Friday, August 9, 2013

My Sew Weekly Dilemma and High Fashion Depression

Before I even knew what a blog was, I found Sew Weekly. It was such an amazing site and I searched high and trying to find out how I could join. I wanted to be a part of that amazing group of talented ladies. So you can imagine how excited I was when I heard about the Sew Weekly Reunion!
The Sew Weekly Reunion

I immediately signed up and eagerly anticipated the challenge announcement.
The Pantone Fall 2013 Color challenge... I had to have something in my stash. But every color was just a bit off when I held it up to the computer screen. I know computer monitors can distort colors so I took a look at more of the fall runway designs to see if that would help me with the colors. 
I found Marie Claire's "Top Looks from Europe Fall 2013 Fashion Week" 
"Great!" I thought, "The best all rounded up in one place for me. Wonderful." Then I started through the photos and got more and more confused...
No I do not want my bewbs to grow hairy tentacles and fly away.
I'm a grown woman. I would prefer to enjoy this brief time of of my life when I do not have to live in diapers.
Especially giant shiny velvety ones!
No matter how pretty my undies I do not want to flash them to the general public. Nor am I a one woman peep show.
 No wonder models are so sad and depressed looking when they're forced to dress up in ridiculous things like this.
"What are you walking the runway as today, Betty?"
"Oh, I'm a sea anemone, Frances. How about you?"
 "Me? Well I'm some kind of allegorical bird in a cage or something. When will they learn, YOU NEVER COME BETWEEN A WOMAN AND HER FOOD!"

This look probably makes me saddest of all. I don't know if these aren't the best colors for this model or if that sweater is just super drab but I know there's several sewing bloggers out there who could pull off this look with more panache than her. She's probably just ready to cry since she can't eat and doesn't have any bewbs.

So ends my venture into high fashion... I think I'll stick to my sewing blogs where clothes are actually clothes and make a woman look and feel her best.
Here's what I decided to make my fall ensemble out of. The colors are close. I wish they were closer but this is what I have and I don't have time or opportunity to buy different fabric. I don't really want to buy more fabric anyway.
Are you taking part in Sew Weekly's Reunion? Have you chosen your fabrics and pattern yet? I hope my expose on high fashion brought a few smiles to your day. Any explanation on it would be happily accepted. :)
 Have a great weekend everyone! I'm going to be "running" in my not-niece's 5K for SMA tomorrow morning. First time I've done any kind of event like that!


Borsmenta said...

Thx for the update on the colors :) As usual, there's always 1-2 stable ones every year.
I never look at the catwalk pics. It's enough to surf a bit on Burda's webpage, they pretty much get what is worth to transform into wearable items.
Besides, I'll never be as skinny as these models are.

EmSewCrazy said...

I really like these colors. I was disappointed when I didn't have more of them in my stash. I don't think I'll be looking to the runway anytime soon either...

Mary Katherine Parker said...

I like the sweater and full skirt---not in that color sweater, obviously, and definitely not with cotton patch pockets at the hipline. If it were in a lovely blue or green, it would be a keeper. As it is, I like the lines and the idea, just not the execution.

Shelley said...

Thanks for a great laugh! Glad its not just me that gets weirded out by ¨fashion¨.

Anonymous said...

Heehee! I *loved* your, ahem, critique of catwalk fashion! And I like your choice of colours to work with on the Challenge. I'll be looking forward to seeing what you make with it.

Yes, I'm taking part too, and I've just got the fabric to inspire me. Now all I have to do is the actual work of making it into something!

Anonymous said...

Love your comments Em, they are too funny but soooo true! Bewbs just makes me laugh :)

I am in the reunion and I plan to make the By Hand London Anna dress. I have been doing so well lately with stashbusting that I didn't have any of the Pantone colors. I went to the fabric store on Friday and came back with some cotton in emerald green and black marble swirls. It was on clearance for 3.99 a yard so I don't feel too bad buying it.

I just finished a Miz Mozelle dress for the Sewcial Bee challenge and I have to finish my cape for the Monthly Stitch challenge THEN I will make the Anna. I like to sew but spend way to much time fondling fabric and pawing through patterns if I don't have a challenge to keep me motivated!

Anonymous said...

I'm doing the Sew Weekly Reunion but I've been having the same problem with my stash fabrics- they are close in colour but not quite right. The one that is closest is my precious silk that I have been hoarding, but I think it might be time to bite the bullet and just cut into it. And as for catwalk fashion, it has never really seemed relevant to me. However I do like it when looks that I have been wearing for years suddenly come back into fashion. It makes me feel better about sticking with what I know suits me because at least once every few years I manage to be on trend without having to try :)

EmSewCrazy said...

I KNOW!! It's such a cute look and they totally ruined it with poor presentation.

EmSewCrazy said...

I'm glad you enjoyed it and I'M not alone in thinking this is craziness.

EmSewCrazy said...

Thanks. They are really nice colors that will work well in my wardrobe so I'm happy with that. I'm glad someone approves of them.

Good luck on getting it started! I've got the purple silky cut out and partially sewn... little bits every day right?

EmSewCrazy said...

Oooh! sounds like you got some great fabric and doing well on sewing stuff up! Technically I bought the brown fabric but I had already ordered it before the Pantone challenge to make a pair of trousers. I'm just thankful it fits with the Pantone brown. That's one reason why I wasn't going to buy any more!!! Keep me away from the online fabric shops! :)

I can't wait to see all your projects! Sounds like you've been busy!

EmSewCrazy said...

Hey, if you look and feel fabulous I don't think people are going to notice whether you're "on trend" or not! Go for the silk! It will be doubly special when you get to wear it!