Added Nov 23, 2010
It’s been a long time since I challenged myself to make something within a given deadline…
BurdaStyle.com and Bernina came with this irresistible idea of “Party through the decades”… plenty of
inspiration to choose from and lots of freedom in creating…
My sewing machine was like “no way”grinning at me from the service shop where it felt like on a well deserved vacation ( we’ll see each other eye to eye soon and have a word about that:|) I waited patiently, taking it one day at a time, hoping each day for a come back – after two weeks I managed to get a backup machine ( a Singer which fortunately agreed not to make a fuss about getting into a Bernina competition!) The last 3 days have been incredibly hectic, I was running after 2 rabbits (aka dresses) and I grabbed both their tails more or less, with many changes of plans and stretching every minute into 2 – there was no other way I could have finished, sorry if that’s considered cheating!
Today it was power shut down day – it happens once a month more or less randomly or not at all – and
everything freezes:D Which made me feel so lucky that it happened after the deadline and not before! It
was just a reminder that things are not completely in our hands all the time and they can slip through
our fingers at anytime – but if they do they do and if they don’t they don’t … it’s either :) or :(
… and :) can lead to :( , just like :( leads to :) so let’s just relax and :)) …
I can’t remember working with satin before – I’m almost sure that’s one thing I couldn’t have forgotten if I did… (actually I have, but it was thicker)
Satin=(definition) something so luring that you can’t say no to, although you suspect it means trouble
…but the touch of satin is amazing… and the fluidity… rivers and rivers, waters changing depths
and hypnotizing waves… – let’s cut to the chase, I’m still in a competition so I’ll only say good
things about it:D – but on a more serious note, taming the satin beast didn’t seem too difficult (did I
say serious note?) but I also learnt it’s not over till it’s over- easily gets wrinkled and needs to be
treated with delicacy otherwise it quickly gets cranky and reminds you that, just like cats, it is only
temporarily encouraging your illusions of being the master haha… Knowing all that now, I have no
90’s was a time of experimenting in fashion and including oriental influences on western catwalks… Richness, elaborate forms, opulence and grace… The one shoulder drapery makes me think that subliminally I might be wearing a saree under my skin;)
(last collage pic- Vogue US dec. 1996 www.imagebam.com)
Also on my blog http://magdamagdadesignstudio.blogspot.com/
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