So I guess I should start at the beginning, huh?! The amazing Kathy Marrone, Vogue Pattern Magazine's Editor, contacted me at the beginning of December and asked if I would be interested in being interviewed for VPM. Of course I said yes...I mean despite the fact that I was jumping up and down, screaming at my computer monitor and generally acting a fool...of course I said yes! *LOL*
Then because the magazine requires pictures with a higher resolution than I normally shoot, I enlisted the help of a trusted friend, the awesome Oonaballoona, who is currently killin' it at Project Sewn, to take some new photos for me. So for anyone who suggested the photos in this post were photo shoot quality, well yes you're right they were/are.
Marce, did an amazing job didn't she! I couldn't have done this without her help and I am so grateful that she gave up an afternoon to spend with me and take these awesome pics...because finally I get to share some of the outtakes with you...
...and a little duckface...
This is my version of Vogue 1370 ~ a Kay Unger designer pattern. My sewing journey is documented here. In my review on PatternReview, I wrote this, "this is an amazing design and by using a variety of fabrics could get you a dress for work, or a dress for a funky outing if you used leather or faux leather inserts, or a cocktail dress if you used lace or an embellished fabric for the inserts." It's an awesome dress for the plus size sewist and I highly recommend getting a copy and making your own version!
Now if you don't already subscribe to Vogue Pattern Magazine, can I encourage you to do so. I've been a reader of the magazine for at least 30 years. I've subscribed for the last decade because not only does it show the latest patterns sewn in fantastic fashion fabrics but it also has wonderful articles on sewing techniques to up your sewing game. It's been a vanguard for our sewing community for years. I hope that you will support this publication so that it can continue to carry the torch for many more!
I hope you don't mind but I pushed the Top Ten Sewing Bloggers List back a day so feel free to keep offering up your top five favorite bloggers. I'm kinda excited about this honor and I definitely wanted to show some love to the fabulous Ms. Oonaballoona!
...as always more later!