Saturday, March 16, 2013

CSTWANY Contest Results

Alright folks. Its March 16th. That means that yesterday was the last day to enter the very first CSTAWNY Contest, and guess who won? Uh. No one. Yup. There were zero comments. Now, this should be something I'm embarrassed about, but instead I just want to point something out. I get that it's uncomfortable to put yourself out there on a blog everyone can see. I do it all the time though and it's totally chill. I plan on having another contest soon and I'm really hoping one of my readers takes interest in it. Thanks so much for reading!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Yay, Opportunities!

       I was recently asked by my friend to sew some outfits for her senior pictures. Oh my gosh. I am so excited. This is an incredible opportunity. First of all, this is a great experience for me to work on my sewing skills. Second of all, publicity. Other people are going to see these pictures and ask where she got her dresses. I'm going to start to be known as a designer and that's so amazing to me. I'm going to be at the shoot to help with the fashion aspect of the photography and get some of the pictures when they're finished. You know what that means: Portfolio. I can finally make one of those. I could have before, but it would look sad if all my pictures were just of me modeling my creations. However, now that there is someone else wearing my designs I'll look professional.  With the excitement comes some apprehensiveness though. What if I mess up? What if she doesn't like it? These are all very big concerns of mine. I know that I can't turn this down., because this is an incredible opportunity that I don't want to pass up. Sure, it'd be easier to say 'no' and play it safe, but I think this could be a great chance for me to show others my talent. We're starting construction this weekend... wish me luck! Oh and don't forget about The Very First CSTAWNY Contest! The deadline is quickly approaching.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Fashion Don'ts You Can Actually Do

So.... I'm a bit of a let down. No posts in a couple of days. Weak. I promise I'll start posting more regularly next week though! Today however, I'd like to discuss fashion myths. These are things we have long been told are "fashion don'ts", but in reality are totally chill. Does that make sense? Sure it does.  
                  Take a look.
Fashion Don'ts You Can Actually Do
             Brown and Black: This has long been labeled as a fashion faux pas, but really, does it even look bad? No. It looks like two nice colors you just happen to be wearing at once.
           White After Labor Day: I have no idea where the idea this was wrong came from, but it's completely illogical and lets be real for a second here. Do you honestly even know exactly when Labor Day is? Nah bro, nah.
           Turtle Necks: Okay, so let's make it clear that plain white turtle necks are just never okay, even for layering. However, if you can rock a patterned turtle neck with skinny jeans, go for it.
               Overalls- People. Overalls came back. Roll up the bottom, sew 'em skinny, do something to modernize those denim beauties and you can definitely wear them.
         In the end, it's all about what you feel comfortable in. Don't ever let someone tell you what you're wearing is wrong. If you feel confident, then who cares? Maybe you're starting a new fashion trend. Just go for it.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Germany Responds (and Rejects)

    Every seamstress and well, every person in general, will learn at some point that things don't always go how they want them to. This is especially true for people who sew because a lot of times your projects don't turn out as planned. (Take my Owl Pants story for example) Sometimes you get four pant legs instead of two, or one arm hole on a dress; not that I'm speaking from experience or anything .... The point I'm getting at here is that you can't expect things to turn out how you want them to. And yes, I am referring to a specific happenstance. I heard back from that German fashion company regarding my suggestion of writing a blog for them. They said that at this time there just aren't any available spots for a guest blog. I'm not bitter about the situation, they're a phenomenal company that does amazing work and I didn't really plan on getting the gig anyway. Basically, I have accepted rejection and am currently hoping for an opportunity in the future. The reason I'm sharing this is because I'm hoping someone who has recently been denied by anything or anyone will see that it's definitely not the end of the world. I am a firm believer in the idea that when one door closes another door opens. I also believe that everything happens for a reason and if it's meant to be it will happen. Can you think of any other relevant clichés? I think I about summed it up.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Apologies and Updates!

I'd like to apologize for the lackage of posts on Friday and Monday. I know that some of you have come to expect a post every weekday but unfortunately I was too busy to write. I'd like to update you on my latest dress though. Aside from a few minor glitches I have yet to work out, all that's left to do is create the hi-low mullet skirt. I'm very excited to finish and wear this creation ... even if I'm the only one dressing up at the Sadie Hawkins Dance. Yeah, I found out it's probably not a formal dance... but I've been working way too hard on this to not wear it. Well as usual lately, I'm busy and have to go! I can't promise there won't be some more missed post days, but I'll try my best! Also, don't forget about the CSTAWNY contest!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

People are Chill. Sometimes.

     There's a lot I could say about people. I usually have something negative to say because my attitude towards people is in direct proportion to how much sleep I get, and I'm running on limited sleep lately. However, every now and then I talk to a person that makes me think "Hey, this whole human race thing isn't too bad!" This is particularly present when I'm in my french class. There are a couple girls in my class that love to hear about my sewing endeavors and compliment me on my work. Sure, people compliment people all the time, but the fact my friends take the time to listen to me talk about sewing (something they don't know much about), is really cool. One day I was worried about scheduling for classes and how it would effect my future. I wasn't sure what class to sign up for because I'm still not entirely sure if I want to major in fashion in a few years in college. However, I was talking to one of the girls in my class about deciding between what I like and what pays she told me:
  "If you do what you love, the money will come."
For real though, how quotable is that statement? She's a champ with words. The point of this all, is that I really appreciate all the support and interest my sewing gets from my friends. Not only does it encourage me to keep doing what I love, but it inspires me to keep creating more pieces. I also appreciate your support as well. It's an intimidating thing to post all about one's life on the Internet, but your views make it a little less scary and more beneficial. Always feel free to comment or follow my blog and don't forget about the CSTAWNY Contest (click here to view)! Thanks again for the support and I shall speak with/at you tomorrow!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Very First CSTAWNY Contest!

     I recently shared a list of my most foolish blunders while sewing (click here to view), but now I want to hear about yours! Comment your story of your most ridiculous mistake while sewing and I will select the most hilarious. The winner will then get their story posted on the cstawny website along with my view on their story! To enter, simply comment your story below by March 15th, 2013. I will then select the winner and your blog story will go up on Monday, March fourth. To get immediate notification of the winner, please follow my blog! I really appreciate your support and I hope you guys share your stories! If you have any questions please feel free to ask them in the comments below. 
Have a beautiful day and happy sharing!