crafts · Sewing


When I was in the 6th grade, our Social Studies teacher assigned us to make a collage of family photos and magazine clippings that represented our family heritage (I believe we were doing an immigration unit at the time.)  I agonized over that thing – I couldn’t bring myself to ruin any photos, but I wanted to be creative!  In the end I kept the photos whole and surrounded them with clippings.  And my teacher failed me for “not being creative enough” and “not trying.”  I then cried in front of the whole class (I didn’t do failure well,) resulting in several new and particularly cruel nicknames that followed me until high school.

So you can understand why I’ve never bothered much with project storyboards.  The only thing I use gluesticks for anymore is basting a seam! When I got a copy of photoshop for Christmas, I thought I would be able to edit my photos with ease, but I didn’t think I would enjoy making little images for my projects so much.  They aren’t the most exciting storyboards ever, but I was particularly excited to discover how to take my fabric images and color in the line drawings – instant mockup!  (I can do a tutorial on that if anyone is interested.)

This is one of the Spring Vogue patterns, which aren’t on the website yet, but the images are!  I will post my review when they go live, but it looks like a great collection for dress lovers!

You can see all my storyboards in my flickr account here.  Wow, this is like a whole new level for my OCD organizing to infect!  It’s even better than making lists!  And it’s useful too, because I’ve already rejected a few plans after seeing how the parts all looked next to each other.  I have  run through the winter dresses I wanted to make, so pretty soon I’m going to have to figure out which of my Spring plans will make decent transitional dresses.  Yes, I am ignoring the snow on the ground, and that January is usually our coldest month.  It’s already almost halfway over, and I can start dreaming of the thaw!