sewliloquies

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

Category Archives: Design

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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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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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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Sneak Peek

Here’s a sneak peek of the project I plan to conquer after the shirt dress.

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Shirt Dress Progress

With the princess seam dress project behind me, I’m moving onto the shirt dress. I have a pattern… Marfy 9876. And I also like this Simplicity pattern from the 1960s, but I’d have to track it down and buy it online. But that is all the shirt dress progress I have made. DH and DD …

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Kick Pleats What Kicked My Butt

After spending the entire weekend sewing – thank you DH! – I nearly have a princess seam dress. This was an assignment for the Dressmaking and Design course I’m taking, and I had to adjust the pattern to fit. After making a muslin and tweaking the pattern at the neckline, I scrounged for some fabric …

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Getting Pretty Serious

I am doing what’s called “getting pretty serious” about sewing. While I have been slacking a bit in the garment making area, I have been working on expanding my skills. First, I am taking a Dressmaking and Design course through Penn Foster. While I would prefer a local, hands on classroom approach, it is hard …

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