Let’s take it from the top. A short while ago, both my sergers became non-functional within 24 hours of each other. I tell you, these machines probably converse at night. It would make a good movie script —- “Toy Story — Sewing Stuff Version”. Are you listening script writers? Could be a good project while… Read More No Serger? Shouldn’t be a Problem. Right?
Thanks to the House of Dior and YouTube for all images in this post. This and more “Making of…” videos are the property of Dior. Guys, isn’t it enough to view a delightful Dior dress on their runways and not actually make the same or similar dress? I think so, although the techniques shown in… Read More Be Inspired by Dior Spring/Summer 2023 Couture
Disclaimer: the header image is from the Free WordPress Library, available for WordPress users. The other images below are my own. Thank you, everyone! For leaving the loveliest comments on my last post. I have not been able to reply to each and everyone; for that I am remiss. Hi friends! Let’ start at the… Read More Is There Science Behind Sleeping on a Silk Pillow?
Yes, the first post on the Sew EverythingBlog was uploaded in March 2013. Apart from missing a few of my weekly deadlines, and taking short hiatuses (hiati?) I have written a lot, and loved every minute of it. I am so grateful to you all for actually reading it. Even the occasional drivel. I loved… Read More Ten Years of Blogging. Wait, is That an Armani?
I bet, dear reader, you’re sick and tired of this particular kurta; so am I, but it’s finished. I just want to wear the darn thing, warts and all—- and I did wear it for a recent event. Yes, there are warts; mainly, the uneven border for which I will be finding solutions. Until I… Read More The completed bandini kurta. Finally. (Eye roll)….
Howdy! I was hoping to finish and actually model this kurta in this post, but did not happen. I should give up trying to hasten completion of garments. However, here is another newborn-baby step. I have hereby bound the neckline. Yay. The silk charmeuse bias strips are not hard to work with at all, lest… Read More All-in-One Neck Binding and Ties.
… I might say newborn-baby steps since all I did since the last post was finish the straight slit I had cut out at the kurta neck, wanting to add straight and uninterrupted piping to the cut edges. Uninterrupted, you ask? How did she get the pointy bottom, you ask. it sure looks like two… Read More The Front Slit: Making Sewing Progress With Baby Steps
I began making this piece, fully expecting to use the expected placket neckline treatment and other usual kurta details; but no, a tied neckline (which is not untraditional) danced in my head, at which point I stopped sewing to consider that option, and the staring began. After two days’ of looking at the half-done kurta,… Read More Stop (Sewing) and Stare (at Your Sewing Project)…
It’s time for a “Nothing’s New” post, y’all. This is what triggered my sewing and fashion thoughts toward the happy but slightly eye-roll event. While this little zig zag detail is not a hallmark of Claire McCardell’s aesthetic, Tory Burch’s interest and inspiration in that detail made for some interesting looks in her Resort 2023… Read More Zig Zag Edge is a Thing in Tory Burch’s Resort 2023 Collection. Inspired by 1940s Claire McCardell?
Hello, friends! I’m almost always sewing, but I am also always reading (you are correctly surmising that it leaves little time for other hum drum activities. So what?). I don’t venture to speed read as many books as I can, though. Sometimes just two pages of a current read will give me that unexplainable and… Read More On Current and Finished Reads. #Books #Non-Sewing