Dec. 1st, 2010


Dec. 1st, 2010 11:02 pm
monalisa1492: La Gioconda (Default)
I have been very happy for the past couple of days as I am sewing again. I can't remember the last time I enjoyed it so much. I'm not sure if it's the act of creation, or the fact that I am making things for people I care about. I find myself thinking of fit, design and color - and would that person be incredibly surprised by what I have done for them. I do not like to make things for people as a gift for a special occasion - I never have. I like to make things, and I like to make things for people that ask me to make things for them, but I do not like to make things just for no reason.

Like this one outfit I am putting together right now. I told him that I would make him a new outfit if he gave me back something I made for him that had some distressed seams. He was reluctant to hand them over, but I told him I would make him a new outfit if he did. So he did. And I am making an outfit - simple, but I think right up his alley. I hope he likes it as much as I like it.

And I have all kinds of ideas for my spouse as well. It's all about heraldry. And dags. And the 1400s. It's not Italian. I know. Well, it's not for me, it's for him and it makes him happy.

I am going to make myself a new dress, but I don't know when. I had to go buy some machine needles as I managed to break every single one I had. There was a sale table and I had to look on it - you know, just in case. I found some lightweight 100% cotton fabric for $1.95/yard. I bought 16 yards in two shades of green and a really lovely purple. I am going to recreate a dress. I don't know the name of the portrait off hand, but the dress is green and rust. I am going to follow the design of the dress, but I think I am going to take some liberty with the sleeves and make them a solid color. It's in my head and not on paper. I haven't committed to it yet as I haven't done any research or properly evaluated how I am going to make the bodice with such flimsy stuff - but I really, really want to make it.

And that's why it's all so good right now. I want to make it. And I want to make it for me.

And I will feel pretty. Like a princess!


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