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?
I’m beholden to the House of Dior and Vogue Runway for the images included in this post. Thank you. Warning: short but inspiring post. Another warning: you’ll have to watch very short videos from the Dior atelier — too short and worth the time. I may or may not use these details from the Spring… Read More Ideas from the Couture
Hi readers, my friend Judy took on her caped crusader persona and wrote this piece exclusively for the Sew Everything Blog for awesome filler content during my March hiatus . I am forever beholden to her. Infinite thanks, Judy! _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Hello, Samina’s fans. This is Judy. I have my cape and am here to save… Read More Judy to the Rescue With Scissor Sheath Instructions
Hi readers! It’s amazing how long I’ve hung around in the sewing community. Some things which were new many years ago are now reintroduced to a new audience. Then again, there are revelations (sewing and otherwise) which make me happy and excited to gain that new knowledge. Today, I have thoughts and links to share… Read More Trivial and Important Stuff in the Worlds of Sewing, Fashion, Literature.
This was not the blog post I was supposed to upload today. However, as blogging goes, nothing was coming together – not the text nor the photos, and not even the actual sewing project. Because, the fabric was a beast, and I was internalizing those beastly qualities. That post just did not work. And then,… Read More #VogueCouchCouture – a Challenge From Vogue Magazine
Hi all! Happy National Sewing Month! Well here’s the answer to last week’s puzzle. The persons with the best answer (see last week’s comment section) are steelyseamstress and erniek3. Good guess! You now have bragging rights! Here are the pattern pieces, the right way up (they were turned around and jumbled up last week to… Read More Puzzlement Revealed! A Scrap Buster
Rejuvenating a dry sewing spell with #hautecouture images. #theMagicofSewing … Read More Couture Eye Candy
A pile of books make excellent extensions of a sewing machine bed! #sewingspacehack #sewingspace … Read More Sewing Space: Books as Makeshift Extension Table for Your Sewing Machine
Hi friends, I’m going to share some ugly truths behind my careless execution of a knit neckline, and an idea for a cover up of said faulty execution. The moral: you don’t always have to rip your seams for a sewing error; cover it up. Fabric: Gorgeous navy/white striped knit from Sew Much Fabric .… Read More Glam Cover Up for a Neckline Mess Up
The featured image in the header is from Martin Margiela’s 2013 couture collection! Shown on VogueRunway.com . Yes, we’re going there again. Let’s go back to protective cloth masks today in a light-hearted way. Disclaimer: They’re not “protective” for the wearer but somewhat protective to the human standing close to the wearer — distance yourself,… Read More Mask Couture (Micro Post #4)