2016, BEGONE! I am thrilled to welcome the year 2017. Here’s a reflective look back at my sewing activity, only to clarify how to move ahead. This may be an eye-roll moment, but indulge me. I sewed consistently in 2016, and my wardrobe is now populated with self-made clothing. But I sewed wardrobe items I… Read More Sewn Wardrobe Math and New Year
Merry Christmas to one and all! This week I pulled out unfinished projects and completed them. Here’s one of them: Le Grizzly! Fur vest: All that remained to be done to this vest was some handwork at the neck, chopping off the hem and finishing it. You can see two previous blog posts about this… Read More WIP Completed. Fear of Faux Fur
…. and final! How many trials and mock ups does it take to create a “simple” tunic? Well, a degree of exactness in making clothes is ok. It’s ok to be picky; it’s ok to make multiple wearable muslins before the final look you wanted in the first place. From left: final gray silk tunic,… Read More Gray Silk Tunic, Part 3
Padded hangers, a perfect holiday gift for the girl with beautiful clothes hung on wire hangers. Well, padded hangers are available commercially, and cheaply. But that’s no fun. Padding a hanger yourself adds a fun, customized element to your closet in addition to using up your scraps, your ugly fabric, and make you happy at… Read More Padded Hangers. Make Them Yourself.
Hi Readers! Who doesn’t like to receive flowers, especially if it’s a single ribbon rose? Just looking at it gives me warm fuzzies. This ribbon rose is a quick-to-make gift idea to add to your holiday crafting repertoire. I used instructions which came with a kit, very happy that I did not discard the packet after… Read More Ruffly #Ribbon Rose. Quick Holiday Gift