. And apparently so has Vicki over at Another Sewing Scientist. She's created a map where you can pin your location so others can stalk you! How fun!

View Map the Sewintists in a larger map 

Some people have also added stash enhancement centres around the world for easy reference if you're travelling and want to score some goodies.

I'm off to see who's close to me! TTFN!

February 2, 2013

Mad Men Challenge, Round 2 (But a first for me!)

By now, I'm sure you've seen that Julia Bobbin has announced the second Mad Men challenge.

I didn't participate last year, but I loved seeing what everyone came up with. Everything was truly fantastic! You can check them out for yourself and ooh and aah and drool over them here.

The Challenge:     
Find a dress from Mad Men that you love and create your own version. It doesn't have to be an exact copy, you can just be inspired by the style.
As luck would have it, the dress I'm currently working on was inspired by a favourite dress of mine that Peggy wore early on in the show.
Perhaps if I have enough time, I'll be able to make something inspired by a different character! How fun!
Are you planning to take the challenge?