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I Craft Therefore I Am

With Erica, making this grosgrain ribbon necklace is sooo easy. An excerpt from her book, PS I Made This.

Crafternoons are lovely, are they not?  Flipping through a magazine and then realizing you have a bureau of fabric scraps, threads, findings and a glue gun.  Why spend a $500 on a mass-produced bauble when you can make it for less?  Plus, the slow pace of creating has a cathartic quality akin to meditation.  Ooohm-chante-chante, pass the sequins-ooohm.

Erica Domesek of PS. I Made This  blog fame is the modern girl’s answer to Martha Stewart.  With her bright, whimsical storyboards, she makes crafting fashionable with her many easy step-by-step DIY projects.  When I saw a photograph of her craft closet on Casa Sugar, I almost died.  For me, the craft closet is #3 on the list of dream rooms in future dream house, only after #1 walk-in closet with vintage divan and #2 Harry Potter-esque library with wall height step ladder.  While I can always daydream about my castle in the clouds, her new book PS. I Made This would make a great gift for someone who loves to make things.  Hint-hint.

Heavenly: Ahhh! Alleluia, Alleluia, Alle-luia...I think three angels just earned their wings once she opened up this craft closet. Tiny drawers for ribbons, coloured post-its and glue sticks.

Have them asking, “Who’s your dress by? Alice + Olivia?  Alexander Wang?” Reply with, “No you silly.  It’s a (insert your name) Couture!”  Ooh la!  The Party Dress Book by Mary Adams provides sewing fashionistahs with patterns to create timeless silhouettes.  The photos of swirling fabric and printed ribbons, makes me want to shut myself up in a room for days to give a few of these patterns a go.  Compliments are doubly exciting when you can say that you’ve made what you’re wearing.

For more advice on novice sewing, check out my post Sew Impossibly Chic.

The Party Dress Book: Sew be it!

This dress says tra-la-la to me. I can sew a dress without a judy, however, I prefer to use one than poke myself with pins.



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