Thursday, January 27, 2011

Talk Back Thursday

Thank you so much to Becky, Cole’s Corner, Mamafitz, Taki J, Webfrau, Sarah, Elaina, Brenda, Summerset, SunnyQ and Shannon for talking back to my confession last week! I confessed that I really want to sew men’s ties, but can’t justify it because none of the men in my life wear ties, and asked if other people feel the same way about some particular type of garment…

And the winner is… DRESSES!

Formal dresses, elegant dresses, wedding dresses, girly dresses, heirloom dresses, corseted dresses, frilly lacy dresses, party dresses, going-out dresses, slinky evening dresses, historical dresses…

It sounds like almost everyone is hankering to make a one-of-a-kind, over-the-top, I-am-woman-hear-me-roar dress!

The motivation is there. And I’ve seen your blogs – the skill is there too! What we seem to be lacking, on the other hand, is opportunities to wear this type of dress…

Of course, there were a couple of other garments called out – a couple of folks would also love to try their hands at making men’s ties, there was a vote for jeans and Elaina would like to make herself a flapper coat with real fur.

But, by far and away, the most popular answer was… DRESSES!

As for not being able to justify a project, Shannon says that she can come up with a justification to make ANYTHING she wants to make (including her next project of leggings). Hmm… Maybe I’m just not trying hard enough on the ties… In fact, three people suggested good reasons for me to make ties – weddings, little boys (I do know some, even if we aren’t related) and/or selling them on Etsy.

I may just have to do it.

Who knows? Maybe after he sees one of my beautiful ties, my husband will want to start wearing them around the house on the weekends?

Okay, that’s probably pushing things a bit too far! ;)

But we DO have a wedding to attend this May…

Thanks again to everyone who commented – I’m going to be dreaming of dresses for days… :)


Mae said...

Dresses! All I make is dresses! I wear them to work, to the supermarket, working in the garden.... the only place I don't wear a dress is to the gym. If I show up at work in pants, they know I'll be "slipping out" to the physiotherapist. I just made 3 Betty Draper dresses- 1 frangipani print on black, 1 'watercolor' tropical print, 1 giraffe print!!!- and I'm *living* in them. I don't bother with an apron while I'm cooking- if my dress gets stained, I'll demote it to gardening dress and I'll make another one :-)