Monday, October 10, 2011

Finale vs. Sibelius

I am a music major with an emphasis in composition and film score.  I currently use Finale Allegro 2007 and I have been having a lot of problems with it lately.  It will start imputing notes randomly all by itself and erase all of my hard work.  It gets really frustrating because I will fix it all and then it does it again.  I end up just closing the program.  This poses a problem because I have a semester project I need to start and I am also in the middle of a few smaller projects.  So, I am looking to either upgrade to Finale 2011 or switch to Sibelius 7.  Which do you think is better and why?  I look forward to your input.  =)  Thanks!   

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Fifties Birthday Dress

This year was my 20th birthday. My parents threw me a wonderful vintage country themed party in our backyard. I have always loved vintage things, especially the forties and fifties. I decided that I wanted to have a dress to go with the theme of my party. So, I found a beautiful retro pattern from Butterick (B4919), cute red with white polka dot fabric, and set to work. I had one week until the day of my party. This is the end result...

I sewed my very first zipper... and it was an invisible zipper. I watched a bunch of videos online to learn how to sew an invisible zipper. It was a lot easier than I thought it would be. I DID IT... And, after hours of hand stitching, IT'S INVISIBLE!

I got my dress done in time for my party and I absolutely love the way it turned out. =)