Wednesday, 21 March 2012

In sewing news today...

Have you caught the latest fashion design related reality television show out?

I'm talking about Fashion Star. I caught the second episode last night for the first time. I can't really say if I love it or hate it, all I know is that I feel really naughty for watching this reality television show. I should be sewing instead of watching poor Oscar Fierro throw a hissy fit because he left behind his dog or something like that. Yea, I just felt really dirty watching all that overplayed drama with questionable dance music and Jessica Simpson shaking it in her seat. Yikes!

Just when I thought I forgot all about it, I came across this while checking out the Vogue/McCall's/Butterick online sale.

Why? Seriously, why?

I don't get why McCall's would pick up a reality television program's designs that are already available online via Macy's, Sak's Fifth Avenue, of H & M.

There was something new on the Butterick website that made me raise an eyebrow in a more favourable way, a new retro pattern.

I think this dress, Butterick 5747, is just the cutest! But I don't need another dress pattern. This is a test of my will power.

What I do need is to get to work on the projects that I have in cue. Luckily, I have a week off next week.

The plan is to work on my niece's grad dress before anything else. I just have to channel some will power and turn off the television.


  1. I watched both weeks. What bothers me, is that they keep repeating how it all needs to appeal to younger women. Why? Do we older women not wear clothes? Barbara had a gorgeous collection last week, but they said it wouldn't appeal to younger women. I'll give it one more week, but I'm not liking it so far.

    1. So true about agism in these types of programs! I didn't catch the first episode, I might check it out again this week despite not being all that impress so far.


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