Saturday, July 14, 2007

Paul Poiret's at The METS in New York

I just got home. My daughter and I went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to see Paul Poiret's exhibition. The gowns and coats are beautiful. The workmanship and design were spectacular in fact most of his designs are in vogue today. If you can, go visit the ME TS to view his design. Truly there are master pieces. Of course i bought a book about his work and i also bought another book with hundreds of art deco fashion. Beautiful dresses. Oh well, i have a great day in New York City,

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Shopping & organizing

Hello: Well i am still working on organizing my binders and magazines articles. I bought fabrics today and last Tuesday. I just could not resist. Today i bought a very graphic black and white fabric. I saw a dress in a boutique last weekend. The dress was made out of a graphic black and white fabric, absolutely beautifull. So hopefully i will be able to start sewing soon.
I also bought two sewing cd's from pattern review on Tuesday. I cannot remember the names, i will let you know when the cd arrive. That's all for now.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Getting Organize

Hello: i have collected many sewing and fashion magazines over the years. In 2002 i removed all the articles that caught my interest from the magazines and organized them in binders. Each binder has a name and an index. I also started a fabric binder. I cut either a 3x3 or 4x4 piece of every fabric i owned and store it in the fabric binder. I use acid free paper and tape i bought in an office supply store. This way i don't have to go through boxes to find a particular fabric. I store my fabrics in boxes that are lined with foil paper. All my fabrics are divided into categories such as: black & white, ethnic, stripes & plaids, dark colors, flannels, etc. My fabric binder is labeled in the exact same way. I saw a program with Martha Stewart a few years ago. She had one of the curators from the metropolitan museum of art in New York on the program. The curator showed the viewers how to preserve fabrics, clothing, linen etc. Lining a box with foil paper was one of the many ways you can preserve your fabrics when its stored in boxes. Well, I went on a diet one year go and i lost 15 pounds. I have to alter most of my clothes . So i am planning to start next week. I am going to finish organizing my sewing binder and i am planning to make a dress form out of duct tape, then let the sewing begin. Will keep you posted. Oh one las thing, most of my ideas i read it in threads magazine or sew news magazine.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

New to bloggin

Hello Friends- I just created my blog. I visited patternreview and was able to read many of your blogs. I have been sewing on/off for the past 30 years. Six years ago i took a fifting and alteration class and it was the best thing i did for my sewing. I just finished making window treatments for my living room. The total cost was $50.00 for panels fully lined. Here are the photos