First of all…. Wowzers. I am totally overwhelmed by the love for the After Dinner Mint dress. I mean, I want to marry it but apparently so do a lot of you, which would make for a really expensive Big Love style wedding ceremony with the dress playing the Bill Pullman role (Our reception would be awesome). Apparently cross-posting on Burda is a good idea because it's featured on their front page right now. My little girl is all growns up and getting pinned and patted like a prize winning pig at the county fair. Thank you so much for all your kind words and comments (note to self – whenever you are feeling shitty and zitty and sweaty, make an awesome dress and then digitally high five all of your rad online friends until you feel better). You made all that muslin sweating totes worth it.
Now, the real reason I am posting today. YOU GUYS ARE SO AMAZING I AM HAVING TROUBLE KEEPING TRACK OF IT ALL. Which is to say my blog roll is not sagging under the weight of the awesomeness as much as it is groaning pitifully while waving its hands in front of its stomach and saying “Please, no more. I couldn’t fit another bite in me. Seriously, I’m so full. Wait, is that key lime pie? Maybe just a nibble….” My blog reading is starting to take up a scary amount of time every day. My morning ritual has been to have a cup of coffee and eat my breakfast while waking up to you lovely ladies (and Peter) every morning but now that Google Reader has 100++++ sewing blogs (not including the fashion, design, cooking and general news blogs I follow) I’m spending at least an hour every day reading and commenting. I’m not complaining – it’s been a joy. But as more and more people start blogging and as I start to discover new sewing superheroes I am worried about what this means for my personal life (sorry guys, I can’t picnic. I have to catch up on my blogs of ladies wearing new skirts they made primarily to picnic)…. And then you throw Pinterest into the mix and I’m basically no longer a human as much as a digital inspiration processing machine.
How the eff do you guys manage it? Especially those of you who have been at this for a while and surely have bigger blog rolls than I (I am looking at you Sallie & Oona & Amy who seem to be everywhere a second before I am, leaving hilarious and awesome comments while I am trying to speed-read as quickly as humanly possible). How many blogs do you follow on average? When do you find the time to keep up? HOW CAN WE DO IT ALL? Isn’t this what feminism was supposed to fix back in the 60’s? (Am I just making it worse by posting non-project related things that keep you from reading and/or commenting on actual project related blog posts elsewhere?)
The always kind, gracious and insightful Sassy T recently bestowed a Liebster award upon me on her blog A Dressmaker's Journey. Thank you Sassy T! In return I thought I would share some new blogs I’ve recently discovered, so your blog roll can grow as exponentially unmanageable as mine. Fairs fair girls. FAIRS FAIR.
Rad New-To-Me Blogs
Unicornicopia is one I just stumbled on via Burda style. She's a fellow non-fashion designer (architect student) so maybe that's why I felt an instant affinity. And this handmade bra she made is to die for.
Pattern Scissors Cloth has been at it for a while but she's new to me. Her Tricks of the Trade are amazing, and I'm dying to see how this sweater turns out.
Juliette at Sewing & Style Den has a mix of inspiring content and helpful information. This dress made me weak in the knees (houndstooth and I have a long, sordid history).
Marie in the Cave was also discovered via Burda. Her Breakfast at Tiffany's cocktail dress made my eyeballs explode with joy.
Dixie DIY is on a crazy swimsuit making role right now (you should join her sewalong). This one in particular is adorbs.
Yoshimi the Flying Squirrel has the cutest Flaming Lips-esque blog name and a really unique sensibility.
There are a dozen dozen I could add to this list but these were ones I just recently discovered in the past few weeks. So many talented people with sewing machines - it boggles the mind.