I could have titled this post “Blog-iversary, Sew-iversary, or just plain Anniversary. But Fun-iversary seems more fitting, as FUN is what this past year of fashion sewing and blogging has been. It was one year ago this week that I started my blog.
There was definitely a steep learning curve for me in the blogging process – and, needless to say, I am still learning… However, it is an undertaking that has opened my world in so many rewarding ways – such as:
1) Discovering all the passion for fashion and home sewing all over the world. I feel like I am part of a great sisterhood (brothers welcome, too!) where creativity, industriousness, and appreciation for the tactile process of sewing are a very large part of defining who we are. The global aspect of it is quite remarkable.
2) I have become a much better dressmaker because of all I have learned from my fellow bloggers and from non-blogging readers who comment on my posts.
3) Blogging has helped to define my personal appreciation for knowing how to sew – I always knew I loved it, but writing about it has made me realize what a gift it is in my life.
Well, I can’t let this benchmark pass without celebrating it in some small way with my readers. So, I made a very small Little Black Dress – as in 4½” – which could hang on a Christmas tree, adorn a present, decorate a sewing room, or attach to the hanger you use for your own LBD, to reserve its place in your closet. This is my Fun-iversary give-away.
This little dress is made out of black wool, taken from a dress I made in 1973. I used a LBD cookie cutter from Ann Clark as my template. The LBD is double-layered and I joined the two sides together with a blanketstitch.
If you would like a chance to own this very small LBD, please send me a comment by your time midnight on November 15th. The winner will be drawn by random on November 16.
I am also grateful to Sarah of Goodbye Valentino for giving me this lovely “Blogger award” for commenting regularly on her posts.
I am delighted to pass this on to Brooke of Custom Style (my number one commenter!), Lizzie of The Vintage Traveler, and Dressesandme. In addition, thank you to Carol, Cissie, Nancy, Mary, and Barbara, whose frequent comments are always welcome and much appreciated!