I'm a fifty-mumble recent college graduate, looking at starting my fifth - or is it sixth? - career. I've sewed since I was about 6, when I made Barbie clothes while Mom sewed my school and play clothes. I still say the best winter coat I ever had was the upholstery fabric, lined with heavy pile, she made for my sophomore year in high school. Although the cloak I made for the medieval winter war 8 years ago runs a close second, I suppose (four army surplus wool blankets, a cotton lining I dyed to match and a polarfleece interlining, including the hood - with a half-cape over the top!). It also weighs a ton, but, man, is it warm! Since it's kind of tough to buy, not to mention ruinously expensive, medieval garb, I earned one of my knighthoods making my re-enactment wardrobe, from a linen sideless surcoat that's comfortable even here in Phoenix in the summer to an Elizabethan court gown. I have a stash that occupies more space than my car (which is why the car sits in the driveway, not the garage), and it's all fabrics and colors that flatter me. I don't do prints! Well, maybe the occasional tartan, or maybe a really cool paisley . . . I won't wear flowers or hearts, but I LOVE lace - which I confine to crocheted shawls, scarves, dishcloths, and doilies. I dream of the day I have a whole room dedicated to my fiber crafts - sewing, crochet, embroidery, needlepoint - what the hey, maybe I'll even learn to knit! And then there's my grandmother's quilting frame out in the garage, somewhere . . .
crochet, embroidery, fashion, home decorating, jewelry making, quilting, restyle, sewing
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