1) The kindly Cynth commented a while back on my fabric purchase from Hancock Fabrics. She very graciously came back (after being subjected to craven pleading by yours truly), and posted a link to photos of her fabulous HP 24/7 A-Line Skirt version.
Check it out. I'm thinking that this style might be a bit over-the-top on me (simply because making such a skirt for myself will require substantially more fabric than Cynth used and whoa baby that's quite a statement—and maybe not one I need to make). But I really like her results and now the wheels are churning in my little hamster-cage of a head.
2) Judy In N.Z., a.k.a. Judy-Does-She-Ever-Make-Anything-Ugly-No-She-Doesn't-I-Hate-Her, had asked about the line drawings I made of my imaginary garments
and whether there is a tutorial for this. Unfortunately, there is not. In the spirit of full disclosure: I am actually a bona fide, trained, professional illustrator. Therefore I gots the skillz (and the software) to make said illustrations. If there was a relatively easy way for me to provide the how-to I would, but I think that's probably beyond the scope of a tutorial. Beyond the scope of one I can deal with, at any rate. So I'm not much help there. All I can recommend is... that you hire a bona fide trained professional illustrator. She takes checks, cash or Pay Pal. Or barring that, just brush up on your drawing skills and be proud of your achievements as they are, because I don't think anyone expects perfect drawings… and doggonit, people like you. There. Daily Affirmation. (I heart Al Franken… and whatever happened to Davis? What the heck am I talking about? Google it, baby.)
3) KidMD (Katie) made a comment on that same Have-You-Seen-This-Dress post and provided us all with The Answer.... in the form of McCalls 5885, which is truly one of the ugliest things I have ever seen in my life.
Until you get past the crazy-ass ruffles on that first shirt and take a look at the line-drawings.
Then you see the true brilliance of KidMD, who is - clearly - a genius. Takes one to know one, I always say. So now I have something to purchase when McCall patterns go back on sale. Because I really need more patterns. Stop laughing.
And thus ends today’s episode of “Random Information”. That is all.