Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A Little Girl's Dream

I was contacted last week by a friend who asked me to join "The Dream Team" of Women of Style, Spirit, & Success, Inc, a non-profit corp that works with young girls. They needed seamstresses to help with a fundraiser for St Jude Children's Hospital & I was invited to participate. One of St Jude's patients is a 7yr old little girl battling neuroblastoma who dreams of having her own fashion line of clothing. So today, we met at L'Ecole Culinaire cooking school for a tea & met the little designer, her mom & sister. We were given drawings of the designs & now it is up to us to convert those drawings into garments for a fashion show fundraiser for St Jude in September. Here are the drawings that I will be converting into clothing. This will be a fun project & a challenge to my pattern drafting & sewing skills. The pink dress will be a halter dress with sparkles on the front & a full gored skirt. The turquoise & yellow dress will be a dropwaist with a collar, buttoned down the back, short sleeves & pleated skirt. I can use pattern drafting software or a commercial pattern with the details. I will get the models' measurements sometime next week.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Shopping on 4th of July at Hancock Fabrics

Had a great shopping day at Hancock Fabrics. I bought the above patterns, some thread & zippers, 1-1/2 yards of a lovely purple pinwheel rayon challis for a top (Simplicity #2599,view A)& an 18mm rotary cutter. I was pleased to get my ASG discount on all items as well as an additional 15% off of the entire purchase. It was overall a very good shopping day.