burning the midnight oil

hi, sorry for the lack of posts! this week has been hectic, with final projects for what seems like everything! i know that this post looks like an essay...sorry!

the most important project i have been working on would have to be my senior project,which explains the photos up top. i am making clothing out of discarded materials , like sheets and curtains, that people either donate to me or i buy from places like salvation army. so i combine recycling/thriftiness/AND prettiness, which translates to an epic win.
i have gotten a lot done (i have learned to make simple skirts and not so simple high-waisted shorts!) but there is still so much i want to do, and in only 18 days! i want my project to look well put together and each piece to be as professional as it can be, especially since people already are asking for me to make them clothes! selling skirts and shorts (and hopefully dresses and maybe more, as soon as i have time!) would definitely be a great thing for me to do, especially now that i'm a broke college student, lol. i have an etsy account, but i'm scared about the whole online world, and don't quite understand paypal or shipping yet. i guess i'll figure it out over the summer though!
on another note, i got to spend quite a bit of time in my grandmother's basement yesterday. rummaging through her old boxes i found all of her old high school work that she kept, which dated back as far as 1944. she went to a high school in Brooklyn, where she was born. her high school trained girls to go on to become seamstress'/designers and she was the top of her graduating class. she even received a scholarship to Pratt institute, but had to turn it down to go to work and get married to my grandfather ( a shame, haha). i found among all the meticulous notes and hand-sewn examples of how to make smocking or perfect pleats, the handbook to my 1955 singer featherweight, pictured above! (which she gave to me so i could learn to sew for my project,of course) thank god, now i can do fancy crap and all that with my machine, haha. i also found a sweet little dress that my mother wore when she was pregnant with me (holy crap) and some of the negatives from the photographs taken at my grandparent's wedding! i have a plan for all that, which i will put up here in due time...

so i will promise to post some aesthetically pleasing photographic posts in the near future, and more updates on all that is going on! have a great weekend everyone ;)

your friend,
the bandit

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