Life and you guessed it….

….Fringe!! 

Painful I know. But hang in there- we can do this. Mostly because there are a other things going on that I entertain you all and get us through this tough patch of fringing. (Which buckle up- I have a lot to talk about via costuming- but I have so many fringe costumes in mind so we may go through this process of fringing quite a bit)

Top of the list of updates- My computer died Friday at some point. Hubs said all we got out of it was this…
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So the upside of this is that it’s not the actual blue screen of death- we believe we can salvage the hard drive and are waiting for one part to be able to lift that information off. Let this be your reminder- BACK UP YOUR SHIT. I have an external hard drive that we’ve backed the system up a few times so I’m less concerned than he is.  I’ll definitely lose SOME stuff- but certainly not everything. So I’m willing to take a risk.  Fingers crossed! The cable comes tonight- so I should know tomorrow.

Friday we hashed out lap top vs pre-built desk vs DIY desktop-  I have been wanting a lap top for all the travel and upcoming work shops, but so heavy! Ultimately we scrapped a full lap top idea and moved on to a desk top.  There were a few deals at best buy ultimately we realized it was more efficient to do a build.  Saturday after work he went by the store up in North Jersey and picked up all the bits.  AND IT BECAME!

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Come Sunday- I’ve picked up some sort of congestion- possibly just exhaustion so I’m home and here we are- typing up on my sweet new upgraded system- which has a banging graphics card and some top of the line equipment that costs SIGNIFICANTLY less than a off the shelf model.   Apparently all 8th gen tech- which I’m told is. ze best. So WIN- I should be able to start doing some real video editing if I have time! YAY.

Now- back on track- costuming!

I have made some great headway on my fringe and will continue to do so- and I wanted share my “on the go” set up for when I work in my car.

By the end of the weekend I’ve finished one of the upside down houses for the tan fringe.

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This weekend also included some actual sewing YAY- pants and circle skirts.  DO ALL THE WORK.  I currently have on standby:

  • Black circle skirt
  • Floral print circle skirt
  • Teal circle skirt
  • Orange Stripe circle skirt (2x)
  • 3 pairs of blue Moroccan print harem pants

Lord help me. I HATE. hemming circle skirts. HATE.HATE.HATE it-which is why I have 3 sitting here waiting to be hemmed- and more I cut out and let hang for over a year- possibly two years unsure- my husband put them away and I haven’t seen them in forever. I’m embarrassed but it’s the way of the sewer sometimes.  #tryingtodobetter.

I attacked some of these things since next weekend is a wash in terms of costuming with the Suhaila workshops.  This stripe fabric will become the second and third fabric circle skirts of I’ve made with it- it’s absolutely stunning and NOT something I would have grabbed for myself but it is magnificent and I’m excited to get to use it- yes- I’m totally make a headband for myself. Side note-there is something about having enough fabric ordered to be shipped as a roll just pleases the child in me tremendously.

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Here’s a quick snip of working on my circle skirts- pretty straight forward- but as you all know- I’m a fan of the timelapse.

Fast forward , I now have 5 skirts hanging here. Which pro-tip- if you’re making circle skirts- let them hang for a while- or hang them in your shower and get them soaked and let the fibers relax so they will stretch less once hemmed. Nothing worse than a wonky circle skirt because you didn’t let it hang first. This is the pattern I use by the way for my circle skirts- Shushanna did such a great job putting this together and definitely needs to be credited for her hard work! it’s a great tutorial and resource.  http://www.shushanna.com/circle.html

ALSO- PRO TIP- DO NOT STORE CIRCLE SKIRTS FROM HANGERS (like below). OR ANY WOVEN FABRIC CUT ON A BIAS. photo collage maker_a0fjpi318476719..png

And I think those are all the updates for today- circle skirts and more fringe. Sorry no bra post yet- hang in there- we will get there soon!

Till next time fearless costumers- stay tuned for some fun new things coming to these spaces!

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