There have been countless books written on the art of embellishing a cloth surface or adding interest with “in-cloth” fabric manipulation. I own a few, plus a few more stored on another shelf, and recently became the proud owner of Ellen Miller’s text-book size tome “Creating Couture Embellishment”. The sheer size of the book distinguishes… Read More Science of Sewn Embellishments: “Creating Couture Embellishment”, the Book
Also known as the “Shop-Your-Stash-and-Tap-Your-Ingenuity” Dress. (All images by Brian Campbell Photography) Are you annoyed yet with all the “sustainable sewing” stuff coming your way? Be prepared for more; because, remember that it is my 2020 Sewing Vision. Are you even more annoyed with shirts and shirtdress references on this blog? That too will be… Read More Sarah’s Dress: Sustainable Sewing is the New Black
My sewing vision for year 2020 is simple: just keep sewing. Keep going with the exclusively self-made wardrobe, and rein in urges to sew what doesn’t suit me. That was one of the perks of this past decade of being a maker; I was forced to take a good look and make stuff that was… Read More 2020 SEWING VISION: Just Keep Sewing, but Sustainably
I congratulate myself this month for making all clothing that exists in my closet today. I have not purchased a scrap of ready-to-wear since January 1, 2010. I think it turned out well. Well, there are 20 year old special occasion pieces in the closet which are irreplacable, but all new things since 2010 for… Read More Happy 10th Anniversary. It’s Been a Decade of Sewing My Entire Wardrobe.