Paco's is one of the blogs that I frequent often. I think his work is the epitiamy of couture that I aspire to.
The rules for this award - prize are as follows:
1. Select 6 bloggers to whom you would like to give this award- prize (choosing only 6 is hard because there are so many wonder blogs that I learn from).
2. Put the award - prize on your blog and indicate who gave it to you by identifying her/his blog;
3. Paste these rules on your blog;
4. Write 6 of your most important values and 6 negative points you condemn,
5. Inform the 6 recipients by leaving a comment on their blog.
Values that are important to me:
- Unconditional Love for family
Some things I condemn:
- Ebony at "A Needle for My Thoughts"
- Angela at "Sew Much to Sew"
- Amy at "I Might Sew"
- Mirela at "Mirelap"
- Trena at "The Slapdash Sewist"
- Shawnta at "Divinerae"
My gravity fed iron. When I was sewing on Saturday, my iron was very low on water and I didn't feel like going to the store to get more. Instead I switched back to my classic Black and Decker iron which really use to love because it was heaver than most of the irons that they sell now a days. Well, I've gotten so use to the weight of the gravity fed iron that I don't think I ever want to switch back. I think that this iron is my most important "MUST HAVE" sewing related tool I have other than my sewing machines. God forbid, but if something ever happened to it I would just have to get another one. When I first got it I was so scared of it because it is so unlike my regular irons, but now I handle it just fine. By the way I pick up 3 gallons of distilled water yesterday...don't want to run low again.
My second confession is: I might as well admit it to myself...I am also addicted to underlying. It just adds so much to the garments that I've been making lately. I started making McCall's 5764 out of a ponte knit like fabric this weekend and it was just not draping as I thought. So although I have said that I would stop taking patterns to yet another level, I started thinking about underlining this knit cape. First I needed to do some research as to what would be the best underlining for this fabric. I must say that the Pattern Review Site has helped me on more than one occasion. There I found that one of the better ways of underlining knits is to use a fusible tricot interfacing. So that is just what I did and now I'm much more satisfied with my fabric choice. Notice from my pictures I used white interfacing and the reason for this was the white was 60" wide and the black 22". The interfacing/underlining necesitates a lining (yet another step that the pattern didn't call for) and the fabric is so dark that I really don't think it matters.
These are pictures if the front and back of the cape so far. I'll also be making a matching straight skirt to go with this.