CoBloWriMo – August 21 – UFO

CoBloWriMo - Costume Blog Writing Month

CoBloWriMo – Costume Blog Writing Month

Oh… the UFO… Unfinished projects. One of those things that torments me… they sit in my sewing room waiting to be finished. Sometimes when they start bugging me enough they go into a bag and into one of my fabric closets. If I can’t see them they can’t keep bothering me, right?

The CoBloWriMo prompt for today is UFO – and I’ll just show ONE of my UFOs… which I wish I were further along with.

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CoBloWriMo – August 18 – Favourite Tool

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CoBloWriMo – Costume Blog Writing Month

I’ve skipped a few CoBloWriMo prompts because a) I’ve been running tight on time and b) I wasn’t feeling very inspired.

I realize that only a few days notice to start a new month-long project was just too short notice, and it’s making me more unhappy than happy… to basically only post about things I’ve done in the past, while I have so many projects I actually want to work on.

That being said… I DID feel inspired to talk today about the prompt…

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CoBloWriMo – August 11 – Favourite Fabric

Assorted tables of fabric at the Helsinki EuroKangas

Assorted tables of fabric at the Helsinki EuroKangas

A few days ago I was chatting with a friend online about fabrics… I mentioned some wool gauze I picked up in Iceland a few years ago, and how I just wanted to pet it. There’s also been times when I’ve bought meters and meters of silk, and just piled it around my on the couch like a little fort of luxury.

I don’t feel the same way about cotton.. or linen… and certainly not polyester. (Don’t even get me started about rayon…)
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CoBloWriMo – August 10 – Visual Source

CoBloWriMo - Costume Blog Writing Month

CoBloWriMo – Costume Blog Writing Month

The prompt for today’s CoBloWriMo is “Visual Source” – and once I read that, I immediately thought of Pinterest!

Now… a lot of historical costumers look down their nose at Pinterest – but it’s not the beginning and end.. for me it’s just a jumping off place. Plus, there are so many awesome bloggers who have their images on Pinterest – with links to all of their great resources and thoughts – not to mention photos of their progress!
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CoBloWriMo – August 9 – BIG project

CoBloWriMo - Costume Blog Writing Month

CoBloWriMo – Costume Blog Writing Month

The prompt for today’s CoBloWriMo is a “BIG project”

I had to think about this one for a while, because I wanted to consider what I thought a “big” project was.

  • Was it something that I did with as many steps as possible?
  • Was it something that involved a large amount of research?
  • Or was it something that involved a number of different elements to make a full costume?

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