Via my Vogue Sewing Book

Howdy everybody!…How’s everybody doing?…Are you feeling this holiday madness or are you more on the Grinchy side like me?…Either way, I hope you feeling all right… I should have some photos of myself since I wore the pants I’ve been talking about for the second or maybe the third time yesterday (I didn’t feel like having my picture taken) but instead this post is about draping principles….I love, love, love sewing so much but I’ve barely scratched the surface of the art although I’ve been sewing for almost 4 years….I started with bags and pouches, eventually graduating to sewing garments…I had sewn a couple gowns for myself and pajama pants for my babygirl too…I even made some color-blocked (I wasn’t aware of that term when I made them 4 years ago) pajama pants which I refer to as one of my first huge sewing mistakes….Little did I know that they can be fashionably referred to as “harem pants”; but I instantly thought of M.C. Hammer when I finished ’em! hahahahahahahapahahahahaa…..
But mistakes and all I still LOVE SEWING with my whole self and I sew or do something sewing and/or crafty everyday….
now ever since got my Vogue Sewing Book I’ve looked at it every single day….I read and review the sewing techniques and terms over and over…it helps me so much when I’m sewing because I know exactly what to do when I have any sort of issue when sewing….hardly anything stumps me nowadays when I sew….the solution to any issue immediately pops into my head….Its friggin’ cool man!…(super happy sewing face)
okay now one of the cooler sewing principles I’ve meant to teach myself for at least two years now is draping….Draping is essentially the manipulation of fabric on a dressform without cutting the fabric….the fabric looks like something wearable even before its sewn….When I watch Fashion Star, Project Runway, and other sewing and fashion shows the designers do such awesome stuff with fabric even before the scissors action….I always call myself draping something but the results aren’t at all what I have in my mind…But this afternoon I actually draped something I might be able to wear!….It tripped me out too!….you know sometimes stuff just works and sometimes it so does not….
Since I was just messing around I grabbed some sparkly, stretchy fabric out of my stash and started hanging it on Pink Cookie….its almost like it made itself because the fabric has such pretty, flowy style…..If I decide to sew it up I’ll have to cut armholes and finish the neckline and hem…its basically a super easy, stylish throw and I kinda like it; a lot….
Have you been teaching yourself any new sewing techniques?…What sewing references do you go to when you’re sewing?….I have a few pictures to show off my skills….hehehehehe…talk to you good people soon….

a shot of the front…..the neckline and front is being held together by only two pins!…
awesome sauce!!!!!

a shot of the back…the picture is kinda funky but the hem is straight across in the back, not uneven like the photo shows….I wonder why photos do that sometimes…hmmmmm

a shot of the side….I kinda like this crazy fabric too….I’ll refer to my Vogue girl when I do the armholes….I have a buncha ideas for this little cover…
After I finished the neck and hem lines…..

Arm holes are finished too!…cool learning project…it can only get better from here…well at least I hope so….lol

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Nichelle Shayne

I sew a whole lot, I buy waaaaayyyyy too much fabric, and I have an obsession with books (especially sewing books and magazines), shoes, and fat quarters (and I don't even quilt)...Bags will always hold a special place in my heart; I still make em from time to time.....random fact about me**the pin cushions on the front page were made by my Mama and me....She made the yellow one and I whipped up the red one.....I can ramble all day about sewing and I feel a good ramble coming on sewwwww I'll stop here (pun intended).....Oh! My name is Christy but all my friends call me Chris!

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