Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Seam Ripper

My husband to his friend, “Yeah, my wife Nicole, she calls herself a feminist, yet she spends her days at home sewing and baking”.

Before I go any further I want to clarify that my husband does indeed understand the true meaning of the word feminist (...well, at least I'm going to make sure he does after I'm done writing this post!).

It was a joke....which I thought was actually funny.

I guess I consider myself a convenient feminist.

I'm all for woman in the work place and birth-control, but I still want doors opened for me and I like the dinner check to be taken care of.

Anyway, that's not the point.

The point is, I like to bake and sew!

I suppose for me it's a way to instant gratification, unlike most other things in my life.

There is nothing “instant” about parenthood except maybe projectile vomiting and odd unexplainable rashes.

My sewing room.

A place where there is no food or alcohol, yet I am happy and at peace.

Some meditate, some drink, I sew! …(Well, I drink too, but that's beside the point.:-))

And the best part of sewing is the seam ripper. No matter how much you mess up, all you need to do is grab this magical tool and all is forgotten. You get a second chance to make it work.

Sometimes I wish there was a seam ripper for life!

Ok. So I thought I'd share my latest project with you folks.

In this photo : Anna Laura Edminston and yours truly  (photo taken by Gwen Aucoin)

 I call it classic elegance.

A friend of mine is nominated for a Grammy this year (very deserving I might add) and I offered to make her dress for the event. So, I'm showing y'all a picture of a fitting. The dress's very beginning. This is actually the unfinished dress made in muslin (cheap fabric) just to get a good fit before cutting the more expensive, velvet fabric.

So there you go. Hopefully you'll be able to see the finished garment sooner than later and hopefully there will be many more of these to come.



  1. You embody the true source of feminine power in a masculine-driven world and can navigate your masculine power to balance yourself and those around you - mark is so lucky - kudos girlie!! steph

  2. That's what I'm talkin' about!!! Thanks Steph!!!!

  3. jaime guidry breauxJanuary 21, 2011 at 3:12 PM

    love, love, love