Sunday, January 11, 2015
Design Time for Lena (Photostory)
"So are you going to be doing this all day, or are you going to join me for some retail therapy?" (Dahlia)
"Come on sis. This is only day of the week I have to work on my designs. I work all week at the bridal shop, and Saturdays is my day of errands. I can't run around town with you today. Sorry." (Lena)
"Fine. I guess I'll just have to shop by myself." (Dahlia)
"So what kind of patterns are these?" (Dahlia)
"They aren't really patterns. They are called slopers and they are used to make patterns." (Lena)
Lil' Alan sits watching his mommy. Poor thing is still in his jammies. Lena was so excited to get started on her new line, she did the bare minimum for Alan. That included a diaper change, and feeding him breakfast.
"I just had a fabulous idea! You are going to need a model for this new line. I would like to volunteer my services." (Dahlia)
"What's the catch?" (Lena)
"Well....I was thinking I could really use some new clothes..." (Dahlia)
"So you want me to make you some new clothes?" (Lena)
"Yes....from your new line." (Dahlia)
"Hmmmm? I'll tell you what. I will make you a few new pieces if you take care of Alan on Sundays, while I work on my new line." (Lena)
"Hmmm? I guess that will work." (Dahlia)
And before Dahlia could change her mind, Lena reaches down, takes Alan out of his chair and hands him to his auntie.
"Watch him closely when you give him a bath..." (Lena)
"A bath! You didn't bathe him yet?" (Dahlia)
"Don't judge me. No, I didn't bathe him yet. We weren't planning to leave the house today. Now as I was saying, try not to get water in his eyes and make sure you dress him warmly." (Lena)
Dahlia thinks to herself, what just happened here? How did I go from model to babysitter?
"I may need to rethink this arrangement." (Dahlia)
"You are going to turn down free clothes, designed to fit your body perfectly... clothes that others are going to pay top dollar for, because you don't want to take ten minutes to bathe your nephew?" (Lena)
Dahlia turns to head up stairs. Clearly she is not happy.
"Thanks, sis!" (Lena)
Anyhow, Lena and I are both excited about the new slopers I made for the Prettie Girls. This is the first step to she and I designing a line of clothing for them. I haphazardly made the pants that Dahlia is wearing, without a pattern. It is their imperfect fit that made me realize I needed to make slopers and ultimately patterns for these girls. It's my first set of slopers. New year resolutions are still on track.
Commissioned sofa is almost done. Just need a little ironing on those pillows.