Alright, okay. It’s been a really long time. And I apologize. Lots of busy days and late nights. I just finished up with my freelance job promoting the first ever LouFest in St Louis. What a blast, I must say. Along side that, I somehow found the time to start sewing. I am officially turning into my mother. It’s real. Anyway, over the past few months, I’ve really had a chance to make my apartment my own. Only took me about 8 months after my move-in date. I’ve decided to sign the lease again through May so I figure I might as well make it extra cozy.
Here are a few of the fabulous items I’ve picked up for my place:
Since I’m officially sewing now, I figured I might show you some of my projects. I will admit, the first couple have been borderline disasters. Seriously. But I’m getting better with every stitch.
Project #1: Let me offer you a brief warning…for those of you who are like me, that doesn’t always read all the directions, please take note of sewing pattern sizes. Just because you wear a size 4 at the Gap doesn’t mean you’ll be able to fit in a size 4 sewing pattern skirt. It probably doesn’t even mean one of your thighs will fit into the thing. Size 4 is super small. I realized halfway through my skirt that reading directions is incredibly important. While structurally sound, my first skirt doesn’t fit a “real” size 4, only 4th graders. The little ones.
Project #2: On my second project, I read the directions. I got the right kind of fabric (albeit ugly fabric), I measured myself, and then picked the size…something like 12 or 14 (not 4). The second dress…it turned out….okay. My neighbor came over to see my progress and described it as a “moo-moo” dress. My sister suggested that it would be adequate for my 7th grade Geometry teacher (she was 60+, for certain). I tied a belt around it and called it a semi-success.
Project #3: Easily the best thing I’ve created so far. But not perfection. No, never perfection. Not yet. I bought the cutest cotton bird fabric. Perfect for a pair of boxers. Only problem is I put the patterns down backwards. That would be me glossing over the details. So what we have here is a pair of beautifully constructed small boxers, with upside down birds. Whatever, I think they are perfect.
broken social scene - sweetest kill
LouFest had some really fantastic bands. One of which was Broken Social Scene…actually they were our headliner on the 1st day. I somehow managed to work my way up onto stage left to enjoy the set nearly unobstructed. It was amazingness. BSS was really really good, though. So many people, so many instruments. The lead singer actually jumped off the stage and stood on the guard rail for the better part of one of their songs. I fully suggest you check out the song below, and maybe also the more upbeat “Texico Bitches”. Really really good.
And they can try to wear you down, put you out
Get you through your will, that won’t work
I thought you were the sweetest kill
Could I even know?