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When I Grow Up I Want to Go to Sewing University

Tuesday, November 28, 2006


Where have I been this past week? Let's see – I took off the end of last week for Thanksgiving (even though I live in Singapore, I still observe American holidays, if only for the excuse not to work) and we headed up to beautiful Phuket to see Kevin, who had been jetting around the continent on his big Tour of the Orient. It was a real meeting of the minds – we discussed such important events as the break-up of Spederline and whether Mandy Moore or Amanda Bynes was the most promising talent. (I'm a Mandy fan all the way – mostly because I desperately covet her cute choppy hair, or at least her hairstylist – but the boys are all about Amanda's face contortions.) Er. Anyway. These are the things that one discusses when one is lazing around a white sand beach for four days.

I was back late Sunday night, just in time to attend the two-day Beyond 2006 design conference. It was really fantastic – full of speakers who are doing interesting things in fashion, advertising, architecture, interiors, photography and design. I realize more and more that the thing about being a truly creative person (or at least aspiring to be a truly creative person) is to *get out there*. Move away from the computer, if you will. See what other people are doing. If I could go to a design conference every week, I probably would. It does wonders for your creativity, though not so much for the massive amounts of laundry and magazines and e-mails that have piled up while I've been busy.

So, I'm back. I'm back to blogging, and I'm back to shopping, and I'm back to making valiant stabs at an ongoing list of sewing projects. Two weeks ago, it was an abstract apple-shaped pillow. Last week, I attempted (with moderate success) a retro-ish apron. This week, I'm tackling softie trees. My sewing teacher has been fantastic lately about letting me craft my own projects and then shepherding me through how to do them, which has been amazingly fun. And! Have you purchased your copy of Sew U: The Built By Wendy Guide to Making Your Own Wardrobe yet? I finally picked mine up a few weeks ago and think it's the most amazing primer for someone who is learning to sew. (I still recommend getting a teacher, at least at first, but this makes a great companion, especially if you're starting from step one.)

So of course, I am seriously smitten, sewing-wise, with Wendy Mullin now. (Also with alliteration it seems.) Which brings me (finally) to today's post: The Bult by Wendy winter sale! It started last week. There's a ton of great stuff, like the Empire Penguin Dress (now $160) and Bauhaus Jumper (now $170) above, or the Long-John Minidress ($121, not on sale, boo) and the Chambray Two-Tone Top (now $81, below). Or really, just about everything else.


(Oh, and I finally went and bought these shoes. I just thought you might like to know.)

19 comments :

Jessica said...

i try and visit the Built by Wendy store at least once a month to see if anything is going on.

I love her clothes especially her mini dress, they are always so fantastic!

Welcome back to the blogging world, sometimes it is good to get out and see different things just you have something to chat about with us fellow friends.

Anonymous said...

hi there...

am wondering, where do u go to learn how to sew?

ms. spinach said...

i go to spotlight in plaza singapura. if you send me an e-mail, i can forward you all the info.

snowy said...

Yay for the shoes! what color combo did you get? Can't wait for reviews :o)

Amanda Mae said...

You are a bit of an International Inspiration: Thanks - I need to take some time to shop and sew and take in MY city!

"I realize more and more that the thing about being a truly creative person (or at least aspiring to be a truly creative person) is to *get out there*. "

My sentiments exactly. Happy being!

Marina said...

Hi. Your blog is great ! I leave in France and I love fashion. If you enjoy shoes, take a look on my shoes
Marina (from France)

Bobble Bee said...

The dress with the penguins is beautiful. As is your blog.

hebden said...

The penguin dress is gorgeous. Thanks for posting!

ingenue said...

Ooh, I just got my Sew U book from Amazon. Took forever to arrive but it's a good companion like you said. Keep up with the sewing! Like to see your work.

Cheers,
Voguefactory.blogspot.com

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