Sunday, March 30, 2008

Being uncreative

This last week I was very much out of it, I did not do any sewing at all. I went through all my bins of fabric a dozen times, trying to decide what to do next. You see, I have about 10 bins of fabric and I assure you that I know what is in each one. I made a determination to myself that I would not buy anymore fabric until I sewed up what I have in these bins. But I tell you, I had to go out to the fabric store the other day and buy some fabric because I just could not make anything happen with the fabric I had. I guess I will eventually get all this fabric done. I have some beautiful pieces too.
Any encouraging words on how to stay creative with fabric?

The Black Denim Trench Coat

When I was in 6Th grade, my mother bought me a plaid,black and white trench coat. I wore it all the time with a black or white turtleneck sweater and a black skirt. You could not touch me with a 10 foot pole. I loved seeing actresses with their trench coats and turtleneck sweaters. Now you see the same trench coats (but I don't think they have ever gone out of style) they are made in unusual fabrics now. I saw on Oprah that she had on a trench made out of gold organza, it was beautiful. So I don't think they will go out of style. I thought I would make a few. Here is my first one. They are also being worn like dresses now too. So they are made out of light weight dress fabrics, like silk, or satin. I put black lace on the lapels, and embellished it with rhinestone studds. Visit my online store at: