Blinging in the New Year!
Today feels ornamental, so to honor it here is a sampling of eyeball treasure:
Project Update: Managed to get beyond the paralysis of Saturday with the wedding coats, and managed to get one shell fully constructed as of last night. Took a long time! and I did triple, quadruple checks on myself before making every cut into the silk. Methinks I gave myself a good ol tension headache just by clenching my teef so hard!
Interesting process though, it’s my first foray into tailoring and I find it rather fascinating as well as a challenge. Good thing I have a fantastic mentor to help guide me along, otherwise I don’t think I’d have any hair left. It was she who convinced me to take an ordinary men’s suit jacket as the base for my concept, and has helped me visualize process.
One more outer shell, and then we tackle the Lining process!
Yvonne de Carlo
:: There are a host of incredible images of “Ophelia Through the Years” @ Vintage Photos
Love the antennae! Bet she gets great reception.
Got a notice in the mail yesterday that Old World Imports will be closing its amazing Albuquerque, NM store soon. Beginning tomorrow, 01.14.11, they’ll be reducing their inventory in preps to liquidate everything. Sad, it was beautiful and definitely a destination stop for anyone traveling through the state.
They will still be maintaining TribalSouk online marketplace though, so there at least is some glimmer of light. I’ve made many a purchase here so I’m glad I can still get my DIY trinkets.
Our site was down for most of the day yesterday, so I’m behind in posting this. Enjoy.
:: Vintage Gal
Go Twenty Eleven