Spectacular fashion and children’s toys?

personally challenged to sew something like that for myself

One of the Barbies depicting fashion of the 50s and 60s

 Just before I hit my head on the pillow in a cold cold night  I really want to show you this beautiful and elegant hi fashion video.  Brings back memories of myself playing with them and wishing they would stand on their own.
http://vimeo.com/48218548

1st Book Review-Fundamentals of Garment Design #1

the first book in this series
I noticed so many people bragged about this book and I do not think I can get passed it.  So I bought the entire set.  (set of 5)  I have been reading this book and I was floored by the accuracy that they are aiming.  And they are still refining their research and technique in pattern drafting and dressmaking.  Awesome found I think.  If you are wondering, I got mind from Kinokuniya, Kuala Lumpur.  I am 100% sure that you can order this in any Kinokuniya outlet.  This book is published by Bunka Publishing Bureau; 2009.  Pretty neat.
You will find the first topic is about all the good stuff; history and origin and then it goes on to materials and tools.  Then it will go to measurement, and so on…  This book is a MUST BUY if you like their Mrs. StyleBook Pattern Magazine.  I can’t wait for my Mrs. Stylebook Mag to arrive in Kuala Lumpur this coming February.
Next, I will be posting about sewing notions and all the gadgets for those of you that are like me; being a gadget geek.
Stay tune.  Love you all!
psss… by the way, Sewtawdry blog about this book and a few others that I have read but, forgotten whereabout.  So check it out

Teaching Skirt for Ballerinas

Months ago, I took on a project to sew a teaching skirt for a ballerina and honestly it was a lot of fun.  I enjoyed the colors of the fabric.  Some people get turned on when they look at designs, but I get all hyped up whenever I see beautiful and high quality fabrics.
I would also like to blog on how I did this chiffon wrap and tie skirt for this beautiful teacher.
Firstly, I got her waist and length measurement of course.  Then I figured out the curve of the hem.  Later,  I would need to send the piece for hemming; baby hem.  It is very cheap to do hemming here in Kuala Lumpur.  Lastly, I sewed up the waistline with matching ribbon binding.
Below is a link of all the pictures of the skirt.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/timenlove42/sets/72157625253572919