Another bit of stash put to good use

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While tidying up my sewing room, I came across a lovely piece of  
rayon I have had for quite awhile.  It made up into a very nice  
summer top.  http://www.ickes.us/shirts

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Beverly
http://www.ickes.us


Re: Another bit of stash put to good use
On Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 2:06:52 AM UTC-5, BEI Design wrote:
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How pretty!  I love brightly colored tops.


Re: Another bit of stash put to good use

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Me, too! Some of those brightly coloured fabrics just don't seem to go out  
of style. Or maybe it's just that Summer will allow a lot more than other  
seasons. ;-) I pity those poor fashion victims in their teens who just feel  
compelled to wear the colours that are 'in', instead of the ones that  
compliment best with their skin and hair. (My particular aversion belongs to  
the colour 'Nude' - nothing for Caucasian types, in my opinion, and at its  
worst in shoes - looks like the heels are pinned to the feet.) Well, I  
guess, many of us have BTDT, but still... The more I sew for myself, the  
more independent I feel, and the better I look in what I wear. And the more  
I appreciate properly fitted and technically well made garments. Your good  
example, Beverly (and others in this group).

U.  


Re: Another bit of stash put to good use
Ursula Schrader wrote:
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I prefer jewel-tones year around.  ;-D

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I remember with loathing the whole "color-season" fad a few years  
back.
https://www.reddit.com/r/femalefashionadvice/comments/2hjrhz/an_introduction_to_personal_color_analysis_aka/
My take on it was they were little dictator wannabes.

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I have never owned a pair of "nude" shoes TTBOMK.  Beige, perhaps...  
:->

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Exactly!!!  I also like the fact that I don't walk by 'another  
version of me' walking down the street. Most of my clothes are BEI  
Design Originals. <g>

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Thanks!

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Beverly
http://www.ickes.us


Re: Another bit of stash put to good use

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Oh, I see what you mean. 'Oh, you shouldn't wear THAT, you're a winter  
type!'. Or whatever. Reminds me strongly of that ayurveda stuff. I mean,  
sure, there are probably learned traditional Indian doctors who can cure you  
by this system, and diagnose your disease by feeling your pulse, but I  
should think it takes half a lifetime to get the knack of it, and I'm dead  
sure that you can't get the knowledge by reading a 30-page booklet that you  
could order with your Yogi tea. And of course there are colours that look  
better with your complexion and hair than others but why on earth do you  
have to categorise them by seasons? The Firm Rule of Fashion, or rather  
Dictatorship... ;-)

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Oh Beverly! ;->

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Hehehe, I plan to have labels made a bit like yours. Only, I guess I'd have  
to make everything from scratch to put them into my clothes. Or does that  
only go for selling the stuff. And if you do alterations of ready made  
patterns, you could sew those into them, too, couldn't you? I thought about  
something like 'UNO by (in my signature) U. Noeker'.

U.  


Re: Another bit of stash put to good use
Ursula Schrader wrote:
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Precisely!!!


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I don't sell stuff.  Everything I sew is made either for myself or  
for those I love (and occasionally for those loved BY those I love).  
I discovered a long time ago that sewing for pay takes all the joy  
out of the process, for me. YMMV

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My labels go in everything I sew from scratch, plus a few RTW things  
I alter so much the original disappears. :-O

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I like it!

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Beverly
http://www.ickes.us




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Well, I'd rather only sew for myself and those I love, but I might have to  
make something to sell, as to make a bit of money, so... I thought about a  
couple of baby hats, perhaps. We'll see.

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I think, then I'll have the labels made. Thank you for your encouragement.  
:-)

U.  


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Ursula Schrader wrote:
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We all do what we have to in order to make ends meet.  Good luck  
with the baby hats!

BTW, my labels are woven.  I worked with Teresa at LINX Corporation  
http://www.linxcorp.us/woven-clothing-labels //.   My daughter did  
the graphics design work..   If you can find a similar source on  
your side of the pond, the woven labels are much nicer looking (more  
professional) than the printed ones.

NAYY, just a happy customer.

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Beverly
http://www.ickes.us


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Of course I want the woven stuff. I have a source that is actually located  
in Dortmund, and they can provide excellent references. I actually had a  
chance to talk to them on the Creativa fair in Dortmund, and they said what  
I had planned was easy for them. I had ordered 100 name tags, woven, for  
sewing, not gluing, for DD. Still have loads of them left. ;-) And if I  
should get perhaps 100 or 200 of those labels for me, fine, might even get a  
discount. ;-)

U.  


Re: Another bit of stash put to good use
Ursula Schrader wrote:
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Sounds great, when I had mine made I ordered 100, and still have  
about half of them remaining.  If/when I get down to 15-20, I'll  
probably order more.

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Beverly
http://www.ickes.us


Re: Another bit of stash put to good use
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Thanks.

...  and me too!  ;-D

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Beverly
http://www.ickes.us



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