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what i’m working on

November 6, 2013

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So far, November has been the month where Lucky Lucille actually feels like my full time job and not just a creative outlet. It’s been a slightly stressful transition, but obviously I’m so thankful for that stress.

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This month I’m happy to be partnering up with Judy, at Vintage4me2, again for a big birthday giveaway in the coming weeks! To kick off the giveaway, I’ll be sharing my version of Du Barry 5777 from 1943. I think it’s the “Perfect Pattern” for my birthday dress (ha ha!). Judy also sent me A TON of 40’s pattern catalogs to convert to digital downloads for you! Judy is seriously the best.

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I’m also insanely excited (emphasis on insanely excited) to be partnering up with Victory Optical! I can’t wait to tell you all about their frames, and the story of their company.

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To showcase my latest Spoonflower fabric design, I’m working on a few sewing project tutorials! (And yes, that headband pattern is still in the works. Turns out I have a lot to learn with Illustrator. Ack!!) I was hoping Spoonflower would have worked out their new, more vibrant printing process at this point (I’m not 100% happy with the tone of the red right now) but both colorways are officially up for sale. This Victory design is closely based on an actual wartime 40’s propaganda print that I saw in a book. I have a whole back story to share about the origin of the fabric when I share my version of the original skirt!

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In other exciting news, I’m appearing in the November/December issue of Generation Q magazine! The feature is all about vintage sewing and I’ll be giving away a copy to two lucky readers!

Have you seen Tasha’s debut knitting pattern yet? It’s absolutely gorgeous and I am so honored to be modeling it. I can’t wait to share more photos from the shoot! I bought the pattern so when I finally step up my knitting game I can make one for myself.

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For those who are new to colorwork projects, Tasha will be doing a step-by-step post series for you during the Knit For Victory knit-along. I’m still pondering what I’m going to knit for the challenge.

Outside of the blogging world, I’m taking a pattern drafting class at my local college and I love it!! But it’s definitely not easy to build flat patterns from scratch. I mean, I knew it wasn’t easy, but wow. It’s. Not. Easy. I have my first attempt at a sloper sewn together so now I just need to perfect it before I can use it towards my final project design.

What are you working on right now?

xo
Rochelle