Thursday, October 30, 2014

Ench By Sew-025: Restyling

The latest Enchanted by Sewing Podcast has been published!
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This month’s show  is  Restylin’.
It all came about when I started shaking the dreams from my hair. Restylin' is about my transition in sewing and wardrobe style . It involves looking at patterns in a new-to-me way, and working my brain around ways I want clothes to fit me.

The Enchanted by Sewing Podcast is, an extension of my regular sewing blog - Me Encanta Coser, which,  roughly translated means, Enchanted By Sewing 

My blog is written in English. The name celebrates the historical and modern use of the beautiful Spanish Language in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, where I live. 

This month I’m working on creating two tee shirts M6078 and V8323. The details are in these blog postings from
V8323 - Princess Seamed - Katherine Tilton Tee

M6078 - Retro Style Polka Dot Cowl Neck Knit top - Reminiscent of I Love Lucy

1) Pensamientos Primeros
– (Sewing) For my wardrobe’s sake (How about those red accents!)
2) Technicos  
Reworking my sewing style/methods. Pattern alteration experiences.
3) Pensamientos Finales
Transitions - Restyling  

David Crosby sang, 
“I almost cut my hair
It happened just the other day . . .”

4) Epiologue 
Redefining what I want to create

Vogue - Sofía Vergara

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Restyling has me  shaking the dreams from my hair.   That’s just one more thing that keeps me . . . 
Enchanted by Sewing.

1 comment:

  1. Hello! Your Aran sweater comments perked up my ears! I am a knitter who wants to learn to use her sewing machine, and I have been being inspired by your podcast. Aran sweaters are named after the Aran Islands off the coast of Ireland where they originated. They are made of undyed sheep's wool, hence the creamy color. Wool naturally is covered in a "greasy" substance called lanolin, which makes the yarn water-resistant. The women of the Islands would make the sweaters for their fisherman husbands; the lanolin helping them to keep dry from the spray of the ocean and the patterns of cables making the sweaters thicker, and therefore warmer. The legend goes that each man's sweater had a different pattern of cables so if he drowned and was washed ashore his body could be identified, but that appears to be untrue. Thanks for the podcast!