Monday, July 04, 2011
Phoenix Frida Sewing Party
You know how much I LOVE to sew. Singer Sewing Co. knows too! They were kind enough to send me a batch of goodies to host a sewing party with my craft group, The Phoenix Fridas! It was part of a national campaign to promote the new SINGER® Confidence Stylist™ .
Here's how it went...
Phoenix Frida exhibit.
Singer Esteem II, which I love after going through all of this...
This is my former Singer machine, now it serves as an art piece in our studio!
Miss Scarlet's School of Patternless Sewing book, you might remember the part about Scarlet and her Nana Eleanor taking the bus to a fancy dress store where they would choose three dresses, take them in the dressing room and sketch a hybrid of their favorite aspects of the garments. They would then buy the fabric, make the custom patterns and make the dress.
This was inspired by my Nana Cano and Aunt Mitzi. That's exactly what they did!
My Aunt Mitzi always shares sewing stories about my nana. They used to buy the Hollywood magazines and sketch gowns that the starlets wore, and then make their own. My Aunt Mitzi said people would never believe her when she told them that all her clothes were handmade! They thought she bought them at the expensive dress shops!
Check out my new novel! MISS SCARLET'S SCHOOL OF PATTERNLESS SEWING