THANK YOU, SANTA!
OK, how cool are these pants? I can't wait to wear them to
I think they more than live up to their inspiration, don't you?
Whoops, wrong photo!
Friends, I have learned that Star of Tomorow Garrett Hedlund's leopard print pants are by none other than Givenchy for Spring/Summer 2011! (I knew there was something vaguely Audrey Hepburn-ish about them.) I am so on trend.
The resemblance is uncanny -- to the pants, I mean. I'll have more photos of them next week.
Here are a few construction shots. They weren't hard to put together despite being cotton velvet. I used my Singer 15-90 treadle for the topstitching and, since my 15-91 needs to be rewired, my Pfaff 139 for everything else.
Do you believe it: me on a zigzagger!
And speaking of sewing machines, you're not going to believe this, but yesterday I sold my seventh sewing machine. Yes, my Elna Grasshopper now belongs to Daniel, the hippest-looking hipster out of Bushwick, Brooklyn, right down to beard and jeggings. A perfect match of man and machine.
Readers, I have no more vintage sewing machines to sell, well, if you leave out my cursed Huskystar serger, and leave out is probably what I should do with it -- in the snow.
So you're probably wondering what sewing machines I have left. OK: I have my Singer 15-91 which needs rewiring, my Singer 15-90 which is now my treadle, my Singer 66, which used to be my treadle, but now has the motor from the 15-90 attached to it. I even found a way to attach the lamp -- clever, huh?
Then I have my Pfaff 139 which until the leopard print pants project I hadn't sewed on in a long time. She's strong and speedy.
And finally, my beat up Viking 3240. I use her primarily to wind bobbins and insert invisible zippers.
That's it! Five sewing machines and my Brother 1034D serger. When I downsize I really downsize.
Friends, that's all for today. I hope those who celebrate it are enjoying a very Merry Christmas. I leave you with a little Deanna Durbin, who captures the Yuletide spirit in uber-glamorous close up as she sings Silent Night into a telephone receiver. It's good to be Queen of the Studio!
Cheers, everybody and see you on Monday.