Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Lady Eve

The hardest part is deciding which sketch gets to be lucky number one. My days are spent making these kinds of life or death decisions, you better believe that. Which ever sketch I start with pretty much sets the tone for the rest of the collection and since I don't have some factory in China pumping out new samples for me everyday, I don't want to screw up and spend a large chunk of my time on something that is going to end up in the reject pile. False starts are not good for moral.

So here we go, this is where the collection is off to:

The pattern came together pretty quickly, but you know- I'm a pro now. By now I've also figured out that you don't start off with the most difficult mind-boggling 426 piece pattern. Cursing and tantrums on the first day are also not good for moral.  Save that one for when you've already invested all of your money and there is no turning back.

 Mark that down in your copy books. I'm giving away some real golden nuggets of advice here.

Since every piece needs a pretty, pretty princess name for the linesheet (style #517 just wont do), I've named this dress Eve. I was watching The Lady Eve as I was sewing it last night, AND it happens to be the first dress in the new collection. It it were pants it might've been Adam.

Also, a wee side note:  I LOVE Barbara Stanwyck. Isn't she fabulous?
Charles Pike: Now you, on the other hand, with a little coaching you could be terrific
[at playing cards
Jean Harrington
: Do you really think so?
Charles Pike: Yes, you have a definite nose.
Jean Harrington: I'm glad you like it. Do you like any of the rest of me? 

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