Sew Paradise

The Addams Family Sewing Class

Project Runway meets Addams Family. Last night I dreamed that I was taking a Project Runway style class from the granddaughter of Morticia Addams (her name was Maura in the dream). And we were deconstructing and reconstructing jackets. I paraded down the runway in a pink boucle jacket with pieced asymmetrical flaps in front, under where the cutaway hem was. I had on a pink mock turtleneck with hundreds of pink shell buttons sewn over the bodice. And I had on the most gorgeous red kitten heels in patent, with a tiny mary jane strap over the front vamp. I wore it with a skirt in the Runway, but later on with jeans as I checked out. Uncle Fester was there, as was Cousin It and Hand. It was really a trip.

I woke up singing “they’re creepy and they’re kooky and they’re altogether ooky…they’re the Addams Family!”

So, don’t know what to make of that, really. It was just hilarious. I wore my pink boucle chanel style jacket in honor of the dream. It was perfect!

The other night I snuck in a cutting session at a half hour naptime. Cut the two Jalie 2787 nursing tops, and recut an underlay for CJ Basewear Two cardigan. I’m making that one with black binding, bias bound pockets a la chanel style. I’ll cut away the armseyes of the underlay to make it nursing appropriate. It’s a faux twinset.

the Jacket sewalong started today at SewingRefuge. So Burda WoF 106, September 2007, I’m all over ya this week. My mother can’t believe it – cropped, boxy 3/4 raglan sleeve jacket is all the rage and she made a similar one in 1960.

By paradise

I'm Ann. I've been sewing since I was 9. My first project was a denim wrap skirt. Thrifting is a way of life for me - both eco-chic and financially savvy.

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