sewliloquies

Sewliloquies is a sewing pun on the literary term soliloquy meaning reflective monologue.

Author Archive: Cherie

Photoshop As A Design Tool

I am experimenting with using Photoshop as a design tool. This is the first attempt at sketching an illustration with Photoshop. I haven’t really used Photoshop as a drawing tool before; mostly it’s for editing my photography. The idea behind this sketch is clearly tribal bellydance style with a typical 10 yard skirt and tribal …

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Embroidered Bracers

Here are some initial designs for the embroidered bracers. They probably won’t be exactly like this but the embroidery designs are where I’m heading.

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Design Process

Now that I’m full swing in the design process (this collection has actually been circulating in my brain for months) I feel like I have a better grasp on what I’ll need to complete it. So, here’s my basic plan, for those that are interested: I’m planning on using primarily cotton, silk and possibly bamboo …

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Global Garb

Trying to launch the Global Garb collection I’m inspired to create! I need some fabric from Dharma Trading, some thread for the embroidery, and a little bit of gumption to #createsomething.

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Sewing Apps

There are not many sewing apps available. I know there are a few on the Apple side and painfully few for Android. I’m not entirely sure what I would use a sewing app for but have some ideas! What types of functionality would a sewing app have? Measurement guidelines? Conversion tables? Sewing machine support (like …

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Do It All?

Sometimes, I just want to do it all: sewing a fashion line of my very own, making garb for sale at renaissance fairs, creating soft home goods and decor. Then I construct something rather atrocious and feel like I just can’t do it all. It’s hard to decide which direction to focus on because I …

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Sewliloquies

O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright! It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night Like a rich jewel in an Ethiope‚Äôs ear; Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear! Sewliloquies has been inspired by a soliloquy. After agonizing for some time about what type of sewing endeavor I should …

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Shirtdress….Again?

Might retry the shirtdress idea. Got a new pattern and some funky fabric to test it out with.

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Packed Away

All of my sewing machines and supplies are packed away and ready to move. I worked frantically to finish a few projects, including a sleeveless linen top and a deconstructed panel skirt. Not my best work, but eh… The linen top was a pattern I drafted from inspiration from this Burda shirt: http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/drawstring-top-052012. I used …

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Polka Dotty Goodness

I haven’t been able to post much lately, or sew much lately either. I have finished the “polka dotty goodness” project, my final project and replaced a zipper on a motorcycle jacket (not well, mind you). So, I present, a very ucky photo of the polka dots… a baby swimsuit and swim cap. Also not …

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