I needed to get some fashion attitude in starting to redo my wardrobe, and for wearing it, so I went in search of some fashion and style quotes. I thought I’d share what I collected, with a bunch of shoes quote I know some of the ladies would like, whether for real or for laughs.
If you see some of the attitudes promoted by these quotes coming through in my designs, well, don’t say you weren’t forewarned!
Click to enlarge the picture quotes for easier reading!
I’m in the middle of creating a ton of patterns for dress shirts with different yokes for my new wardrobe. I’m doing so using that medical tracing paper Miss Nancy occasionally gets for us in bulk at no cost to her. It’s doing wonders for my work and I just thought I’d take a moment to give her a shout out and send some love for it!
I canNOT imagine where I’d be without it! Nor would I want to!
It’s by far the best thing I spend money on for sewing when it comes down to a per dollar value at $4 a roll that could support a wardrobe. The serger is gonna take a lifetime to at least match that! Or at least half a dozen wardrobe makeovers, the first of which I’m just starting on now.
Thanks, Miss Nancy! Keep on showing us good new stuff. It might be a bit of a lottery which ones will have a huge impact, but if you don’t play, you can’t win, right?
Now, this new wardrobe thing had better work well, or else, the yoke will be on me!
I got my serger back (thanks to Pat for making it easier). Got further fitted patterns for my dress shirt. Dug into my stash of good fabrics at last for a full garment. Began a new garment design and making era with my Chinese Cowboy style dress shirt that I wore to work today and felt like a million bucks in.
Now to see how many more I can get done of different designs before our next Guild meeting… and going back to feeling $1.65 every day in the meanwhile in my regular old clothes.
After the talk we had on leather I decided to take the beginner classes at Tandy Leather in Burnside (75 Akerley Blvd, Unit M, 468-3076). They hold classes every Saturday. Beginners take 4 classes and my class was from 9 to 11:30. The classes are free, but you do need to buy tools (or borrow some from a friend). I bought mine for about $40. My kit included some leather pre cut items and you get samples to work on.
We learned to tool and put a design on leather. We tried out dyes and finishes and learned to lace and stitch. 4 of us were there to learn about purses and purse parts! The store offers a class ‘deal of the day’ on something that goes with the lesson, and I can’t resist a bargain. I also found that the sale items change frequently, so a ‘look see’ was always a good idea. They have an amazing selection of purse bits and pieces.
They are always running new classes and rerunning others. The instructor was knowledgable and patient. He was open to discussing any leather topic and is usually there all day Saturday to help you with anything you need help with. Handy!
I plan on taking some more 1 day classes. I also plan on trying out some purse fittings and perhaps getting some help with that at Saturday help time.