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Michelle TheMessyOne Spromberg  The sewing and making of stuff

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#October Monster #Dress
Every October, I like to watch one horror movie each day until #Halloween. Checklist: Popcorn, candy, mask, monster dress, and the willingness to be frightened by a movie. 
Pattern Hack of: Kwik Sew K3956 @mccallpatterncompany
Fabric: Horror Movie Monsters Midnight by @robertkaufman

Cuddle Clothes
AKA Loungewear
Pattern B5704 See & Sew @mccallpatterncompany

I used my new Singer Fashion Mate sewing machine @singersewingcompany for the first time and was surprised and pleased by this machine. Worked like a dream right out of the box.

This is cuddly wear for maybe cooler days. Out here in California, it's still warm, but when that cold day comes, I'm ready for it! This soft flannel made me think of blue skies and clouds and cozy afternoon naps. When I was a young lady and would visit my mom, before I slept she would cover me with a blue comforter spotted with dreamy clouds. That sweet, simple action made me feel safe and loved.

This pattern attracted me because of the hoodie and front pocket. When I sleep I like my head and shoulders to be warm but I like my legs to feel cold and unencumbered. I changed the pajama pants to be shorts and took the neck facing out and replaced it with a bias faced neckline. As I was sewing this, I thought, "Wouldn't it be nice if patterns included a heads-up notation about when to pink or overlock edges?"

My contribution to Sewing the Scene:
@theunfinishedseamstress
#sewingthescene
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Outfit inspired by the film Eyes of Laura Mars.
I couldn't quite squat as bendy as Faye Dunaway, but I did my best. I love this movie, the look of it, the gritty color and it's take on a bold Fine Art photographer. It is a film made in the seventies, one of my favorite eras of fashion. I often watch movies to admire the outfits, and it was a new thing for me to recreate one of the outfits, but I want to do it again.
I chose the New Look 6471 pattern for the top (the original film blouse had buttons in the front but I wanted a plain front and a simple closure.) The skirt is a serious hack of New Look 6730. @simplicitycreativegroup @simplicitynewlook

Material for a new dress! Fabric with gorgeous, bold colors

Reading the instructions for a pajama pattern. Yay! New sewing project!

Sewing Chronicles
Pattern Hack of: Kwik Sew K3956 @mccallpatterncompany
Fabric: Frida Kahlo Esperanza in Turquoise For The Folklorico Collection By Alexander Henry Fabrics @alexanderhenryfabrics

My second time making this dress. If I like a sewing pattern, I usually make multiples of it. This version I wore to a Frida Kahlo art event in which I was one of the exhibiting artists.

Monday's Mess
Today I am transferring the Kwik & Sew @mccallpatterncompany pattern B5704 to manila pattern paper. I trace the size I want using a sharpie on the purchased pattern and it transfers to the manila paper placed underneath it. Transferring the pattern makes me feel like I have more freedom to alter things. For instance, I do not like floppy neck facings, I like these to be bound, so that will be changed.
I only have one official pattern weight, so I use my scissors, tape dispenser, and basically anything with weight, to hold the manila paper flat. The paper keeps trying to roll into itself.

This will be a lounge type hoodie for hanging around the house in or sleeping in. I'm using a @joann_stores minty snake-skin flannel fabric.

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#pattern #flannel #loungewear

Today’s mess…
Cake and tea while working on an embroidery portrait of Don Knotts to hang on my wall.

#stitch #stitchery #sewing #threads #embroidery #cake #tea

Sewing Chronicles
Pattern Hack of: Kwik Sew K3956 @mccallpatterncompany
Fabric:
Bouffants & Broken Hearts by @robertkaufman

Hello there! I bought this fabric before I knew what I would do with it. It was so strange and gorgeous! As for the pattern, it was a good straight-forward one that I altered by splitting the bodice, adding a channel, and inserting elastic into said channel. I had to include an elastic waistband simply because I like stretchy things. It's nice when the thing I wear moves and expands with my body.
I sewed this dress to wear to an art show that I had a painting in. Since it was a show that featured women, I thought this fabric would be a perfect thing to adorn myself in for the opening. The art show is one of the best and inspirational shows I’ve been in, full of creative women and their art wonders. The exhibit is currently in Los Angeles until Oct. 2 and is titled, Neighborhood Girls, curated by @schindermania

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