Monday, March 9, 2009
It Still Does it for Me
Barbie and a box 'o fabric that is. I did all my obligatory chores yesterday and then set to work making a sloper for Barbie. I started by making a body map (tracing her body like she was a crime scene victim) and then noting all the pertinent measurements. I retrieved the box of fabric scraps from the garage. You know, the fabric bits that aren't quite big enough to make a full size garment, aren't quilting type textiles, but you love them too much to part with? I had exiled them to the garage a couple of months ago with the thought I would give them away to my boss for her grandaughter's to play with. Then this Barbie thing came up and I was glad I still had the fabric. Not that I don't have an ample supply of fabric upstairs, but hey...back off Barbie! You still got the body...you can have MY cast offs!!! HeHeHe!!!! Anyway, I popped in a movie and drafted away. Barbie is wearing a new pair of pants and T shirt. I have a pair of cropped jeans and a couple dresses cut out. It really was fun to make patterns again. I think sometimes I get too caught up in using someone elses pattern rather than drafting my own. Maybe this is the push I needed to start thinking outside the box again. Thanks Barbie!