Among the sewing enthusiast community, we all know that maintaining a fabric stash (the uncouth call it a “hoard”) is a given. But what about the finished items? Do you find yourself hanging on to your sewn items even if they’re no longer used? What does Marisa do? That would be Marisa of the 365 dresses, writer of… Read More Breaking Up is Hard to do With Home Sewn Items OR What Would Marisa Do?
Hi there, I’m back with the rest of my cut up cardigan to share the making of a second scarf. To recap, I had sliced up the cardigan into as many 6 inch wide lengths as the cardigan would yield. The swirly scarf used up some of the lengths plus a considerable portion of the… Read More Earth Week Re-Fashion continued. Cardi to Scarf 2
As history records everyday lives of Americans & Europeans during the second World War, the spirit of Make Do and Mend was the prevalent vibe among women, regarding their clothing and fashion choices. The same spirit prevails in 2013 but it is called Remake and Recycle; and it’s not due to wartime necessity, but due to an eco-conscious… Read More Earth Week Re-Fashion
Cheers! Here’s to turning an easy pattern into a difficult one without really trying. The Casual Lady Tunic/Dress pattern was purchased because the proceeds go to a charitable cause, thanks to Go To Patterns, creator of the Casual Lady. It helped that the pattern was simply stylish! I saw Heather make the dress in an hour,… Read More The Casual Lady Tunic: Sew in One Hour or Maybe Not…
Hi there, future Project Runway designers! As promised, here is a tutorial on how to make a French seam. Let’s get started. First, I’d like you to see this image of a silk organza blouse. Can you spot the French seams? Usually, it is used in sheer fabric such as chiffon, silk organza etc. But it’s also… Read More Sew a French Seam
Dear future stars of Project Runway, Just a few things for you to consider, from a fan of Project Runway since Season 1 Episode 1….. Please learn how to make a French seam. I’m looking at you, Richard (Season 11)! I’ll show you how to make a French seam on this blog. Please check in tomorrow. Do… Read More Sewing and Other Advice For Future Project Runway Contestants
Someone please tell me; did the “miter” show up first in sewing, or in carpentry? I see impressive work by the technical (i.e. sewing) staff at the House of Fendi in their Spring Summer 2013 line. The “miter” seems to be a dominant feature. I love their interpretations, and will follow up in a future post with… Read More Miter Mania