Hi, everyone! Yeah, autumn has just rolled in, and the days are nippier down in my state. Remember the Color Stories post a couple of weeks ago? Its coming to life slowly but surely. Read all about it, but be sure to catch the “bonus” image at the end of this post! Two fabrics in… Read More Fall Color Story Coming to Life…
Hi, all! If you read my last post, I touched upon sewing in capsules (i.e. each wardrobe piece coordinates with the other in a group of garments). I can almost see you rolling your eyes — not another boring lecture on capsules! Not boring if you follow color combinations and “stories” in unexpected directions. So,… Read More Sewing Your Entire Closet. The Nitty Gritty 2: Color Stories I’m “Reading”
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?