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23 August, 2010

Busy, Busy, and... oh yeah, busy!

Greetings, friends!!

So, I decided to go old school and try a... well... old hobby :] I've started learning how to sew. And may I say, I have a WHOLE new respect for seamstresses and anyone who can sew well. It's going to definitely take a lot of work to make my projects come out well. Lots and lots of practice! Fortunately I have a friend that goes to church with me who's keeping me grounded and making sure I stay within my ability level! Haha. And fyi, that is extremely LOW.

Though I'm getting there, I think.

Now, I should mention that I'm doing small scale. I thought it would be fun to make a bunch of Barbie dresses to put in my hope chest. Someone who is a talented sewer can let me know if I made the right decision thinking that small scale would be easier :]

BUT. since I know there are a lot of AMAZING sewers out there, I thought I would share an amazing artist I found in one of my random google-ing sessions. These are definitely a little advanced for me, but they have ultimately become my goal! I want to make almost all of them!

Here are a few of my favorites, and the first ones I'm going to attempt!!

If you couldn't tell, this is Katrina from Sleepy Hollow, and beautifully done!! The details on this dress are gorgeous. All the floral is stitched. I can't imagine having this kind of patience!
A personal love of mine is the Princess Bride. And I have always wanted Princess Buttercup's riding dress for my own! Maybe my Barbie will have to have the honor instead.

Or I can figure out how to sew it and make one for myself :]

This Tudor dress is beautiful! One thing I love about this website is that she explains what she's done to all her creations. It was interesting learning about the transition of this one! I would recommend reading her story!

I am in LOVE with this Regency dress.  If only I could get away with walking around in today's world like a character straight out of a Jane Austen book!

These are especially perfect for anyone who likes LOTR, Star Wars, Victorian era clothing, Renascence era clothing, cultural clothing, and even a few Lolita types! PERFECT for me :] And hopefully some other people will enjoy these wonderful designs as well. Please let me know if you try any of them out, and how they worked! Plus, any tips that you can give me that'll help when I get there!



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