First off, thank you to everyone who voted for my GoldMoneta! I won the dresses competition along with three other lovely ladies. Lekala patterns here I come. 🙂 Thank you so much to everyone who voted for me. You are gorgeous and lovely and amazing and awesome and wonderful!
The lovely Elaine at What Diane Did Next nominated me for a Liebster Award for new or smaller blogs to help get them noticed. Elaine nominated me based on my GoldMoneta and I am super flattered. 🙂 Elaine gave me some fun questions to answer.
1. Why do you sew/make stuff?
I started sewing because I am plus-sized and have a difficult time finding fun RTW Halloween costumes. I’d just started taking Burlesque dance classes and had my first performance as a Halloween dance. I shopped online and wasn’t impressed. Got a bad corset (I knew nothing about good quality corsets at the time) and then decided to put together the rest of my costume by sewing it. I bought a little pink Kenmore mini-ultra sewing machine as my first and taught myself how to sew in 2008.
I was a combo of Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf. In true burly style, I was Little Red Riding the Wolf. Hahaha. So bad.
I made the little red cape, ears, gloves, skirt, and underoos with a wolf tail. It is pretty cute stuff. I was hooked at that point and went on to make other costumes and garments. I didn’t stay in Burlesque. I do improv comedy with my fiance now and for the past few years. 🙂
2. Do you have a favourite pattern – and what is it?
I’ve made it twice now and it’s very flattering to my figure.
It is also the first pattern that I did a full bust adjustment to and was super pleased with the result!
3. Whose wardrobe would you love to raid?
The lovely Georgina from Fuller Figure Fuller Bust.
Her style is amazing. She wears such gorgeousvintage-style dresses. Her lingerie is off the hook. I wish I could afford half of what she has!
4. What do you like to listen to/watch while you’re making stuff?
I don’t have a specific thing that I watch while sewing. I prefer to watch comedic things while sewing. I tend to cry easily in dramatic movies, which makes it tough to sew. Although, some episodes of Modern Family get me going…
I did watch Pretty in Pink while making my Colourblocked Moneta. 🙂
As for listening preferences, anything. I tend to put my music library on repeat. Of course, this means that every once in a while a Star Trek sound for my show pops up and I hear things like “Intruder alert” or “Self destruct sequence activated.” It makes me giggle. Although, when you are listening to a super quiet song and then explosions take over….it’s a little bit jarring.
5. What’s your favourite thing about blogging?
The community. It makes me happy to post something I’ve sewn and get feedback on it. I get it from friends, but the sewing community is so supportive of all sizes. I love the Monthly Stitch for all the challenges they set forth and the community there is truly amazing.
I had such a difficult time coming up with nominations, because lots of people had tons of followers on bloglovin’ and I wasn’t sure of the criteria. So, I only have two nominations. I may nominate more in the future, though. My nominations for the Liebster Award are:
She claims to not be a sewing blog, but she has such awesome makes and her other posts are fab as well: pancakes, biking, and general awesomeness. I also happen to know her in person and she is pretty awesome.
I just found Kat the other day and I am in love with her makes already. Check out her Saltspring lookalike! 🙂
Oh man, I literally just found this blog after I posted this originally and adore this lady already! Check out her recent make. I found her through We Sew Retro. Such an awesome site. You should check that out, too!
Here are your questions:
1. What is your favourite TNT (tried and tested) pattern?
2. If you could quit your job and sew full time, would you? Why or why not?
3. What are your favourite types of fabric?
4. Is there a fabric that scares you to try out? Why?
5. What is next on your list of garments to make?
You are under no obligation to take part or nominate others. Apparently, you are supposed to nominate 5 more, but man…. it was hard…. If you want to comment here with your answers, I’d love to hear them either way! 🙂