May 14, 2011
Friends, contrary to popular opinion, I am just a person. Like you, I have my highs and my lows, my successes and my failures. In the latter camp must go jeans rivets. Try as I might I simply cannot manage to attach them correctly. I can poke the hole in the fabric all right, it's everything else.
So you can imagine how galling it is to read that in Eugenia's "(fabulous) world of fashion," her stunning new jeans have perfect rivets WHICH EUGENIA ATTACHED HERSELF! My stomach is turning as I type.
Of course, Eugenia had the assistance of something called Prym Vario Pliers, which she claims cost only £9.50 -- EUGENIA, WILL YOU PLEASE TRANSLATE THAT INTO US DOLLARS FOR THE REST OF US? The sun does set on the British Empire you know...
Eugenia has a very overzealous legal team or I'd post a photo of her here in her perfect-fitting purple jeans -- which she made following a Pattern Review course, mind you, not the MPB Jeans Sew-Along, but whatever. So you'll just have to trot over to Euguenia's (fabulous) world to check them out. Grrr....
Anyway, to be honest, I don't even like rivets in my jeans, and if that sounds like sour grapes, so be it. I didn't even know jeans had rivets until someone pointed it out to me. I thought those were some sort of anti-theft detection device.
Friends, I am confident that Taylor Tailor will come to the rescue shortly, and that we will learn how to attach our rivets correctly. I can't do everything.
Anyway, since there's obviously no instruction for today -- though I did hem my white jeans, which I did by simply folding under twice and topstitching -- I thought I'd talk about other things.
I have some devoted followers who send me things -- a lot of things. Sure, it's usually when they've just returned from their Hoarders Anonymous meeting, but still. I'd like to acknowledge their collective generosity today.
In the last month alone, I have received wonderful books...
Fabric and notions...
And -- are you sitting down? -- SIX vintage Ken dolls!
I'm speechless and truly grateful.
But readers, lest I end up at Hoarder's Anonymous myself, I must ask that you limit your gifts to sewing machines, Liberty of London prints, and (well-wrapped) cookies. I'm simply running out of room. Of course, dog treats are always appreciated, sometimes by the dogs themselves.
But enough -- there's much to do today, including a double white jeans fashion shoot!
Readers near and far, I hope you have something fun planned for the weekend, whether it's sewing jeans or digging through decades of accumulated detritus. Remember: Less is more!
Have a great day, everybody!
UPDATE: Taylor comes to the rescue: How to insert jeans rivets.