Thursday, May 31, 2012

Replacement Dressform, New Fabric, & a Birthday Boy!

Wow, it's been an exciting couple of days!!! I'm in the middle of cranking out projects. I hope to have at least 3 dresses and 2 tops to begin posting about beginning this weekend. But the best news is I received my replacement dressform on yesterday!!!!! It turned out perfectly! I haven't had a chance to put her on the stand just yet. The bust issues were resolved and I have to admit it looks strikingly like me. The high derrierre issue was sorta resolved. It's just so hard to stuff the butt to look just like my own. But it looks close enough and that's all that counts. I'm so STOKED with the final results!!!! Thanks Andy's Dressform of NYC!!!! I wholeheartedly recommend them!!! This form will definitely expedite my sewing!!!!

I also got in new fabric today.  Man, that was FAST!!!! I just posted about the 50% off knit sale on Tuesday and placed my order that same day. I LOVE KNITS!!! I've got plans for these beauties. I know many of you caught the same sale and racked up. Here's what I copped......
Purple and black snake print knit (I've secretly always wanted this print). It would make for a sassy dress.

Various animal prints---matte jersey

This was called Red/Black strokes and is a jersey knit.

This is a Rayon jersey with words. Think this would be cool in a funky off-shoulder design.

And the best news of the day is it's my Hubby's birthday!!!!! I couldn't think of a more special person I'd want to celebrate!!!! He is my rock and next to Jesus, the best thing that's ever happened to me!!!! He's a wonderful Hubby & Father. This guy repeatedly ignores my fabric store trips (giggles) and will gladly drop me off (noticed I said drop off) at any fabric store I want to visit---even while on vacation. I appreciate that he respects my craft. He's without a doubt my best critic and supporter.

Here's to you Jimmy--- hope you enjoy your day and I look forward to spending more birthday's with you!!!


  1. Super exciting about the fixed dress form - can't wait to hear how it enhances and simplifies the fitting process! :)

  2. Enjoy your dressform! I pray your husband many, many, many more BDays!!!

  3. Gongratulations to both of you.

  4. Yay! Enjoy your new dressform and blessings to your hubby on his birthday!

  5. Happy Birthday! Your new dress form looks great. It is a huge blessing in life to have a spouse who is a good match. And he is handsome to boot! ;-)

  6. such a happy post, I can't wait to see your new garments, as always and happy Belated b'day to your hubby, I hope you guys has a great day. I love the summer birthdays, there is so much you can do in the great weather

  7. I had that same word fabric in my cart!!! The ONLY thing that kept me from purchasing it was that I have bought rayon blend knits from them before and when I got them they were super sheer!

    1. I know what you mean Barb. I was nervous about the red/black & black/purple snakeskin print. They both were rayon blends and described as lightweight. I was nervous they'd be too thin, They turned out just fine. Dodged that bullet;)

  8. Great fabric you got and wishing your hubby a happy birthday....

  9. Congratulations on your new dress form! Looks like you have some very nice pieces of fabric there!! Can't wait to see what you've been working on!

    Happy Birthday to your Hubby...hope you two enjoyed his day together!

  10. Love that new dressform! That maybe next on my list. Good-looking fabric too. Have fun!

  11. Victoria, I just found your site as I was searching for time management techniques so that I could find more sewing time in the day. I really love the challenge you've set for yourself - you are inspiration! I look forward to delving back through the archives and catching up on what you've done.

  12. That dress form is gorg. Can't wait to see how you use it.


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