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Patterns, Tutorials and Works in Progress from the Sewing Studio of Lynne Williams

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Anniversary & Project Restyle

I am so pleased and excited to have received the gift of " a shelf" for my 11th wedding anniversary.
Doesn't it look grand?  In another week it will surround my entire studio, but we are waiting for more brackets to arrive.  If you are not sure to which(of the many) shelf I am referring...its the one directly under the clock that runs the length of the wall.  Can flooring and a ceiling be far behind?  Probably, buts its a great stride forward :)

A quick note about Sewing Cafe at Nicolet - The Friday classes in March are confirmed to run! I am really looking forward to seeing every ones projects, their latest sewing related purchases, and just being with some of my sewing family.  See you on the 4th.

On to the Restyle -

 I cannot  remember how this sad little dress form came into my possession.  I think it was given to me by someone who hadn't a clue what to do with it, sitting in their garage or storage area cluttering up the place. So I either accepted it gratefully, or I picked it up at a yard sale, but really I think the 1st version is correct.

The 2nd part of the story has to do with a picture in some long forgotten magazine that showed a similar dress form beautifully recovered in a quilted muslin.  Upon seeing this image I knew that was just the ticket for my sad little form.  I promptly cut the image out and put it on my cork board..and then into an idea folder, and then back to the cork board, and then into my project notebook.  This went on for years...yes years!!
Then suddenly this week I couldn't take it any more, I dug through my stash to look for a suitable fabric...
and Voila!.... sad little dress form became Rosy.  She is covered in a cotton monks cloth, left over from a long ago curtain job.  I am so thrilled to have finally accomplished this project.  Feels Great!

In closing I thought I would add this Restyle Project, which was completed years ago.  This pin stand started out as a brass ashtray.  I sprayed painted it and dropped a magnetic pin holder into it.  The handle works great for moving it around clients or the studio as needed.

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