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Monday, August 31, 2009
Another Version of the Tom and Linda Platt dress
I finished Vogue 1091, the Tom and Linda Platt dress. I like it even better than the first version. For a woman who isn't all that into prints, that's two print garments in a row. Must be a record! I won't write a whole review here. If you want to read my updated review, click on the photo of it on the left under PR reviews. I did remove the fba and you can see that the fit is fine. I wore it to a party yesterday and it was cool and perfect. Of course this particular party was at a house on the bay and the breeze was wonderful. Gorgeous day.
I'll start tracing patterns and altering them today for the Pattern Review wardrobe contest. I have 8 patterns to work on . That's a lot considering how much I alter everything. But, I know that if I am focused and don't make too many changes, I can do it.
I am planning on going into NYC to shop for the leather for my skirt and combine it with seeing the Isobel Toledo show at FIT before it closes on the 26th. I'll be going in with my daughter! Yes, she is coming home for a few weeks! We are thrilled that she didn't take the latest job offer and has to come home. You can tell we are so sad that she has to come back to the States for her visa. She'll have no problem getting another job, but she is being picky. She went down to see the school and meet the administrator and teachers and one of the first things the man said was "You are so beautiful" . Alex was not amused. She has said that the treatment of women in Korea is akin to the 1950's here. Here's a link to her blog. She just got her yellow belt in Taikwondo. Very cool Alex! She also thinks that we are the best parents ever! Isn't that a day maker? She isn't thrilled about fabric shopping with dear Mom, but she is willing to go to one place for leather and then a couple of Museums. We'll also go to MOMA . We love going to Museums together so that will be fun. She did make one attempt to shop for fabric for me in Seoul, but couldn't find the place that someone on PR had given directions too. I don't think that she is going to be willing to try again. I know, I have enough fabrics already! Have a great day.
I have been sewing since I was a teenager, mostly self taught. I sew for myself, with some some occasional sewing for my daughter. I love garment sewing and will only sew home dec if desperate. I love to cook and read and try to avoid cleaning as much as possible.