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
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
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.