It is nice to be out in the fresh air again.
I'm not sure what to write about today so I have opted for a bit more about me!!!! I have always loved making things. It is something a lot of crafters have in common. I have tried many hobbies over the years. I have tried my hand at tiffany glass as a result of admiring my uncle Roy's grandmother clock all fashioned from glass and an amazing picture panel he made to decorate an existing shower screen. I still have the equipment sitting in the attic!
I sewed for many years, cushions, curtains and the like and eventually progressed to designing and making my own ball gowns. I have a habit of jumping in with both feet when it comes to hobbies and I always want to get to the point where I am making my own designs rather than following a pattern. It does not always work!!
The first dress I made to my design was almost a disaster. Fate helped me out though! I was trying on the dress and altering it to fit snuggly when I had a call of nature. Luckily for me, as I had taken the dress in too far at the knee and I could no longer lift the dress up high enough to go to the ladies room! As I had already sewn the fish tail skirt into place (it was the fashion at the time!!). I opted to add an additional fastening into the lace top so that I could slip the dress down instead. I'm glad that no one could witness the lengths I had gone to in order to cover up my lack of experience in dress making!!
Actually I think that it is a talent that crafters employ on a regular basis. If things don't quite work out how you planned you need to think on your feet to come up with a Plan B and know one will ever know but you there was ever a Plan A!! (A favourite quote of many a crafter!!)
|How many pictures do I have to prove that I have often been a fashion victim I wonder!!|
|Remember the 1980's!|
|I forgot about the mini bus|
I scrapbooked this dressmaking clanger for a challenge that took place at my local scrapbooking crop! The photo was taken in 1986...I still have the dress in the attic.......I wish I still had the figure!
Thanks for stopping by, Helen