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Another bit of stash put to good use

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.
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"ItsJoanNotJoann" schrieb im Newsbeitrag news: snipped-for-privacy@googlegroups.com...
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.
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I prefer jewel-tones year around. ;-D
I remember with loathing the whole "color-season" fad a few years back.
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My take on it was they were little dictator wannabes.
I have never owned a pair of "nude" shoes TTBOMK. Beige, perhaps... :->
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.
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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... ;-)
Oh Beverly! ;->
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.
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Precisely!!!

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
My labels go in everything I sew from scratch, plus a few RTW things I alter so much the original disappears. :-O
I like it!
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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.
I think, then I'll have the labels made. Thank you for your encouragement. :-)
U.
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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
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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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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.
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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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