Hi guys! Repair your clothes! — You know that perfectly made, much-loved but ignored garment in the closet? (Yeah, I’ve posted about this in the past, but it bears repeating. ). Take a good look at it, why you’re not wearing it, and FIX IT! The principle behind it is that you can stay in… Read More Is Earth Day Over? Chatty, Earthy, Post
Is Earth Month over yet? I wanted to sneak in one more “save” on the blog before ambling over to the new fabric stash. Do read through to the end, since I’ve included a couple of sundry stuff. Heh. From the bowels of her closet, my daughter pulled out a hole-damaged cashmere pullover. Some “visible… Read More Cashmere Pullover Save with Visible Darning
Being a YouTube rat and an occasional upcycled garment enthusiast, I can’t pass up videos showing garment refashions; I don’t even mind the pesky ads. Here are some channels I follow on YouTube these days; thanks to YouTube algorithms, more new ones show up in my feed regularly. Disclaimer: I am not being paid to… Read More Refashioning Videos on YouTube
Source of original piece: closet of family member. I never could wear it for reasons that will be obvious in the “before” picture. Assessment: It is a size Small and here’s pre-upcycle proof. It needed width from the armhole-level down. The neck is a size small but not too constricting. Teeny tiny buttons and button-loops… Read More Upcycling Continues: Blue Silk Broadcloth
I came across the term “pajamaville” in a New York Times article which quoted someone responding to questions about pandemic burn-out. She said that no matter how many lists she makes, “I find myself falling back into deep pajamaville”. Me too, but I’m happy to be in pajamaville all day if i get to wear… Read More In “pajamaville”
Hello, friends! I’m back from my blogging hiatus, and sharing this loud but happy top with you today. As a rule, I don’t participate in online sew-alongs and challenges, mainly because I can’t seem to sew fast enough to keep up with other participants; but this time I did. The Tops That Pop sew-along was… Read More Never-Enough-Butterflies Top
The high fashion industry – it’s just like us. I’m inspired by highest fashion looks, but are big designers furtively keeping tabs on what is happening in the sewing community? I like to think so. Members of the sewing community have long been inspiring each other to use their leftover fabric in creative ways and… Read More #Fashion Industry Does Scrap Busting
If fabrics had feelings, I’ve totally insulted my beloved fabric stash. So why do I seek to re-make already made clothing? There’s that annoying, niggling issue of why remake old clothing when there’s a substantial fabric stash waiting in all its unsewn glory? Let’s move beyond the obvious talking points about ethical, economical, and other… Read More #Earth Month Post #4: What About the Fabric Stash?
Is it earth month yet? You can disregard that other “foolish” day associated with April 1; let’s celebrate by doing some sewing. In honor of the beginning of earth month, I completed a long ignored UFO (unfinished object). It started out as a “muslin” for a Sewing Workshop pattern, and it turns out that I… Read More #Earth Month 2016 Post 1: “Muslin” Becomes Wearable.