Monday, June 05, 2006

I'm still laughing please.

Sorry, it's been a little busy over the past couple days...but I am still here!

What I am about to show you may cause smirking...and even some out right laughter...just remember, you most likely have some similar old photos!

Many of the knitters in blogland are venturing into sewing and it has rekindled something in me.
I know how to sew...well, mom taught me the basics once and then I ventured into patterns on my own. Learning as I went...just as my knitting experience was developed.

Here is a little bit of my sewing history.
I never could imagine spending the hundreds of dollars on prom dresses that fellow students were doing in highschool, so I decided to sew mine.

Remember, no laughing...well, atleast don't point and laugh, please.

I'd say this is 1989...did you own a tulip dress?

(notice the matching hairpiece! Look out! Also, before I discovered frizzease.)

1990...I'm in the middle, black dress with puffy sleeves. I made that one...not all of these! Look at all the matching shoes!

1991. Ah that was the year. First, look at Maria's with some gold specks. I just want to share that we used 1 meter of material. ONE METER! HAAAAAHHHAAA! Another pink number for me...with rhinestones around the neckline. My own design!

Lastly, a huge undertaking of bridesmaid dresses. Simple black, floor length. Six of them! OMG, never again.

I haven't made a dress in a long while, and with my new knitting knowledge and garment sizing, I think I would be really good at it...hmmm. Maybe I will make one for the wedding this summer.

Up next in sewing...that Weekender Bag that many have made...I can't stand the temptation any more!

Oh, I am still knitting...more to come this week!


yuvee said...

Wow, you made all of them??
The tulip dress looks cute actually ;), too bad it's in when I was only 2.

grumperina said...

Carolyn, this is the best post ever! I love all the outfits, you definitely need to get back into sewing, I think you've got the skills! Did I mention... you're hot?!?

Stephanie said...

Holy crap. I'd say that you're more than proficient in the sewing arena. Very nice. I can't wait to see what you come up with. Good luck with the Weekender.

Angela said...

You're a pro already! You definitely can tackle the weekender bag. I can't wait to see it!

diana said...

Wow, great post! And I can't wait to see your weekender bag!

knitnthings said...

LOL - your a brave woman! I too made my dresses for prom (with lots of help from mom) & there's no way in h**l I'd post those pictures!

Kat said...

Those are great dresses. I love the way your 1989 date coordinated his tie and cumberbund. Did you make those too?

blossom said...

wow, it looks like you've had some great fun with sewing in the past! plus with all the skills you've had, you can definitely make some great projects in no time!

Elemmaciltur said...

Oh wow! You certainly can sew!

LisaB said...

I used to sew for 4-H, but it was never my favorite thing to do. I hated pinning and cutting out the fabric!!
Wish I had stuck with it though - it is a handy skill.

caro said...

Wow. The sewing is amazing, no doubt. (6 bridesmaid dresses!)
But the shining pillars of hair? Were we all crazy? How did we get it to stay like that?

amy said...

What a great post! I actually smelled Aqua-net, remembering. :)

You seem to have nothing to worry about in terms of sewing skill. Looking forward to seeing the Weekender Bag.

Lolly said...

Goodness me, you really know your way around the sewing machine! I love all of the pics :) Like your sewing personal history!

I wish some of your skills would rub off on me!

Grace said...

OMG. What a great post. Hats off to you for your sewing skills and your bravery.