Nov 052013
 

I’ve been super busy the past few days working on some pieces of my dissertation, so I haven’t had time to post much of anything.  I have several things to show you – I just need to take pictures and write up the posts!  I turned in my drafts of the dissertation stuff today so I’ll have some time to spend on the blog.

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Picture snagged from Threads magazine, whose website has great recaps of episodes with lots of pictures!

I’ll also have some time to spend watching Project Runway, which I’ve somehow managed to only begin watching this past weekend.  Everyone’s been telling me to watch it for forever, and I’ve just never gotten around to doing it.  I started with season 7 because it’s the oldest full season available on Hulu, and I watched the whole thing this weekend while I took breaks from writing to eat and sew.  It’s so awesome – I can’t believe I haven’t been watching it!  I nearly had a fit when Amy Sarabi (who was one of my favorites) designed these pants and Tory Burch, who was a guest judge, said the colors were weird and that blue and orange weren’t complementary colors:

Now, I can understand that the pants design is not for everyone.  I actually like the design with the flaps of fabric, but I think it would make more sense as a skirt or shirt and maybe with fewer layers so it’s not as bulky.  But I certainly saw more ridiculous things come down the runway in season 7, so I don’t even think these pants are that noteworthy on the design front.  But the colors?  Tory Burch, blue and orange are the definition of complementary colors.  Have you ever seen a color wheel?  Where were you educated?  I would wear the crap out of that color combo, and in fact, I do.  I have an orange dress that I sometimes wear with a turquoise cardigan.  I guess I shouldn’t go shopping in any Tory Burch stores wearing that getup (not that I could probably afford anything at her stores!).  Anyway, I’m looking forward to more awesomeness and outrageousness from Project Runway!  One of my favorite things is to get annoyed so I can rant about things, so just keep that nonsense coming, guest judges!

Finally, I’m going to be participating in the La Sylphide Sewalong that Lauren’s running at the Papercut Collective blog!  I’m really excited about this.  I’ve wanted to make La Sylphide for a while but just hadn’t gotten around to ordering the pattern, so I was super excited to see a sewalong pop up.  My pattern arrived yesterday all the way from New Zealand, and the packaging (including the exterior envelope) is so gorgeous it’s absurd.  I can’t wait to get started!

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