A huge trend this summer was high waisted destroyed shorts. For ladies. I saw a different pair this summer. From a guy. But these are destroyed through hard sweaty construction drywalling, and definitely not fashion. When they’re your favourite shorts, I try to keep them going!
Thus I present my finest accomplishment in workwear, the never-say-die-shorts. I kept saying he should really buy a new pair but I was happy to continue repairing them.
Nice dress :-)
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A long time between updates. Sorry about that. A Tornado. Fall Fair. I made someone really happy by making a matchy outfit for her skating dress. I got new skates and admittedly am still breaking them in but it’s getting better. Synchro took up a lot of my time but I have many new skirt samples as a result (for sale!) and I took on another coaching job so my availability for sewing consultation got reduced. A lot. I’m lucky to be able to work at the two things I love, skating and sewing.
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I love going to Montreal. In a heat wave. Driving on the Metropolitan like a crazy Quebecoise. In a heat wave. But the best part about going to Montreal in July is that Suzi Spandex has their preview samples of their new lines. Here’s a preview of a spangle that has Baton written all over it, so much so that I’ve placed an order (white, fuschia, purple) because I know someone will love it. It will arrive in August, as it’s on the boat from Korea.
And then some new colours in Coloured Dreams, a popular pattern for the past several years.
Alas, I did not take samples of the new Coloured Dreams colours but I do have that blue and purple on the table behind. A yellow too, not in the photo. The shiny blue too, it’s new. The red is last year’s Spirographix, but they’ve still got stock. I have an idea for a Canadian iconic costume inspired by that red.
So when someone says they want a mushroom head and a Luigi, what do you think? Super Mario of course.Here was a last minute frenzy of creativity and I rocked it out of the park!!
Hats, overalls and green shirt all made for a special event. I would have made a red shirt too but the boy assured me he already had one.
Oh yes, I made the mustaches too!
Photos fixed, thanks to the rain outside on a warm Victoria Day weekend.
What’s keeping me busy this week is Prom and Grad. Such beautiful dresses have gone through my hands, with a tuck here, and a hem there and making them fit perfectly. Call me, alteration rates start at $30.
Next, slipcover for a chair, coordinating throw pillows, a vintage style dress request and then back to Spandex. I like the summer for the variety but I do keep thinking of how to add rhinestones to things, all the time!
I realize that my photos didn’t transfer over to the new hosting location. I’m working on that. I’ve been busy otherwise since I have been asked about getting involved in costumemaking for the sport of Baton. I attended a baton competition over the weekend to see what is required and I exclaimed “it’s like figure skating with 10,000 more rhinestones!” For those of you who know me by my other moniker “Glitter Ho” this is right up my alley. Wow! I am going to work on some items on spec, both skirted, small skirt and traditional leotard and have them posted to view.
I also like what one coach told me, that costumes should be respectful to the judges. I think I’m going to take some of Baton over to Figure Skating.
As always, I’m available for costumes for those who are hard to fit. Fabrics can be ordered from many sources or if time is short, I have a small but glittery and pretty selection on hand.
A skater was given a lovely catalogue dress (ChloeNoel) as a gift. But, it needed to say WOW!! It had rhinestones across the front bodice and nothing else.
WOW!! is my business. Here is the stock photo of the dress in a pink version, and front and back shots of the completed embellishment.