It is quite a stretch for me to say “dog days of summer” in September. In Texas. The air conditioning is running all day, and nothing other than lightweight clothing is the norm. The weather may get cooler in November, or not. Dog Days Tunic. I feel really good in this! And the “granny topknot”……..… Read More Rayon Georgette Tunic for Dog Days of Summer
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
This is in the “angarkha” (say that fast three times) style of a South Asian Kurta. All it means is that the front closure is asymmetrical and overlapped in the front. This style of neck closure was common in ye olde days of the Mughal kings of India, and it is still commonly worn today,… Read More New Kurta: Persian Border Print and Overlapped Neck
The #CamiMadePatterns’ Mirage Pants wrap around in the best way. No need to lift a leg to wear them. … Read More Wrap Pants: Happy Make
This plan used to be My Neon Spring 2020; lets drop the word “Spring” from it; the spring of 2020 has been the cruelest season. Yeesh… Neon colors are nice. If you’re afraid of them, might I suggest that you let them grow on you slowly? Notice how the bright coral pants are tempered with… Read More My Neon 2020 Sewing Plan in Progress
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
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.
I am loathe to call it cultural appropriation but “khaki” in my language (Urdu) means dry mud or dust. This well-researched book circa 1995, agrees with that fact. I grew up with my mother and grandmother referring to anything in this subdued light brown shade as a “khaki color”. The term was Anglicized when the… Read More What Does “Khaki” Even Mean?
Oops, I mean “shirt” dress. Made with a bedsheet. In the interest of the Rs – Recycle, Reuse, Refashion and Repurpose, I’ve used a bedsheet for the first time to make a garment. Hey purists and snobs, it’s okay, it’s a trial muslin but it is a “wearable” muslin. One fine day, the nether regions… Read More “Sheet” Dress
Hi y’all! Well, it was time for me to sew a Little-Happy-Stuff project. It was time to throw some stash fabric and scraps together without being obsessed with garment fit, fine finishes and couture hand sewing. Occasionally, a fast project like this refreshes one’s sewing chops. In the interest of being less wordy that usual,… Read More Pillow Parade #1: Ghostly White Elephant