I have sewn many things, but never a man’s button-down shirt. This project is for my son in law, Brian. A captive audience, one might say, but my dear SIL is willing to wear whatever I make for him. We agreed on using McCalls 6044. The shirt is basic and the pattern envelope model looks great… Read More First Attempt: Men’s Button-down Shirt
Oscar de la Renta at the MFAH.… Read More Oscar de la Renta at the Museum of Fine Arts: Visual Candy and Which One I Want to Wear.
The irony is obvious. Time, effort, money and sewing skills was spent on these items; yet, they hang unworn. What happened? Let’s break it down. Prudence Blouse With a name like Prudence Blouse, this Hot Patterns item had everything going for it visually, but the allure of the pattern illustration did me in. An easy… Read More Self-Made, Beautiful and Unworn. What Happened?
I’m obsessed with the illusion neckline detail on this Fendi dress in their Fall 2017 RTW line. The red strip sewn in a U shape seems to be floating on the model’s skin. Not an earth shatteringly new detail, but so pretty and wearable if adapted to show less cleavage. I say that because we… Read More Can’t Let Go: Fendi’s Neckline Illusion
It’s quite obvious that I have no idea what to write for today’s post; either that or I have so many potential posts in my head (and in a folder on my laptop) that my writing chops are a bit paralyzed. Is this writer’s block? I’ll scrape the far recesses of my sewing brain and… Read More Of Wadders, and What’s Wrong With This Picture?