Friday, February 25, 2011

Designer Imposters

Remember Designer Imposters perfume? I was a big fan of whatever they called their version of Love's Baby Soft, probably called Infant Bliss.  I'm still not sure why women thought smelling like small children who couldn't yet wipe themselves was sexy. 

I'm feeling a little guilty about my latest sewing breakthrough: I re-created Kara-line's Louisa, after months of stalling.  I've still got to attach the sleeves, but that shouldn't be bad.  I took apart the muslin I'd been working on in my sewing classes (I stopped going on October) and spent 6 hours today cutting it out and putting it together (yay for vacation days!)  Here's the pics:

J left for the day and I covered the house in sewing crap.
Don't let anyone lie to you-- sewing requires space or you'll go crazy.

Dress almost done


I still feel bad about re-making someone else's dress, but it was a really good way to get into sewing. Plus, I want to wear this dress 5 days a week, and there's no way I could afford that many Portland-made dresses.  It's ok if you're not selling it, right?  If you like the Louisa dress, go check out the Kara-line website.  The dresses ain't cheap, but you fill out a little survey of what you like about your body and your favorite colors and stuff, and they'll send you a BOX OF DRESSES to choose from.  You have three days to prance around in front of mirrors and pick the one that suits you best.  I praise the designer.

Tomorrow I'll finish up the sleeves, and then to Joann for more fabric. I will make another one.  By the time it's warm enough to wear little dresses, I'll be so fuckin' cute you can't look straight at me.


  1. You're awesome! Awesomely, awesome! This looks fantastic.

  2. Very cute! I don't see a problem with doing your own version of a dress for sale, especially when you're not making money on it. (I spend a lot of time drooling on Modcloth at dresses I can't afford/want to make, so that may influence my opinion :D).


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